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Dear Friends

Words and music by Brian May

Dear Friends Piano Chords Transcribed by Shane McDonald

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Dear Friends was one of the very first songs I transcribed and it is still one of my favourites, it is also a very memorable song so after a while I found remembering the chords took very little effort.

Note : For the first chord of D, simply change the augmentation of the chord upwards.

So dear friends 
     G    A   D
Your love has gone 
D             A      E7 A
Only tears to dwell   upon
  D   Dmaj7  G/B
I dare not   say
D/A     G    Dmaj7 Em7
As  the wind must  blow
     Dsus4   D 
So a love is lost 
  Asus4   A
A love is won 
D               G     A D
Go to sleep and dream  again 
Soon your hopes 
     A    E7  A
Will rise and then 
     A   Dmaj7 G/B
From all this  gloom 
D/A      G      Dmaj7 E7
Life can start    a - new 
             A7           G G/F# G/E   D
And there'll be no crying soon 


Note :	F#m may be used in place of Dmaj7, but I prefer the Dmaj7.

About Dear Friends

Dear Friends is from Queen’s 3rd studio Album, Sheer Heart Attack. The Sheer Heart Attack album was released on 8th November 1974. The album was less progressive than Queen I and Queen II, and was more of a rock album. The true classic Queen sound started to emerge with the great harmonies and wonderful melody lines from Freddie and classic guitar riffs from Brian starting to get stronger. The Sheer Heart Attack album had hits such as Killer Queen which reached number 2 in the British Charts, and Now I’m Here which reached number 11 in the charts. The album itself reached number 2 in the UK Album charts.

The song Dear Friends is a very brief piano and harmony based ballad. Not too much is known about the song and it’s origins but I’m sure if has it’s roots in some sort of loss or sorrow. The piece is amazing and so simple. I hope you enjoy my transcription of the Dear Friends chords.

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