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It’s A Hard Life

Words and music by Freddie Mercury
Performed by Queen on the album ‘TheWorks’

It’s a Hard Life chords transcribed by Shane McDonald

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Intro : The song 'It's A Hard Life' starts straight away, but if you play a Cm7 you should be able to get the starting note.
   Cm7
I don't want my freedom
Eb                     D7
There's no reason for living
Bb       Ab/Bb
With a broken heart
Verses:
Bb         F          Gm
This is a tricky situation
Eb         Bb/D         Cm
I've only got myself to blame
Bb
It's just a simple fact of life,
Ab/Bb
it can happen to anyone.
Eb        Bb/D             Cm                Gm
You win, you lose, it's a chance you have to take with love.
Eb          Bb/D             Cm               Gm
Oh yeah, I fell in love and now you say it's over,
Ab          F
and I'm falling apart        
        Bb   Dm7    Eb               Bb
It's a Hard Life to be true lovers together
Eb                Bb                  F  Gm  Ab  F/A
To love and live forever in each other's hearts
Bb        Dm       Eb                     Bb   
It's a long hard fight to learn to care for each other
Eb              Bb                  F
To trust in one another right from the start
Eb    Db/Eb
When you're in love
Bb         F               Gm
I try and mend the broken pieces
Eb        Bb/D          Cm
I try to fight back the tears
Bb
They say it's just a state of mind
Ab/Bb
But it happens to everyone
Eb             Bb/D          Cm                         Gm
How it hurts, deep inside,  When your love has cut you down in size
Eb                 Bb/D          Cm                   Gm                         Ab
This life is tough, on your own, Now I'm waiting for something to fall from the skies
F
I'm waiting for love
        Bb   Dm7    Eb               Bb
It's a hard life to be true lovers together
Eb                Bb                  F  Gm  Ab  F/A
To love and live forever in each other's hearts
Bb        Dm       Eb                     Bb   
It's a long hard fight to learn to care for each other
Eb              Bb                  F
To trust in one another right from the start
Eb    Db/Eb
When you're in love
Solos:
| Ab         | G          | Cm   Cm7/B | Ab    Cm/G |
| Eb    Bb/D | Cm         | Ab   Eb/G  | Fm7        |
| Bb11  Bb7  |            | Ab   Eb/G  | Fm7    Cm  |
| Ab    Eb/G | Fm    Cm   | Bb         | F          |
       Bb   Dm7       Eb                       Bb
It's a hard life in a world that's filled with sorrow
Eb                     Bb          F  Gm  Ab  F/A
There are people searching for love in every way
Bb        Dm              Eb                Bb   
It's a long hard fight, but I'll always live for tomorrow
Eb                      Bb
I'll look back on myself and say
F
I did it for love
Ebadd9/G
Yes, I did it for love
Ab6     F7/A
For love,   Fo______r,
Bb    Ab/Bb    Bb    Ab/Bb     Bb    Ab/Bb     Bb    Ab/Bb  (end by hitting a high Ab note)
I did it for love.
Some Guitar & Keyboard Chords :
These are some Guitar Chords used in the song above with the individual notes for keyboard players.
Cm	335543	C   Eb  G
Dm7	557565	D   F   A   C
Eb	668886        Eb  G   Bb
F	133211	F   A   C
Gm	355333	G   Bb  D
Ab	466544	Ab  C   Eb
Bb	688766	Bb  D   F
Bb/D	558765	Bb  D   F  (Bass Note is D)
Bb11	6x6544	Ab  C   Eb (Bass Note is Bb) - Not Exact but an acceptable simple replacement
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