Flash
Theme from the Flash Gordon Soundtrack

Words and music by Queen

Flash Chords Transcribed by Shane McDonald

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Flash Chords Performance Note : After each “Flash”, hit the Lowest A bass note on the piano.

Intro (Bass & Piano) – Am with repeated A┬ábass for 5 Bars with “Flash” on the 6th bar.

Am     Am G/A  G/A  F/A                   D        A/C#   D   G/B  Am
Flash. Ah-Ahhh,            Saviour of the universe.
Am     Am G/A  G/A  F/A                     D        A/C#   D   G/B  Am
Flash. Ah-Ahhh,            He'll save every one of us.
Am     Am G/A  G/A  F/A             D        A/C#   D   G/B  Am
Flash. Ah-Ahhh,            He's a miracle.
Am     Am G/A  G/A  F/A                D           A/C#   D   A/C#   D   G/B
Flash. Ah-Ahhh,            King of the impossible.
C              G/B        Dm              A/C#
He's for every one of us. Stand for every one of us.
F                 C/E               F         D/F#        G            E/G#   Am
He'll save with a mighty hand every man every woman every child with a mighty Flash
Am ( continue with bass of A throughout - sci-fi synth effects used with drums )
[ Dialogue from Film "General Gala Flash Gordon Approaching... etc" ]
Am     Am G/A  G/A  F/A         D        A/C#   D   G/B  Am
Flash. Ah-Ahhh,            (Guitar Riff using these chords above)
Am     Am G/A  G/A  F/A                       D    A/C#   D   A/C#   D  G/B  C
Flash. Ah-Ahhh,          He'll save every one of us.
(Reduced Tempo, no repeated Bass notes - instead, a slow piano piece)
C      G/B         C           G/B          Dm             A/C#             Dm       A/C# /A /G  <-quick bass changes
Just a man, with a man's courage.  He knows   nothing but a man, but he can never fail.
F              C/E               F        D/F#   G     E/G#   Am    Em/G   F    (fade in)    Am
No one but the pure of heart may find the golden grail oh     ooh   ooh   ooh.

 

Am        x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x [Lowest A + A# + B notes ] x 2
Flash...!
[ Fade Out and after about 4 bars there are 2 sets of very low register piano notes played ]
[ The x above marks one bass note of A in the fade out and the piano notes are listed ]

 

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