Focus - Black Beauty chords


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-------------|--------- x2 --------- --------------------|--------- --------- --------------------|--------- --------- --------------------|--------- --------- --------------------|
Verse 1
E G#m C#mNight was dark, your skin was dark
F# Ayour eyes were shining bright
D C#m A B AOh, black beauty, close in my heart
E G# C#m F# AI 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#/EbHow we were told love was not meant for us
G# C#Two different worlds stepped apart
F# BHeart against heart
Verse 2
E G#m C#m F# ABut we knew where to find an opportunity
D C#m A B AFar away where no one was near
E G#m C#m F# AWe 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 BThe 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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Bridge
C#m A F# D#/EbSo we were told love was not meant for us
G# C#Two different worlds stepped apart
F# BHeart against heart
Verse 3
E G#m C#m F# ABut we knew where to find an opportunity
D C#m A B AFar away where no one was near
E G#m C#m F# AI was King Solomon who held his Queen of Sheba tight
D C#m F#Oh, black beauty, love without fear
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