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The Dance  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)
Em (7th fret) C D
 
 ----------------------3-5-7-3------------------------------
 ---------8------------------------------3------------------
 ----9-10---10-9-----0---------------0-2---2-0-2-0----------
 ---9-------------------------------0-----------------------
 --7---------------3----------------------------------------
 -7---------------------------------------------------------

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-----

1: Looking [G]bac[C/G]k [G]on[C/G] the m[C]emory of
2: Holding you I held everything
1: The d[D]ance we shared 'neath the [G]stars above[D]
2: For a moment wasn't I a king
1: For a m[G]ome[C/G]nt [G] all [C/G]the w[C]orld was right
2: If I'd only known how the king would fall
1: How could [D]I have known that you'd e[Em]ver say good[D]bye
2: Then, who's to say you know I might have changed it all
CHORUS
And n[C]ow I'm glad I didn't [D]know
The way it all would [Bm7]end
The way it all would [C]go[D]
% C D
%Our lives are better left to chance
I could have missed the [Bm7]pain
C D G(1st repeat intro lick 2nd repeat from %)
But I'd have had to miss the dance
Keyboard ending 1
Em (7th fret) C D
 
 -----------7-------0-5-7-3----------------------0------------------
 --------10-------3----------------3------------0---3---0-----------
 ----9-7--------0--------------0-2---2---------0---2---2-0---2-0----
 ---9------------------------0----------4-2-4-2------------------2--
 --7-----------3----------------------------------------------------
 -7-----------------------------------------------------------------

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. ItŐs not exactly
whatŐs 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 ŇG C/G G C/GÓ in the verses are played like the guitar intro
Thanks to Dana C for her suggestion to play the
first phrase of the keyboard intro and outro up on the 7th fret.
Greg Vaughn
gvaughn@roughstock.com

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