We are the Champions

Words and music by Freddie Mercury

Chords Transcribed by Shane McDonald

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Concert Intro : If you use the Cm Gm7/C played more than 2 times (at some concerts it was played 3 or 4 times before Freddie started singing).

Album Intro :There is actually no intro on the Album but if you use the concert intro as a guide you will be able to get the starting note which is a G.

Performance Notes : The Cm Gm7/C and Eb Ab chords are played on the album (occasionally) up 1 octave – i.e. play the chord 1 time on the lower octave and it is then echoed on the higher octave. Have a listen to the album and you will see what I mean.

              Cm      Gm7/C
I've paid my dues
Cm      Gm7/C
And time after time
Cm           Gm7/C
I've done my sentence
Cm      Gm7/C
But commited no crime
Eb      Ab
And bad mistakes
Eb      Ab
I've made a few
Eb            Bb/D         Cm
I've had my share of sand kicked in my face
F7         Bb                       Bb     Gm/Bb   Bb7/Bb      C
But I've come through (Gonna need to go on and on and   on    and on...)
  F          Am            Dm      Bb      C
We are the Champions, my friend
F             Am                Bb    Bb/Bb /A /G    D7/F#
And we ll keep on fighting till the end
Gm         C/G        Bb        Edim/G Bb 
We are the champions, we are the champions
F           Eb/G             Ab         Bb7         Csus4-7th ´ ´
No time for loosers, 'cause  We are the Champions
Fm7     Gm7/F     Fm7      Gm7/F      Fm7     Csus4-7th ´ ´
Of the world
                Cm    Gm7/C
I've taken my bows
Cm    Gm7/C
And my curtain calls
Cm
You brought me fame and fortune 
Gm7/C
And everything that goes with it
Cm    Gm7/C
I thank you all
Eb    Ab
But it s been no Bed of Roses
Eb    Ab
No pleasure cruise
Eb
I consider it a challenge 
Bb/D  Cm
Before the whole human race
F7            Bb    C
And I ain t gonna lose
  F          Am            Dm      Bb      C
We are the Champions, my friend
F             Am                Bb    Bb/Bb /A /G    D7/F#
And we ll keep on fighting till the end
Gm         C/G        Bb        Edim/G Bb 
We are the cham-pions, we are the cham-pions
F           Eb/G             Ab         Bb7         Csus4-7th ´ ´
No time for loosers, 'cause  We are the Champions
F          Am            Dm       Bb      C
Of the .....
We are the Champions, my friend
F             Am                Bb    Bb/Bb /A /G    D7/F#
And we ll keep on fighting till the end
Gm         C/G        Bb        Edim/G Bb 
We are the cham-pions, we are the  cham-pions
F           Eb/G             Ab         Bb7         Csus4-7th ´ ´
No time for loosers, 'cause  We are the Champions
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