Under Pressure

Words and Music by Queen / David Bowie

Under Pressure Chords and Guitar Tab Transcribed by Shane McDonald

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Queen and David Bowie - Under Pressure
Riffs
Bass Line Intro & Riff: (Bass Guitar)
G------------------------
D--12-12-12--12-12-12----
A---------------------12-
E------------------------
Bass Line Intro & Riff: (Standard Guitar)
E---------------------
B---------------------
G---------------------
D--0-0-0--0-0-0-------
A---------------0-----
E---------------------
Intro Guitar Riff # 2:
    D           A/D            G/D             A/D      
E|------5------|-------5------|--------3------|------0-------------|
B|----------7--|-5---------5--|--3---------3--|--2-----3--2--0-----|
G|----7---7----|---6-----6----|----4-----4----|----2------------2--|
D|--0----------|-----0--------|------0--------|--0-----------------|
A|-------------|--------------|---------------|--------------------|
E|-------------|--------------|---------------|--------------------|
Intro :
Bass Line Intro Riff x 6
Bass Line Intro Riff + Intro Guitar Riff  x 2

 

D                  A/D
Pressure,  pushing down on me
         G/D                    A/D 
Pressing down on you no man ask for
      D                      A/C#
Under pressure - that burns a building down
        G/B
Splits a family in two
     A
Puts people on streets 
D                    A
mmm bah bah bah beh, mmm bah bah bah beh,
G/D           A
dee dey-dah,  dah dey-dah, thats OK
         G          
It's the terror of knowing
          A/G
What this world is about
G   
Watching some good friends
A/G
Screaming (let me out)
     G                  A/G
Pray tomorrow - gets me higher
         D                  G  A/G          (Play Bass Riff x 4)
Pressure on people - people on streets  
D             A/D                         G/D
Chippin'around, Kick my brains around the floor
                A/D                             D
These are the days, It never rains but it pours  
D               A
dee do bah beh, dee dah bah bah beh,
G/D            A
deeh boh-bah,  bah-loh

D                   A/C#
People on streets,  e-da-dee-doh-dee 
G/B                 A
People on streets,  e-da-dee-doh-dee-doh-dee-doh
         G          
It's the terror of knowing
          A
What this world is about
G        
Watching some good friends
    A
Screaming let me out
     G                  A
Pray tomorrow - gets me high and higher
         D                  G  A      
Pressure on people - people on streets        N.C 
       G                       C
Turned away from it all like a blind man
G                     C
Sat on a fence but it don't work
     G                               C
Keep coming up with love but it's so slashed and torn
Am         F  G   F    G 
Why - why - why
A
Love
A
Insanity laughs under pressure we're cracking
G        D                       G     A
Can't we give ourselves one more chance
       G          D                   G       A
Why can't we give love that one more chance
      G       D           G    A    G   D   A/C#
Why can't we give love
       G/B           A             D
Cause love's such an old fashioned word
         A/C#         G/B
and love dares you to care for
    A             D           A/C#
The people on the edge of the night
         G/B          A
And love dares you to change our way of
G/B          A
Caring about ourselves
G/B         A
This is our last dance
G/B         A
This is our last dance
D          G     A
This is ourselves
(Play Bass Riff x 4)
Under pressure  
                G   A (piano)
Under pressure

Pressure
Album Outro/Ending :  G   A
Concert Ending : Last Line is simply No Chord on the word "Pressure"

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