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LET IT BE CLEAR, I'M NOT BASING THIS TAB OFF ANY KNOWN PERFORMANCE OF THE SONG.  
IT IS SIMPLY HOW I'VE PERSONALLY TRANSCRIBED IT AND FIND IT MUSICALLY ACCEPTABLE 
IN RESPECTS TO THE ORIGINAL.  

THE CAPO WAS MY OWN IDEA.  ALL THE CHORD NAMES REFER TO THE FINGERINGS/POSITIONS, 
AS IF THEY WERE OPEN.  SO WHEN I SAY F#5, ITS 244XXX STARTING AT THE CAPO BEING OPEN.

PLEASE CONSIDER ALL THIS BEFORE RATING/COMMENTING. 

Africa - Toto
Standard Tuning (Capo 2nd Fret)

G5-   355xxx
F#5-  244xxx
B5-   x244xx

A-    x02220
E/C#- x42100
F#m-  244222
E-    022100
G/D-  x50003
D/E-  000232

Em-   022003
C-    032013
G-    320003
D-    xx0232 
Bm7-  x24232


[Intro] G5 F#5 B5  x4


[Verse]
A                E/C#    F#m
I hear the drums echoing tonight
    E              G/D              D/E         A     G5 F#5 B5
But she hears only whispers of some quiet conversation
A           E/C#     F#m
Shes coming in 12:30 flight
    E               G/D                  D/E                 A     G5 F#5 B5
The moonlit wings reflect the stars that guide me towards salvation
A            E/C#              F#m
I stopped an old man along the way
E                   G/D            D/E              A       G5 F#5 B5
Hoping to find some long forgotten words or ancient melodies
A            E/C#        F#m                  G5                     F#5 B5
He turned to me as if to say, "Hurry boy, its waiting there for you!"


[Chorus]
Em                C               G        D   
It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
Em                     C              G               D
There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
Em          C             G   D
I bless the rains down in Africa
Em              C              G               Bm7   D   Em F#m 
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had


[Bridge] G5 F#5 B5  x2


[Verse]
A             E/C#           F#m
The wild dogs cry out in the night
   E                  G/D              D/E      A      G5 F#5 B5
As they grow restless longing for some solitary company
A           E/C#             F#m
I know that I must do what's right
        E           G/D         E/D              A        G5 F#5 B5
Sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti
A         E/C#               F#m                      G5                    F#5 B5
I seek to cure what's deep inside, frightened of this thing that I've become


[Chorus]
Em                C               G        D   
It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
Em                     C              G               D
There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
Em          C             G   D
I bless the rains down in Africa
Em              C              G               Bm7   D   Em F#m 
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had


[Solo:] G5 F#5 B5 x2

A  E/C#  F#m  E  G/D  D/E  A
G5 F#5 B5  

A  E/C#  F#m 

                G5                   F#5 B5
Hurry boy, shes waiting there for you

Em                C               G        D   
It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
Em                     C              G               D
There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
Em          C             G   D
I bless the rains down in Africa
Em          C             G   D
I bless the rains down in Africa
Em          C             G   D
I bless the rains down in Africa
Em          C             G   D
I bless the rains down in Africa
Em          C             G   D
I bless the rains down in Africa
Em              C              G               Bm7   D   Em F#m 
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had


Outro: G5 F#5 B5 x4

            
            
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serjYankovic 109 Sep 18, 2007 09:59 AM

Mkay, to everyone who wants to PERFORM this (meaning, sing it as well) and can't hit the unholy high A note in the chorus, you can harmonize by singing the lower part of the chorus and playing the chords:

Em - 022003
C - 032013
G - 320003
D - xx0232

(note the highest pitch of each chord matches his vocal part)

[now go Die]

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serjYankovic 109 Sep 18, 2007 11:01 PM

Yeah... I just decided it'd be better to actually update the tab to have those chords...

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Ardolino_Cool 60 May 30, 2008 09:09 AM

wrong totally wrong beggining chords are....(for the famous bit) Am played open string position but use your little finger on the A note on the low E instead of open string A....then to G#m7 but dont play the third...and then to C#m7...thatway sounds alot better try it :D

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