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Gave It All Away Chords

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Gave It All Away - Mika Solo Version
Written by Mika, as performed by Mika 

Mika's solo version of this song uses a somewhat unusual tuning 
for the guitar. The strings are tuned as follows:

1Eb (down a 1/2 step)
2Bb (down a 1/2 step)
3Gb (down a 1/2 step)
4Db (down a 1/2 step)
5B  (up a whole step)
6E  (unchanged)

The 6th and 5th strings are like an open E tuning ala Elmo James, 
while strings 4 through 1 are like Eb standard ala SRV or Jimi. 

I call this the "Elmo Ray Hendrix" tuning...  ;-)

The main chords used for this song are ||: B Eadd9 C#m7 F#-F#sus :||  

Below are some suggested fingerings. You may want to use your
4th finger instead of the 3rd if it's more comfortable for you.
 
      B         Eadd9      C#m7        F#        F#sus
    xo o x     ox o x     x  o x      x xox      x x x  
    ||||1|     ||||1|     ||||1|     ||||||     ||||1|
    ||2|||     ||||||     |2||||     2|||||     2|||||
    ||||||     ||3|||     ||3|||     ||3|||     ||3|||
 
    
Here is the vamp used for the Intro, Verses, and Choruses:
        
           B         Eadd9      C#m7       F#    F#sus 
    1Eb------------------------------------------------||
    2Bb----------1----------1---------1--------0h1-----||
    3Gb--------0----------0---------0------------------||
    4Db------2----------3---------3----------3---------||
    5B-----0--------------------2----------------------||
    6E---------------0---------------------2-----------||

Sometimes you hear this variation:

           B         Eadd9      C#m7       F#    F#sus 
    1Eb------------------------------------------------||
    2Bb----------1----------1-------0h1--------0h1-----||
    3Gb--------0----------0----------------------------||
    4Db------2----------3---------3----------3---------||
    5B-----0--------------------2----------------------||
    6E---------------0---------------------2-----------||


There are a couple of extra notes thrown in here and there, but 
essentially that's it.  The chords for the bridge are different 
and noted at the end of the song below.

Without further adieu...  The chords with the lyrics:


INTRO:   B     Eadd9  C#m7  F#  F#sus 
     ||: ////  ////   ////  ///   /   :||  2x
  count: 1234  1234   1234  123   4

1st VERSE
B    Eadd9   C#m7              F#            B   Eadd9 
I...             Will learn to live before I die
C#m7             F#        B        Eadd9
   Will learn to love, and learn to try
C#m7      F#           B   Eadd9  C#m7  F#
   Not to give it all away  

2nd VERSE
B   Eadd9 C#m7          F#                   B  Eadd9 
She...       May be the one that's meant for me
C#m7          F#         B       Eadd9 
   Or for the man that I used to be
C#m7      F#             B  Eadd9 C#m7 F#  
   til' I gave them all away

1st CHORUS
B       Eadd9  C#m7        F#                B     Eadd9
Why I I I...      I lay my heart down on the floor
C#m7            F#               B         Eadd9 
   I showed you love, you wanted more more more
C#m7     F#           B     Eadd9        C#m7      F#
   But I gave it all away 
                     (a-i a-i a-i a-i, cra-i a-i a-i a-i)
3rd VERSE
B   Eadd9 C#m7            F#             B     Eadd9 
You...       Taught me to see the bitter truth...
C#m7         F#         B       Eadd9
   About yourself, but about me too...
C#m7     F#          B   Eadd9      C#m7    F# 
   I was stupid over you...    What could I do?

2nd CHORUS
B       Eadd9  C#m7        F#                B     Eadd9
Why I I I...      I lay my heart down on the floor
C#m7            F#               B/G#      Eadd9 
   I showed you love, you wanted more more more
C#m7     F#           B       Eadd9    C#m7      F#
   But I gave it all away 
                     (a-i a-i a-i a-i, cra-i a-i a-i a-i)
3rd CHORUS
B       Eadd9  C#m7        F#                B     Eadd9
Why I I I...      I lay my heart down on the floor
C#m7            F#               B/G#      Eadd9 
   I showed you love, you wanted more more more
C#m7     F#           B       Eadd9    C#m7      F#
   But I gave it all away 
                     (a-i a-i a-i a-i, cra-i a-i a-i a-i)
BRIDGE
D#7           G#m    E              F#
  Some people wait a lifetime for a chance like this
D#7           G#m     E               E
  I've waited enough, baby you know I won't let you go
    F#                F#7    F#7sus
I'm sick of tears and bitter fears

INTERLUDE
B                  F#
Oh no no oh...
B/G#             Eadd9
Oh no no oh woe woe...
B                  F#
Oh no no...
B/G#             Eadd9
Oh no no woe woe...

FINAL CHORUS
B       Eadd9  C#m7        F#                B     Eadd9
Why I I I...      I lay my heart down on the floor
C#m7           F#               B/G#      Eadd9 
  I showed you love, you wanted more more more
C#m7     F#           B         Eadd9    C#m7      F#
   But I gave it all away 
                     (a-i a-i a-i a-i, cra-i a-i a-i a-i)
B       Eadd9  C#m7        F#                B     Eadd9
Why I I I...      I lay my heart down on the floor
C#m7           F#               B/G#      Eadd9 
  I showed you love, you wanted more more more
C#m7     F#           B         Eadd9    C#m7      F#
   But I gave it all away 
                     (a-i a-i a-i a-i, cra-i a-i a-i a-i)

OUTRO        
           B         Eadd9      C#m7       F# 
    1Eb------------------------------------------------||
    2Bb----------1----------1-------0h1------0h1-------||
    3Gb--------0----------0----------------------------||
    4Db------2----------3---------3--------------------||
    5B-----0--------------------2----------------------||
    6E---------------0---------------------2-----------||
        
           B         Eadd9      C#m7     (1234)     B
    1Eb------------------------------------------------||
    2Bb----------1----------1-------0h1--(count)-------||
    3Gb--------0----------0----------------------------||
    4Db------2----------3---------3--------------------||
    5B-----0--------------------2-------------------0--||
    6E---------------0---------------------------------||

***************************************************************
   MAIN CHORD FORMS (E,B,Db,Gb,Bb,Eb tuning)
 
     B        Eadd9      C#m7      F#      F#sus       B/G#
   xo o x    ox o x    x  o x     x xox     x x x      x o x
   ||||1|    ||||1|    ||||1|    ||||||    ||||1|   I ||||1|
   ||2|||    ||||||    |2||||    2|||||    2|||||  II ||2||| 
   ||||||    ||3|||    ||3|||    ||3|||    ||3|||     ||||||
                                                   IV 4||||| 
   BRIDGE CHORD FORMS 

    D#7        G#m         E          F#        F#7       F#7sus
   xx         xx         o          x          xx         xx
II ||1|||   V |||111   V |1|1|1 VII |1|1|1  V  ||1|||   V ||1|||
   ||||2|     ||||||     ||||2|     ||||2|     ||||2|     ||||2|
IV |||3|4 VII ||3||| VII ||3|||  IX ||3||| VII |||3|4 VII |||3||
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