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Version in D with non standard chords. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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Verse 110 bpm
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This is based on the version by rabidGadfly
https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/c/colin_hay/overkill_acoustic_ver2_crd.htm
and the YouTube-Tutorial by Colin Hay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWbjnuWU4iQ

I basically just changed the chords in the chart to more correct/interesting
sounding versions. Also in Colin Hay's tutorial he plays everything in
dropped D tuning, but I don't think this is neccessary so I rewrote it for
standard tuning. This makes the song a bit more difficult to play. But it
should sound better because a lot of the chords are actually played with
an open G string.

If you want to play it in E, just place the capo on the 2nd fret.

[Chord Chart]  
     D   D/C#   C   C/B   Bm   Asus  A   Asus*  A*  F#sus   F#   G
e|---x----x-----x----x----x-----0----0-----x----x-----x-----x----x---|
B|---7----7-----5----5----3-----3----2-----x----x-----x-----x----3---|
G|---0----0-----0----0----0-----2----2-----7----6-----4-----3----0---| 
D|---7----7-----5----5----4-----2----2-----5----5-----2-----2----0---|
A|---5----4-----3----2----2-----0----0-----x----x-----x-----x----0---|
E|---x----x-----x----x----x-----x----x-----5----5-----2-----2----3---|

[Verse]
D                D/C#
  I can't get to sleep
C                     C/B
  I think about the implications
D                D/C#
  Of diving in too deep
C                C/B
  And possibly the complications
D               D/C#
  Especially at night
C             C/B
  I worry over situations
D                  D/C#
  I know will be alright
C                    C/B
  Perhaps its just my imagination

[Chorus]
Bm                     Asus  A
   Day after day it reappears
Bm                               Asus*     A*
   Night after night my heartbeat shows the fear
F#sus    F#             G
Ghosts appear and fade away
Asus               A

[Verse]
D                  D/C#
  Alone between the sheets
C                C/B
  Only brings exasperation
D                      D/C#   
  It's time to walk the streets
C          C/B
  Smell the desperation
D                        D/C#
  At least there's pretty lights
C                         C/B
  And though there's little variation
D                 D/C#
  It nullifies the night 
C          C/B
  from overkill

[Chorus]
Bm                   Asus  A
  Day after day it reappears
Bm                               Asus*     A*
  Night after night my heartbeat shows the fear
F#sus    F#             G
Ghosts appear and fade away
                  Asus A
Come back another day

[Verse]
D                D/C#
  I can't get to sleep
C                  C/B
  I think about the implications
D                  D/C#
  Of diving in too deep
C                 C/B
  And possibly the complications
D               D/C#
  Especially at night
C             C/B
  I worry over situations and
D                 D/C#
  I know will be alright
C              C/B
  It's just overkill

[Chorus]
Bm                   Asus  A
  Day after day it reappears
Bm                               Asus*     A*
  Night after night my heartbeat shows the fear
F#sus    F#            G
Ghosts appear and fade away
F#sus    F#            G
Ghosts appear and fade away
F#sus    F#            G
Ghosts appear and fade away

            
            
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