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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
Composer: Phil Collins
Album: Face value

Tabbed by DJ ('DiddyD' at ultimateGuitar.com)
20th Feb 2013

A version with acoustic guitar players in mind.
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, hit the bass note first, then strum the
rest of the chord, but avoid the 5th string on the C and Bb chords.

TUNING: 
D-A-D-G-B-E  (Dropped 'D')
(Tune bottom E string down to D)

N.B.
Please IGNORE ANY POP-UP CHORD BOXES the website might automatically
suggest and use the typed shapes shown below:

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

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

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

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

^ = Emphasise the beat   \ = Slide down    / = Slide up

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

[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
I've seen your face before, my friend,
       F/D
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
Well, I re - mem - ber  ...I remember, don't worry!
              ^     ^
Am/D
       How could I ever forget?    
         Bb/D                          F/D
It's the first time, the last time, we ever met,
    Dm
But I know the reason why you keep this silence up,
Am/D
     ...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!


[Drum 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 *
     Well, I've been waiting for this moment all my life,
     C/D **
 Oh, Lord, oh, Lord------!


[Suggestion for ending]
    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 27,055 Apr 01, 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 51 Jan 24, 2014 07:04 AM

5 stars mate very very good tab ! Thanks a lot

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kmachman 285 Mar 13, 2015 08:25 PM

Superb. Thank you.

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