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Focus - Black Beauty chords

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Black Beauty (Cleuver, Van Leer) from their debut album In and Out of Focus
which came out in 1970.

Standard Tuning, listen to the track for timing.

Chords used:

E     022100   B     799877
G#m   466444   D#/Eb x68886
C#m   x46654   G#    466544
F#    244322   C#    x46664
A     577655   C/C#m x3654x
D     x57775   E7    020100
Em/C# 042000

Intro

--13-----    --15-----  --18----------22b24-|
--16b18--    --18b20--  --21b23-------------|
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Verse 1

 E         G#m                 C#m
Night was dark, your skin was dark
                F#               A
your eyes were shining bright
           D       C#m     A  B      A
Oh, black beauty, close in my heart
 E          G#         C#m                F#           A
I was King Solomon who held his Queen of Sheba tight
           D      C#m        F#
Oh, black beauty held in my arms

Bridge

C#m          A                 F#           D#/Eb
How we were told love was not meant for us
              G#             C#
Two different worlds stepped apart
F#            B
Heart against heart

Verse 2

 E      G#m          C#m          F#      A
But we knew where to find an opportunity
    D         C#m     A   B     A
Far away where no one was near
 E       G#m           C#m              F#      A
We could meet there at night and with impunity
          D       C#m           F#
Oh, black beauty, love without fear

Bridge

A             F#       A    B           C#
Our love was wonderful, so young and so pure
A           F#
I held your trembling hand
B        G#
I was so sure
C#m           C/C#m          B        F#
Then when our lips met there was no returning
     A                  E    B
The fire was burning in our hearts


Solo played over verse rhythm, but slightly different the second time

E - G#m - C#m - F# - A - D - C#m - A - B  - A

E - G#m - E7 - Em/C# - A - D - C#m - F#

Solo arranged for guitar:

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--16-14-13----13-14-16-------------13------------------14--14-13-----------| x2
-----------------------14----14-16-----16--------14-14-----------16-14-----|
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Bridge

C#m         A                 F#            D#/Eb
So we were told love was not meant for us
              G#             C#
Two different worlds stepped apart
F#            B
Heart against heart

Verse 3

 E      G#m          C#m          F#       A
But we knew where to find an opportunity
     D        C#m     A   B       A
Far away where no one was near
E          G#m         C#m               F#           A
I was King Solomon who held his Queen of Sheba tight
          D       C#m           F#
Oh, black beauty, love without fear
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