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Lauper Cyndi, True Colors Tabs (ver.1)

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True Colors Tabs (ver.1)

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                UPDATE:  By request from a few people, I've added the chords to this version.
I'm also going to submit a version with just the chords, so if you only are
looking for them, check out that file!  I do hope you keep the intro, though...
I think it's what makes the song!

Here it is!  I've noticed that nobody has tabbed either version of
"True Colors," and so I decided to go for it!  This is the Cyndi Lauper
version.  It would be much easier if you had someone with a bass guitar
to play the bass line...since that's what's on the recording...but for
those who don't...here you go!

VERSE 1:
                                                          You with the
e|3-----3-3-----3-|3---------------|3-----3-3-----3-|3---------------|
B|--0-1-----0-1---|--0-1-------0-1-|--0-1-----0-1---|--0-1-----------|
G|----------------|------2---------|----------------|------2---------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|0-----0-2-----2-|3---------------|0-----0-2-----2-|3---------------|
E|----------------|------1---1-----|----------------|------1---------|

  sad     eyes     don't....                                     In a
e|0-------3-------|0-1-3-3-----0---|3-----1-----0---|0---------------|
B|1-------3-------|1-----1-------1-|--------------3-|1-----3---------|
G|2-------4-------|0-----0---0-----|----------------|------0---------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|0-------2-------|3---------------|----------------|0---------------|
E|----------------|------0-------0-|1---------------|------3---------|

  world....       <-Note #1->       darkness....           But I'll see..
e|0-----0-1-------|------5-----3---|0---------------|----------------|
B|----1-------3-6-|8---5-6---------|1-----3---------|3-------1-------|
G|--0-------2-----|--5---5---------|2-----4---------|----------------|
D|--------0-------|----------------|------5---------|3-------2-------|
A|3---------------|7-----8---------|----------------|3-------3-------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

  True  Colors....                  True Colors..and that's...
e|1-----0---------|3-----3---------|1-----0---------|1-----3-----3---|
B|1-----1---------|1---1-0-----0-3-|1-----1-------1-|1---1-1-----0---|
G|2---2-0-----0---|--0-------0-----|2---2-0-----0---|--2-------0-----|
D|--3-------2-----|----------------|--3-------2-----|----------------|
A|------3-------3-|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|1---------------|3-----3---------|1-----0---------|1-----3-----3---|

   don't be afraid....              True colors      True colors
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|--3-1-1---------|--3-1-1---------|----------------|----1-----------|
G|2---2-0-----0---|2-----2---------|--0---0---------|--2---0---------|
D|--3-------2-----|3---------------|3-----2-------2-|3-----2---------|
A|------3-------3-|------0---------|3-----3---------|3-----3---------|
E|1---------------|1---------------|----------------|----------------|

 beautiful..like a
e|3---------------|
B|3---------------|
G|5---------------|
D|----------------|
A|----------------|
E|3---------------|

  rainbow.....                                               Show me a
e|3-----3-3-----3-|3---------------|3-----3-3-----3-|3---------------|
B|--0-1-----0-1---|--0-1-----0-1-2-|--0-1-----0-1---|--0-1-----------|
G|----------------|------2---------|----------------|------2---------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|0-----0-2-----2-|3---------------|0-----0-2-----2-|3---------------|
E|----------------|------1-------1-|----------------|------1---------|

VERSE 2:
  smile   then     Don't be....     remember...      last saw....    If
e|0-------3-------|0-1-3-3-----0-3-|3-----1-----0---|0---------------|
B|1-------3-------|1-----1---------|--------------3-|1-----3-----0-3-|
G|2-------4-------|0-----0---0-----|----------2-----|------0---0-----|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|0-------2-------|3---------------|----------------|0---------------|
E|----------------|------0---------|1---------------|------3---------|
 
  this world...   <-Note #1->       You call...      know... I'll see..
e|0-----0-1-------|------5-----3---|0---------------|----------------|
B|----1-------3-6-|8---5-6---------|1-----3---------|3-------1-------|
G|--0-------2-----|--5---5---------|2-----4---------|----------------|
D|--------0-------|----------------|------5---------|3-------2-------|
A|3---------------|7-----8---------|----------------|3-------3-------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

  True  Colors....                  True Colors..and that's...
e|1-----0---------|3-----3---------|1-----0---------|1-----3-----3---|
B|1-----1---------|1---1-0-----0-3-|1-----1-------1-|1---1-1-----3---|
G|2---2-0-----0---|--0-------0-----|2---2-0-----0---|--2-------0---0-|
D|--3-------2-----|----------------|--3-------2-----|----------------|
A|------3-------3-|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|1---------------|3-----3---------|1-----0---------|1-----3-----3---|

  don't be afraid....              True colors      True colors
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|1-----1-------1-|1-----1---------|1-----1-------1-|1-----1---------|
G|2---2-0-----0---|2---3-2-----2---|2-----0-----0---|2-----0-----0---|
D|--3-------2-----|--3-------------|3-----2---2-----|3-----2---2-----|
A|------3-------3-|------0---------|3-----3---------|3-----3-------3-|
E|1---------------|1---------------|----------------|----------------|

  Beautiful...
e|3---------------|
B|3---------------|
G|5---------------|
D|----------------|
A|----------------|
E|3---------------|

 Rainbow....
e|3-----3-3-----3-|3---------------|3-----3-3-----3-|3---------------|
B|--0-1-----0-1---|--0-1-----0-1-2-|--0-1-----0-1---|--0-1-----0-1---|
G|----------------|------2---------|----------------|------2-------2-|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|0-----0-2-----2-|3---------------|0-----0-2-----2-|3---------------|
E|----------------|------1-------1-|----------------|------1-------1-|

VERSE 3:
  Ooo...                            Can't remember...               If
e|0-------3-------|0-----3---------|3-----1-----0---|0---------------|
B|1-------3-------|1-----3---------|--------------3-|1-----3---------|
G|2-------4-------|0-----5---------|----------------|------0---------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|0-------2-------|3---------------|----------------|0---------------|
E|----------------|------0---------|1---------------|------3---------|
 
 if this world..     <-Note #1->         call me...     know...  I'll..
e|0-----0-1-------|------5-----3---|0---------------|----------------|
B|----1-------3-6-|8---5-6---1-----|1-----3-------3-|1-------1-------|
G|--0-------2-----|--5---5---------|2---2-4-----4---|----------------|
D|--------0-------|----------------|------5---5-----|3-------2-------|
A|3---------------|7-----8---------|----------------|3-------3-------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

  True  Colors....                  True Colors..and that's...
e|1-----0---------|3-----3---------|1-----0---------|1-----3-----3---|
B|1-----1-------1-|1---1-0-----0-3-|1-----1-------1-|1---1-1-----3---|
G|2---2-0-----0---|--0-------0-----|2---2-0-----0---|--2-------0---0-|
D|--3-------2-----|----------------|--3-------2-----|----------------|
A|------3---------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|1---------------|3-----3---------|1-----0---------|1-----3-----3---|

  don't be afraid....              True colors      True colors
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|1-----1---------|1-----1---------|1-----1-------1-|1-----1---------|
G|2---2-0-----0---|2---3-2-----2---|2---2-0-----0---|2---2-0-----0---|
D|--3-------2-----|--3-------------|3-3---2---2-----|3-3---2---2-----|
A|------3-------3-|------0---------|3-----3-------3-|3-----3-------3-|
E|1---------------|1---------------|----------------|----------------|

  True colors..    shining through..True colors...and that's....
e|----------------|----------------|1---------3-----|1-------3---3---|
B|1-----1-----1---|1-----0-----0-3-|1-----1---1-----|1-------1---0---|
G|2---2-0---2-----|2---2-0---0-----|2---2-0---0---0-|2---2-----0---0-|
D|3-3---2---------|--3-------------|--3---2---------|--3-------------|
A|3-----3-3-------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|3-----3-------3-|1-----0---3-----|1-----1-3---3---|

  Don't be....     let them show..  True colors      True colors...
e|1-----0---------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|1-----1---------|0-----1---------|1-----1---------|1-----1---------|
G|2---2-0---------|1-----2---------|2-----0---------|2-----0---------|
D|--3-------------|3-----2---------|3-----2---------|3-----2---------|
A|------3---------|------0---------|3-----3---------|3-----3---------|
E|1---------------|1---------------|----------------|----------------|

  Beautiful...           Like a rainbow
e|3---------------|----------------|3-----3-3-----3-|3---------------||
B|3---------------|----------------|--0-1-----0-1---|--0-1-----------||
G|5---------------|----------------|----------------|------2---------||
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
A|----------------|----------------|0-----0-1-----1-|3---------------||
E|3---------------|----------------|----------------|------1---------||

NOTES:
1.   The places marked "Note #1" use a half bar on the fifth fret.
2.   This is the best reduction I could come up with from the recording to 
one solo acoustic guitar (which is all I have.)  So it may not be perfect, 
but give it a try and see what you think.
3.   PLEASE feel free to e-mail me any comments/corrections/criticism!

Here are all of the lyrics: (and chords...they are the same for all verses)

VERSE 1:
             Am  G                  Am:  X02210   G: 320033
You with the sad eyes
C        C/E+5                      C:   X32010   C/E+5: 032013
Don't be discouraged
     F                              F:   133211   
Oh I realize
     Am           G
It's hard to take courage
     C             Dm               Dm:  XX0231
In a world full of people
C+5                F                C+5: X32013
You can lose sight of it all
        Am       G
And the darkness inside you
F/C              C                  F/C: X33211 
Make you feel so small

CHORUS:
                  F    C
But I'll see your true colors
Gsus4          G                    Gsus4: 320013
Shining through
              F     C
I'll see your true colors
    F            Gsus4 G
And that's why I love you
   F         C        F        Am
So don't be afraid to let them show
     F/C  C
Your true colors
F/C  C          Gsus4b              Gsus4b: 3XX533
True colors are beautiful,
       Am
Like a Rainbow

VERSE 2:
Show me a smile then,
Don't be unhappy, can't remember
When I last saw you laughing
If this world makes you crazy
And you've taken all you can bear
You call me up
Because you know I'll be there

CHORUS:

VERSE 3:
Oooo....
(whispered) 
can't remember
When I last saw you laughing
(sung)
If this world makes you crazy
And you've taken all you can bear
You call me up
Because you know I'll be there

FINAL CHORUS:
And I'll see your true colors
Shining through
I'll see your true colors
And that's why I love you
So don't be afraid to let them show
Your true colors, true colors,
F/C  C          Gsus4   G
true colors are shining through
              F    Gsus4
I'll see your true colors
    F            Gsus4 G
And that's why I love you
   F        C         F        Am
So don't be afraid to let them show
F/C       C       F/C  C
Your true colors, true colors
Gsus4b
Beautiful,
             Am
Like a Rainbow

Hope you enjoy! :-)
-Bob
            

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