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In The Air Tonight Chords

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D A D G B E
Song: In the air tonight
Artist: Phil Collins
Album: Face value
Composer: Phil Collins
Tabbed by: DJ
20th Feb 2013

A version with acoustic guitar players in mind...

TUNING: DADGBE - Dropped 'D'
(Tune bottom E string down to D)

Dm * = 000231    Bb/D = xx0331
Dm   = xx0765    Am/D = xx0210
C/D  = xx0553    F/D  = xx0565

[Drum Break]
Dm ** = 057765 [On last beat of break, slide down to Dm *)

[3rd and 4th Choruses]
Dm *   = 000231
C/D *  = 0x0010
Bb/D * = 0x0331
C/D ** = 0x0553

[Ending]
Dm *** = 0 0 0 10 10 10

^ = Emphasise the beat

You could use any combination of these alternative chord shapes, or stick to
one set throughout. For variety, I like to use the open 4th string as the
drone for the earlier parts of the song, saving the bottom D until the drum
break and final choruses, hitting the bass note first, then strumming the 
rest of the chord, but avoiding the 5th string on the C and Bb chords.

********************************************************************************

[Intro]
     Dm *
e |---1--------|---0--------|
B |---3--------|------3-----|
G |---2--------|------------|
D |---0--------|------------|
A |---0--------|------------|
D |---0--------|------------|


     Dm             C/D             Bb/D            C/D
e |-------5----5\-|-------3----3\-|-------1----1--|------/3----3/--| [x2]
B |-------6----6\-|-------5----5\-|-------3----3--|------/5----5/--|
G |-------7----7\-|-------5----5\-|-------3----3--|------/5----5/--|
D |--0-------0----|--0-------0----|--0-------0----|--0-------0-----|
A |---------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|
D |---------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|


[Chorus 1]
Dm                 C/D                   Bb/D       C/D
    I can feel it coming in the air to - night, oh, Lord,
Dm                                  C/D              Bb/D      C/D
    And I've been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh, Lord,
Dm                   C/D                   Bb/D       C/D        Dm *
    Can you feel it coming in the air to - night? Oh, Lord, oh, Lord!


[Verse 1]
         Dm                                Am/D
Well, if you told me you were drowning, I would not lend a hand,
     Bb/D                                          F/D
I've seen your face before, my friend, but I don't know if you know who I am,
     Dm                                    Am/D
Well, I was there, and I saw what you did, saw it with my own two eyes,
           Bb/D
So you can wipe off that grin, I know where you've been,
     F/D
It's all been a pack of lies!


[Chorus 2]
Dm                      C/D                   Bb/D       C/D
    And  I can feel it coming in the air to - night, oh, Lord,
Dm                                     C/D              Bb/D      C/D
     Well, I've been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh, Lord,
Dm                   C/D                   Bb/D       C/D
     I can feel it coming in the air to - night, oh, Lord,
Dm                                   C/D              Bb/D
   Well, I've been waiting for this moment for all my life,
    C/D        Dm *
Oh, Lord, oh, Lord!


[Verse2 ]
             Dm                                 Am/D
Well, I re - mem -ber...I remember, don't worry!     How could I ever forget?
              ^    ^
         Bb/D                          F/D
It's the first time, the last time, we ever met,
    Dm                                             Am/D
But I know the reason why you keep this silence up, ...no, you don't fool me,
          Bb/D
Well, the hurt doesn't show, but the pain still grows, 
          F/D
It's no stranger to you and me!


[Break]
  Dm **
|  /__/  /__/   /   /__/  |  /__/   /   /   /  |
   ^  ^     ^   ^   ^  ^        ^   ^   ^   ^


[Chorus 3]
Dm *                    C/D *                 Bb/D *     C/D **
    And  I can feel it coming in the air to - night, oh, Lord,
Dm *                                   C/D *            Bb/D *    C/D **
     Well, I've been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh, Lord,
Dm *                      C/D *            Bb/D *     C/D **
     I can feel it in the air tonight, oh, Lord, oh, Lord,
Dm *                                   C/D *            Bb/D *    C/D **
     Well, I've been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh, Lord!


[Chorus 4]
Dm *                C/D *                    Bb/D *     C/D **
     I can feel it coming in the air--- to - night, oh, Lord,
Dm *                                 C/D *           Bb/D *            C/D **
     And I've been waiting for this moment all--- my life-----, oh---, Lord,
Dm *                      C/D *            Bb/D *              C/D **
     I can feel it in the air tonight, oh, Lord, oh, Lord, oh, Lord----,
Dm *                                  C/D *         Bb/D *    C/D **
     Well, I've been waiting for this moment all my life, oh, Lord, oh, Lord!



[Suggestion for coda]
    Dm *           C/D *          Bb/D *         C/D **         Dm ***
e |-----1-----1--|-----0-----0--|-----1-----1--|----/3-----3--|-----10---||
B |-----3-----3--|-----1-----1--|-----3-----3--|----/5-----5--|-----10---||
G |-----2-----2--|-----0-----0--|-----3-----3--|----/5-----5--|-----10---||
D |-----0--0--0--|-----0--0--0--|-----0--0--0--|-----0--0--0--|------0---||
A |--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|------0---||
D |--0-----------|--0-----------|--0-----------|--0-----------|--0-------||
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maguri 33,068 wrote on April 1 2013, 05:05 pm, edited on May 12 2014, 09:47 am

Great ear for detail - thank you, this tab sounds great!

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ThomasVDM 198 wrote on January 24 2014, 07:04 am

5 stars mate very very good tab ! Thanks a lot

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kmachman 933 wrote on March 13 2015, 08:25 pm

Superb. Thank you.

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