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Too Much Love Will Kill You

Words and Music by Brian May

Piano Chords Transcribed by Shane McDonald

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Introduction :

The intro to this song is relatively easy, but is one of my favorites. If you can master the sequences between the chords, you will be set.
The intro starts with Brian using a multitracked set of ooooh’s then the piano starts. Where you see the * symbol, it indicates a
type of arpeggio on G used in the intro. You will find elements of the intro used throughout the song.

G/B    C     G/D    Em6/C#
Oooh   oooh  oooh   oooh
(piano)
G  D/G C/G G C/E Dsus4
Verse 1 : 
G            C/G            G     *
I'm just the pieces of the man I used to be
G  D/F#   Em               D               C     C/B
Too many  bitter tears are raining down on me
Am            Em                  Am           Em                Dsus4  D   C/D
I'm far away from home, and I've been facing this alone for much too lo-ng 
Verse 2 : 
G           C/G               G     *
I feel like no one ever told the truth to me
G     D/F#    Em            D                 C     C/B
About growing up and what a struggle it would be
Am               Em              Am              Em                Dsus4  D   C/D
In my tangled state of mind, I've been looking back to find where I went wrong.
Chorus : 
G                  C                Em                 D
Too much love will kill you, if you can't make up your mind
G                C              Em               D
Torn between the lover, and the love you leave behind
G/B          C                G/D            C#dim
You're headed for disaster, 'cos you never read the signs
G/D                C/D             G
Too much love will kill you, every time.
- Play the Introduction again -
Verse 3 : use the same chords and timings as Verse 1
I'm just the shadow of the man I used to be
And it seems like there's no way out of this for me
I used to bring you sunshine, now all I ever do is bring you down
Verse 4 : use the same chords and timings as Verse 2
How would it be if you were standing in my shoes
Can't you see that it's impossible to choose
No there's no making sense of it, every way I go I have to
lose.
Chorus : use the same chords and timings as Chorus above
Too much love will kill you, just as sure as none at all
It'll drain the power that's in you, make you plead and scream and crawl
And the pain will make you crazy. you're the victim of your crimes
Too much love, will kill you, every time.
Acoustic Guitar Solo : 
Solo is very similar to the verses.
G    D/G C/G    Csus2/G  C/G    G    C  G/D   G   C
G    D/F#    Em    Bm/D    C    Am    Em    Am    Em    Dsus4 D    C/D      yeaahhh....
Chorus : use the same chords and timings as Chorus above
G                  C               Em               D
Too much love will kill you, it'll make your life a lie
G                  C                 Em               D
Yeah too much love will kill you, and you won't understand why
G/B                   C                   G/D          C#dim    (slight pause)
You'd give your life, you'd sell your soul, but here it comes again
G/D                     C       Cmadd9   (play notes from high down : Eb D C G Eb D C)
Too much love will kill you
Eb    ( Vary the way you play Ebsus4 twice) then play Ebsus2 and continue
in the end
       Gadd9
in the end. 
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