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Sacrifice  Elton John

Sacrifice by Elton John
Note: In this version the song is played on a synthesizer, Key Eb, so it may
be easier for you to capo on the 3rd Fret, although I have guitarified some
parts.
INTRO:
[Eb] [Gm] [G#]  
 
 |-3-----3-----3---|-------6-----6---|-8-----8-----8---|-8-----8-----8---|
 |-----4-----4-----|-----3-----3-----|-----------------|-----------------|
 |---3-----3-----3-|---3-----3-----3-|-----8------8----|-----8------8----|
 |-----------------|-5-------------5-|---10-----10---10|---10-----10---10|
 |-6---------------|-----------------|-11--------------|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

[Eb] [Gm] [G#]  
 
 |-------3-----3---|-------6-----6---|-8-----8-----8---|-8-----8-----8---|
 |-----4-----4-----|-----3-----3-----|-----------------|-----------------|
 |---3-----3-----3-|---3-----3-----3-|-----8----8------|-----8-----8-----|
 |-----------------|-5---------------|---10---10-----10|---10----10----10|
 |-6---------------|-----------------|-11------------11|-11--------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

It's a human
VERSES:
[Eb] [G#] [Fm] [Bb]  
 
 |-3-----3-----3---|-------4-----4---|-------4-----4---|-------6-----6---|
 |-----4-----4-----|-----4-----4-----|-----6-----6-----|-----3-----3-----|
 |---3-----3-----3-|---5-----5-----5-|---5-----5-----5-|---3-----3-----3-|
 |-----------------|-6-------6---5---|-3---------------|-3---------------|
 |-6---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

1. sign when things go wrong when the scent of her
2. misunderstandings after the fact sensitivity
[Eb] [G#] [Fm] [Bb]  
 
 |-3-----3-----3---|-4-----4-----4---|-------4-----4---|-6-----6-----6---|
 |-----4-----4-----|-----4-----4-----|-----6-----6-----|-----3-----3-----|
 |---3-----3-----3-|---5-----5-----5-|---5-----5-----5-|---3-----3-----3-|
 |-----------------|-6-------6---5---|-3---------------|-3---------------|
 |-6---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

1. lin - gers and temptations strong into the
2. builds a prison in the final act we loose
[Cm] [G#] [Bb]  
 
 |-------3-----3---|-------4-----4---|-6-----6-----6---|-6-----6-----6---|
 |-----4-----4-----|-----4-----4-----|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|
 |---5-----5-----3-|---5-----5-----5-|---3-----3-----3-|---3-----3-----3-|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 |-3-------3-------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 |-------------6---|-4---------------|-6---------------|-6---------------|

1. boundary of each married man sweet deceipt comes a
2. direction no stone unturned no tears to
[Cm] [G#] [Bb]  
 
 |-3-----3-----3---|-------4-----4---|-6-----6-----6---|-6-----6---------|
 |-----4-----4-----|-----4-----4-----|-----------------|-------------9---|
 |---5-----5-----3-|---5-----5-----5-|-----7-----7-----|-----7-----7---7-|
 |-----------------|-----------------|---8-----8-----8-|---8-----8-----8-|
 |-3-------3-------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 |-------------6---|-4---------------|-6-------------6-|-6---------------|

1. calling and negativity lands cold, cold
2. *** you when jealousy burns cold, cold
(Play the first 8 bars of the Verse again with the following lyrics)
1+2. heart hard done by you somethings look
better baby just passin' through and it's no
CHORUS :
[Eb] [G#]  
 
 |-------3-----3---|-3-----3-----3---|-4-----4-----4---|-4-----4-----4---|
 |-----4-----4-----|-----4-----4-----|-----4-----4-----|-----4-----4-----|
 |---3-----3-----3-|---3-----3-----3-|---5-----5-----5-|---5-----5-----5-|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 |-6---------------|-6---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-4-------------4-|-4-------------4-|

sacrifice just a simple word when two hearts
[Bb] [Eb]  
 
 |-------6-----6---|-6-----6-----6---|-3-----3-----3---|-3-----3-----3-4-|
 |-----6-----6-----|-----6-----6-----|-----4-----4-----|-----4-----4-----|
 |---7-----7-----7-|---7-----7-----7-|---3-----3-----3-|---3-----3-------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-6-------------6-|-6---------------|
 |-6---------------|-6-------------6-|-----------------|-----------------|

livin into seperate worlds and it's no
[Eb] [G#]  
 
 |-3-----3-----3---|-3-----3-----3---|-4-----4-----4---|-------4-8-6-4---|
 |-----4-----4-----|-----4-----4-----|-----4-----4-----|-----4---------4-|
 |---3-----3-----3-|---3-----3-----3-|---5-----5-----5-|---5-------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 |-6---------------|-6-------------6-|-----------------|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-4---------------|-4---------------|

sacrifice no sacrifice no
[Gm] [G#] [Bb] [Eb] [Gm]  
 
 |-------3-----3-3-|-4-----4-6-----6-|-3-----3-----3---|-6-----6-----6---|
 |-----3-----3-----|-----4-------6---|-----4-----4-----|-----3-----3-----|
 |---3-----3-------|---5-------7-----|---3-----3-----3-|---3-----3-----3-|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-5---------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-6---------------|-----------------|
 |-3-------------3-|-4-------6-------|-----------------|-----------------|

sacrifice at all
[G#]  
 
 |-8-----8-----8---|-------8-----8---|
 |-----4-----4-----|-----4-----4-----|
 |---5-----5-----5-|---5-----5-----5-|
 |-6-------------6-|-6---------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|

1. mutual
2. I gave my
OUTRO:
[Eb] [G#] [Fm] [Bb]  
 
 |-3-----3-----3---|-------4-----4---|-------4-----4---|-6-----6-----6---|
 |-----4-----4-----|-----4-----4-----|-----6-----6-----|-----3-----3-----|
 |---3-----3-----3-|---5-----5-----5-|---5-----5-----5-|---3-----3-----3-|
 |-----------------|-6-------6---5---|-3---------------|-3---------------|
 |-6---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

heart i gave my
(Repeat the last 4 bars about 1000 times then finish it softly.)
SACRIFICE
by Elton John and Bernie Taupin
transcribed by Ray Allis
This is my interpretation of this song. Capo wherever's comfotable.
[D] [F#m]  
[G] [G]  
[D] [F#m]  
[G] [G]  
Its a human [D]sign
2) misunderstanding
[G] when things go [Em]wrong
2) after the fact
when the [A]scent of her [D]lingers
2) sensitivity builds a prison
[G] and temptations[Em] [A]
strong 2)
in the final act
into the [D]boundary
2) we lose direction
[G] of each married [A]man
2) no stone unturned
sweet deciept comes a [Bm]calling
2) no tears to damn you
[G] and negativity [A]lands
2) when jealousy burns
cold, cold [Bm]heart
[G] hard done by [A]you
some things look [Bm]better, baby
[G] just passing [A]through
and its no [D]sacrifice
just a simple [G]word
when two hearts [A]living[G]
in to seperate [D]worlds
and its no [D]sacrifice
no [G]sacrifice
no [F#m]sacrific[G]e
[A] at [D] all[F#m] [G] [D] [F#m] [G]
3) I gave my [D]all[G] [Em] [A]
I gave my [D]all[G] [Em] [A]
(repeat ad nauseam)

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