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Electric Light Orchestra, I'm Alive Chords (ver.1)

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I'm Alive Chords (ver.1)

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Tuning: Standard

Electric Light Orchestra
I'm Alive (1980)
(Jeff Lynne)


The change in the verses between the two diminished chords (at the beginning 
"Edim" and "C#dim") is due to the root that is played by the bass on the ELO 
recording. It is not necessary to change here as the two chords are 
basically the same, just different inversions of the same notes ("Edim": 
E-Bb-C#-G and "C#dim": C#-G-Bb-E). I still think the change sounds nice. 

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SPECIAL VOICINGS and CHORDS

       e-B-G-D-A-E
Edim   3-2-3-2-x-x
C#dim  0-2-3-2-4-x
Ebdim  2-1-2-1-x-x
D/F#   2-3-2-0-x-2
Ebdim  2-1-2-1-x-x
Cdim   x-2-1-2-3-x
E/G#   0-0-1-2-x-4
Dsus4  3-3-2-0-x-x

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INTRO
F C | G | G  F C| G | G 


F   C G              Edim  C#dim      Am   D
I'm a-live - and the world shines for me today
F   C G            Edim  C#dim   Am     D
I'm a-live - suddenly    I am    here today
             Am           D  
Seems like forever (and a day)
                Am               D  
Thought I could never (feel this way)
   Ebdim       Em  D/F# G D        G D
Is this really me? I'm alive, I'm alive

F   C G              Edim  C#dim   Am        D
I'm a-live - and the dawn  breaks across the sky
F   C G              Edim  C#dim   Am    D
I'm a-live - and the sun   rises   up so high
         Am                 D
Lost in another world (far away)
       Am                  D
Never another word (till today)
    Ebdim      Em   D/F# G D        G D       G  D/F#  Em  D  C
But what can I say? I'm alive, I'm alive, I'm ali------------ ve

SOLO
| G | Edim  C#dim | Am | D  F C | G | Edim  C#dim | Am | D |
(synth)

         Am                      D  
Suddenly came the dawn (from the night)
         Am               D  
Suddenly I was born (into light)
    Ebdim     Em    D/F# G     E/G# A E        A E
How can it be real? I'm alive, I'm alive, I'm alive

G   D A              Ebdim Cdim       Bm   E
I'm a-live - and the world shines for me today
G   D A            Ebdim Cdim   Bm     E
I'm a-live - suddenly    I am   here today

             Bm           E
Seems like forever (and a day-ay)
                Bm               E
Thought I could never (feel this way)
   Ddim        F#m  
Is this really me?  

E/G# A  E/G#  F#m  E    A  E/G#  F#m  E    A  E/Ab  F#m E  D
I'm ali-------ve,  I'm ali-------ve,  I'm ali--------------ve

ORCHESTRAL BREAK and INTERLUDE
| D | Dsus4 | D | Dsus4 | D | Dsus4 | D | Dsus4  E/G# |
| A | % | Em | % | A | % | Em | % | A | % | Bb | E |

CODA
E    A E        A E        A E        F
I'm alive, I'm alive, I'm alive, I'm alive
            

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