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Macarthur Park chords

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Couldn't find a version that accurately tabbed the many odd chords of the original Richard Harris version, with all its nutty instrumental breakdowns - so here's a go at it. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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Written by Jimmy Webb

[Intro]

Eb Gm Bb  Ab Ebmaj7 Cm Eb11 F11

Dm                              F
Spring was never waiting for us girl,
                Eb                            Gm
It ran one step ahead , As we followed in the dance.

[Repeat intro chords]
  
Eb   Gm   Bb    Ab Ebmaj7 Cm Eb11 F11

  Dm                              F                             Eb
Between the parted pages and were pressed in love's hot fevered iron
                       Gm
like a striped pair of pants. 

[Pre-chorus chords]

Eb   Gm    Bb     Ab    Bb

[Chorus]

   C                                  Cmaj7
MacArthur park is melting through the dark. 
                          C11
All the sweet green icing flowing down
F                Bb   F          Fmaj7
Someone left the cake out in the rain
        C
I don't think that I can take it.
         Dm7
Cause it took so long to bake it. 
         C               Cmaj9 C F
And I'll never have that recipe again.
   Eb
Oh no.   

[Post-chorus chords]

Ab    Eb     Cm7      Ab   C   Db Abmaj7 Fm9 Db

Dm                         F
I recall the yellow cotton dress
               Eb                             Gm
Foaming like a wave on the ground around your knees  

[Repeat intro chords]

Eb   Gm   Bb  Ab Ebmaj7 Cm Eb11 F11

Dm                                   F                             Eb
The birds like tender babies in your hands and the old men playing checkers
       Gm
by the trees. 

[Pre-chorus chords]

Eb   Gm    Bb     Ab    Bb

[Chorus]

   C                                  Cmaj7
MacArthur park is melting through the dark. 
                          C11
All the sweet green icing flowing down
F                Bb   F          Fmaj7
Someone left the cake out in the rain
        C
I don't think that I can take it.
         Dm7
Cause it took so long to bake it. 
         C               Cmaj9 C F
And I'll never have that recipe again.
   Eb
Oh no.   

[Instrumental breakdown]

Ab  Ebmaj7  Gm7  Dm7  Cmaj7  Am7  Fmaj9  Bm F
E9   Fmaj7   Bbmaj7   Eb   Ab 
Abmaj7   Ab7    Db   Bbm6 F

[Bridge]

F                              Fmaj7            Bbmaj7  Bb6
There will be another song for me    for I will sing    it.
Bbdim                                           Fmaj9  F   Fmaj9 F
There will be another dream for me someone will bring  it.  
Bbmaj7
I will drink the wine while it is warm.  
Gm6                        Am7
And never let you catch me looking at the sun.    D7    C  D7
    Gm                        C11
And after all the loves of my life.
Fmaj7         F           Bbmaj7
After all the loves of my life 
                  Ebmaj7  C11
you'll still be the one. 
       F                      Fmaj7         Bbmaj7   Bb6
I will take my life into my hands and I will   use it.
Bbdim                                          Fmaj9  F   Fmaj9  F
I will win the worship in their eyes and I will lose   it.   
       Bbmaj7                        Gm6
I will have the things that I desire. 
                         Am7              D7    C  D7
And my passion flow like rivers to the sky.  
    Gm                        C11
And after all the loves of my life.
    Fmaj7                     Bbmaj7       Bb          Eb
Oh, after all the loves of my life I'll be thinking of you.
C7sus4                  Dm    Bb    Dm         F    Bb    F
           And wondering why.  
 
[Break]
Eb  Gm Eb  Gm Bb Ab  Ebmaj7  Eb11  F11  Dm9  Fmaj9 

Gm

C  Gm7  D11  Gm  C  Gm7  D11  Gm7  C Gm7  D11  Gm7  C

Gm7  Am7  Dm G Dm7  G Dm  G Dm7  G

Ebmaj9  D11  Ebmaj9

Emaj9  Bbmaj9  Ebmaj9  Bbmaj9  Am7  D11  Ebmaj9  F6

G  A7  Bb6  D11  G  A7  Bb6  Am  Eb(sus4)  Eb  G7  G7-9

Cm B+  Bb  Cm6  Fm  Cm7  Fm  E+  Eb  Fm6  Bbm  Fm7  Ebm7

Ab7 Gb

[Final chorus]

Bb          Db 


F              Bb    F    Fmaj7                                  F11       F7
MacArthur park is melting in the dark. All the sweet green icing flowing down
Bb
Someone left the cake out in the rain
        Dm
I don't think that I can take it.

Cause it took so long to bake it. 
         G9                     Bbm
And I'll never have that recipe again.
   F     C11        Ab      Fm     Gb         Bbsus4      Bb       Eb    Bb
Oh no.            Oh no.                           No                  Oh no...

            
            
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