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Sweeney Todd - The Ballad Of Sweeney Todd chords

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There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
Hey there - I'm sure you never get tired of hearing this, but this is my first
tab - all comments and criticisms are appreciated.

F#m Bm
                                F#m Bm -
Attend the tale of Sweeny Todd.
His skin was pale and his eye was odd.
   F#5   -    C#5   -  B5  - A5 -
He shaved the faces of gentlemen
    G#5   -    F#5    -   E5      
Who never thereafter were heard of again.
He trod a path that few have trod,
Em                   A5 -  G#5    -  F#5
Did Sweeny Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

F#m Bm
                              F#m Bm -
He kept a shop in London Town
Of fancy clients and good renown.
    F#5  -  C#5      -    B5    -    A5 -
And what if none of their souls were saved?
     G#5     -     F#5  -  E5    
They went to their maker impeccably shaved 
By Sweeny, By Sweeny Todd, 
    A5 -  G#5    -  F#5
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

F#m Bm

F#5                    C5
Swing your razor wide, Sweeny,
Hold it to the skies!
F#5  - C#5   -   B5  -    D5 -
Freely flows the blood of those 
who moralize.

F#m Bm
                                     F#m Bm -
His need were few, his room was bare:
a lavabo and a fancy chair,
  F#5 -  C#5   -    B5  -   A5 -
A mug of suds and a leather strop,
   G#5  -   F#5  -   E5      
An apron, a towel, a pail and a mop.
For neatness, he deserves a nod.
Em                     A5 -  G#5    -  F#5
Does Sweeny Todd,, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

F#m Bm

A              D
In conspicuous Sweeny was,
Am                  A
Quick and quite and clean 'e was.
Back of his smile, under his word,
Sweeny heard music that nobody heard.
A#                  Gm
Sweeny pondered and Sweeny planned,
Fm             A#
Like a perfect machine 'e planned
Sweeny was smooth, Sweeny was subtle,
Sweeny would blink and rats would scuttle.
Sweeny was smooth, Sweeny was subtle,
Sweeny would blink and rats would scuttle.
Sweeny was smooth, Sweeny was subtle,
Sweeny would blink and rats would scuttle.
Sweeny! Sweeny! Sweeny! Sweeny!
Gm             Fm

Fm                              F#m
Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd
He served a dark and a hungry god
G# (hold)
What happened then, well that's the play, And 
He wouldn't want us to give it away. 
Not Sweeney,
Not Sweeney Todd, 
    A#5   G5        Fm
The demon barber of Fleet

Notes: the intro (and ongoing theme) is 3 beats F#m and 1 Bm
If "He shaved the faces of gentlemen" is too fast you can play every other chord"
On "swing your razer wide, Sweeney" you can play as
   F# C  C# B Dm G#

Send all comments, criticism, suggestions and questions to ltm_1988@hotmail.com
with the subject "chords"

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Eponine24601 10 Apr 28, 2014 05:38 PM

I believe that the actual spelling of his name is "Sweeney", just so you know :)

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