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Take It Away chords

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Complete and well-aligned chords / thoroughly ear-transcribed intermediate version with split chords / suggestions for playable voicings of special chords / tab for changes in the verse. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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         Take it Away – Paul McCartney 
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Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

Paul McCartney 
Take it Away (1982)
(McCartney)

From: "Tug of War"

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capo: 2nd fret
play: G
key: A

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VERSE
  Fmaj9                             G/A              A7
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
e|0---------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|1---------------|----------------|3---------------|2---------------|
G|0---------------|----------------|4---------------|0---------------|
D|2---------------|----------------|5---------------|2---------------|
A|----------------|----------------|0---------------|0---------------|
E|1---------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
  Dm7              Dm7/G            C                        Bb/C
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
e|1---------------|1---------------|0---------------|----------1-----|
B|1---------------|1---------------|1---------------|----------3-----|
G|2---------------|2---------------|0---------------|----------3-----|
D|0---------------|0---------------|2---------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|3---------------|----------3-----|
E|----------------|3---------------|----------------|----------------|

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CHORDS

          E-A-D-G-B-e
Bb/C      x-3-x-3-3-1
Fmaj9     1-x-2-0-1-0
G/A       x-0-5-4-3-x
A7        x-0-2-0-2-x
Dm7/G     3-x-0-2-1-1


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INTRO
| drums only | % | % | % | % | 

| G D | G C | G D | G C |
(+ bass and keyboard)


CHORUS
G     D   G          C        G
 Take it away, wanna hear you play
         D         G     C
'Til the lights go down
G     D   G              C     G
 Take it away, don't you wanna stay
             D      C
'Til there's no one else around


CHORUS (full band)
G     D   G          C        G
 Take it away, wanna hear you play
         D         G     C
'Til the lights go down
G     D   G              C     G
 Take it away, don't you wanna stay
             D     |  C  |  C     Bb/C |
'Til there's no one else around


VERSE
Fmaj9           G/A         A7
   Lonely driver out on the road
Dm7       Dm7/G          |  C  |  C     Bb/C |
   With a hundred miles to go
Fmaj9            G/A           A7
   Sole survivor, carryin' the load
Dm7         Dm7/G     | C |
   Switches on his radio


CHORUS
G     D   G          C        G
 Take it away, wanna hear you play
         D         G     C   [ G ]
'Til the lights go down (Down, down)
G     D   G              C     G
 Take it away, don't you wanna stay
             D     |  C  |  C  |
'Til there's no one else around

G     D   G          C        G
 Take it away, wanna hear you play
         D         G     C   [ G ]
'Til the lights go down (Down, down)
G     D   G              C     G
 Take it away, don't you wanna stay
             D     |  C  |  C     Bb/C |
'Til there's no one else around


VERSE
Fmaj9             G/A            A7
   In the audience, watching the show
Dm7       Dm7/G         C           C              Bb/C |
   With a paper in his hand (In his hand, in his hand)
Fmaj9             G/A      A7
   Some important impresario
Dm7         Dm7/G      |  C  |  D  |
   Has a message for the band, oh, oh


CHORUS
G     D   G          C        G
 Take it away, wanna hear you play
         D         G     C   [ G ]
'Til the lights go down (Down, down)
G     D   G              C     G
 Take it away, don't you wanna stay
             D     |  C  |  C  |  C7  |
'Til there's no one else around


MIDDLE 8
    Em7                   Am7
You never know who may be listening to you
     Em7                   Am7
(You never know who may be listening to you)
    Em7                   Am7             Em7       Am7
You never know who may be listening to ya – a – a - aaaaah
         1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 
             G   G
Take it away
          1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 
              C    Bb/C
Take it away


VERSE
Fmaj9           G/A         A7
   After hours, late in the bar
Dm7     Dm7/G         |  C  |  C     Bb/C |
   By a darkened corner seat
Fmaj9           G/A          A7
   Faded flowers wait in the jar
Dm7         Dm7/G         C                                Bb/C
   'Til the evening is complete
                         is complete, complete, complete ...)


OUTRO (verse)
| Fmaj9 | % | G/A | A7 | 
| Dm7 | Dm7/G | C | C    Bb/C |

| Fmaj9 | % | G/A | A7 | 
| Dm7 | Dm7/G | C | C    Bb/C |

(repeat and fade)
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