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When Love Breaks Down chords

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                When Love Breaks Down – Prefab Sprout
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Written by: Paddy McAloon
From: "Steve McQueen" (1985)

Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

capo: 1st fret
play: C
key: C#/Db

A very beautiful song and a great recording, too. But instruments and 
harmonies create dense layers of chord textures that are very difficult to
recreate on one guitar. So a lot of what is here is my interpretation of 
what is played. Take the basic chords and try to create your own 
arrangement. Enjoy!

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CHORDS
           E-A-D-G-B-e
Fmaj7   (t)1-3-3-2-1-0
C/G        3-x-2-0-1-0
G/D        x-5-x-0-0-3
Am9        x-0-5-5-5-7
G/A        x-0-5-4-3-3
G5         3-x-0-0-3-x
Fmaj9   (t)1-3-3-0-1-0  or
        (t)1-x-3-2-1-3
Fmaj7/G    3-x-3-2-1-0

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INTRO
| C | % | Am7 | % | Fmaj7 | % | Dm7 | G |


VERSE
C/G 
   My love and I,
G/D
   We work well together
Am7                 Fmaj7
   But often we're apart
G5        G         Am7  
  Absence makes the   heart lose weight, yeah,
Dm7                                 [ C/G ]
  Till love breaks down, love breaks down


INERLUDE
| C/G | % | Am9 | % | Fmaj7 | % | Dm7 | % |


VERSE
C/G 
   Oh my, oh my,
G/D
   Have you seen the weather?
Am7                    Fmaj7
   The sweet September rain
G5        G  Am7  
  Rain on me,  like no other
Dm7
  Until I drown, until I drown


CHORUS
Fmaj9                                    [ Fmaj7/G ]
  When love breaks down, the things you do
Fmaj7/G 
  To stop the truth from hurting you
Fmaj9                                 [ Fmaj7/G ]
  When love breaks down, the lies we tell,
Fmaj7/G 
  They only serve to fool ourselves,
Fmaj9                                    [ Fmaj7/G ]
  When love breaks down, the things you do
Fmaj7/G 
  To stop the truth from hurting you
Fmaj9                                    [ C/G ]
  When love breaks down, when love breaks down


INTERLUDE
| C/G | % | G/A | % | G5 | % | G | % |
| Fmaj7 | % | Dm7 | % | G5 | % | G | % |


VERSE
C/G 
   My love and I,
G/D
   We are boxing clever
Am7                      Fmaj7
   She'll never crowd me out
G5         G       Am7  
  Fall, be free as   old confetti
Dm7
  And paint the town, paint the town


CHORUS
Fmaj9                                    [ Fmaj7/G ]
  When love breaks down, the things you do
Fmaj7/G 
  To stop the truth from hurting you
Fmaj9                                 [ Fmaj7/G ]
  When love breaks down, the lies we tell,
Fmaj7/G 
  They only serve to fool ourselves,
Fmaj9                                    [ Fmaj7/G ]
  When love breaks down, the things you do
Fmaj7/G 
  To stop the truth from hurting you
Fmaj9                                 [ Fmaj7/G ]
  When love breaks down, the lies we tell,
Fmaj7/G 
  They only serve to fool ourselves,
Fmaj9                                    [ Fmaj7/G ]
  When love breaks down, the things you do
Fmaj7/G 
  To stop the truth from hurting you
Fmaj9                                 [ Fmaj7/G ]
  When love breaks down, you join the wrecks
Fmaj7/G 
  Who leave their hearts for easy sex
Fmaj9                                    [ C/G ]
  When love breaks down, when love breaks down


OUTRO
| C/G | % | G/D | % | Am7 | % | Fmaj7 | % |
| G5        | G | Am7 | % | Dm7 | % |

| C/G | % | Dm7 | % | 
| C/G | % | Dm7 | % | 
 (fade)

            
            
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