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Be Prepared Chords
Well, you probably are sick to DEATH of hearing this, but this is my first tab,
 so be nice. I got it out of The Lion King sheet music book (I play the piano
 as well) so it must be right. This is the one that Jeremy Irons sings, when Scar
 is getting all stressed at the hyenas, one of my favourite songs in the film!

Enough waffle, here are the chords used:
Am       - x02210
Dm       - xx0231
Em       - 022000
Cm       - xx5543
G        - 320003
C        - x32010
Bm7flat5 - xx0201
E7       - 020100
C/Bflat  - x12010
A7       - x02020
E        - 022100
E sus    - 022200
F        - 133211 (or the way I was taught was xx3211)
G7       - 320001

Intro: Am      Dm

  Am                         Dm 
I know that your powers of retention 
       Em                     Am
Are as wet as a warthog's backside.
                           Dm
But thick as you are pay attention
   Em                    Am
My words are a matter of pride.

     Cm                       Am
It's clear from your vacant expressions,
    Cm                      Am
The lights are not all on upstairs.
    G                           C
But we're talking kings, and successions,
     Bm7flat5               E7
Even YOU can't be caught unawares...

       Am                      Dm  
So prepare for the chance of a lifetime,
      G                     C
Be prepared for sensational news...
  Em          Am     Dm         G
A shining new era is tip-toeing nearer
       Em          Am
And where do we feature?
     Dm        G 
Just listen to teacher.

  C 
I know it sounds sordid,
    C/Bflat
But you'll be rewarded
        A7                 Dm
When at last I am given my dues,
      Bm7flat5             E 
And injustice, deliciously squared,
Esus E   Am           F
Be   prepared!

         E7
Yeah, be prepared, heh, heh, 
Am
We'll be prepared, heh.

For what?
Dm
For the death of the king!
     Em
Why, is he sick?
                      Am
No fools, we're gunna kill him...

And Simba too...

Great idea, who needs a king?
Dm                            Em
No king, no king, la la la la la la!
                  Am
Idiots! There will be a king!
              Cm
Hey but you said er--

I WILL BE KING!
Am                 Cm             
Stick with me, and you'll never go hungry again!
Am
Yay, alright! 
G
Yeah,alright!
C
Alright!

Long live the king,
Bm7flat5                    E
Long live the king! 

     Am                             Dm
It's great that we'll soon be connected
       Em                      Am
With a king who'll be all time adored.
                                     Dm
Of course, quid pro quo, you're expected,
   Em                     Am
To take certain duties on board...

    Cm                      Am
The future is littered with prizes
    Cm                        Am
And though I'm the main addressee,
    G            G7        C
The point that I must emphasize is,
    Bm7flat5                  E
YOU WON'T GET A SNIFF WITHOUT ME!

      Am                       Dm
So prepare for the coup of the century
   G                         C
Be prepared for the murkiest scam
  Em       Am        Dm       G
Meticulous planning, tenacity spanning,
  Em         Am
Decades of denial
   Dm         G
Is simply why I'll 
   C        
Be king undisputed,
  C/Bflat
respected, saluted,
    A7                    Dm
And seen for the wonder I am.
       Bm7flat5                E
Yes my teeth and ambitions are bared.
Esus E  Am
Be   Prepared!
        Bm7flat5                E
Yes our teeth and ambitions are bared,
      Am
Be prepared!

Outro (over 'wild laughter') F   E  Am

 
 
Elton John - Be Prepared Chords :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
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About the artist behind Be Prepared Chords:

Sir Elton Hercules John CBE[1] [2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is an English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist.

In his four-decade career, John has been one of the dominant forces in rock and popular music, especially during the 1970s. He has sold more than 250 million albums[citation needed] and over one hundred million singles,[3] making him one of the most successful artists of all time. He has more than 50 Top 40 hits including seven consecutive #1 U.S. albums, 59 Top 40 singles, 16 Top 10, 4 #2 hits, and nine #1 hits. He has won five Grammy awards and one Academy Award. His success has had a profound impact on popular music and has contributed to the continued popularity of the piano in rock and roll. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him #49 on their list of the 100 greatest artists of all time.[4]

Some of the characteristics of John's musical talent include an ability to quickly craft melodies for the lyrics of songwriting partner Bernie Taupin, his former rich tenor (now baritone) voice, his classical and gospel-influenced piano, the aggressive orchestral arrangements of Paul Buckmaster among others and the flamboyant fashions, outlandishly excessive eye glasses, and on-stage showmanship, especially evident during the 1970s.

John was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. He has been heavily involved in the fight against AIDS since the late 1980s and was knighted in 1998. He entered into a civil partnership with David Furnish on 21 December 2005 and continues to be a champion for the LGBT social movements. On April 9, 2008 Elton John held a benefit concert for the Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign, and raised $2.5 million.[5]

Indexed at Wikipedia.

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