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                Sorry seems to be the hardest word - Elton John
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Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

Elton John
Sorry seems to be the hardest word (1976)
(Elton John/Bernie Taupin)
From "Blue Moves"

If you want to get a rough idea of what this tab sounds like,
check it out here: 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4277470/AUDIOS/EltonJohn_SorrySeemsToBe.mp3


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capo: 3rd fret
play: Em
key: Gm

For original chords transpose this tab +3 steps.

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*Turnaround in the verses/choruses

  G    F#m7-5 B7sus4
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  
e|3---3---x---0---|
B|0---0---1-0-0-4-|
G|0---0---2---2---|
D|0---0---2---x---|
A|x---x---x---2---|
E|3---3---2-------|


**Transition to chorus

  G       D/F#
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  
e|x---x-----------|
B|0---0-------3-0-|
G|0---0---2-0-2---|
D|0---0---0-------|
A|x---x---x-------|
E|3---3---2-------|

***[Outro]

  Em7     Em6    Em(b13)       Em   Am(6)   B7       Em7
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|0
B|3---3---2---2---|1---1---0---0---|1-------0-------|3
G|0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---2---|2-----------2---|0
D|2---2---2---2---|2---2---2---2---|2---4---1---1---|2
A|2-------2-------|2-------2-------|0-------2-------|2
E|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|----------------|0

****[Intro]

  Em7     Em6    Em(b13)   Em       Am               Bsus4   B       
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
e|----------------|------------320-|----------------|0---0-----------|
B|3---3---2---2---|1---1---0---0---|1---1-----------|0---0---4---4---|
G|0---0---0---0---|0---0---0-------|2---2-12--------|4-------4---4---|
D|2---2---2---2---|2---2---2-------|2---2-h-2-------|--4---4-4-4---4-|
A|2-------2-------|2-------2-------|0-------0-3-2-0-|2-------2-------|
E|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|----------------|----------------|


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| x  Dampened string
| h  Hammer-on

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SPECIAL CHORDS / VOICINGS

[Intro]/ [Outro]
            E-A-D-G-B-e
Em7         0-2-2-0-3-x
Em6         0-2-2-0-2-x
Em(b13)     0-2-2-0-1-x
Em          0-2-2-0-0-x
Bsus4       x-2-4-4-0-0
B           x-2-4-4-4-x


[Verse] / [Chorus]
F#m7-5    2-x-2-2-1-x
D/F#      2-x-0-2-3-x
Bsus4     x-2-4-4-0-0
B         x-2-4-4-4-x

[Chorus]
C/E       x-x-2-0-1-0
B7/D#     x-x-1-2-0(0)
Em/D      x-x-0-0-0-0
A/C#      x-4-2-2-2(0)

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[Intro]**** (see above)

| Em7 Em6 | Em(b13) Em | Am | Bsus4 B |


[Verse 1]

Em                        Em7      Am        
 What have I got to do to make you love me
D                         D7      |G      F#m7-5  B7sus4 |* (see above)
 What have I got to do to make you care
Em         Em7               Am        
 What do I do when lightning strikes me
D                        D7        |G      F#m7-5  B7sus4 |* 
 And I wake to find that you're not there


[Verse 2]

Em         Em7            Am        
 What do I do to make you want me
D                      D7   |G      F#m7-5  B7sus4 |*
 What have I got to do to be heard
Em         Em7               Am        
 What do I say when it's all over
    D                     D7    | G     D/F# |** (see above)
And sorry seems to be the hardest word


[Chorus]

C/E       B7/D#
 It's sad,  so sad
Em/D              A/C#
  It's a sad, sad situation
C                Bsus4    B    | Em     F#m7-5  B7sus4 |*
And it's getting more and more absurd
C/E      B7/D#
 It's sad,  so sad
Em/D          A/C#
 Why can't we talk it over
C                  
Oh it seems to me
C/B    Am             B7sus4 B7      Em
  That sorry seems to be the hardest word


[Solo]

| Em Em7 | Am | D D7   | G  F#m7-5 B7sus4 |*
| Em Em7 | Am | D D7   | G  D/F# |(**)


[Chorus]

C/E       B7/D#
 It's sad,  so sad
Em/D              A/C#
  It's a sad, sad situation
C                 Bsus4    B    | Em     F#m7-5  B7sus4 |*
 And it's getting more and more absurd
C/E      B7/D#
It's sad,  so sad
Em/D          A/C#
 Why can't we talk it over
C                  
Oh it seems to me
C/B    Am             B7sus4 B7      Em
  That sorry seems to be the hardest word


[Verse 3 / Coda]

Em                        Am        
 What do I do to make you love me
D                    D7    |G      F#m7-5  B7sus4 |* (see above)
 What have I got to do to be heard
Em         Em7               Am        
 What do I do when lightning strikes me
F#m7-5             B7
What have I got to do
Em                 Am
What have I got to do
     F#m7-5         B7
When sorry seems to be 
           | Em7 Em6 | Em(b13) Em | Am | B7sus4 B7 | Em7
The hardest word [Outro]*** (see above)]




            
            
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Jason182 21 Nov 13, 2010 07:01 AM

it looks really complicated the way you have write it I'll learn the chords well and I'll rate

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maguri [tm] 31,587 Nov 13, 2010 07:57 AM

It's not that difficult to play. You'll notice once you try ... Enjoy!

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Jason182 21 Nov 21, 2010 01:45 AM

Just played the whole thing and I have to say that you have make a great arrangement of this song. Can't thank you enough!

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