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Tony Christie - I Did What I Did For Maria (Chord)
Submitter: Ray Terry (169) on 3/16/09 2 comments
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I Did What I Did For Maria
Tony Christy
Album: Worldhits & Love Songs

Intro: G

G                    D             C
Sunrise this is the last day that I'll ever see 
                               G
out in the court-yard they're ready for me 
      D                      G
but I go to my Lord without fear 
        D                   G 
'cos I did what I did for Maria. 

      D                       G
As I rode into town with the sun going down 
           D                         G
all the windows were barred there was no one around 
          D                          G
for they knew that I'd come with my hand on my gun 
      D                       G 
and revenge in my heart for Maria 
D                     G
my dearest departed Maria. 

Chorus

D                             G
Take an eye for an eye and a life for a life 
         D                     G
and somebody must die for the death of my wife 
       D                   G
yes I did what I did for Maria 
D                      G
I did what I did for Maria. 

G                 D             C
Laughter echoed across for the end of the street 
                          G
there was the man I was burnin' to meet 
        D                        G
and my mind was so calm and so clear. 
D                          G
as I took my revenge for Maria. 

D                                  G
And he fell to the ground raisin' dust all around 
       D                       G
but I knew he was dead long before he went down 
         D                         G
it was quick it was clean made it easy on him 
  D                             G
which is more than he did for Maria. 
D                             G
When he did what he did for Maria.

D                             G
Take an eye for an eye and a life for a life 
         D                     G
and somebody must die for the death of my wife 
       D                   G
yes I did what I did for Maria 
D                      G
I did what I did for Maria. 

G                    D             C
Sunrise this is the last day that I'll ever see 
                                G
out in the court-yard they're ready for me 
      D                      G
but I go to my Lord without fear 
        D                   G 
'cos I did what I did for Maria. 

D                             G
Take an eye for an eye and a life for a life 
         D                     G
and somebody must die for the death of my wife 
       D                   G
yes I did what I did for Maria 
D                      G
I did what I did for Maria. 

(Repeat Chorus and Fade)
 
 Comments (click here to add a non-facebook comment)
Great tab for this song - very hard to get elsewhere on the net.

Just want to comment on some of the chords in the "verse" part. It uses a Jazz progression to get to the fifth (dominant) chord, and goes up in quite an intersting way. I just sat down and learnt it on the piano, and the chords actually go like this:

[tab]
G Bmin(flat5) C
Laughter echoed across for the end of the street
Cm G
there was the man I was burnin' to meet
D G
and my mind was so calm and so clear. (etc, etc)
[/tab]

The Bm with a flat 5th is tricky to play - Bminor will do just as well, really. The really NICE move about it is how he gets from the C (major) and modulates to Cminor, then comes back to the original chord. So for 1 bar, the song changes from being in Gmajor into Cminor. Cmin is the relative minor of Eflat, so it's the equivlaent of whacking in a BAR of the E flat key, when you're actually playing in G. This is a simple song, but that run is worth millions of dollars :-)

-Bustopher | 12/3/2012
Gee, that last post just didn't work when it was reflowed - all the spaces were taken out from between the chords.

Try instead:

[G] Laughter [Bmin(flat5th] echoed across from the [C] end of the street

[Cminor] there was the man I was [G] burnin' to meet

and my [D] mind was so calm and so [G] clear.

as I [D] took my revenge for [G] Maria.

Incidentally, I just noticed the "for" in the first line: should be "Laughter echoed across FROM the end of the street"

-Bustopher | 12/3/2012
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