Barcelona

Words and Music by Freddie Mercury & Mike Moran

Chords Transcribed by Shane McDonald

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This is as transcribed from the version of Barcelona Queen Greatest Hits III album (however it is on the Freddie Mercury album but I think the versions differ slightly). Not a piece for beginners and you do need to know the piece very well as many of the chord changes are fast and brief in duration. The Spanish words, sung by Monserrat Caballe are also included below (Apologies to the Spanish audience for any spelling mistakes)

Intro: GHIII version Bells, Orchestra and Piano start (See chords below)

 

Bb7   Ebadd9   Ebadd9 Db6     /G  Ab  Ab/C     Ebadd9
 Barcelona,      Barcelona        oooooooooooooooh

Bb7/Ab  Eb/G   Eb7/G  Ab    G7  Cm   
  Barcelona,     Barcelona  ooooooh
Eb  Ebdim  Eb  Ab6/Eb  Eb  Ebm-5 Eb  Ebm-5  Eb   

Ab  Eb/G  Gbdim  Eb/G  Ddim  Cm  (D  Eb  F  G)   Abadd9/Bb  Bb7 
                                 (single notes)              Viva!

Eb   Eb/Bb   Db6   Eb    Eb/Bb   Db6   Ab   Eb/G  Fm  Eb/G   Ab   Abadd9/Bb   
                      Oooooooooooooooh

Eb  Db6    Ab Abm-5  Ab  Db/Ab  Ab  Abm-5 Ab  Abm-5  Ab  Bb7  


Eb  Ebm  Eb  Ebsus4  Eb Ebm Eb Ebm Eb  Bb  Bbdim  Bb  F9


        Bb   Eb/Bb  Bb  Eb/Bb  Bb  Eb/Bb  Bb  Eb/Bb   
Piano :  »     »     »    »     »    »    »     »      
Verse1:
  Bb       Eb/Bb    Bb           Eb/Bb     Bb
I had this perfect dream  -Un sueno me envolvio

     Eb       Ab/Eb  Eb            Ebdim   Eb
This dream was me and you  -Tal vez estas aqui

       Bb     Eb/Bb     Bb          Eb/Bb      Bb
I want all the world to see  -Un instinto me guiaba

  Db        Gb/Db Db     Ab           Absus2 Ab
A miracle sensation,  my guide and inspiration

Bb  Eb/Bb  Bb    C/E  Ebm7           Bb    Bbdim   Bb  F9
Now  my    dream  is   slowly coming true

    Bb        Eb/Bb   Bb      Bb      Eb/Bb     Bb
The wind is a gentle breeze

Eb      Ab/Eb  Eb     Eb      Ebdim     Eb 
El me hablo de ti   Vibrato Effect ~ ~ ~

    Bb        Eb/Bb   Bb         Eb/Bb  Bb      
The bells are ringing out   -El canto vuela

        Db         Gb/Db  Db  Ab          Absus2 Ab
They're calling us together,  guiding us forever

Bb   Eb/Bb  Bb   C/E  Ebm       Bb    Bb7
Wish  my  dream would never go away
Chorus:
Bb7  Ebadd9                                           Db6                     /G 
Barcelona -  It was the first time that we met,  Barcelona - How can I forget

    Ab                                                     Ab/C  Ebadd9
The moment that you stepped into the room you took my breath     away

Bb7/Ab  Eb/G                   Eb7/G      Ab              G7   Cm                                
Barcelona   - La musica vibros,      Barcelona - Y ella nos unio

    Eb   Ebm  Eb   Ebsus4   Eb       Ebm  Eb  Ebm   Eb  Abadd9/Bb  Bb7     Eb     Eb7
And if   God        willing      we  will     meet  again              someday
Verse2:
Ab       Db/Ab  Ab       Db/Ab   Ab
Let the songs begin  -Dejalo nacer

Db      Gb/Db  Db       Dbdim   Db
Let the music play   -Ahhhhhhhh...

Ab       Db/Ab   Ab           Db/Ab   Ab     /Eb   /Ab   /Bb
Make the voices sing   - Nace un gran amor

Cb            E/Cb  Cb   Gb/Bb   Gb
Start the celebration  - Van a mi

    Eb                    Ab/C
And cry     -Grita,  Come alive    -Vive

    B7                              Bb
And shake the foundations from the skies

Bb7sus2  Bb    Ab    Bb/Ab   Fm7  Eb/F  Fm7/Eb  Ab/Bb   Bb7
Ah,            Ah,           Shaking    all      our   lives
Chorus: 
Bb7  Ebadd9                          Ebadd9 Db6                           /G
Barcelona - Such a beautiful horizon,  Barcelona - Like a jewel in the sun

    Ab                   Ab/C  Ebadd9
Por ti sere gaviota de tu bella mar 

Bb7/Ab  Eb/G                          Eb7/G   Ab                        G7  Cm           
   Barcelona - Suenan las campamas,      Barcelona - Abre tus puertas al mundo

Eb  Ebdim  Eb  Ab6/Eb  Eb  Ebm-5  Eb  Ebm-5 Eb  Ab
If   God   is    willing      If       God  is  willing

Eb/G  Gbdim  Eb/G  Ddim Cm   (D     Eb F   G) Abadd9/Bb     Bb7
If     God    is   willing,  friends until the  end         -Viva!

     Eb      Eb/Bb    Db6   Ab    Eb/G   Fm   Eb/G    Ab    Abadd9/Bb    Eb
Barcelona




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