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#--------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship or research.#
#----------------------------------------------------------------------------#

Song title:      Better Things
Original Album:  Give The People What They Want

Words and Music by Raymond Douglas Davies
Copyright © 1981 Arista Records
Published by Sony Music Entertainment

Transcribed by Gavin Chart (contactus@gartfrets.net)


NOTES:
Timing is 4/4.


INTRO:
Notes:
The rhythm part is played on a piano. Here, D7 sounds more accurate than F#m,
although it is F#m in the VERSEs.

Play the INTRO chords x4.

The 2nd time, play Guitar Figure 1 over the INTRO chords;
The 3rd time, play Guitar Figure 2 over the INTRO chords;
The 4th time, play Guitar Figure 1 over the INTRO chords;

Chords:
D   xx0232 or x57775    G  320033 or 355433
D7  xx0212 or x57575    A  x02220 or 577655

[play: | D | D7 | G | A |]  [x4]


Guitar Figure 1
  D                                D7
|-5------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-7------------------------------|-7-h-8-------10------8-------7--|
|-7------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-7------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-5------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -|


  G                                A
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-8-----------7------------------|--------------------------------|
|-------------------------9------|-7---6---------------6----------|
|--------------------------------|-------------9------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -|


Guitar Figure 2
  D                                D7
|-5------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-7------------------------------|-7-h-8-------10------8---7------|
|-7------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-7------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-5------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -|


  G                                A
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-7-h-8-------10------8---7------|-7-------------------7----------|
|-----------------------------7--|-----9-------9-----------9---7--|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -|


VERSE:
Notes:
For the last verse line, you might want to play the A as x02220 to enable
easy toggling to Asus2 (x02200). Just a suggestion...

Chords:
D    x57775    Bm   x24432    Asus2  x02200
F#m  244222    F#7  242322
G    355433    D/A  x07775
A    577655    E    022100

       D               F#m             G                A              D
Here's wishing you the bluest sky, and hoping something better comes tomorrow
               F#m                   G            A  
Hoping all the verses rhyme, and the very best of choruses to
Bm             F#7
Follow all the doubt and sadness
  D/A              E                   A   Asus2  A  G
I know that better things are on their way


VERSE:
Notes:
G* - The CHORUS starts immediately on this G.
 
Chords:
D    xx0232    Bm   x24432    Asus2  x02200
F#m  244222    F#7  242322
G    355433    D/A  x00232
A    x02220    E    022100

       D              F#m         G                  A             D 
Here's hoping all the days ahead, won't be as bitter as the ones behind you
          F#m               G            A 
Be an optimist instead, and somehow happiness will find you
Bm                   F#7
Forget what happened yesterday
  D/A              E                 A   Asus2  A  G*
I know that better things are on the way


CHORUS:
Notes:
The fills overlay the rhythm guitar so, in the figure below, the "(2)"
corresponds to the F#m chord that the rhythm guitar would play.
Fills 1 and 2 are essentially the same but played on different beats.


 Fill1:                              Fill2:
|--------------------------------|  |--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|  |--------------------------------|
|---------------------0------(2)-|  |---------------------0-------2--|
|-0-----------2---4--------------|  |---------0---2---4--------------|
|--------------------------------|  |--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|  |--------------------------------|

| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -|  | 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -|


Chords:
G  355433    A    577655
D  x57775    F#m  244222

(G)                         D               G      A
It's really good to see you rocking out and having fun
D               G      A
Living like you just begun
  D                  G       A
Accept your life and what it brings
  D             G           A      D    [Fill1]  F#m  [Fill2]
I hope tomorrow you'll find better things
  G             A                 [D   F#m  G  A]*
I know tomorrow you'll find better things


[*play Guitar Figure 3 over [D  F#m  G  A]*]

Guitar Figure 3

  D                           F#m
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|-----3----------------------5-h-|
|---------------------0-------2--|-------------0-------2----------|
|-0-----------2---4--------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -|

  G                           A
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-7br---------5---5--------------|--------------------------------|
|---------------7-------------7--|-7---6---6----------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -|


[repeat 1st VERSE]


CHORUS:
Chords:
G  355433    A    577655
D  x57775    F#m  244222

(G)                        D                     G      A
I know you've got a lot of good things happening up a - head
    D                 G        A
The past is gone it's all been said
   D                  G      A
So here's to what the future brings
  D             G           A      D     [Fill1]  F#m  [Fill2]
I know tomorrow you'll find better things

[repeat last line to fade; guitar solos replace fills]

            
            
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