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1999 Acoustic chords

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version 3

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  • From the 1982 album 1999.
  • Keyboard arranged for guitar with sample guitar figure.
  • Includes rhythm changes, simpler, easier-to-play, open-style chords.

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1999 – Prince
Acoustic version
capo 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOy_qOrJwck&ytb

C#m = x46654 (on the 4th fret relative to capo.  5th fret relative to nut.)
"E7s4" = E7sus4 = x20200
E7/B = x20100
A = x02220

Chords for verses are the same as the intro, (with sixteenth-note feel).

Bassdrum is played on beats 1 and 3.  Song intro and other sections start on beat 1.
4/4 Time , live version is at a rather fast tempo (quarter-note ~ 130 bpm)
The rhythm changes are surprisingly confusing (see tab below).  
The first time the phrase is played, the last chord in the phrase is on beat 3.  
The second time the phrase is played, the last chord is played one sixteenth-note sooner.  
When counting sixteenth-notes as “1 e & a 2 e & a”, 
the last chord will be on the “a” of beat 2, as shown below.

[Intro]
   1  2  3  4| 1  2__a3 4|   REPEAT X4
  E E(7) E7s4 E7/B  E7s4 
E|-----------|-0---------|
B|-----------|-0-----0---|
G|----1--2---|-1-----2---|
D|---(2)-0---|-0-----0---|
A|----2--2---|(2)----2---|
E|-0---------|-----------|

[Main Riff]
   1  2  3  4| 1  2  3  4| 1  2  3  4|  1   2__a3  4|  REPEAT X2
   E    E7s4 E7/B   E7s4  E     E7s4 E7/B E7s4 E7
E|-----------|-0---------|-----------|--------------|
B|-----------|-0-----0---|-----------|--0---0--0----|
G|----1-h2---|-1-----2---|----1-h2---|--1---2--1----|
D|----2--0---|-0-----0---|----2--0---|--0---0--0----|
A|----2--2---|-2-----2---|----2--2---|--2---2--2----|
E|-0---------|-----------|-0---------|--------------|

[Verse 1]
      E               E7s4   
I was dreamin' when I wrote this
   E7/B                E7s4    E   E7s4  E7/B  E7s4    
Forgive me if it goes astray
           E            E7s4
But when I woke up this morning
             E7/B                 E7s4   E   E7s4  E7/B  E7s4    
I could have sworn it was judgment day
    E           E7s4
The sky was all purple
           E7/B                 E7s4   E   E7s4  E7/B  E7s4 
There were people runnin' every-where
          E            E7s4
Tryin' to run from the destruction
    E7/B               E7s4   E   E7s4  E7/B  E7s4 
you know I didn't even care             'Cuz they say...  

[Chorus 1]
A                            C#m                    E  E7s4  E7/B  E7s4 
Two-thousand-zero-zero party over, oops out of time
A                                    C#m    E   E7s4  E7/B  E7s4
So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999

[Verse 2]
      E               E7s4  
I was dreamin' when I wrote this
   E7/B               E7s4    E   E7s4  E7/B  E7s4    
So sue me if I go too fast
    E              E7s4
But life is just a party
    E7/B                     E7s4    E   E7s4  E7/B  E7s4    
And parties weren't meant to last
        E    E7s4  
War is all around us
   E7/B                  E7s4    E   E7s4  E7/B  E7s4    
My mind says “prepare to fight”
   E          E7s4  
So if I gotta die
          E7/B                E7s4    E   E7s4  E7/B  E7s4    
I'm gonna listen to my body tonight             'Cuz they say...  

[Chorus 2]
A                            C#m                    E  E7s4 E7/B E7s4 
Two-thousand-zero-zero party over, oops out of time
A                                    C#m    E  E7s4 E7/B E7s4
So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999

[Interlude 1]
E   E7s4  E7/B  E7s4   x4

[Verse 3]
       E              E7s4 
If you didn't come to party
      E7/B                  E7s4    E   E7s4  E7/B  E7s4    
Don't bother knockin' on my door
        E          E7s4 
I got a lion in my pocket
    E7/B               E7s4    E   E7s4  E7/B  E7s4    
And baby he's ready to roar
            E     E7s4 
Everybody's got a bomb
         E7/B        E7s4    E   E7s4  E7/B  E7s4    
We could all die any day
    E                    E7s4
But before I'll let that happen
     E7/B          E7s4    E   E7s4  E7/B  E7s4    
I'll dance my life away              'Cuz they say... 

[Chorus 3]
A                            C#m                    E  E7s4 E7/B E7s4 
Two-thousand-zero-zero party over, oops out of time
A                                   C#m    E   E7s4   E7/B  E7s4
So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999

[Chorus 4]
A                            C#m                    E  E7s4  E7/B  E7s4 
Two-thousand-zero-zero party over, oops out of time
A                                    C#m    E   E7s4  E7/B  E7s4
So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999

[Interlude 2]
E   E7s4  E7/B  E7s4   x4

[Chorus 5]
A                            C#m                    E   E7s4  E7/B  E7s4 
Two-thousand-zero-zero party over, oops out of time
A                                    C#m    E   E7s4  E7/B  E7s4
So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999

[Outro]
E   E7s4  E7/B  E7s4  (repeat and fade)

            
            
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