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Back To The Light

Words and Music by Brian May

Chords Transcribed by Shane McDonald

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Intro : As written below, but intro is strings on keyboard. Guitar comes in at "I'll be there"
with strummed / picked notes only. Chords for Guitar are only played on First Chorus.
C   Dm           C(no 5th)       Em    F  C\F    G
Far far from the light, hear the night creatures call
Am   G5          F   C\E         Dm7                  Dm7sus4\G   G
With a cold breath they howl,   all the hollow hours, they're calling    you
Csus4   C         G\B                C
I'll be there, no matter what you're going through 
Csus4  C        G\B             Am            Am6\F#
In the dark I care, I'm holding on and hoping on it's still the same old me inside
Chorus : 
C    G/C    F\C    Am                           G          C     G\B
Back to the light, back to the streets that are paved with gold
C    G/C    F\C    Am                         G  C     F     C  G        Am   G/B  (C)
back to the light, back to the land where the sunshine heals my soul.
Verse : 
C    (let ring)       (NC)       Em    F    C\F   G
Deep deep in the night, when the world fills with fear
Am   G     F                    C\E  
And the wind blows colder and colder it grows,
Dm7              Dm7sus4\G     G
And the fire dims with the same    old fears.
Csus4   C            G\B             C
I'll be there, though maybe you dont hear me babe
Csus4 C        G\B              Am                Am6\F#
I still care no matter when, I'll still be there when you make it to the other side.
Chorus : 
C    G/C    F\C    Am                           G          C     G\B
Back to the light, back to the streets that are paved with gold
C    G/C    F\C    Am                         G  C     F     C  G        Am   G/B  
back to the light, back to the land where the sunshine heals my soul.
Bridge : 
Ab         Eb\G                          Ab            
On and on, searching for a clearer view, winning and losing an inner war
Eb\G
wonder what we do it for.
Db                                  Ab                                Ebsus4    Eb
Though the road seems never ending, hold on to the hope Im sending ...  through.
Guitar Solo : 
C  F\C  Am  G  C  G\B  C  F\C  Am  G  C  F  C  G  (solo finishes with brief upscale run)
Csus4  C        G\B                 C                Csus4  C
No, no matter where you're going to, in the dark I care
G\B            Am                   F 
Im holding on - believe it -  we'll be walking in the light
D\F#
Cos there'll be no place left to hide.
Ending ( with solo outro ) :
 C  G/C  F\C   Am   G   C   G\B   times => 6
C  G/C  F\C   Am   G   C




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