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Another One Bites the Dust Chords

Words and music by John Deacon
Performed by Queen on the Album ‘The Game’

Another One Bites the Dust Chords as Transcribed by Shane McDonald

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Another One Bites the Dust was from the Queen album “The Game” and was released in 1980. It was written by bassist John Deacon. Although I have outlined chords below for this song, much of the song is the classic bass riff we all know. The written chords are just an idea for you to understand where the song is going and if you want to perhaps strum along on guitar.

As it happens, the song was a worldwide hit for Queen. It hot number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks, it spent 15 weeks in the Billboard top ten. It was actually the longest running top 10 song of 1980, an amazing feat in itself. It remains one of Queen’s biggest sellers and is often heard at sporting events such as football and ice hockey events.

Intro : Bass Guitar Tab  
  1                                     2                     
G-|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
D-|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
A-|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
E-|---5-3-0---0--0------0-0-0---3-0-5---|---5-3-0---0--0------0-0-0---3-0-5---|
  3  (Main Riff)                    4
G-|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D-|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E-|----0--0--0------0-0-0---3-0-5---|----0--0--0------0-0-0---3-0-5---|
                                   (^---Reverse Piano Fades in from here...
                                         to here in the next bar .. a 2 bar duration)
  5                                  v---/
G-|----------------------------------|
D-|----------------------------------|
A-|----------------------------------|
E-|----0--0--0------0-0-0----3-0-5---|
              ooooh    Lets go !
Em
Steve walks warily down the street
                              Am
With the brim pulled way down low
Em
Ain't no sound but the sound of his feet
                      Am
Machine guns ready to go
        C                   G
Are you ready, hey, are you ready for this
        C                           G
Are you hangin' on the edge of your seat
C                      G 
Out of the doorway the bullets rip
Am                  B
To the sound of the beat, yeah
(Main Riff)
Em                    Am
Another one bites the dust
Em                    Am
Another one bites the dust
    Em                    
And another one gone and another one gone
                      Am
Another one bites the dust, hey
F#m
Hey, I'm gonna get you too
                      B      G -> Em  (quick change)
Another one bites the dust
G-|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D-|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E-|----0--0--0------0-0-0---3-0-5---|----0--0--0------0-0-0---3-0-5---|
                                    ^---Reverse Piano Fades in from here
Em
How do you think I'm going to get along
                        Am
Without you when you're gone
Em
You took me for everything that I had
                        Am
And kicked me out on my own
        C              G
Are you happy, are you satisfied
    C                      G
How long can you stand the heat
C                      G
Out of the doorway the bullets rip
   Am                         B
Repeatin' to the sound of the beat, look out
Em                    Am
Another one bites the dust
Em                    Am
Another one bites the dust
    Em                    
And another one gone and another one gone
                      Am
Another one bites the dust, hey
F#m
Hey, I'm gonna get you too
                      B      G -> Em  ->  N.C   (quick changes)
Another one bites the dust
No Chords - Drum and hand clap only
Hey
AAAhhh Take it .... Bite the dust ...  Bite the Dust  yeh..
Hey
Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust, oww
Another one bites the dust, hey heh
Another one bites the dust, hee-e-ey

Ohhoooh Shoot out
          Em         
There are plenty of ways that you can hurt a man
                     Am
And bring him to the ground
        Em        
You can beat him, you can cheat him, you can treat him bad
                        Am
And leave him when he's down, yeah
        C              G
But I'm ready, yes I'm ready for you
    C                      G
I'm standing on my own two feet
F#m
Out of the doorway the bullets rip
                              B      G -> Em  (quick changes)
Repeating to the sound of the beat
Em                    Am
Another one bites the dust
Em                    Am
Another one bites the dust
    Em                    
And another one gone and another one gone
                      Am
Another one bites the dust, hey
F#m
Hey, I'm gonna get you too
                      B
Another one bites the dust

Shoot Out                     Eeehhhh           Al-Right
(Main Riff played to end...)
G-|------------------------|
D-|--------------0--5------|
A-|---3-3---3-3------------|
E-|--------------------3---|
G-|-----------------------|
D-|-----------------------|
A-|---3-3---3-3--5--------|
E-|-------------------3---|
G-|------------------------|
D-|--------------0--5------|
A-|---3-3---3-3------------|
E-|--------------------3---|
G-|------------------|
D-|------------------|
A-|---0-0---0-0--5---|
E-|------------------|
G-|-----------||
D-|-----------||
A-|-----------||
E-|---5---3---||

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