The dance

Garth Brooks

The Dance ---------- written by Tony Arata performed by Garth Brooks transcription by Greg Vaughn
Here's the song that, in my opinion, launched a superstar
Keyboard intro (I like how it sounds on guitar)
|---0-2-3-5-3-2--------3-5-7-3------------------------------ |--0-------------------------------------3------------------ |--------------------0---------------0-2---2-0-2-0---------- |-2---------------------------------0----------------------- |------------------3---------------------------------------- |-----------------------------------------------------------
Guitar intro G C/G G C/G G D/G C/G G |----------------------------------------------------------------- |----0---0---1-----------0---0---1---------0----3---1-------0----- |--0---0---0---0-------0---0---0---0-----0---0----0---0----------- |--------0---2---------------0---2--------------4---2-------0----- |----2-------------------2-----------------2---------------------- |-3-------------------3-----------------3-------------------3-----
G C/G G C/G C 1: Looking back on the memory of 2: Holding you I held everything
D G D 1: The dance we shared 'neath the stars above 2: For a moment wasn't I a king
G C/G G C/G C 1: For a moment all the world was right 2: If I'd only known how the king would fall
D Em D 1: How could I have known that you'd ever say goodbye
2: Then, who's to say you know I might have changed it all
CHORUS C D And now I'm glad I didn't know Bm7 The way it all would end C D The way it all would go % C D %Our lives are better left to chance Bm7 I could have missed the pain C D G(1st repeat intro lick 2nd repeat from %) But I'd have had to miss the dance
Keyboard ending 1 |---2-3-0-5-7-------0-5-7-3----------------------0------------------ |--0--------------3----------------3------------0---3---0----------- |---------------0--------------0-2---2---------0---2---2-0---2-0---- |-2--------------------------0----------4-2-4-2------------------2-- |--------------3---------------------------------------------------- |-------------------------------------------------------------------
Keyboards continue through arpeggios here, but I play the following guitar chords
Em/C/Dsus D/Em7(add 4th)/ repeat and fade (slash separates measures)
NOTES: I generally fingerpick the verses with a timtrtmi. It's not exactly what's on the CD, but it's close. If anyone has something better, I'd be happy to hear about it. Bm7 is played x24232 Em7(add4) is played 002030 It helps to play the G with your middle, ring, and pinky fingers Just slide 2 frets up the neck to get the D/G chord in the guitar intro Listen to the song to get the rhythm The ÒG C/G G C/GÓ in the verses are played like the guitar intro
Greg Vaughn

Corrected by peterthebard. View original
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