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God Only Knows Chords

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Song:     God Only Knows (The Stereo Mix)[1997 Digital Remaster]
Artist:   The Beach Boys
Album:    The Pet Sounds Sessions (1997)
AUTHOR:   Tab annotated by Richard Grosser (grosserr@gmail.com)        
URL:      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ybvruzd3XE0&feature=autoshare
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa2DnNPIC_c
Tuning:   Standard


Capo: 2


Chords:
          EADGBE
G         320001     
D/Gb      200232 
Em7       020000 
G/D       XX0003 
A/E       002220 
Bb/F      113331
C/G       332010              
Am        002210
Em        022000      
Em7       020000           
A7/G      302020        
Bbdim7    X1202X
D/A       X00232             
Am7/G     302020
D         XX0232
Bm/Gb     224432
F         133211
Dm6       XX0201
Am7       002010 
D7        000212 
Ebdim     X6787X
Dbm7      X4242X


INTRO:
|G  D/Gb  Em7  G/D  A/E  Bb/F| 


VERSE 1:
C/G              Am
I may not always love you,
Em      Em7           A7/G
But long as there are stars above you,
D/Gb         Bbdim7
You’ll never need to doubt it,
D/A              Bm/Gb
I'll make you so sure about it.


REFRAIN 1:
G        D/Gb              Em7        D
God only knows what I'd be without you. 


VERSE 2:
C/G                Am
If you should ever leave me,
Em      Em7             A7/G
Though life would still go on believe me,
D/Gb                 Bbdim7     
The world could show nothing to me,
D/A              Bm/Gb
So what good would living do me.


REFRAIN 2:
G        D/Gb              Em7        D
God only knows what I'd be without you.


INSTRUMENTAL l:
|F    Dm6    Am   Am7 D7|
|G/D  Ebdim   G/D   Dbm7|


REFRAIN 3:
C/G      G                     Am7
God only knows what I'd be without you.


VERSE 3:
C/G                Am
If you should ever leave me,
Em      Em7             A7/G
Though life would still go on believe me,
D/Gb                 Bbdim7
The world could show nothing to me,
D/A                Bm/Gb
So what good would living do me.


REFRAIN 4: (Repeat x6)
G        D/Gb              Em7        D
God only knows what I'd be without you,
G        D/Gb              Em7        D
God only knows what I'd be without you,
   (God only knows…)
(Fade)
G        D/Gb              Em7        D
God only knows what I'd be without you.


[End]


BACKGROUND:
“Mind of Brian 1: God Only Knows”  http://mysite.verizon.net/vzex6mhq/mob1.htm

NOTES:
1. "...AllMusic calls the compilation "a fascinating, educational listen, even if it's not 
necessarily indispensable."[8] Q gave the "enlightening" box set a perfect score and wrote 
that "the backing music tracks sans vocals opens your ears to a bevy of awe-inspiring nuances 
previously obscured by singing.  At the same time, the isolated vocal tracks are 
nothing less than spiritual in their emotive wallop. ..."   
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pet_Sounds_Sessions
2.  "...The new mixes created for the box set were made in January–February 1996.  
Linett wrote: "In mixing Pet Sounds in stereo, every attempt was made to duplicate the feel and 
sound of the original mono mixes. Vocal and instrumental parts that Brian left off the record 
in 1966 were noted and duplicated, as were the fades.  To this end, a Scully model 280 4-track 
was used to transfer the analog reels to digital multi-tracks – the same model used for 
'Pet Sounds'.  The mix was then processed through an original tube console from United Western 
Recorders in the 1960's. ..."  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pet_Sounds_Sessions
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Bartholomew wrote on August 28 2011, 07:40 pm

Refrain 3 should be: C G Am7, and then go right back to the C/G of the verse.

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rikigo wrote on March 17 2013, 04:04 am

I have updated Refrain 3. Thanks for your feedback Bartholomew.

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marklr wrote on March 20 2013, 02:56 pm

this is the correct version...you can play along to the original recording with these chords :)) Cheers rikigo.

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