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Islands In The Stream (ver 2) - Bee Gees


 
Islands In The Stream
Islands In The Stream
Bee Gees
Based on the studio version from "Their Greatest Hits: The Record"

NOTE: Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton's 1983 hit was written by the 
Brothers Gibb. The Bee Gees released a live version on their 1998 CD 
"One Night Only" which kept the country-pop feel of the original 
duet. In 2001, the Bee Gees recorded a studio version for their 
compilation CD "Their Greatest Hits: The Record." The 2001 version 
has an R&B flavor, and includes lyrics they wrote for the chorus of 
Pras' 1998 "Ghetto Supastar," a reworking of the original Rogers/
Parton recording. That's the version I charted.

Robin Gibb's vocal on the 2001 version has a lot of reverb on it, 
making some vocals indistinct or indecipherable. However, it sounds 
to me like he often replaces the 1980s "ah ha"s with "hearts." Listen 
closely and you can hear a sibilant "s" which changes "another, ah 
ha" to "another's heart." The addition of the Pras chorus, and the 
deletion of the "making love" lyrics lend support to the idea that in 
this version most of the "ah ha"s have been replaced.

The 2001 version is in the Key of C. Barry Gibb sings it in B in the 
live version. I prefer playing it in A with a capo.

Capo: 2

| A | C#m | Dsus2 | Esus4 | A | C#m | Dsus2 | Esus4 |

A                              Amaj7                            
Baby, when I met you there was peace unknown
A                           Amaj7      A7                 
I set out to get you with a fine-tooth comb
      D                                     |A  | A |                    
I was soft inside, there was something going on
A                             Amaj7  
You do something to me that I can't explain
A                      Amaj7   A7             
. Hold me closer and I feel no pain 
      D                                       |A  | A |
Every beat of my heart, we got something going on

A              Dmaj9       Dmaj7
Tender love is blind, it requires a dedication
Dm
All this love we feel . needs no conversation
   A                 Asus2 A
We ride it together, ah    ha
         A                  Asus2 A
From one lover to another's hea-  heart

A                      Dmaj9
Islands in the stream, that is what we are
       Bm7                E
No one in between how can we be wrong?
      A               Dmaj9
Sail away with me to another world
         A                  Asus2 A
And we rely on each other's hea-  arts
         Bm7                   |A    | C#m | Dsus2 | Esus4 |
From one lover to another's hea-heart

A                                 Amaj7
I can't live without you when the love has gone
A                              Amaj7  A7
Everythin' is nothin' when you got no one
        D                                           
And you walk in the night
                          |A         | A |
Slowly losing sight of the real thing
    A                              Amaj7
But that won't happen to us and we got no doubt
A                             Amaj7  A7
. Too deep in love and we got no way out
        D
And the messages is clear
                             |A         | A |
This could be the year of the real thing

A                Dmaj9      Dmaj7
No more will you cry, baby, I will hurt you never
Dm      
We start and end as one in love forever
       A                 Asus2 A
We can ride it together, ah    ha
         A                  Asus2 A
From one lover to another's hea-  heart

A                      Dmaj9
Islands in the stream, that is what we are
       Bm7                E
No one in between how can we be wrong?
      A               Dmaj9
Sail away with me to another world
         A                  Asus2 A
And we rely on each other's hea-  arts
         Bm7               |A      |
From one lover to another's hea-art

| C#m | Dsus2 | Esus4 | A | C#m | Dsus2 | Esus4 |

A                 Dmaj9
Ghetto supastar, that is what you are
       Bm7                 E
Comin' from afar, reaching for the stars
     A               Dmaj9
Fly away with me to another place
         A                  Asus2 A
And we rely on each other's hea-  art
         Bm7               |A      |
From one lover to another's hea-art

| C#m | Dsus2 | Esus4 | A | C#m | Dsus2 | Esus4 | A  |



Dmaj9  = x00220
Dmaj7  = x00222
Asus2  = x02200
Amaj7  = x02120
A7     = x02020
Esus4  = 022200
Dsus2  = x00230

Charted by Dexex
 
 
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About the artist behind Islands In The Stream:

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]

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