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etheridge melissa
whispers my heart
Chords and lyrics

difficulty: expert



/e/etheridge_melissa/whispers_my_heart.crd

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)  Bb

beats   1     2     3     4      1    2   3  4

e--------------------------------------------------------------------

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     4

e--------------------------------------------------------------------

B-------------4----4---3--------------1-------------------------------

G-------------------------3--------3----------------------------------

            down this midnight    st-reet

chord   Cm(III)     Bb               Cm(III) Bb

beats   1      2    3     4          1    2  3   4

e--------------------------------------------------------------------

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    4

e--------------------------------------------------------------------

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      4

e-----------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   4

e-------------------1---1---1--3--1----------------------------------

B--------------------------------------1---1-------------------------

G--------------------------------------------------------------------

                  thats all I nee-eed to know

chord   Fm                                  Ab          Bb

beats   1    2        3     4               1      2    3     4

e------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     4

e-------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)$              Am

beats   1    2       3      4           1      2     3     4

e-----------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    4

e-------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     4

e-------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     4

e-------3----3--3------------3--5---3--5-----------------------------

B-------------------------------------------5------------------------

G--------------------------------------------------------------------

        I   re-fuse         to let you be-lieve

chord   C(0)               G(0)$     Am

beats   1    2             3     4   1      2     3     4

e-------------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     4

e------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     4

e-------%------------------------------------------------------------

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                          Ab

beats    1      2       3     4      1      2       3     4

e-----------------------1-3----------3---1---1-----1------------------

B--------------------4--------------------------4---------------------

G----------3---3------------------------------------------------------

           it seems so easy         for you to forget

chord   Gm                            Ab             Bb

beats   1         2       3     4     1      2       3     4

e--------------------------------------------------------------------

B--------3--3-----3-------------------1------1--4----3---------------

G--------------------3---3-------------------------------------------

        ourlong  secret nights        I     haven't yet

chord   Eb                              Ab

beats   1      2        3       4       1     2      3     4

e------------------------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       1 234

e-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       Cm

e-|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$        Am

e-|---------------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      Am5

e-|---------------------------------|

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 Am

e-|---------------(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



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