We are the Champions
Words and music by Freddie Mercury
We are the Champions Chords Transcribed by Shane McDonald
Concert Intro : If you use the Cm Gm7/C played more than 2 times (at some concerts it was played 3 or 4 times before Freddie started singing).
Album Intro :There is actually no intro on the Album but if you use the concert intro as a guide you will be able to get the starting note which is a G.
Performance Notes : The Cm Gm7/C and Eb Ab chords are played on the album (occasionally) up 1 octave – i.e. play the chord 1 time on the lower octave and it is then echoed on the higher octave. Have a listen to the album and you will see what I mean.
Cm Gm7/C I've paid my dues Cm Gm7/C And time after time Cm Gm7/C I've done my sentence Cm Gm7/C But commited no crime Eb Ab And bad mistakes Eb Ab I've made a few Eb Bb/D Cm I've had my share of sand kicked in my face F7 Bb Bb Gm/Bb Bb7/Bb C But I've come through (Gonna need to go on and on and on and on...)
F Am Dm Bb C We are the Champions, my friend F Am Bb Bb/Bb /A /G D7/F# And we ll keep on fighting till the end Gm C/G Bb Edim/G Bb We are the champions, we are the champions F Eb/G Ab Bb7 Csus4-7th ´ ´ No time for loosers, 'cause We are the Champions Fm7 Gm7/F Fm7 Gm7/F Fm7 Csus4-7th ´ ´ Of the world
Cm Gm7/C I've taken my bows Cm Gm7/C And my curtain calls Cm You brought me fame and fortune Gm7/C And everything that goes with it Cm Gm7/C I thank you all Eb Ab But it s been no Bed of Roses Eb Ab No pleasure cruise Eb I consider it a challenge Bb/D Cm Before the whole human race F7 Bb C And I ain t gonna lose
F Am Dm Bb C We are the Champions, my friend F Am Bb Bb/Bb /A /G D7/F# And we ll keep on fighting till the end Gm C/G Bb Edim/G Bb We are the cham-pions, we are the cham-pions F Eb/G Ab Bb7 Csus4-7th ´ ´ No time for loosers, 'cause We are the Champions F Am Dm Bb C Of the ..... We are the Champions, my friend F Am Bb Bb/Bb /A /G D7/F# And we ll keep on fighting till the end Gm C/G Bb Edim/G Bb We are the cham-pions, we are the cham-pions F Eb/G Ab Bb7 Csus4-7th ´ ´ No time for loosers, 'cause We are the Champions
More about We are the Champions
We are the Champions was Recorded in the summer of 1977 at Basing Street and Wessex Studios in London. The song was released on the album News of the World which was released as a single in October 1977 prior to the release of the actual album. It was an instant chart success peaking at Number 2 in the Charts in the UK and Number 3 here in Ireland.
This song is consistently played at large sporting events such as Champions League and Ice Hockey games. It’s hard to imagine sport without this blaring in the background as a team does a lap of honour.
Frequently in USA, FM radio stations will play We Will Rock You and then We are the Champions back to back, as they were released on the same single. I have actually heard more UK and European stations now doing the exact same thing. It’s almost like they are companion songs.
It remains one of my favourites to play on piano.
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