You’re My Best Friend

Words and music by Freddie Mercury
Performed By Queen on ‘A Night at the Opera’

You’re My Best Friend Chords Transcribed by Shane McDonald

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Notes : 
Dm* - although you are playing the C bass with the Dm it is also effective
 to add this C into the chord played.
Fm6 - this is made up of the notes  D  F  Ab  C     all with a bass of F
**  - this is where you can play an arpeggio (notes C^, G, E, C) on 
the higher octaves. Have a listen to the song.

Guitar Chords are located at the bottom of this page.

Intro : 4 Bars of a C Bass note
Dm*/C            C           Dm/C                 C
Ooo, you make me live.    Whatever this world can give to me

    Dm/C               C    Dm/C              C
It's you, you're all I see.  Ooo, you make me live now honey

Dm/C             C    G/B  C  G/B  Am  (fast changes)
Ooo, you make me live

           D                   F    G
You're the best friend that I ever had

     C   C/E   G          Am
I've been with you such a long time

          D              F           G
You're my sunshine and I want you to know

        E/G#          Am       G          F      Fm6  
That my feelings are true.  I really love you,

          C              **
You're my best friend
Dm/C             C    
Ooo, you make me live

   E/G#    Am        C7          F                  Fm6
 I've been wandering round but I still come back to you

   G       E/G#         Am          D7
In rain or shine you've stood by me girl

    G             G7                 C
I'm happy, happy at home.  You're my best friend

Dm*/C            C           Dm/C               C
Ooo, you make me live,   Whenever this world is cruel to me

      Dm/C              C    Dm/C              C
I got you to help me forgive, Ooo, you make me live now honey

Dm/C             C    G/B  C  G/B  Am  (fast changes)
Ooo, you make me live

           D               F               G
You're the first one, When things turn out bad

     C   C/E  G        Am
You know I'll never be lonely

          D               F        G
You're my only one, And I love The things, 

 E/G#    Am       G          F       Fm6  
I really love the things that you do

               C            **
Ahh, You're my best friend

 Dm/C            C
Ooo, you make me live
Guitar Solo - use the following chords
   E/G#    Am        C7        F        Fm6
   G       E/G#      Am        D7

 

 G       G7             C
I'm happy, happy at home

Fm6                  C
Oooh, You're my best friend

Fm6                  C
Oooh, You're my best friend

Dm/C             C
Ooo, you make me live
Dm/C             C           
You, you're my best friend
Ending : G   C      G   C      G   C      G   C

 

Guitar Chords

Dm/C
x3x231
Fm6 
133131
C 
x3x010
D7
xxx212
G/B 
x2003x
G
320003
E/G# 
476454
C7 
x3x310

About You’re My Best Friend

You’re My Best Friend is from the 4th studio album by Queen, A Night at the Opera. The album, A Night at the Opera was released on 21 November 1975. It was the most expensive album ever recorded at the time of its release. The style of songs on A Night at the Opera are varied, ranging from ballads and rock to vaudeville and back into the prog rock styles. The album gave Queen their first number 1 album and topped the UK Albums Charts for four non-consecutive weeks. One of the reasons for the success of the album is the band’s most successful single in the UK, “Bohemian Rhapsody“. Other hit songs on the album include You’re My Best Friend, Love of My Life and I’m in Love with my Car which although not a commercial hit, was a hit with fans.

You’re My Best Friend was the very first Queen’s first single to be written by bassist John Deacon. John composed the song while he was learning to play piano, which is quite amazing in it’s own right. He played the song on a Wurlitzer Electric Piano; Freddie Mercury called it a “horrible” instrument. The song You’re my Best Friend was written for his wife, Veronica Tetzlaff. The song was very successful and was a top 10 hit for Queen.

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