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Under Pressure by Queen & David Bowie
As tabbed by Andrewrocku

This was/still is a great tune and somehow has always reminded me of Christmas. Probably
because of the general message.  This theory is obviously not my own because I've heard
it a lot this last year played in Christmas commercials.  A brilliant Queen Mercury/Bowie
partnership loaded with hip melody and tons of feeling, this song never received the
noway near exposure and success I feel it deserved.  Though it's bass line & hip
clap/snap bottom was stolen by a flash-in-the-pan rapper who had a huge hit with it
... yet denied infringing copyrights claiming his version's bassline included one
"extra" note.  I ALWAYS break this one out for the holidays!


[Figure 1] - Bass Line for guitar played with alternating clap to snap (do this
with feet if you do not have four hands)
E-----------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------|
E----10--10--10---10-10-10---5------|

[Figure 2 Played once for INTRO and during VERSE]
  D                        A                  G               A
E------------5-------|---9------------|----7-----------|---5---------------|
B------7-------------|--------10------|---------8------|--------5----------|
G----7---7-------7---|-9---9-------9--|--7---7-----7---|-6---6----7-6-4----|
D--------------------|----------------|----------------|----------------7--|
A--------------------|----------------|----------------|-------------------|
E--------------------|----------------|----------------|-------------------|

D - or Figure 2
Um boom ba bay
A
Um boom ba bay
G
Um Um boom ba bay bay
A

D
Pressure
A
Pushing down on me
G
Pressing down on you 
A
No man ask for

D
Under pressure
A
That burns a building down
G
Splits a family in two
A
Puts people on streets

D
Um ba ba bay
A
Um ba ba bay
G
Dee day duh
A
Ee day duh

bridge
           G
It's the terror of knowing
                A
What this world is about
    G
Watching some good friends
                A
Screaming let me out!
     G                  A
Pray tomorrow takes me higher
D
Pressure on people
       G       A
People on streets

[Figure 1 bassline x3]
Day day day
da da dup bup bup
Okay

D - or Figure 2
Chippin' around
A
I kick my brains round the floor
G
These are the days
A
It never rains but it pours

D
Ee do bay bup
A
Ee do bay ba bup
G
Ee do bup
A
Bay bup

D
People on streets
A
Dee da dee da day
G
People on streets
A
Dee da dee da dee da dee da


          G 
It's the terror of knowing
               A
What this world is about
   G
Watching some good friend
           A  
Scream let me out!

G
Pray tomorrow  
                      A
takes me high high higher


G
Turned away from it all
            C
Like the blind man
G                            C
Sat on a fence but it don't work
G
Keep coming up with love
                A
But it's so slashed and torn
C   F
Why?
   G  F  
Why? 
A  
LoveLoveLove!

A
Insanity laughs under pressure we're cracking
              D                  G       A
Can't we give ourselves one more chance?
              D                      G      A
Why can't we give love that one more chance?
             D         A         D          A
Why can't we give love give love give love?
G         A         D         A         G         A
Give love give love give love give love give love give love? 
          G          A             D
Cause love's such an old fashioned word
         A            G
And love dares you to care
        A             D           A
For the people on the edge of the night
         G            A
And love dares you to change our way
   D        A
Of caring about ourselves

G             A
This is our last dance
G             A
This is our last chance
D    A     G
This is ourselves
Under Pressure
[Figure 1 bass line x3]
D      A
Under Pressure
D  G  A           D
Pressure

            
            
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melissals00 10 Aug 07, 2013 08:28 PM

What's the ukulele tab?

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xandrani 10 Aug 30, 2014 02:02 PM

Lame attempt. Copying the guitar version and calling it Ukulele tab is just weird and useless.

At least work out the tab for the ukulele if you take the chords from the guitar version.

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xandrani 10 Aug 30, 2014 02:02 PM

Tab incomplete.

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