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So Serious  Electric Light Orchestra

Subject: CRD: So Serious by Electric Light Orchestra
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 08:15:56 -0600
So Serious
Electric Light Orchestra
from "Balance of Power"
Notes: on the "serious, so serious" ending to the chorus, skip the last
bar and immediately start into the next verse with the C-chord.
Riff 1 Riff 2 Riff 3
 
 e|------------ e|------------ e|-----------------
 B|------------ B|------------ B|-----------------
 G|------------ G|------------ G|---0-------------
 D|------------ D|-3--2--0---- D|-3---3-2-0-2-0---
 A|-5--3--2--0- A|----------3- A|---------------3-
 E|------------ E|------------ E|-----------------

(triplet feel) (8th note run) (16th note run)
Verse:
C G (riff 1)
Night after night
[Dm] I try to make it [Am]all fit to[F]get[G]her
C G (riff 1)
Night after night
[Dm] I see you as [Am]someone I re[F]mem[G]ber
Pre-Chorus:
[C] You took me by sur[Dm]prise
Opened up my [Em]eyes
F (riff 2)
Now we gotta talk this over.
Chorus:
[Am] Can it [F]really be [G]so seri[C]ous?
To be [Am]all broken [F]up and [G]deliri[C]ous
[C] I guess [G]we've really [Am]been out of [F]touch
But [Am]can it [F]really be [G]so seri[C]ous?
(Seri[Am]ous, [F]so seri[G]ous)
Verse (same as first verse):
Day after day
I know it's not the way that you wanted it
Day after day
I try to find the key, but it don't fit
Pre-Chorus:
But you know how it is
No matter what I did
We gotta talk it over. (riff 3 instead of riff 2)
Chorus:
Can it really be so serious?
To be all broken up and delirious
I guess we've really been out of touch
But can it really be so serious?
(Serious, so serious)
Verse:
Tonight, tonight
I'm thinking over everything you said to me
Tonight, tonight
I'm sorry, but I just didn't see
Pre-Chorus:
And now it's up to you
There's nothing else to do
We've gotta talk it over. (riff 3)
Chorus:
Can it really be so serious?
To be all broken up and delirious
I guess we've really been out of touch
But can it really be so serious?
Ending (use the Am-F-G-C progression from chorus):
Serious, so serious
Serious, so serious...

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