You Take My Breath Away
Words and music by Freddie Mercury
You Take My Breath Away Piano Chords Transcribed by Shane McDonald
You Take My Breath Away starts with Ooohs, loosely based around the chord of Cm7. Piano comes in after the 3rd phrase of the intro , "Yooouuu, Take my Breath Away".
* If you see the ^ symbol after a note or chord it means use the higher octave note/chord. * Cm7RIFF this is the Cm movement used at the start of the song and repeated through-out. The Notes... : C Eb G Ab D F C^ G C Eb G Ab D F C^ G Eb Eb^ D Bb C^ G * Cm7-RiffB is same but starts from this C----^
Piano Intro : Cm7 Cm7 Cm7RIFF Cm7RIFF
Cm Dm Dm7-5 Cm Look into my eyes and you'll see Fm7 Cm-RiffB I'm the only one Bdim Cm You've captured my love Bdim Cm Stolen my heart Bb Eb Changed my life Fm7 Bb7 Everytime you make a move Eb/G You destroy my mind Gbdim7 And the way you touch Fm7 Fm I lose control and shiver deep inside NC Cm Cm7RIFF You take my breath away.
Cm Dm Dm7-5 Cm You can reduce me to tears Fm7 Cm-RiffB With a single sigh Bdim Cm Every breath that you take - Bdim Cm Any sound that you make Bb Eb Is a whisper in my ear Fm7 Bb7 I could give up all my life Eb/G for just one kiss Gbdim7 I would surely die Fm7 Fm If you dismiss me from your love NC Cm Cm7RIFF You take my breath away.
Bb Ab/Bb So please don't go Bb Ab/Bb Bb Don't leave me here all by myself Eb I get ever so lonely from time to time Ab I will find you C Fm Fm/G Anywhere you go, I'll be right behind you Abdim Eb Right until the ends of the earth Eb/G Gbdim Fm7 I'll get no sleep till I find you to tell you Fm Cm That you just take my breath away.
Instrumental : ; indicates 1 bar
Cm Dm Dm7-5 ; Cm Dm ; Cm Dm Dm7-5 ; Cm Dm ; Bb Ab/Bb ; Bb Ab/Bb ; Bb Ab/Bb ; Bb Eb ; Eb
Ab I will find you C Fm Fm/G Anywhere you go, Oooooooohhhh____ Abdim Eb Right until the ends of the earth Eb/G Gbdim Fm7 I'll get no sleep till I find you, to tell you when I found you, NC Cm7RIFF I Love You. -> Keep Sustain pedal on last 8 or so notes on the riff and leave piano Fade...
Fades in afterwards - On Vocal Loop "Take My Breath" x 22 times (approx) looped from zero volume.
About You Take My Breath Away
You Take My Breath Away is from Queen’s 5th studio album, A Day at the Races. The album was released on 10th December 1976 and this was the band’s first completely self-produced album. The album continues the theme of the previous and almost acts in parallel with A Night at the Opera. Both albums took their names from Marx Brothers films, as well as sharing similar album artwork and having a similar musical style. A Day at the Races went to Number 1 in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan and the Netherlands album charts and it reached No. 5 in the USA.
You Take My Breath Away is one of my favourite songs to play on piano, mainly because the chords and arpeggios are so interesting. It was written by Freddie Mercury and if you know your music theory it is based on the harmonic minor scale. All of the vocals and piano were done by Freddie alone, and it was at Hyde Park before recording it. There is a vocal interlude with some forward playing and reversed tracks of ‘Take my breath’ at the end of the song and it leads into the next song. Myself I don’t like this bit but I’m sure Freddie knew what he was doing!
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- Song Difficulty to learn / play 87%