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Ebony And Ivory chords

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                Ebony and Ivory – Paul McCartney 
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Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

Paul McCartney (with Stevie Wonder)
Ebony and Ivory (1982)
(McCartney)

From: "Tug of War"

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capo: 2nd fret
play: D
key: E

For original chords transpose this tab +2 to E.

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CHORDS

          E-A-D-G-B-E
Bm/A      x-0-4-4-3-2
F#m/A     x-0-4-2-2-x
G/A       x-0-5-4-3-x
Em/A      x-0-2-0-0-x
Em7       0-2-0-0-0-0
C6        x-3-2-2-1-0
Cdim      x-3-4-2-4-x
B7        x-2-1-2-0-2
B7/D#     x-x-1-2-0-2
Emaj7     0-2-2-4-4-4
A/B       x-2-2-2-2-x
Gmaj7/A   x-0-5-4-3-2

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[Intro]
  A Bm/A  A F#m/A G/A   Em/A
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 
e|----2---0-------|----------------|
B|----3---2---2---|3-----0---------|
G|----4---2---2---|4-----0---------|
D|------------4---|5-----2---------|
A|0---------------|0-----0---------|
E|----------------|----------------|

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[Intro]
| A Bm/A A F#m/A | G/A Em/A |


[Chorus] 
D          Em7   Em7/A
 Ebony and ivory
       D                 Em7   Em7/A
Live together in perfect harmony
        D                Em7
Side by side on my piano keyboard
  Em7/A  D
Oh lord, why don't we


[Intro]
| A Bm/A A F#m/A | G/A Em/A |


[Verse 1]
D                  Bm             A        G        D
  We all know that people are the same wherever you go
         D               A
There is good and bad in everyone
   C6           Cdim   B7       B7/D#     Em
We learn to live,   we learn to give each other
                           G/A
What we need to survive, together alive


[Chorus]
D          Em7   Em7/A
 Ebony and ivory
       D                 Em7   Em7/A
Live together in perfect harmony
        D                Em7
Side by side on my piano keyboard
  Em7/A  D               Bsus4  B
Oh lord, why don't we


[Interkude]
| E | F#m7 A/B | E | F#m7 A/B |

Emaj7         F#m7               A/B
Ebony, ivory, living in perfect harmony
Emaj7        G/A
Ebony, ivory ooh


[Verse 2]
D                  Bm             A        G        D
  We all know that people are the same wherever you go
         D               A
There is good and bad in everyone
   C6           Cdim   B7       B7/D#     Em
We learn to live,   we learn to give each other
                           Gmaj7/A
What we need to survive, together alive


[Chorus]
D          Em7   Em7/A
 Ebony and ivory
       D                 Em7   Em7/A
Live together in perfect harmony
        D                Em7
Side by side on my piano keyboard
  Em7/A  D               Bsus4  B
Oh lord, why don't we
         Em7             G/A
Side by side on my piano keyboard
        [ D ]
Oh lord, why don't we


[Outro]
| D | Em Em7/A | D | Em Em7/A |
| D | Em Em7/A | D | Em Em7/A |

D(maj7)       Em7               Em7/A
Ebony, ivory, living in perfect harmony
D(maj7)       Em7               Em7/A
Ebony, ivory, living in perfect harmony
D(maj7)       Em7               Em7/A
Ebony, ivory, living in perfect harmony

[vocals ad lib, repeat and fade]

            
            
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