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The Day Before You Came chords

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by ABBA
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Whole song (recommended) 215 bpm
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* = 2/4 measure
Otherwise in 4/4.


ORDER: I V1 C1 V2 C2 INT V3 C3 FC O


[INTRO]
Cm | | | |


[VERSE 1]
Cm                                    | Ab6 *        | G |
    Must have left my house at eight, because I always do
     | G                                   | *             | Cm | |
    My train, I'm certain, left the station just when it was due
    | Cm                             | *             | Bb |
    I must have read the morning paper going into town
      | Bb                            |         Bb7/D           | Eb     | |
    And having gotten through the editorial, no doubt I must have frowned


[CHORUS 1]
  Eb                    |                     | Bb |
I must have made my desk around a quarter after nine
   | Bb7                    |                            | Eb
With letters to be read, and heaps of papers waiting to be signed
Eb/G | Ab                       | Eb/G
I      must have gone to lunch at half past twelve or so
        | Fm                    |
The usual place, the usual bunch
  | Fm                            | Dm7-5 *         | G     |
And still on top of this I'm pretty sure it must have rained
             | Cm       |
The day before you came


[VERSE 2]
| Cm                          | *               | G  |
I must have lit my seventh cigarette at half past two
  | G7                     |         G7/B * | Cm  |
And at the time I never even noticed I   was  blue
| Cm                                  |  Cm      Cm/D *    | Bb | |
I must have kept on dragging through the business     of the day
Bb                      | Bb7                   Bb/D |  Eb | 
Without really knowing anything, I hid a part of me a - way


[CHORUS 2]
 | Eb                    |                          | Bb |
At five I must have left, there's no exception to the rule
| Bb7                   |                             | Eb      |
A matter of routine, I've done it ever since I finished   school
  | Ab
The train back home again,
| Eb/G                         | Fm                |
undoubtedly I must have read the evening paper then
 | Fm                              | Dm7-5 *      | G    |
Oh yes, I'm sure my life was well within  its usual frame
             | Cm
The day before you came


[INTERLUDE]
  ( Cm ) |    | Bdim7 | |
Bdim7/Ab | G7 | Cm    | |
F#dim7/A |    | Cm/G  | |
  G7sus4 | G7 |

Cm | |


[VERSE 3]
      Cm                             | Ab6 *           | G |
    I must have opened my front door at eight o'clock or so
      | G7                              |         G7/B * | Cm |
    And stopped along the way to buy some Chinese food to  go
      | Cm                          | *           | Bb |
    I'm sure I had my dinner watching something on TV
          | Bb                            |          Bb7         | Eb |
    There's not, I think, a single episode of Dallas that I didn't see


[CHORUS 3]
| Eb                   |                     | Bb7 |
I must have gone to bed around a quarter after ten
| Bb7                    |                    Bb7/D | Eb  |
I need a lot of sleep, and so I like to be in bed  by then
| Ab 
I must have read a while
  | Eb/G                        | Fm                       | Fmadd9 Fm
The latest one by Marilyn French or something in that style
   | Fm                         | Dm7-5 *         | G7 |
It's funny, but I had no sense of liv - ing without aim
                 | Cm  | Cmadd9 Cm
The day before you came


[FINAL CHORUS]
  | Ab
And turning out the light
| Eb/G                              | Fm               | Fmadd9 Fm
I must have yawned and cuddled up for yet another night
  | Fm                             | Dm7-5 *          | G7 |
And rattling on the roof I must have heard the sound of rain
                 | Cm
The day before you came


[OUTRO]
  ( Cm ) |    | Bdim7 | |
Bdim7/Ab | G7 | Cm    | |
F#dim7/A |    | Cm/G  | |
  G7sus4 | G7 |

    Cm   |    | Bdim7 | |
Bdim7/Ab | G7 | Cm    | |
F#dim7/A |    | Cm/G  | |
  G7sus4 | G7 |

Cm | Ab/C | Cm | Ab/C | (fade)

            
            
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maguri [tm] 32,520 Nov 28, 2015 09:54 AM, edited at 06:05 pm

One of my favourite ABBA songs (and I like quite a few ...), thanks for putting it up!

For lazy people (such as me), I'd suggest transposing this tab down 3 steps to Am (much easier to play) and using a capo 3rd fret to get back to the original key.

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NeoMvsEu [m] 34,443 Nov 28, 2015 11:13 AM

Much appreciated!

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