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SAVE THE WORLD (George Harrison) From the album "Somewhere in England", 1981 Transcripted by Danilo Fiani (firstname.lastname@example.org) Fm7(b5) (aka Fdim) X X 3 4 3 4 F#m7(b5) (aka F#dim) X X 4 5 4 5 Cmaj7 0 3 2 0 0 0 Co X 3 4 2 4 X F/C X 3 3 2 1 1 Intro: (1st slide guitar) C Co Fm7(b5) G E-------------------- B--------------------- G--5s8--8-10s12-13---13-12-10-9-------- Chorus : G7 C Cmaj7 We've got to save the world Bb D7 F#m7(b5) G Someone else may want to use it Bb A7 So far we've seen Dm This planet's rape, G#7 G how we've abused it G7 We've got to save the world Interlude [C Co Fm7(b5)] C G The Russians have the biggest share C G With their long fingers everywhere F A7 And now they've bombs in outer space F Fm C |Co Fm7(b5)| (fast passage) With laser beams and atomic waste C G Rain forest chopped for paper towels C G One acre gone in every hour* F A7 Our birds and wildlife all destroyed F Fm [C Co F/C G] To keep some millionaires employed (different interlude) G7 C Cmaj7 We've got to save the whale Bb D F#m7(b5) G Greenpeace they've tried to diffuse it Bb A7 But dog food salesmen Dm G#7 G Persist on kindly to harpoon it G7 We've got to save the world [C Co F/C] [ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/g/george-harrison/153890.html ] C G The armament consortium C G They're selling us plutonium F A7 Now you can make your own H-bomb F Fm C |Co Fm7(b5)| (fast passage) Right in the kitchen with your mom C G The nuclear power that costs you more C G Than anything you've known before F A7 The half-wit's answer to a need F Fm C |Co Fm7(b5)| (fast passage) For cancer, death, destruction, greed [SOLO: repeat the verses above chords] [Repeat the intro] G7 C Cmaj7 We've got to save the world Bb D F#m7(b5) G Someone's children they may need it Bb A7 So far we've seen Dm G#7 G The big business of extinction bleed it G7 C Co F We've got to save the world C G We're at the mercy of so few C G With evil hearts determined to F A7 Reduce this planet into hell F Fm C |Co Fm7(b5)| (fast passage) Then find a buyer and make quick sale C G To end upon a happy note C G Like trying to make concrete float F A7 Is very simple knowing that F Fm C Co F God in your heart lives G G7 C Cmaj7 We've got to save the world Bb D F#m7(b5) G Someone else may want to use it Bb A7 It's time you knew Dm How close we've come G#7 G G7 We're gonna lose it - We gotta save, we gotta save C Co Fm7(b5) C We gotta save the world. Comments: 1) The slide guitar interludes vary. I've transcripted one from the introduction (there are two, making a dobro) just in case of identifying the main melody. 2) I really dislike this song. It has a quite bizarre chords sequency that doesn't make a beautiful result. And the lyrics are very poor, not to mention the "Russians" part, that reveals a very shallow knowledge about the facts or, at least, a kind of ingenuity from my (our) favorite songwriter/musician. I'm the biggest George Harrison fan in the world, for sure... but this song, along with only 2 or 3 other songs from his entire career, is unpassable. 3) Why had I spent my time transcripting it? Well, "a friend came to me, and told me that he wanted help"... so it was worthwile.
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