Save Me

Words and music by Brian May

Save Me Chords Transcribed by Shane McDonald

Back to the Main Tab Page

The Save Me Chords are fairly straightforward and the song should be fairly easy to learn.

This song has no introduction, but if you want to do the introduction Brian May played in Japan in 1981, it is shown here.

Japan 1981 Intro : G   C   Dsus4 D   G    (play high G note, pause and then start vocals)
Verse 1
   G       D/F#   Em7  D/F# G               C      G       Am
It started off so well	       they said we made a perfect pair
C         D               G           C  	       G       C   G    D
I clothed myself in your glory and your love, how I loved you, how I cried.
Am             G   C           Am            C     G  D
The  years of care and loyalty were nothing but a sham, it seems
C       D      G       C        G         C     G
The years belie we lived a lie I_ll love you 'til I die.

 

Chorus 1
D        A/C#     G    D	           	   E7    A     G x xx
Save me, save me, save me.	I can_t face this life alone.
D        A/C#     D    G Gm         D             C   G    D
Save me, save me, save me.	I'm naked and I'm far from home.

 

Verse 2
    G          D/F#    Em7  D/F# G        C        G   Am
The slate will soon be clean	    I'll erase the memories,
C      D         G        C  	        G       C   G    D
To start again with somebody new, was it all wasted, all that love.
Am           G     C           Am       C    G  D
I hang my head and I advertise a soul for sale or rent
C       D         G      C      G       C      G   x x x x x x
I have no heart I'm cold inside I have no real intent.
D        A/C#     G    D	           	   E7    A     G x xx
Save me, save me, save me.	I can't face this life alone.
D        A/C#     D    G Gm         D             C   G    Am
Save me, save me, save me.	I'm naked and I_m far from home.
Instrumental : G Bm->D  Em7  G  C  G  Am  C  D  G D/F#  C  G  D
     C       D             G         C        G         C     G
Each night I cry I still believe the lie I'll love you 'til I die.
Guitar Interlude :  D   A/C#  G/B   D   D  E    A   G x xx
D        A/C#     G    D	           	   E7   A
Save me, save me, save me.	I can_t face this life alone.
D        A/C#     D    G Gm           D              C G   D     G xx x xx
Save me, save me, save me.	Don_t let me face my life alone
D	  A/C#    D G  Gm        D             C   G    D  
Save me, save me, oh_____	I_m naked and I_m far from home.
Final Piano section : D (-> sus4) D   C   G   D (play arpeggio and add e note)
Note : x indicates playing the chord again, e.g. to show emphasis