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Purple Rain Live chords

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Song:    Purple Rain (Live)
Artist:  Prince
Album:   Purple Rain (1983)
URL:     https://www.facebook.com/raphael.deas/videos/vb.1538336461/10204220943833961/?type=2&theater 
         (Taken down on 2nd September, 2015);
         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8BMm6Jn6oU;
Tempo:   2:4
Tuning:  Standard


Chords:  EADGBe
Asus2    X02200
F#m7     242222
E        022100
Absus2   XX6898 (VI)
N/C      No chord


Capo 1

INTRO: 
|Asus2, F#m7, E, Absus2| x16 (Lead Riff over through #11 and #12)


[Shortened version commences]
-----------------------------------------------------------
Live version (cont.)


VERSE 1:
Asus2                             F#m7
   I never meant to cause you any sorrow,
  E                               Absus2
   I never meant to cause you any pain.
Asus2                                F#m7
   I only wanted one time to see you laughing,
  E                                              Asus2
   I only want to see you laughing in the purple rain.


CHORUS 1:
N/C                    Absus2
   Purple rain, Purple rain.
                       Asus2
   Purple rain, Purple rain.
F#m7                   E   
   Purple rain, Purple rain.
                                                Asus2
   I only want to see you bathing in the purple rain.


INSTRUMENTAL 1: (Lead lick over)
|N/C    Absus2|Asus2     F#m7|          
|E           E|Asus2    Asus2|
|Asus2  Absus2|Asus2     F#m7|         
|E           E|Asus2    Asus2| 
|Asus2  Absus2|Asus2     F#m7| 
|E           E|Asus2    Asus2| 
|Asus2  Absus2|Asus2     F#m7|     
|E           E|Asus2    Asus2| 

|Asus2  Absus2|Asus2     F#m7| (Oo-ooo-oh! Oo-ooo-oh! Oo-ooo-oh!)
|E           E|Asus2    Asus2| (Oo-ooo-oh! Oo-ooo-oh! Oo-ooo-oh!)
|Asus2  Absus2|Asus2     F#m7| (Oo-ooo-oh! Oo-ooo-oh! Oo-ooo-oh!)   
|E           E|Asus2    Asus2| (Oo-ooo-oh! Oo-ooo-oh! Oo-ooo-oh!)
|Asus2  Absus2|Asus2     F#m7| 
|E           E|Asus2    Asus2| 
|Asus2  Absus2|Asus2     F#m7|     
|E           E|Asus2    Asus2| 

|Asus2  Absus2|Asus2     F#m7| (1,2.3…)
|E           E|Asus2    Asus2| 
|Asus2  Absus2|Asus2     F#m7|     
|E           E|Asus2    Asus2|
|Asus2  Absus2|Asus2     F#m7| 
|E           E|Asus2    Asus2| 
|Asus2  Absus2|Asus2     F#m7|     
|E           E|Asus2    Asus2| 
 

[End of Shortened version]
-----------------------------------------------------------
Live version (cont.)

VERSE 2:
N/C                                  Asus2      F#m7      E  
   I never wanted to be your weekend lover,
                                    Absus2
   I only wanted to be some kind of friend.
Asus2                                F#m7
   Baby I could never steal you from another,
  E                                        Asus2
   It's such a shame our friendship had to end.


CHORUS 2:
N/C                    Absus2
   Purple rain, Purple rain.
                       Asus2
   Purple rain, Purple rain.
F#m7                   E   
   Purple rain, Purple rain.
                                                Asus2
   I only want to see you bathing in the purple rain.


VERSE 3:
Asus2                                     F#m7
   Honey I know, I know, I know times are changing,
  E                                         Absus2
   It's time we all reach out for something new.
Asus2                                      F#m7
   That means you too.  You say you want a leader,
  E                                   Asus2
   But you can't seem to make up your mind.


PRE-CHORUS:
N/C                         Asus2      F#m7      E  
   I think you better close it,
                                      Absus2
   And let me guide you to the purple rain.


CHORUS 3:
N/C                    Absus2
   Purple rain, Purple rain.
                       Asus2
   Purple rain, Purple rain.
F#m7                    E   
   If you know what I'm singing about up here,
  E                 Asus2
   C'mon raise your hand.


CHORUS 4:
N/C                    Absus2
   Purple rain, Purple rain.
                           Asus2      F#m7      E
   I only want to see you, only want to see you,
                 Absus2
   In the purple rain.


INSTRUMENTAL 2 & CODA:
|Asus2  Absus2|Asus2     F#m7| (Oo-ooo-oh! Oo-ooo-oh! Oo-ooo-oh!)
|E           E|Asus2    Asus2| (Oo-ooo-oh! Oo-ooo-oh! Oo-ooo-oh!)
|Asus2  Absus2|Asus2     F#m7| (Oo-ooo-oh! Oo-ooo-oh! Oo-ooo-oh!)   
|E           E|Asus2    Asus2| (Oo-ooo-oh! Oo-ooo-oh! Oo-ooo-oh!)
|Asus2  Absus2|Asus2     F#m7| 
|E           E|Asus2    Asus2| 
|Asus2  Absus2|Asus2     F#m7|     
|E           E|Asus2    Asus2|


[End of Live Version]


Notes.
1.  The 1983 video live version video, which was posted and taken down the same day, 
on Wednesday, 2nd September, 2015.  The original televised footage was ground-braking.
2.  Some details of the premiere and live performance:
https://www.teamrock.com/features/2014-10-08/a-new-revolution-the-making-of-purple-rain-prince
3.  Apologies, if I misheard anything, but at least this version captures the original chords. :-R





            
            
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