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Chris De Burgh - Shine On chords

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Chris de Burgh - Shine On
From the albums: Power of Ten (1992) and Beautiful Dreams (1995)
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The chords I wrote here match the song Shine On from the album Beautiful Dreams,
Though they can also be played along the original from the album Power of Ten.


Verse 1:
F       
 I was looking at a photograph,
                   D                  Gm
Taken in a garden long before the war,
                Bbm
And out on the lawn, 
          F             Am                   Dm
There were old men and dogs and little children,
             Gm  F         C
All of them gone.. forever

Verse 2:
F
 There were people by the waterside,
                             D              Gm
Standing in the same place where I am today,
              Bbm
Nothing has changed,  
             F              Am              Dm
But you know, that time is moving like a river,
                Gm  F         C
It can only be love.. forever

Pre-Chorus:
Bb    C     Bb    C
Aaaah Aaaah Ooooh Ooooh

Chorus:
  F      C     Dm               F
We shine on, brighter than the sun,
 Bb             F         Gm                C
Live for every moment, before the moment's gone,
  F      C    Dm           F
We shine on, you and me tonight,
 Bb            F
Way across the universe,
 Gm             C           F    C Bb C
Burning like a fire in the night

Verse 3:
F             
 There are those who can never cross,
                     D              Gm
The space between a father and a son,
               Bbm
When they are young,
       F             Am                      Dm
We must say all the words that should be spoken,
                 Bb  F         C
Before they are lost.. forever

Verse 4:
F                     
 And I was looking at a photograph,
                     D                  Gm
Taken from a window way above the world,
              Bbm
We've got to learn,
         F            Am                  Dm
We must leave here a garden for our children,
             Gm  F         C
When we are gone.. forever

Pre-Chorus:
Bb    C     Bb    C
Aaaah Aaaah Ooooh Ooooh

Chorus:
  F      C     Dm               F
We shine on, brighter than the sun,
 Bb             F         Gm                C
Live for every moment, before the moment's gone,
  F      C    Dm           F
We shine on, you and me tonight,
 Bb            F
Way across the universe,
 Gm             C           F    C Dm F Bb F Gm C
Burning like a fire in the night

F         C Dm F Bb F Gm C
 Shine on...
              F    C          Dm     F
Leave here a garden for the children,
              Bb       F Gm C
Leave here a new world,  Oooh
        Bb  C         Bb
In the night, in the night
                C           F
Burning like a fire in the night...


Here are the number of counts for every chord to make it easier for you.
This will help you a lot if you want to play this song on piano,
But pay attention to some chords like the 
(F-4) in the verses is played in 2 different keys, one low and one higher key.
Bpm = 80.52 total: 296 counts = 37 parts of 8 counts.

Verses:       (F-6) (D-2)  (Gm-4) (Bbm-4)
              (F-2) (Am-2) (Dm-4) (Gm-2) (F-4) (C-2)

Pre-Chorus:   (Bb-4) (C-4) (Bb-4) (C-4)

First Chorus: (F-2) (C-2) (Dm-2) (F-2) (Bb-2) (F-2) (Gm-2) (C-2)
              (F-2) (C-2) (Dm-2) (F-2) (Bb-2) (F-2) (Gm-2) (C-2) (F-6) (C-2) (Bb-4) (C-4)

Second Chorus + Ending:
              (F-2) (C-2) (Dm-2) (F-2) (Bb-2) (F-2) (Gm-2) (C-2)
              (F-2) (C-2) (Dm-2) (F-2) (Bb-2) (F-2) (Gm-2) (C-2)
              (F-2) (C-2) (Dm-2) (F-2) (Bb-2) (F-2) (Gm-2) (C-2)
              (F-2) (C-2) (Dm-2) (F-2) (Bb-2) (F-2) (Gm-2) (C-2)
              (Bb-4) (C-4) (Bb-6) (C-2) (F-8) You can fade out here
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