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Black Beauty  Focus

Black Beauty (Cleuver, Van Leer) from their debut album In and Out of Focus
which came out in 1970.
Standard Tuning, listen to the track for timing.
Chords used:
E 022100 B 799877
Abm 466444 Eb/Eb x68886
C#m x46654 Ab 466544
F# 244322 C# x46664
A 577655 C/C#m x3654x
D x57775 E7 020100
Em/C# 042000
Intro
 
 --13----- --15----- --18----------22b24-|
 --16b18-- --18b20-- --21b23-------------|
 --------- x2 --------- --------------------|
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Verse 1
N[E]ight was d[Abm]ark, your skin was d[C#m]ark
your eyes were s[F#]hining bright[A]
Oh, black b[D]eauty, c[C#m]lose in [A]my [B]heart[A]
I[E] was King S[Ab]olomon who [C#m]held his Queen of S[F#]heba tight[A]
Oh, black b[D]eauty h[C#m]eld in my a[F#]rms
Bridge
[C#m]How we were t[A]old love was not m[F#]eant for us[Eb/Eb]
Two different [Ab]worlds stepped [C#]apart
[F#]Heart against [B]heart
Verse 2
B[E]ut we k[Abm]new where to [C#m]find an oppor[F#]tunity[A]
Far [D]away where[C#m] no one [A]was [B]near[A]
W[E]e could [Abm]meet there at [C#m]night and with im[F#]punity[A]
Oh, black [D]beauty, [C#m]love without f[F#]ear
Bridge
[A]Our love was w[F#]onderful,[A] so y[B]oung and so [C#]pure
[A]I held your [F#]trembling hand
[B]I was so [Ab]sure
[C#m]Then when our [C/C#m]lips met there [B]was no re[F#]turning
The f[A]ire was burning in [E]our h[B]earts
Solo played over verse rhythm, but slightly different the second time
 
 E - Abm - C#m - F# - A - D - C#m - A - B - A
 E - Abm - E7 - Em/C# - A - D - C#m - F#

Solo arranged for guitar:
 
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 --16-14-13----13-14-16-------------13------------------14--14-13-----------| x2
 -----------------------14----14-16-----16--------14-14-----------16-14-----|
 ------------------------------------------16-16------------------------14--|
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Bridge
[C#m]So we were t[A]old love was not m[F#]eant for us[Eb/Eb]
Two different [Ab]worlds stepped [C#]apart
[F#]Heart against [B]heart
Verse 3
B[E]ut we k[Abm]new where to [C#m]find an oppor[F#]tunity[A]
Far a[D]way where[C#m] no one [A]was [B]near[A]
[E]I was King [Abm]Solomon who [C#m]held his Queen of [F#]Sheba tight[A]
Oh, black [D]beauty, [C#m]love without f[F#]ear

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