It’s A Hard Life
Words and music by Freddie Mercury
Performed by Queen on the album ‘The Works’
It’s a Hard Life chords transcribed by Shane McDonald
This is a fairly straight-forward song to play if you are comfortable with the key of Bb and the standard chords within that key, namely Bb, Eb, Cm, Gm, F and Ab as the most used chords in this song. I have uploaded a video which might help and that is at the bottom of this page.
Intro : The song 'It's A Hard Life' starts straight away, but if you play a Cm7 you should be able to get the starting note.
Cm7 I don't want my freedom Eb D7 There's no reason for living Bb Ab/Bb With a broken heart
Bb F Gm This is a tricky situation Eb Bb/D Cm I've only got myself to blame Bb It's just a simple fact of life, Ab/Bb it can happen to anyone. Eb Bb/D Cm Gm You win, you lose, it's a chance you have to take with love. Eb Bb/D Cm Gm Oh yeah, I fell in love and now you say it's over, Ab F and I'm falling apart
Bb Dm7 Eb Bb It's a Hard Life to be true lovers together Eb Bb F Gm Ab F/A To love and live forever in each other's hearts Bb Dm Eb Bb It's a long hard fight to learn to care for each other Eb Bb F To trust in one another right from the start Eb Db/Eb When you're in love
Bb F Gm I try and mend the broken pieces Eb Bb/D Cm I try to fight back the tears Bb They say it's just a state of mind Ab/Bb But it happens to everyone Eb Bb/D Cm Gm How it hurts, deep inside, When your love has cut you down in size Eb Bb/D Cm Gm Ab This life is tough, on your own, Now I'm waiting for something to fall from the skies F I'm waiting for love
Bb Dm7 Eb Bb It's a hard life to be true lovers together Eb Bb F Gm Ab F/A To love and live forever in each other's hearts Bb Dm Eb Bb It's a long hard fight to learn to care for each other Eb Bb F To trust in one another right from the start Eb Db/Eb When you're in love
| Ab | G | Cm Cm7/B | Ab Cm/G | | Eb Bb/D | Cm | Ab Eb/G | Fm7 | | Bb11 Bb7 | | Ab Eb/G | Fm7 Cm | | Ab Eb/G | Fm Cm | Bb | F |
Bb Dm7 Eb Bb It's a hard life in a world that's filled with sorrow Eb Bb F Gm Ab F/A There are people searching for love in every way Bb Dm Eb Bb It's a long hard fight, but I'll always live for tomorrow Eb Bb I'll look back on myself and say F I did it for love Ebadd9/G Yes, I did it for love Ab6 F7/A For love, Fo______r, Bb Ab/Bb Bb Ab/Bb Bb Ab/Bb Bb Ab/Bb (end by hitting a high Ab note) I did it for love.
Some Guitar & Keyboard Chords : These are some Guitar Chords used in the song above with the individual notes for keyboard players.
Cm 335543 C Eb G Dm7 557565 D F A C Eb 668886 Eb G Bb F 133211 F A C Gm 355333 G Bb D Ab 466544 Ab C Eb Bb 688766 Bb D F Bb/D 558765 Bb D F (Bass Note is D) Bb11 6x6544 Ab C Eb (Bass Note is Bb) - Not Exact but an acceptable simple replacement
How to Play “It’s a Hard Life” by Queen on Piano
This is my version of the Queen song It’s a Hard Life on piano.