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Dont Bring Me Down Chords

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This tab is accurate to the licensed cover, which differs subtly from the Electric Light Orchestra's original and Jeff Lynne's live performance. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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DON'T BRING ME DOWN
(As covered by Katherine Gehl Donovan.)

[Chords] 
A, D, C, F#m, E
Time Signatures: 4/8, 8/16
A
You got me runnin' goin' out of my mind,
A
You got me thinkin' that I'm wastin' my time.
                D                A
Don't bring me down, no no no no no!  ooh woo who!
     C                           G           D
I'll tell you once more before I get off the floor,
                A
"Don't bring me down."


A
You wanna stay out with your faaancy friends.
A
I'm tellin' you it's got to beee the end,
                D                A
Don't bring me down, no no no no no!  ooh woo who!
     C                           G          D
I'll tell you once more before I get off the floor,
                A
"Don't bring me down."

[Chorus]
               F#m    A
"Don't bring me down,  grooss (roll r)
               F#m    A
Don't bring me down,  grooss (roll r)
               F#m    A
Don't bring me down,  grooss (roll r)
               E
Don't bring me down! (drag "down")

A
What happened to the girl I used to know?
A
You let your mind out somewhere down the road.
               D                 A
Don't bring me down, no no no no no!  ooh woo who!
     C                            G           D
I'll tell you once more before I get off the floor,
                A
Don't bring me down!

A
You're always talkin' 'bout your craaazy nights.
A
One of these days you're gonna get it, right?
D                A
Don't bring me down, no no no no no!  ooh woo who!
     C                           G           D
I'll tell you once more before I get off the floor,
                A
Don't bring me down!

[Chorus]
[PERCUSSIVE VERSE in 8/16]
(Tap on Guitar Body with fingers positioned on A )
You're lookin' good, just like a snake in the grass! 
One of these days you're gonna break your glass...
(go back to 4/8)
                D                A
Don't bring me down, nononononononono, no-oohwoowho!
     C                           G          D
I'll tell you once more before I get off the floor,
                A
"Don't bring me down."

F#m, A, F#m A, F#m A, E (down strum it, crescendo)

A
You got me shakin' got me runnin' away!
A
You get me crawlin' up to you everyday.
               D                A
Don't bring me down, no no no no no!  ooh woo who!
     C                            G          D
I'll tell you once more before I get off the floor,
                A
"Don't bring me down, down, downdowndowndownn"
A, D, A, D
     C                           G           D
I'll tell you once more before I get off the floor
                 A 
"Don't bring me down!"
(sustain the last chord [not to be confused with the chord "Asus"])


NOTES: listen to the song carefully to hit the "PERCUSSIVE VERSE" rhythm just right.
(Song can be found at katherine.org)
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