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Goodbye Stranger Chords

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GOODBYE STRANGER – SUPERTRAMP

INTRO:
(Vintage Electric Piano – 120bpm)
Ab     Ab     Ab     Ab

VERSE 1:
Ab (1/2 bar)              Abº
  It was an early morning yesterday.
Db/Ab                     Ab
  I was up before the dawn.
Ab (1/2 bar)              Abº
  And I really have     enjoyed my stay.
Db/Ab                     Ab
 But I must be moving on.

BRIDGE 1:
(+E Guitar +Bass +Drums)
       Ab7/Gb
Like a king without a castle.
       Fm7
Like a queen without a throne.
       Db
I'm an early morning lover.
       Bbm7
And I  must be moving on.

VERSE 2:
Ab                        Ab
(EP + Light Drums)
Ab (1/2 bar)              Abº
  Now I believe in       what you say,
Db/Ab                     Ab
  Is the undisputed truth.
Ab (1/2 bar)              Abº
But I have to have things my own way,
Db/Ab                     Ab
  To keep me in my youth.

BRIDGE 2:
(+E Guitar +Bass +Organ)
       Ab7/Gb
Like a ship without an anchor.
       Fm7
Like a slave without a chain.
       Db
Just the thought of those sweet ladies,
       Bbm7
Sends a shiver through my veins.

       Ab
   And I will go on shining.
       Ab7/Gb
       Shining like brand new.
       Db
  I'll never look behind me.
       Bbm7
    My troubles will be few.

CHORUS 1:
(EP + Light Drums)
|Ab      |Ab+     |Fm/Ab   |Bbm  Eb7|

(+E Guitar)
|Ab      |Ab7/Gb  |Db      |Bbm  Eb7|

(+Bass)
Ab                     Ab7/Gb
  Goodbye stranger      it's been nice.
Db                     Bbm  Eb7
  Hope you find your    paradise.
Ab                     Ab7/Gb
  Tried to see your     point of view.
Db                     Bbm       Eb7
  Hope your dreams will all come true.

Ab                     Ab7/Gb
  Goodbye Mary,         goodbye Jane.
Db                     Bbm    Eb7
  Will we ever          meet again?
Ab                     Ab7/Gb
  Feel no sorrow,       feel no shame.
Db                     Bbm      Eb7
  Come tomorrow,        feel no pain.

             Ab                  Ab7/Gb
 Now sweet devotion   is not for me.
              Goodbye Mary,       Goodbye Jane.
             Db                  Bbm    Eb7
Just give me motion    to set me free.
              Will we ever        meet again?

                    Ab                   Ab7/Gb
In the land and the ocean           far away,
                     Feel no sorrow,      feel no shame.
                    Db                   Bbm      Eb7
 It's the life I've chosen,        every day.
                     Come tomorrow,       feel no pain.

             Ab                  Ab+/C
 So, goodbye Mary,       goodbye Jane.
              Goodbye Mary,       Goodbye Jane.
             Fm                  Ab7/Gb
     Will we ever          meet again?
              Will we ever        meet again?

VERSE 3:
Ab                        Ab
(EP + Light Drums +E Guitar)
Ab (1/2 bar)              Abº
  Now some they do and    some they don't,
Db/Ab                     Ab
  And some you just can't tell.
Ab (1/2 bar)              Abº
  And some they will and  some they won't.
Db/Ab                     Ab
  For some it's just as   well.

BRIDGE 3:
(+Bass +Organ)
        Ab7/Gb
You can laugh at my behaviour.
        Fm7
That'll never bother me.
        Db
Say the Devil is my saviour.
        Bbm7
    But I don't pay no heed.

       Ab
   And I will go on shining.
       Ab7/Gb
       Shining like brand new.
       Db
  I'll never look behind me.
       Bbm7
    My troubles will be few.
CHORUS:
(EP +Whistling)
|Ab      |Ab+     |Fm/Ab   |Bbm  Eb7|

(+E Guitar)
|Ab      |Ab7/Gb  |Db      |Bbm  Eb7|

(+Bass)
Ab                     Ab7/Gb
  Goodbye stranger      it's been nice.
Db                     Bbm  Eb7
  Hope you find your    paradise.
Ab                     Ab7/Gb
  Tried to see your     point of view.
Db                     Bbm       Eb7
  Hope your dreams will all come true.

Ab                     Ab7/Gb
  Goodbye Mary,         goodbye Jane.
Db                     Bbm    Eb7
  Will we ever          meet again?
Ab                     Ab7/Gb
  Feel no sorrow,       feel no shame.
Db                     Bbm      Eb7
  Come tomorrow,        feel no pain.

             Ab                  Ab7/Gb
 Now sweet devotion   is not for me.
              Goodbye Mary,       Goodbye Jane.
             Db                  Bbm    Eb7
Just give me motion    to set me free.
              Will we ever        meet again?

                    Ab                   Ab7/Gb
In the land and the ocean           far away,
                     Feel no sorrow,      feel no shame.
                    Db                   Bbm      Eb7
 It's the life I've chosen,        every day.
                     Come tomorrow,       feel no pain.

             Ab                  Ab7/Gb
 So, now I'm leavin',     got to go.
              Goodbye Mary,       Goodbye Jane.
             Db                  Bbm          Eb7
     Hit the road,          I'll say it once again.
              Will we ever        meet again?

             Ab                   Ab7/Gb
Oh, yes, I'm leaving, I've got to go.
              Feel no sorrow,      feel no shame.
             Db                   Bbm             Eb7
      Got to go,              I'm sorry I have to tell you.
              Come tomorrow,       feel no pain.

             Ab                  Ab+/C
 So, goodbye Mary,       goodbye Jane.
              Goodbye Mary,       Goodbye Jane.
             Fm                  Ab7/Gb
     Will we ever          meet again?
              Will we ever        meet again?

OUTRO:
Ab7/Gb        Ab7.b10

(Instrumental – accel. to 135bpm)
Ab7.b10         Ab7.b10         Db7.9+11         Db7.9+11
Repeat x8 to fade


END

Notes on chord symbols:
Abº     = Ab diminished 7th
Ab+/C   = Ab sharpened 5th with C in the bass
Ab7.b10 = Ab7 flattened 10th
Db7.9+11= Db7 with 9th and 11th

I have transcribed this song for piano, so sorry if there are any problems with the 
if you are playing it on guitar!

Personally transcribed by OliThePianist – there’s not enough free piano music out there!

Email:  fingersmcstanyon@hotmail.co.uk

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RalpH_himself wrote on April 6 2011, 05:32 am

Bloody Brilliant!

I strongly suggest transposing one step down and playing with Capo 1.

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Scott O wrote on August 8 2014, 10:23 pm

or capo 4 and transpose to E

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