Etheridge Melissa - Whispers My Heart tab

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From: Boulton, Nic [Nic.Boulton@bn.cwplc.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 1998 4:00 PM
To: Return requested
Subject: CRD:/e/etheridge_melissa/whispers_my_heart.crd


/e/etheridge_melissa/whispers_my_heart.crd

>From the "Melissa Madness" demo tape.

If you already know the song, it's.....

[intro]:
| Cm Bb | Cm Bb |

[verse]:
| Cm Bb | Cm Bb | Ab Bb | Cm     |
| Cm Bb | Cm Bb | Ab Bb | Cm     |
| Bb    | Cm    | Bb    | Cm     |
| Fm    | Ab Bb |

[chorus]:
|%C  G  | Am*   | C  Gx | Am     |
| C  G  | Am*   | Dm    | G      |
| C  G  | Am*   | C  Gx | Am     |
| C  G  | Am*   |%Cm Bb | Cm     |

[verse2]
[chorus]

[bridge]:
| Eb    | Ab    | Gm    | Ab  Bb |
| Eb    | Ab    | Gm    | Ab  Bb | C     |....

saxaphone solo
........| Gm(X) | Ab    | Bb     |

[chorus]

[outro]:
| Cm    Bb  | Cm     |


If you *don't* know it- its a moody/defiant sounding vocal over a solo
piano. Its 4/4 timing at 80bpm. The verses/bridge are in C minor and the
chorus in C major, which sounds great :>)

The piano part's got loads of twiddly arpeggiated scales and stuff in it,
which sounds a bit too much like like hard work to tab out. It translates
pretty well into to a strummed guitar arrangement though. Here's the
chords, the melody for the vocal and some suggestions for strumming
patterns........

Chords/lyrics.........


[intro]:

| Cm  Bb | Cm  Bb  |

[verse]:

Cm(III) Bb   Cm(III)   Bb     Ab          Bb       Cm(III)
I can   hear somebody walking down this midnight street

Cm(III)     Bb       Cm(III)    Bb Ab                Bb     Cm(III)
So you came back to say goodbye   thinking it would make it complete

Bb                Cm(III)    Bb                   Cm(III)
If you lost your love for me that's all I need to know

   Fm                            Ab        Bb
So turn around and go but don't listen too close


[chorus]:

   %C(VIII)   G(III) Am*                 C(0)      G(0)$        Am
For you will see no tears from these eyes as I go back to the start

C(0)     G(0)       Am*            Dm                 G(0)
I've got everything under control  everything but my heart

C(0) G(0)   Am*            C(0)            G(0)$   Am
I refuse to let you believe this is gonna tear me apart

    C(0)    G(0)     Am*         %Cm(III) Bb         Cm(VIII)
But as you turn and walk away "so long" whispers my heart


[verse2]:

Cm(III) Bb  Cm(III) Bb     Ab          Bb            Cm(III)
I have lived long enough to know the pleasure and the pain

Cm(III)      Bb     Cm(III)     Bb     Ab               Bb     Cm(III)
It's nothing new to find myself aching standing in the pouring rain

Bb                    Cm(III)     Bb                        Cm(III)
I don't care if it's somebody else I don't wanna hear those lines

          Fm                  Ab             Bb        %
Your love seems to be fine so I'll take back mine

[chorus]

[bridge]:

db/Eb               Ab
   It seems so easy for you to forget

 Gm                     Ab           Bb
our long secret nights    I haven't yet

Eb                       Ab
 but you would believe I am surviving too

      Gm                        Ab            Bb        %C(VIII)..
it's something I must do  I'll never let you feel what's true


[short saxaphone solo over] .....|Gm(X) | Ab    |Bb    |

[chorus]

[outro]:

|Cm(III) Bb  | Cm(VIII)   |

chords and melody for the vocal.........


[verse]:chord Cm(III) Bb Cm(III) Bbbeats 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4e--------------------------------------------------------------------|B-------4-3---1-----3------------4---3-1--3--------------------------|G--------------------------------------------3-----------------------| I-I can hear somebody walking
chord Ab Bb Cm(III)beats 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4e----------------------------------------------------------------------|B-------------4----4---3--------------1--------------------------------|G-------------------------3--------3-----------------------------------| down this midnight st-reet
chord Cm(III) Bb Cm(III) Bbbeats 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4e--------------------------------------------------------------------|B-------4--4---3----------------1-4--3----1--3-----------------------|G-------------------3------------------------------------------------| so you came back t'sa-ay goodbye
chord Ab Bb Cm(III)beats 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4e--------------------------------------------------------------------|B--------4--4---4---4-----3-------------------1----------------------|G-----------------------------3--------0---0-------------------------| thinking it would make it com-ple-ete
chord Bb Cm(III)beats 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4e-----------1---1-----3--1-------1----3--1---------------------------|B--------------------------------------------3--4--------------------|G--------------------------------------------------------------------| if you've lo-ost your lo-ove f'me
chord Bb Cm(III)beats 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4e-------------------1---1---1--3--1----------------------------------|B--------------------------------------1---1-------------------------|G--------------------------------------------------------------------| thats all I nee-eed to know
chord Fm Ab Bbbeats 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4e------1----1-1-----------------------------1--1---1----3------------|B---1--------------3---4----------3---4------------------------------|G--------------------------------------------------------------------| so turn around and go but don't listen too close
[chorus]:chord C(VIII) G(III) Am*beats 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4e-------3----3-----3-----3------5------3----5--3---------------------|B---3---%-------------------------------------------5----------------|G--------------------------------------------------------------------| for you will see no tears from the-ese eyes
chord C(0) G(0)$ Ambeats 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4e-----------3--3--3--5----3---5--------------------------------------|B---------------------------------5----------------------------------|G--------------------------------------------------------------------| as I go back to the start
chord C(0) G(0) Am*beats 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4e-------3-----3---3--3---3------5-3---5------------------------------|B-----------------------------------------5--------------------------|G--------------------------------------------------------------------| I've got ev-ry-thing under control
chord Dm G(0)beats 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4e-------1--1---1-----------------------------------------------------|B----------------------1---3--3--------------------------------------|G--------------------------------------------------------------------| ev-ry-thing but my heart
chord C(0) G(0) Am*beats 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4e-------3----3--3------------3--5---3--5-----------------------------|B-------------------------------------------5------------------------|G--------------------------------------------------------------------| I re-fuse to let you be-lieve
chord C(0) G(0)$ Ambeats 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4e-------------3--3---3--3--5----3-5----------------------------------|B------------------------------------5-------------------------------|G--------------------------------------------------------------------| this is gonna tear me a-part
chord C(0) G(0) Am*beats 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4e------3----3----3----------3--5--3----5-----------------------------|B---5--------------------------------------5--3----------------------|G-----------------------------------------------5--------------------| but as you turn and wa-alk a wa-aa-ay
chord Cm(III) Bb Cm(VIII)beats 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4e-------%------------------------------------------------------------|B-------4------------3-----------1-----1-----------------------------|G---5-------------------3------3-------------------------------------| so long whispers my-y heart
[verse2] [same melody as verse 1] [chorus]
[bridge]:chord db/Eb Abbeats 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4e-----------------------1-3----------3---1---1-----1------------------|B--------------------4--------------------------4---------------------|G----------3---3------------------------------------------------------| it seems so easy for you to forget
chord Gm Ab Bbbeats 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4e--------------------------------------------------------------------|B--------3--3-----3-------------------1------1--4----3---------------|G--------------------3---3-------------------------------------------| ourlong secret nights I haven't yet
chord Eb Abbeats 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4e------------------------1--3--------1--3--1--1------1---------------|B------------------4----------------------------4--------------------|G----------3---3-----------------------------------------------------| but you would believe I am surviving too
chord Gm Ab Bb C(VIII)beats 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 234e-1---3----1---1---------------1-----3-3---3---3---3--1-----1------3-|B-----------------4----1-------------------------------------------%-|G--------------------------------------------------------------------| its something I must do I'll never let you fee-eel what's true..
chord Gm(X) Ab Bb beats ........1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 [................saxaphone...................] [chorus] [outro]: chord Cm(III) Bb | Cm(VIII) beats 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 Arrangement.......... the feel is kinda quiet and moody in the early part of the verse, building up to confident & defiant later on in the verse and in the chorus (think of Cher getting angsty and expressive.......no?, ok, whatever). (My) arrangement is for strummed guitar. Here's a suggestion for how much and when...... the early part of the verses, you can *almost* get by with just a single strum on each chord change, but here's just a bit more.....
Cm Bb Cm Bb Ab Bb Cme-|3---------------|3-------------66|----------------|3----------------|B-|4---------------|4-------------66|----------------|4----------------|G-|4-------7-------|5-------7-----77|5-5-5---7-7-7---|5----------------|D-|4-------8-------|5-------8-------|6-6-6---8-8-8---|5----------------|A-|--------8-------|--------8-------|6-6-6---8-8-8---|3----------------|E-|--------6-------|--------6-------|4-4-4---6-6-6---|-----------------| 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 I hear somebody down midnight street
[strum gently and let everything ring, except in the third bar which kinda chugs] [...then build it up {louder and faster strumming} til you get to the chorus {which still isn't *real* loud, maybe two-thirds of the loudest you could ever strum}. Here's the third line of the chorus....
C G Am* C G$ Ame-|---------------3|-------------000|0---0-0---------|-----------------|B-|1---1----------0|1---1-1------111|1---1-0-0-0-0---|1-------------111|G-|0---0----------0|2---0-2------000|0---0-0-2-0-2---|2-------------222|D-|2---2---0---0---|2---2-2-2-------|2---2---0-0-0---|2-------------222|A-|3---3---2---2---|--------0-------|3---3---2-2-2---|0----------------|E-|--------3---3---|----------------|--------3-3-3---|-----------------| 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 you will see tears ft eyes as back start
note the "Am-Am7-Am-Am5" thing in the chorus [marked by a "*" in this tab]- the guitar follows the melody of the vocal, like this......
Am Am7 Am Am5e-|---------------------------------|B-|-----1----1----1-----------------|G-|-----2----0----2-----------------| [guitar]D-|-----2----2----2-------2---------|A-|-----------------------0---------|E-|---------------------------------|
e-|-----5----3----5---3---------------| [vocal]B-|-----------------------5-----------| tears from the-ese eyes un - der con - trol let you be - lieve
similarly for (G+6)-G-(G+6)-Am, [marked "$"]......
C G+6 G G+6 Ame-|---------------(3)---------------|B-|---1--1---1-----0----0--0---1----|G-|---0--0---0-----2----0--2---2----|D-|---2--2---2-----0----0--0---2----| [guitar]A-|---3--3---3----(2)----------0----|E-|---------------(3)---------------|
e-|---3--3---3--3--5----3--5----------| [vocal]B-|----------------------------5------| as I go back to the start this is gonna tear me a--part
"db/Eb" (at the beginning of the bridge) means pick the A string at the 4th fret, then slide that up and strum the Eb at the 6th fret "%" is a keychange (C major to C minor or vice versa) EADGBe x35543 - Cm(III) 688766 - Bb 466544 - Ab 355333 - Gm xx0231 - Dm x6888x - Eb 355433 - G(III) x02210 - Am 320003 - G(0) x32010 - C(0) E A D G B e 8 10 10 9 8 8 - C(VIII) 8 10 10 8 8 8 - Cm(VIII) x 8 10 10 9 8 - Fm x 10 12 12 11 10 - Gm(X) enjoy Nic Nic.Boulton@bn.cwplc.com
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