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Electric Light Orchestra (E.L.O.)
"Showdown"
(Jeff Lynne)
The song can be found in it's original version on "On the Third Day"
Other version's appear on "ELO II:Lost Planet", "Greatest Hits", etc
The song is known was originally known as "Bev's Trousers" in early stages

In some live versions, the song is played in Cm instead of Bm


[Verse]

Bm
She cried to the southern wind
          F#m
'bout alove that was sure to end.
 Em
Every dream her heart was gone,
                  Bm
heading for a     showdown.


[Verse]

Bm
Bad dreamer what's your name?
          F#m
It's like we're riding on the same train
 Em
Looks as though there'll be more pain,
                  Bm
there's gonna be a showdown.


[Chorus]

           F#m                  Em
And it's a raining all over the world,
     F#m              Fm   Em
it's raining all over the world,
          (523200)
F#7        F#7+9     Bm
tonight the longest night.


[notation of cello fill/riff]

e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------------|
D|---------4-------|
A|-5-5-4-5---5-5-5-|
E|-----------------|


[Verse]

Bm
She came to me like a friend,
    F#m
she blew in on the southern wind,
        Em
now my heart has turned to stone again.
                   Bm
There's gonna be a showdown


[Verse]

Bm
Save -              me,
       F#m
oh, save -            me.
        Em
It's unreal the suffering.
                   Bm
There's gonna be a show down.


[Chorus]

           F#m                  Em
And it's a raining all over the world,
     F#m              Fm   Em
it's raining all over the world,
          (523200)
F#7        F#7+9     Bm
tonight the longest night.


[Solo]


[Chorus]

           F#m                  Em
And it's a raining all over the world,
     F#m              Fm   Em
it's raining all over the world,
          (523200)
F#7        F#7+9     Bm
        the longest night.


[Chorus]

           F#m                  Em
And it's a raining all over the world,
     F#m              Fm   Em
it's raining all over the world,
          (523200)
F#7        F#7+9     Bm
tonight the longest night.

[Outro]

Bm   w/cello fill/riff
Ad lib vocal and fade.

That's all for the chords. I don't have time for the solo now, but I know it uses the B
minor pentatonic scale. PLEASE submit it if you've got it.
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mapeterz 537 Nov 10, 2007 08:10 AM

just don't sound right

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deVries.Erik 90 Oct 16, 2010 09:56 AM

Up one half-step.

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erhman20041 10 Dec 22, 2013 02:42 PM

The words are incorrect at the last part. It should be "Now my heart has turned to stone again"

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