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I WOULD DIE 4 U

As recorded by Prince & The Revolution
(From the 1984 Album PURPLE RAIN)

Words and Music by Prince

Transcribed by Slowhand


Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Prince - Clean Electric Guitar'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Prince - Electric Guitar w/ distortion'
Gtr III (E A D G B E) - 'Matt Fink - Keyboards'
Gtr IV (E A D G B E) - 'Wendy Melvoin - Clean Electric Guitar'


 Intro
  Q=137
  N.C.           Gmaj7      F#mD      F#mD        Asus4
 4/4
  Gtr I          Gtr III (Keybds. arr. for Gtr.)
  H    Q   Q     W          E. S +Q   E. S +Q     W
|--------------|-2--------|-0--2-(2)--0--2-(2)--|-5----|
|--------------|-3--------|-2--3-(3)--2--3-(3)--|-3----|
|--------------|-4--------|-2--2-(2)--2--2-(2)--|-2----|
|--------------|-5--------|-4--4-(4)--4--4-(4)--|-2----|
|---------16\--|----------|---------------------|------|
|--------------|----------|---------------------|------|


  A          Gmaj7      F#mD      F#mD        D5/E
  W          W          E. S +Q   E. S +Q     W
|-5--------|-2--------|-0--2-(2)--0--2-(2)--|-5----|
|-2--------|-3--------|-2--3-(3)--2--3-(3)--|-3----|
|-2--------|-4--------|-2--2-(2)--2--2-(2)--|-2----|
|-2--------|-5--------|-4--4-(4)--4--4-(4)--|-2----|
|----------|----------|---------------------|------|
|----------|----------|---------------------|------|


              1st & 2nd Verses
  A            N.C.
  W            W          W          W
|-5--------||-----------|----------|------|
|-2--------||o----------|----------|------|
|-2--------||-----------|----------|------|
|-2--------||-----------|----------|------|
|----------||o----------|----------|------|
|----------||-----------|----------|------|


  W          W          W          W
|----------|----------|----------|------|
|----------|----------|----------|------|
|----------|----------|----------|------|
|----------|----------|----------|------|
|----------|----------|----------|------|
|----------|----------|----------|------|


             Chorus
              Gmaj7       F#m7D      F#mD        Asus4
  W           W            E. S +Q   E. S +Q     W
|----------||-2---------|--0--2-(2)--0--2-(2)--|-5----|
|----------||-3---------|--2--3-(3)--2--3-(3)--|-3----|
|----------||-4---------|--2--2-(2)--2--2-(2)--|-2----|
|----------||-5---------|--4--4-(4)--4--4-(4)--|-2----|
|----------||-----------|----------------------|------|
|----------||-----------|----------------------|------|
|
| Gtr II (El. Gtr. w/ dist.)
| W           H    H      +W                     W
|----------||-----------|----------------------|------|
|----------||-----------|----------------------|------|
|----------||-----------|----------------------|------|
|----------||------7----|-(7)------------------|------|
|----------||-----------|----------------------|------|
|----------||-----------|----------------------|------|


  A          Gmaj7       F#m7D      F#mD        Asus4
  W          W            E. S +Q   E. S +Q     W
|-5--------|-2---------|--0--2-(2)--0--2-(2)--|-5----|
|-2--------|-3---------|--2--3-(3)--2--3-(3)--|-3----|
|-2--------|-4---------|--2--2-(2)--2--2-(2)--|-2----|
|-2--------|-5---------|--4--4-(4)--4--4-(4)--|-2----|
|----------|-----------|----------------------|------|
|----------|-----------|----------------------|------|
|
| W          H    H      +W                     W
|----------|-----------|----------------------|------|
|----------|-----------|----------------------|------|
|----------|-----------|----------------------|------|
|----------|------7----|-(7)------------------|------|
|----------|-----------|----------------------|------|
|----------|-----------|----------------------|------|


                          Interlude
  1.          2.
  A            A           N.C.
  W            W           S E   S E   E E E Q    S E   S E   E e E Q
|-5---------||-5--------||----------------------|----------------------|
|-2--------o||-2--------||-7-----7-----8-5-7----|-7-----7-----8-5------|
|-2---------||-2--------||----------------------|----------------------|
|-2---------||-2--------||----------------------|----------------------|
|----------o||----------||----------------------|----------------------|
|-----------||----------||----------------------|----------------------|
|
| Gtr I
| W            W           E   S S S S E E E Q    E   S S S S E E E Q
|-----------||----------||----------------------|----------------------|
|----------o||----------||----------------------|----------------------|
|-----------||----------||-7---x-7-x-x-9-6-7----|-7---x-7-x-x-9-6------|
|-----------||----------||----------------------|----------------------|
|----------o||----------||----------------------|----------------------|
|-----------||----------||----------------------|----------------------|


  S E   S E   E E E Q    S E   S E   E e E Q
|----------------------|----------------------|
|-7-----7-----8-5-7----|-7-----7-----8-5------|
|----------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|
|
| E   S S S S E E E Q    E   S S S S E E E Q
|----------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|
|-7---x-7-x-x-9-6-7----|-7---x-7-x-x-9-6------|
|----------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|


  S E   S E   E E E Q    S E   S E   E e E Q
|----------------------|------------------------|
|-7-----7-----8-5-7----|-7-----7-----8-5--------|
|----------------------|------------------------|
|----------------------|------------------------|
|----------------------|------------------------|
|----------------------|------------------------|
|
| E   S S S S E E E Q    E   S S S S E E E Q
|----------------------|------------------------|
|----------------------|------------------------|
|-7---x-7-x-x-9-6-7----|-7---x-7-x-x-9-6--------|
|----------------------|------------------------|
|----------------------|------------------------|
|----------------------|------------------------|


  S E   S E   E E E Q    S E   S E   E e E Q
|----------------------|----------------------||
|-7-----7-----8-5-7----|-7-----7-----8-5------||
|----------------------|----------------------||
|----------------------|----------------------||
|----------------------|----------------------||
|----------------------|----------------------||
|
| E   S S S S E E E Q    E   S S S S E E E Q
|----------------------|----------------------||
|----------------------|----------------------||
|-7---x-7-x-x-9-6-7----|-7---x-7-x-x-9-6------||
|----------------------|----------------------||
|----------------------|----------------------||
|----------------------|----------------------||


 Bridge
  Gmaj7      F#mD      F#mD
  W          E. S +Q   E. S +Q
|-2--------|-0--2-(2)--0--2-(2)--|
|-3--------|-2--3-(3)--2--3-(3)--|
|-4--------|-2--2-(2)--2--2-(2)--|
|-5--------|-4--4-(4)--4--4-(4)--|
|----------|---------------------|
|----------|---------------------|
|
| W          W
|----------|---------------------|
|----------|---------------------|
|----------|---------------------|
|----------|---------------------|
|----------|---------------------|
|----------|---------------------|


  Asus4      A          Gmaj7        F#m7D      F#mD
  W          W          W             E. S +Q   E. S +Q
|-5--------|-5--------|-2----------|--0--2-(2)--0--2-(2)---|
|-3--------|-2--------|-3----------|--2--3-(3)--2--3-(3)---|
|-2--------|-2--------|-4----------|--2--2-(2)--2--2-(2)---|
|-2--------|-2--------|-5----------|--4--4-(4)--4--4-(4)---|
|----------|----------|------------|-----------------------|
|----------|----------|------------|-----------------------|
|
|                     Gtr II
| W          W          Q  H.        +W
|----------|----------|------------|-----------------------|
|----------|----------|------------|-----------------------|
|----------|----------|------------|-----------------------|
|----------|----------|----7-------|-(7)-------------------|
|----------|----------|------------|-----------------------|
|----------|----------|------------|-----------------------|


                            Chorus
  Asus4        A             Gmaj7       F#m7D      F#mD
   W            W            W            E. S +Q   E. S +Q
|--5---------|--5---------||-2---------|--0--2-(2)--0--2-(2)---|
|--3---------|--2---------||-3---------|--2--3-(3)--2--3-(3)---|
|--2---------|--2---------||-4---------|--2--2-(2)--2--2-(2)---|
|--2---------|--2---------||-5---------|--4--4-(4)--4--4-(4)---|
|------------|------------||-----------|-----------------------|
|------------|------------||-----------|-----------------------|
|
| +W           +W            H    H      +W
|------------|------------||-----------|-----------------------|
|------------|------------||-----------|-----------------------|
|------------|------------||-----------|-----------------------|
|-(7)--------|-(7)--------||------7----|-(7)-------------------|
|------------|------------||-----------|-----------------------|
|------------|------------||-----------|-----------------------|


  Asus4      A          Gmaj7       F#m7D      F#mD
  W          W          W            E. S +Q   E. S +Q
|-5--------|-5--------|-2---------|--0--2-(2)--0--2-(2)---|
|-3--------|-2--------|-3---------|--2--3-(3)--2--3-(3)---|
|-2--------|-2--------|-4---------|--2--2-(2)--2--2-(2)---|
|-2--------|-2--------|-5---------|--4--4-(4)--4--4-(4)---|
|----------|----------|-----------|-----------------------|
|----------|----------|-----------|-----------------------|
|
| W          W          H    H      +W
|----------|----------|-----------|-----------------------|
|----------|----------|-----------|-----------------------|
|----------|----------|-----------|-----------------------|
|----------|----------|------7----|-(7)-------------------|
|----------|----------|-----------|-----------------------|
|----------|----------|-----------|-----------------------|


  Asus4      A          Gmaj7                     F#m7  D         F#m7  D
  W          W           W                         E.    S +Q      E.   S +Q
|-5--------|-5--------|--2----------------------|--0-----2-(2)-----0----2-(2)--|
|-3--------|-2--------|--3----------------------|--2-----3-(3)-----2----3-(3)--|
|-2--------|-2--------|--4----------------------|--2-----2-(2)-----2----2-(2)--|
|-2--------|-2--------|--5----------------------|--4-----4-(4)-----4----4-(4)--|
|----------|----------|-------------------------|------------------------------|
|----------|----------|-------------------------|------------------------------|
|
| W          W           H            H           +W
|----------|----------|-------------------------|------------------------------|
|----------|----------|-------------------------|------------------------------|
|----------|----------|-------------------------|------------------------------|
|----------|----------|---------------7---------|-(7)--------------------------|
|----------|----------|-------------------------|------------------------------|
|----------|----------|-------------------------|------------------------------|
|
|                     Gtr I
|                        PM---------------------------------------|
| W          W           e S  S E  e  E  E  E E    e  S  S  E   e  E  E    Q
|----------|----------|-------------------------|------------------------------|
|----------|----------|-15---15---17-14-15------|-15----15-----17-14-----------|
|----------|----------|--------------------14---|------------------------------|
|----------|----------|-------------------------|------------------------------|
|----------|----------|-------------------------|------------------------------|
|----------|----------|-------------------------|------------------------------|


  Asus4                     A
   W                         W
|--5----------------------|--5-------------------|
|--3----------------------|--2-------------------|
|--2----------------------|--2-------------------|
|--2----------------------|--2-------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------|
|
|  W                         W
|-------------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------|
|
|  PM------------------------------------|
|  e S  S E  e  E  E  E E    e S  S E  e  E E Q
|-------------------------|----------------------|
|-15---15---17-14-15------|-15---15---17-14------|
|--------------------14---|----------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------|


  Gmaj7                     F#m7  D         F#m7  D
   W                         E.    S +Q      E.   S +Q
|--2----------------------|--0-----2-(2)-----0----2-(2)---|
|--3----------------------|--2-----3-(3)-----2----3-(3)---|
|--4----------------------|--2-----2-(2)-----2----2-(2)---|
|--5----------------------|--4-----4-(4)-----4----4-(4)---|
|-------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------------|
|
|  H            H           +W
|-------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------------|
|---------------7---------|-(7)---------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------------|
|
|  PM---------------------------------------|
|  e S  S E  e  E  E  E E    e  S  S  E   e  E  E    Q
|-------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-15---15---17-14-15------|-15----15-----17-14------------|
|--------------------14---|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------------|


  Asus4                     A
   W                        q  Q  H
|--5----------------------|-5----------|
|--3----------------------|-2----------|
|--2----------------------|-2----------|
|--2----------------------|-2----------|
|-------------------------|------------|
|-------------------------|------------|
|
| Gtr I                                G
|  PM-------------------|
|  e S  S E  e  E  E  E E   W
|-------------------------|------------|
|-15---15---17-14-15------|------------|
|--------------------14---|------------|
|-------------------------|------------|
|-------------------------|------------|
|-------------------------|------------|


   Outro
    Gmaj7                  F#mD      F#m7D
    W                      E. S +Q   E.  S +Q
||--2--------------------|-0--2-(2)--0---2-(2)-----|
||o-3--------------------|-2--3-(3)--2---3-(3)-----|
||--4--------------------|-2--2-(2)--2---2-(2)-----|
||--5--------------------|-4--4-(4)--4---4-(4)-----|
||o----------------------|-------------------------|
||-----------------------|-------------------------|
|
|tr IV (Clean El. Gtr.)
|   E S S +S  S E e E Q    H         S E S  E  e
||----------------5------|-------------------------|
||o-----------5---5------|-------------------------|
||----6s7-(7)-7---7------|---------------2-----4---|
||-----------------------|-----------2h4-----------|
||o----------------------|-------------------------|
||-----------------------|-------------------------|


  W                      W                  4x
|-5--------------------|-5------------------||
|-3--------------------|-2-----------------o||
|-2--------------------|-2------------------||
|-2--------------------|-2------------------||
|----------------------|-------------------o||
|----------------------|--------------------||
|
| E S S +S  S E e E Q    H    a E. S +E  e  4x
|---------------5------|------5h7--5-(5)-7--||
|-----------5---5------|------5h7--5-(5)-7-o||
|---6s7-(7)-7---7------|--------------------||
|----------------------|--------------------||
|----------------------|-------------------o||
|----------------------|--------------------||
|
|                                          Gtr
| W                      W                  4x
|----------------------|--------------------||
|----------------------|-------------------o||
|----------------------|--------------------||
|----------------------|--------------------||
|----------------------|-------------------o||
|----------------------|--------------------||


   W                             E.    S +Q      E.    S +Q
|--2--------------------------|--0-----2-(2)-----0-----2-(2)---|
|--3--------------------------|--2-----3-(3)-----2-----3-(3)---|
|--4--------------------------|--2-----2-(2)-----2-----2-(2)---|
|--5--------------------------|--4-----4-(4)-----4-----4-(4)---|
|-----------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|--------------------------------|
|
|  E S  S +S  S  E  e  E  Q      H               S E   S  E  e
|-------------------5---------|--------------------------------|
|-------------5-----5---------|--------------------------------|
|----6s=7-(7)-7-----7---------|------------------------2-----4-|
|-----------------------------|------------------2h4-----------|
|-----------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|--------------------------------|
|
| I
|  PM-------------------------------------------|
|  e S  S  E     e  E  E  E E    e  S  S  E   e  E   E    Q
|-----------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-15---15-------17-14-15------|-15----15-----17-14-------------|
|------------------------14---|--------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|--------------------------------|


  Asus4
   W
|--5--------------------------|
|--3--------------------------|
|--2--------------------------|
|--2--------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|
|  E S  S +S  S  E  e  E  Q
|-------------------5---------|
|-------------5-----5---------|
|----6s=7-(7)-7-----7---------|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|
|  PM--------------------------
|  e S  S  E     e  E  E  E E
|-----------------------------|
|-15---15-------17-14-15------|
|------------------------14---|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|


  A                              Gmaj7
   W                              W
|--5---------------------------|--2--------------------------|
|--2---------------------------|--3--------------------------|
|--2---------------------------|--4--------------------------|
|--2---------------------------|--5--------------------------|
|------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|
|  H           a  E.   S +E  e    E S  S +S  S  E  e  E  Q
|--------------5h=7----5-(5)-7-|-------------------5---------|
|--------------5h=7----5-(5)-7-|-------------5-----5---------|
|------------------------------|----6s=7-(7)-7-----7---------|
|------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|
|----------------|                PM-----------------------|
|  e S  S E  e    E  E    Q       e S  S  E     e  E  E  E E
|------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-15---15---17---14------------|-15---15-------17-14-15------|
|------------------------------|------------------------14---|
|------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|------------------------------|-----------------------------|


  F#m7  D         F#m7   D         Asus4                         A
   E.    S +Q      E.    S +Q       W                            q  Q  H
|--0-----2-(2)-----0-----2-(2)---|--5--------------------------|-5----------*|
|--2-----3-(3)-----2-----3-(3)---|--3--------------------------|-2----------*|
|--2-----2-(2)-----2-----2-(2)---|--2--------------------------|-2----------*|
|--4-----4-(4)-----4-----4-(4)---|--2--------------------------|-2----------*|
|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|------------*|
|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|------------*|
|
|  H               S E   S  E  e    E S  S +S  S  E  e  E  Q     W
|--------------------------------|-------------------5---------|------------*|
|--------------------------------|-------------5-----5---------|------------*|
|------------------------2-----4-|----6s=7-(7)-7-----7---------|------------*|
|------------------2h4-----------|-----------------------------|------------*|
|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|------------*|
|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|------------*|
|
|  PM-------------|                 PM-----------------------|
|  e  S  S  E   e  E   E    Q       e S  S  E     e  E  E  E E   W
|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|------------*|
|-15----15-----17-14-------------|-15---15-------17-14-15------|------------*|
|--------------------------------|------------------------14---|------------*|
|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|------------*|
|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|------------*|
|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|------------*|


Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <>  - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths



I'm not a woman
I'm not a man
I am something that you'll never understand

I'll never beat u
I'll never lie
And if you're evil I'll forgive u by and by

U - I would die 4 u, yeah
Darling if u want me 2
U - I would die 4 u

I'm not your lover
I'm not your friend
I am something that you'll never comprehend

No need 2 worry
No need 2 cry
I'm your messiah and you're the reason why

'Cuz U - I would die 4 u, yeah
Darling if u want me 2
U - I would die 4 u

You're just a sinner I am told
Be your fire when you're cold
Make u happy when you're sad
Make u good when u are bad

I'm not a human
I am a dove
I'm your conscious
I am love
All I really need is 2 know that
U believe

Yeah, I would die 4 u, yeah
Darling if u want me 2
U - I would die 4 u

Yeah, say one more time

U - I would die 4 u
Darling if u want me 2
U - I would die 4 u
2 3 4 U

I would die 4 u
I would die 4 u
U - I would die 4 u
U - I would die 4 u 

            
            
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