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How Can You Mend A Broken Heart (ver 5) - Bee Gees


 
How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
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                How Can You Mend A Broken Heartâ€" Bee Gees
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Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Open D

Bee Gees 
How Can You Mend A Broken Heart (1971)
(Barry Gibb/Maurice Gibb/Robin Gibb)

From: "Trafalgar"

This song sounds beautiful with an open tuning like Barry Gibb uses it on 
the original recording. It is an open D tuning (the strings are tuned down 
- so no danger of broken strings!) and then putting a capo on the 2nd fret 
to make it sound in E major. The shapes aren’t difficult either â€" one just
needs a little time to get used to them. I named the chords like you hear 
them, so it is easy to just play along in standard tuning, too (see the
voicings for standard tuning). Enjoy!

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CHORDS (chord names are what you hear)

            D-A-D-F#-A-D + capo 2nd fret         E-A-D-G-B-e
E           0-0-0- 0-0-0                         0-2-2-1-0-0
Esus4       0-0-0- 1-0-0                         0-2-2-2-0-0                
Emaj7       0-0-0- 3-4-0                         0-2-1-1-0-0
F#m7(add11) 2-2-2- 1-0-0                      (t)2-4-4-2-0-0
G#          4-4-4- 4-4-4                         4-6-6-5-4-4
C#m         x-2-0- 0-2-0                         x-4-6-6-5-4
F#          2-2-2- 2-2-2                         2-4-4-3-2-2
B           x-0-2- 3-4-2                         x-2-4-4-4-2
Bsus4       x-0-2- 3-5-2                         x-2-4-4-5-2
A           5-5-5- 5-5-5 or                      x-0-2-2-2-0
            x-x-0- 1-2-0

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INTRO

This is a mixture of the guitar and the piano played in the intro Whatever
your strumming pattern may be, try to incorporate the following changes:

Open D + capo 2nd fret
                                                  Esus4(add13)
   E              Esus4 E                  Esus4 E            E
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
d |0---------------|0---0-----------|--------0---0---|5---5---7-------|
A |0---------------|0---0-----------|--------0---0---|5---5---9-------|
F#|0-------------0-|1---0-----------|--------1---0---|5---5---8-------|
D |0-----------0---|0---0-----------|--------0---0---|0-------0-------|
A |0---------0-----|0---0-----------|--------0---0---|0-------0-------|
D |0---------------|0---0-----------|--------0---0---|0-------0-------|

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INTRO
| E | Esus4 E     | E   Esus4 E | Esus4add13 E | (see above)


VERSE 1
E                            Emaj7
I can think of younger days,  when living for my life 
F#m7add11                    E
 Was everything a man could want to do


G#                  C#m   
I could never see tomorrow, 
    F#                B        Bsus4 B   [break]
But I was never told about the sor-  row  ... and


CHORUS
Emaj7
How can you mend a broken heart 
F#m7add11
  How can you stop the rain from falling down
A           B    A             B
How can you stop, the sun from shining
F#m7add11       B        E
 What makes the world go round
Emaj7
How can you mend this broken man
F#m7add11
  How can a loser ever win
       A       B       A      B
Please help me mend my broken heart
F#m7add11   B     E
 And let me live again 


INTERLUDE
E            Esus4 E
    Da da da da    da


VERSE 2
E                          
 I can still feel the breeze
Emaj7
 That rustles through the trees
F#m7add11              E
 And misty memories of days gone by
G#                   C#m 
We could never see tomorrow
F#                  B        Bsus4 B   [break]
No one said a word about the sor-  row     ... and


CHORUS
Emaj7
How can you mend a broken heart 
F#m7add11
  How can you stop the rain from falling down
A           B    A             B
How can you stop, the sun from shining
F#m7add11       B        E
 What makes the world go round
Emaj7
How can you mend this broken man   
F#m7add11
  How can a loser ever win
       A       B       A      B
Please help me mend my broken heart
F#m7add11   B     E
 And let me live again 

        Emaj7
La la â€" la la la la, la la la la la 
F#m7add11
La la la la, la la la la 
       A       B       A      B
Please help me mend my broken heart
F#m7add11   B    [ E ]
 And let me live again 


CODA
E         Esus4 E
    Da da da    da
         E    Emaj7               Emaj7 
Da da dn da        da da da da da da-ah-ah

 
 
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About the artist behind How Can You Mend A Broken Heart:

The Bee Gees were a singing trio of brothers — Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb — that became one of the most successful musical acts of the 20th century. They were born on the Isle of Man to English parents, lived in Chorlton, Manchester, England and moved to Brisbane, Australia during their childhood years, where they began their musical careers. Their worldwide success came when they returned to England and signed with producer Robert Stigwood.

The multiple Grammy Award-winning group was successful for most of its forty years of recording music, but it had two distinct periods of exceptional success: as a harmonic "soft rock" act in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and as the foremost stars of the disco music era in the late 1970s.

No matter the style, the Bee Gees sang tight three-part harmonies that were instantly recognizable; as brothers, their voices blended perfectly, in the same way that The Everly Brothers' did. Barry sang lead on many songs, and an R&B falsetto introduced in the disco years; Robin provided the clear vibrato lead that was a hallmark of their pre-disco music; Maurice sang high and low harmonies throughout their career. The three brothers co-wrote most of their hits, and they said that they felt like they became 'one person' when they were writing. The group's name was retired after Maurice died in January 2003.

The Bee Gees were inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997; fittingly, the presenter of the award to "Britain's first family of harmony"[1] was Brian Wilson, leader of the Beach Boys, America's first family of rock harmony.

It has been estimated that the Bee Gees' record sales total more than 220 million, easily making them one of the best-selling music artists of all-time. The above figure in record sales does not include record sales for artists for whom they have written and with whom they have collaborated. Their 1997 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame citation says "Only Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Garth Brooks and Paul McCartney have outsold the Bee Gees".[2]

Indexed at Wikipedia.

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