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Women In Chains Chords

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Author
Difficulty
Capo
intermediate
3rd fret
Song: Woman in chains
Artist: Tears for Fears
Composer: Roland Orzabal
Album: The seeds of love

Tabbed by DJ ( 'DiddyD' at ultimateGuitar.com )
2nd Oct 2016

N.B.
This is my own interpretation intended for a single
fingerstyle acoustic guitar accompaniment, giving a
flavour of the overall backing, for a solo singer.

CAPO: 3rd fret (Sounds in the key of F)

Chord names & fret positions are relative to the capo:
Dsus2 = xx0230    Bm     = x24432    E     = 022100
A/D   = xx0220    Bm/A   = x04432    Esus4 = 022200
Bm7   = x2023x    D6sus2 = xx0200    C#m7  = x46600
Bm9   = x2022x    A      = x02220    Amaj9 = 577600
G     = 3x003x    Asus4  = x02230
G(b5) = 3x002x

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[Intro - from 0:36 on track]
 Dsus2  A/D    Dsus2  A/D     Bm7   Bm9     Bm7   Bm9
|  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / |

  G    G(b5)    G    G(b5)   Dsus2  A/D   Dsus2   A/D
| /  /  /  /  | /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / |


[Verse 1]
    Dsus2                        A/D         Dsus2  A/D
You better love loving, and you better behave-----,
     Bm7                         Bm9          Bm7   Bm9
You better love loving, and you better behave-----,
  G      G(b5)     G      G(b5)
Woman in chains, woman in chains----!

 Dsus2  A/D      Dsus2  A/D
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |


[Verse 2]
Dsus2              A/D         Dsus2   A/D
Calls her man 'The Great White Hope',
Bm7                      Bm9    Bm7    Bm9
Says she's fine, she'll always cope,
           G       G(b5)
Oo - oo, woman in chains,
  G       G(b5)   Dsus2   A/D      Dsus2  A/D
Woman in chains----------------!  |  /  /  /  /  |


[Verse 3]
         Bm          Bm/A
Well, I feel----- ...lying and waiting...
         G         G(b5)        G         G(b5)
...Is a poor man's deal,    (A poor man's deal!)
       Bm            Bm/A
And I feel------ hopelessly weighed down...
            G      G(b5)           G      G(b5)
...By your eyes of steel,   (Your eyes of steel!)


[Verse 4]
               G        G(b5)
Well, it's a world gone crazy,
        G       G(b5)   Dsus2   A/D   Dsus2  A/D
Keeps woman in chains--------,
                   Bm7    Bm9    Bm7    Bm9
Woh - oh, oh, oo - oh,
  G       G(b5)    G      G(b5)   D     D6sus2 A/D
Woman in chains, woman in chains----!  |  /  /  /  /  |

   D            D6sus2 A/D
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |


[Verse 5]
Dsus2              A/D     Dsus2
Trades her soul as skin and bone,
                       (You better love loving...)
             A/D
(...And you better behave!)

 Bm7            Bm9       Bm7
Sells the only thing she owns----------------,
                    (You better love loving...)

             Bm9
             Hoo  - oo!
(...And you better behave!)

  G      G(b5)      G       G(b5)
Woman in chains,  woman in chains!
    (The sun & the Moon!)

   D            D6sus2 A/D
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |


[Verse 6]
D   D6sus2 A/D             Dsus2  A/D    Dsus2   A/D
           Men of stone,  |  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / |

        Bm7   Bm9  Bm7  Bm9          G  G(b5)  G  G(b5)
Men of stone,      hah-----, no, no, no-----!

   D           D6sus2 A/D      D           D6sus2 A/D
|  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / |


[Verse 7]
         Bm        Bm/A
Well, I feel-----, deep in your heart,
                  G         G(b5)        G         G(b5)
There are wounds time can't heal, (That time can't heal!)
       Bm         Bm/A
And I feel-----  somebody, somewhere,
          G       G(b5)              G         G(b5)
Is try - ing to breathe, well, you know what I mean?
          G       G(b5)         G        G(b5)  Asus4
It's a world gone crazy, keeps woman in chains--------!


[Verse 8]
       A       G                   Bm
It's under my skin, but out of my hands,
     Bm/A       Asus4         A              G
I'll tear it a - part, but I won't under - stand,
  G(b5)          G       G(b5)        G         G(b5)
I will not ac - cept the greatness of man!
                              It's a world gone crazy,
        G       G(b5)
Keeps woman in chains,
G         G(b5)         G       G(b5)
   (Gone crazy, keeps woman in chains!)

   G    G(b5)    G    G(b5)    G    G(b5)    G    G(b5)
|  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / |


[Coda]
   E                                   C#m7
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  ...So free---- her----,

   Amaj9                 E
So free---- her----, so free---- her----!

         E                        C#m7
||:  So free---- her----,  ...so free---- her----,
   Amaj9                 E
So free--- her-----, so free----- her----! :|| [Repeat]


********************************************************

This tab could be played instead of the above
chord accompaniment:  (CAPO still at 3rd fret)

[Optional riff for Coda]
    (E)
e |----0---------------0--|----0---------------0--|
B |--------4---2---4------|--------4---2---4------|
G |-----------------------|-----------------------|
D |--2---2---2---2---2----|--2---2---2---2---2----|
A |-----------------------|-----------------------|
E |-----------------------|-----------------------|

   (C#m7)
e |----0---------------0--|----0---------------0--|
B |--------4---2---4------|--------4---2---4------|
G |-----------------------|-----------------------|
D |-----------------------|-----------------------|
A |--4---4---4---4---4----|--4---4---4---4---4----|
E |-----------------------|-----------------------|

   (Amaj9)
e |----0---------------0--|----0---------------0--|
B |--------4---2---4------|--------4---2---4------|
G |-----------------------|-----------------------|
D |-----------------------|-----------------------|
A |--0---0---0---0---0----|--0---0---0---0---0----|
E |-----------------------|-----------------------|

    (E)
e |----0---4-----------0--|----0---4-----------0--|
B |------------2---4------|------------2---4------|
G |-----------------------|-----------------------|
D |--2---2---2---2---2----|--2---2---2---2---2----|
A |-----------------------|-----------------------|
E |-----------------------|-----------------------|
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Mats Fagergren 1,681 Oct 12, 2016 09:10 PM

super good work..impressive

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