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Pat Benatar - Promises In The Dark (Chord)
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PROMISES IN THE DARK
Written by Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo/Geraldo

4 beats per chord         chord symbols with the  -  character
` = 4 beats               are rhythm figures described below
' = 2 beats

INTRO:
F  `  `  `

VERSE:
F           `                   Bb  `
Never again isn't that what you said  you've been
F                                 `                               Bb  `
Through this before 'n' you swore this time you'd think with your head
Bb    `                       Dm  Am/D
No one  would ever have you a-gain  and if
Bb                   `                           C   `
Takin' was gonna get done you'd decide where and when  just when you

CHORUS:
'Dm   'C   Bb(9)  `   `
 Think you got it down  your heart se-
F      `        Bb         `
curely tied and bound they whisper
Gm       Gm(4)  Am(7)  `
Prom-__i-ses    in__   the__

LINK:
Dm-Am7  Dm-Am7  Dm-Am7  Bb-  Bb
Dark

VERSE:
F                   `                          Bb   `
Armed and ready you fought love battles in the night  but too
F                   `                Bb   `
Many opponents made you weary of the fight
Bb                     `                  Dm    Dm7
Blinded by passion you foolishly let some-one in  all the
Bb                        `                          C  `
Warnings went off in your head still you had to give in   just when you

CHORUS:
'Dm   'C   Bb     `   `
 Think you got it down  resistance
F       `     Bb         `
Nowhere to be found they whisper
Gm       `   Am   `
Prom-__i-ses in__ the__

LINK:
Dm-Am7  Dm-Am7  Dm-Am7  Dm-Am7
Dark                       but

BRIDGE:
Bbmaj9  C               G          `
Promises  you know what they're for  it sounds so
F         `                  G     `
Convincing  but you heard it before  'cos
Bbmaj9       C                  Dm7  `
Talk is cheap  and you gotta be sure   and so you
Dm-              Dm-       C                       Bb         C
Put up your guard  and you try to be hard but your heart says try a-__

SOLO:
Dm-Am7  Dm-Am7  Dm-Am7  Dm-Am7
gain__

Dm-Am7  Dm-Am7  Dm-Am7  Dm-Am7

Bb(maj9)  C  Dm  `

Dm-  Dm-  C  Bb  C

LINK:

Dm-Am7  Dm-Am7  Dm-Am7  Bb-  Bb

VERSE:
    F                        `                  Bb  `
You desperately search for a way to conquer the fear  no
F                       `                     Bb       `
Line of attack has been planned to fight back the tears  where
Bb                 `               Dm          Dm7
Brave and restless dreams are both won and lost  on the
Bb               `                     C       `
Edge is where it seems it's well worth the cost  just when you

CHORUS-LONG:
'Dm   'C   Bb     `   `
 Think you got it down  your heart in
F      `      Bb          `
Pieces on the ground they whisper
Gm       `   Am   `    `  `  `
Prom-__i-ses in__ the____   "one two three four"

CODA:
Dm-Am7  Dm-Am7  Dm-Am7  Dm-Am7
Dark______________

Dm-Am7  Dm-Am7  Dm-Am7  Dm-Am7

     (drum cadenza)  (on cue)
Dm-  (hold)          Dm

================================================================================

Extensions in parentheses are added by the strings/keyboards

CHORDS:
   F   Bb   Dm  Am/D  Dm7  C   Gm   Am  Bbmaj9  G
E|-1--------5----5----5--------3----0----1------3--|
B|-1---3----6----5----6----5---3----1----1------3--|
G|-2---3----7----5----5----5---3----2----2------4--|
D|-3---3----7----7----7----5---5----2----3------5--|
A|-3---1----5----5----5----3---5----0----1------5--|
E|-1---------------------------3----------------3--|

Arpeggios are employed in the INTRO, first VERSE and BRIDGE

EXAMPLE:  (let ring)
   F                 Bb
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
E|-------1---------|-----------------|
B|-----------1-----|-------3---------|
G|-------------2---|-----3-----3-----|
D|-----3-----------|---3---------3---|
A|---3-------------|-1---------------|
E|-1---------------|-----------------|

Elsewhere the rhythm is straight eighths 'favouring' power chords.

RHYTHM FIGURE:  Dm-Am7

   Dm        Bb  Am7       Gm    F
   1   2   3 + 4 +   1   2 + 3   4
E|-5=====\---6---0=|=====--3-3---1-/-|     === = sustained note
B|-6=====\---6---5=|=====--3-3---1-/-|     / \ = slide
G|-7=====\---7---5=|=====--3-3---2-/-|
D|-7=====\---8---5=|=====--5-5-------|     chords on + beats
A|-----------------|-----------------|     are strummed up
E|-----------------|-----------------|
   D         D   A         A Bb  Bb  -Bass

Am7 is played with index and middle fingers employing wide vibrato.

RHYTHM FIGURE:  Bb-  Bb

   Bb        G5  Bb
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1   2   3   4
E|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-3-3-3-3-------3=|================-|
G|-3-3-3-3-------3=|================-|
D|-3-3-3-3---5\--3=|================-|
A|-1-1-1-1---5\--1=|================-|
E|-----------3-----|-----------------|

RHYTHM FIGURE:  Dm-

   Dm
   1 + 2 + 3   4
E|-----------------|
B|-6-6-6-6---------|
G|-7-7-7-7---------|
D|-7-7-7-7---------|
A|-5-5-5-5---------|
E|-----------------|


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