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Thriller Chords
...THRILLER... by Michael Jackson


(Original Key: C#)


Am  C  D  Am7

Verse 1:

D7                          Am7
 It's close to midnight and something evil's lurking in the dark
D7                       Am7            
 Under the moonlight you see a sight that almost stops your heart
           D7                                           Am7
You try to scream but terror takes the sound before you make it
             D7                                           Am7
You start to freeze as horror looks you right between the eyes,
Fmaj7        Em               
 You're para-lyzed

Chorus 1:

               Am    C    D         Am7          
'Cause this is thril-ler, thril-ler night
    D7                               Dm7
And no one's gonna save you from the beast about strike
              Am    C    D         Am7
You know it's thril-ler, thril-ler night
       D7                              F7      D7       F/G Am7  
You're fighting for your life inside a killer, thriller to- night

Verse 2:

D7                          Am7
 You hear the door slam and realize there's nowhere left to run
D7                          Am7
 You feel the cold hand and wonder if you'll ever see the sun               
	       D7                                    Am7
You close your eyes and hope that this is just imagi-nation
            D7                                         Am7
But all the while you hear the creature creepin' up be-hind
Fmaj7          Em 
 You're out of time

Chorus 2:

               Am    C    D         Am7          
'Cause this is thril-ler, thril-ler night
    D7                               Dm7
And no one's gonna save you from the beast about strike
              Am    C    D         Am7
You know it's thril-ler, thril-ler night
       D7                              F7      D7       F/G Am7  C 
You're fighting for your life inside a killer, thriller to- night


 Night creatures call
                                    Fmaj9     G
And the dead start to walk in their masquerade
Am7                      C/G                    Em7-5                  
 There's no escapin' the jaws of the alien this time
Fmaj7                    E7sus4   E7
 This is the end of your life

Verse 3:

D7                                Am7
 They're out to get you, there's demons closing in on every side
D7                        Am7
 They will possess you un-less you change the number on your dial
           D7                                    Am7     
Now is the time for you and I to cuddle close to-gether
             D7                                         Am7
All thru the night I'll save you from the terror on the screen,
Fmaj7          Em 
 I'll make you see

Chorus 3:

             Am    C    D         Am7          
That this is thril-ler, thril-ler night
       D7                             Dm7
'cause I can thrill you more than any ghost would dare to try
               Am    C    D         Am7 
 Girl, this is thril-ler, thril-ler night
   D7                                F7      D7      F/G Am7  C 
So let me hold you tight and share a killer, diller, chiller
Thriller here tonight


(Ad-lib: Am  F/A  G/A  D/A)

(Rap by Vincent Price)

Darkness falls across the land
The midnite hour is close at hand
Creatures crawl in search of blood
To terrorize y'awl's neighbourhood
And whosoever shall be found
Without the soul for getting down
Must stand and face the hounds of hell
And rot inside a corpse's shell
The foulest stench is in the air
The funk of forty thousand years
And grizzy ghouls from every tomb
Are closing in to seal your doom
And though you fight to stay alive
Your body starts to shiver
For no mere mortal can resist
The evil of the thriller


   Am      C       D      Am7      D7     Fmaj7    Em      F7          
 x02210  x32010  xx0232  x02013  xx0212  x03210  022000  131211  

   F/G    Fmaj9     G      C/G    Em7    E7sus4    E7     F/A        

 303210  102010  320003  332010  022030  022200  020100  x03211  

  G/A     D/A 

 000003  x00232

Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2005 (

Michael Jackson - Thriller Chords :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
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About the artist behind Thriller Chords:

Michael Joseph Jackson (born August 29, 1958) is an American musician and entertainer. The seventh child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene at the age of eleven as a member of The Jackson 5. Jackson went on to begin a solo career in 1972, becoming a pop icon and named the "King of Pop", in subsequent years. Five of his solo studio albums, Off the Wall (1979), Thriller (1982), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991) and HIStory (1995), have become some of the world's best selling pop records.

Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music in the late 1970s as the first black entertainer to amass a strong crossover following on MTV. The popularity of his videos aired on MTV, such as "Beat It" and "Billie Jean", helped to put the relatively young channel "on the map", while videos such as "Black or White" and "Scream" made Jackson a staple on MTV into the 1990s. He transformed the music video into an art form and a promotional tool as well. Jackson popularized physically complicated dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk, along with a distinctive musical sound and vocal style that have influenced numerous hip hop, pop, and R&B artists.

Jackson has donated and raised several hundred million dollars for beneficial causes, through his Dangerous World Tour, charity singles and support of thirty-nine charities.[1][2] However other aspects of his personal life has generated significant controversy; plastic surgery, a lightening skin tone due to vitiligo and eccentric behavior have damaged his reputation among the public. He was accused of child sexual abuse in 1993, although the matter was settled out of court. Jackson was tried, and later acquitted, of further child molestation allegations and several other charges in 2005. He has been the subject of long term financial difficulties and health concerns.

Jackson is one of few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. His awards include eight Guinness World Records—including one for Thriller, as the worlds best selling album—thirteen Grammy Awards, thirteen number one singles in his solo career—more than any other artist in the Hot 100 era—and the sale of over 750 million units worldwide. Jackson's highly publicized personal life, coupled with his successful career has made him a part of pop culture for almost four decades.[3]

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