The Show Must Go On
Words and music by Queen
Chords Transcribed by Shane McDonald
Performance Notes : The intro and the chords in the song all have a similar pattern. For Example the Bm chord if played as Bm Bmsus2 Bmsus4 Bm. The pattern for the chords is simply that each chord variation is played 4 times.
The riffs are noted as * - so if you see Bm* play the Bm Riff below
Bm* : Bm Bmsus2 Bmsus4 Bm G* : G Gdim G6 G Em* : G/E Gdim/E F#* : F#sus4 F# C#m* : C#m C#msus2 C#sus4 C#m A* : A Adim A6 A F#m* : A/F# Adim/F# G#* : G#sus4 G#
Intro : Bm* G* Em* F#* Em Edim
Bm* Empty spaces, what are we living for? G* Abandoned places, I guess we know the score. Em* F#* Em Edim On and on, does anybody know what we are looking for? Bm* Another hero, another mindless crime, G* Behind the curtain, in the pantomime, Em* F#* Em Edim Hold the line, does anybody want to take it anymore?
Bm* The show must go on, G* The show must go on. Em* Inside my heart is breaking, F#* My make-up may be flaking, Em Edim Bm But my smile still stays on.
C#m* Whatever happens, I'll leave it all to chance, A* Another heartache, another failed romance. F#m* G#* F#m F#dim On and on, does anybody know what we are living for? C#m* I guess I'm learning I must be warmer now, A* I'll soon be turning round the corner now, F#m* G#* F#m F#dim Em Outside the dawn is breaking, but inside in the dark I'm aching to be free. Bm* The show must go on, G* The show must go on. Em* Inside my heart is breaking, F#m* My make-up may be flaking, Em Edim Bm But my smile still stays on.
Guitar Solo Chords : Bm* G* Em* F#m* Em Edim
F G Em Am Am/G My soul is painted like the wings of butterflies, F G Em Am Fairy-tales of yesterday will grow and never die, Edim Dsus4 ``````` D I can fly, my friends.
Bm* The show must go on, G* The show must go on. Em* F#m* Em Edim Bm* G* I'll face it with a grin, I'm never giving in, on with show. Em* F#m* Em Em7 Edim I'll top the bill I'll overkill I have to find the will to carry on, with the show with the show.... Bm .... The show must go on
Outro : The words "Go On" is sampled and repeated to fade