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G#m - No capo - 4:51 single version

Intro

G#m E G#m C#m
G#m E G#m C#m
G#m E C#m G#m G#m

Part 1

                   E   F#
These mist covered mountains
                 B   Bsus4  B
Are home now for me
                   G#m D#m
But my home is the low lands
       (5:00)
                E    F#
And always will be
                G#m     D#m
Someday you'll return to 
                     E     F#sus4
Your valley and your farms
                     (6:15)
                     G#m
And you'll no longer burn
      E           F#sus4 
To me brothers in arms

G#m E G#m C#m
G#m E C#m G#m G#m

Part 2 (2:09)

                          E    F#
Through these fields of destruction
            B   Bsus4 B
Baptisms of fire
                    G#m   D#m
I've witnessed your suffering
        .             E       F#sus4   F#
As the battles raged higher
                    G#m         D#m
And though they did hurt me so bad
                  E     F#sus4
In the fear and alarm
              G#m
You did not desert me
      E        F#
My brothers in arms

Break 1

G#m E C#m
G#m E C#m
G#m

Part 3 (2:34)

G#m        F#              G#m     F#
There's so many different worlds
   B               E     
So many different suns
    F#               G#m     F#
And we have just one world
        B                E
But we live in different ones

Break 2 (3:00)

G#m E G#m C#m
G#m E G#m C#m
G#m E C#m G#m G#m

Part 4 (4:05)

                      E      F#
Now the sun's gone to hell
                       B   Bsus4   B    
And the moon's riding high
                    G#m    D#m
Let me bid your farewell
                 E
Everyman has to die
                         G#m      D#m
But its written in the starlight
                        E    F#sus4
And every line on your palm
                    G#m
We're fools to make war
        E           F#
On our brothers in arms

Outtro (4:14)

G#m E C#m E (6x)

Notes

F♯sus4 (1) - Gitaar

Tutorial JustinGuitar - Rhythm - G#m - No capo

Video:

  • Performance: 0:00-1:36
  • General: 1:36-3:33
  • Chord progressions: 3:33 - This is actually played by keyboard, not by guitar. The video discusses a rendition for rythm guitar
    • Intro: 3:43
    • Verse: 4:20

Intro

G#m E G#m C#m
G#m E G#m C#m
G#m E C#m G#m G#m

Play the E as an A-shape on the 7th fret

Part 1

           E       F#
These mist covered mountains
                 B   Bsus4  B(*)
Are home now for me
                   G#m D#m
But my home is the low lands
       (5:00)
                E    F#sus4  F#
And always will be
                G#m     D#m
Someday you'll return to 
                     E     F#sus4
Your valley and your farms
                     (6:15)
           F#        G#m
And you'll no longer burn
   E           F#sus4   F#
To brothers in arms

G#m E G#m C#m
G#m E C#m G#m G#m

B(*)

There are different ways to play this B 5:30:

  • A-shape with a barré on 2
  • E-shape with a barré on 7
  • Some weird open cord with a imagined barré on 6
  • Some weird cord with a barré on 6

Part 2 (2:09)

                          E    F#
Through these fields of destruction
            B   Bsus4 B
Baptisms of fire
                    G#m   D#m
I've witnessed your suffering
        .             E       F#sus4   F#
As the battles raged higher
                    G#m         D#m
And though they did hurt me so bad
                  E     F#sus4
In the fear and alarm
    F#       G#m
You did not desert me
      E        F#
My brothers in arms

Break 1 (2:55)

G#m E C#m
G#m E C#m
G#m

Part 3

G#m        F#              G#m          F#
There's so many different worlds
   B               E     
So many different suns
    F#               G#m      F#
And we have just one world
        B             E      E
But we live in different ones

Break 2

G#m E G#m C#m
G#m E G#m C#m
G#m E C#m G#m G#m

Part 4 (4:05)

        D#m(A)        E      F#
Now the sun's gone to hell
                       B   Bsus4   B    
And the moon's riding high
        D#m(A)      G#m    D#m
Let me bid your farewell
                 E
Everyman has to die
                         G#m      D#m
But its written in the starlight
                        E    F#sus4
And every line on your palm
        F#           G#m
We're fools to make war
        E           F#
On our brothers in arms

Outtro

G#m E C#m E    |
G#m E C#m E-F# | Repeat

Tutorial JustinGuitar - Lead - G#m - No capo

Video:

  • 7:57: Start

Intro - Lick 1

Video 7:57:

  • A-string: Slide to fret 6
  • D-string: fret 6
  • G-string: fret 3
  • D-string: fret 6
  • --
  • D-string: fret 6
  • G-string: fret 3
  • G-string: fret 4

Intro - Lick 2

Video 8:35:

  • G-3
  • G-4 → 6
  • G-4
  • G3
  • D6
  • D4
  • D6 D6
  • --
  • G4
  • B4
  • G6

Intro - Lick 3

Video 9:24:

  • G6 ^
  • G6
  • G4
  • G3
  • D6, 4, 6
  • G3
  • D6, 6
  • G4→3
  • A6, D6, D6

G#m - No capo - Inaccurate

Intro

G#m / E / G#m / E  / C#m

Part 1

                     E       F#
These mist covered mountains
                 B   Bsus4  B
Are home now for me
        D#m(A)      G#m     D#m
But my home is the low lands
                E       F#sus4  F#
And always will be
                G#m     D#m
Someday you'll return to 
                      E      C#m7   F#sus4
Your valley and your farms
           F#        G#m
And you'll no longer burn
      E         F#sus4   F#
To brothers in arms

G: G#m / E / G#m / E 
   G#m/ E  / C#m /C#m/ G#m sus2 
   G#m 

Part 2

                D#m(A)    E       F#
Through these fields of destruction
             B   Bsus4 B
Baptisms of fire
      D#m(A)            G#m      D#m
I've watched all your suffering
        .             E       F#sus4   F#
As the battles raged higher
                    G#m         D#m
And though they did hurt me so bad
                  E     C#m     F#sus4
In the fear and alarm
    F#       G#m
You did not desert me
      E        F#
My brothers in arms

Break 1

G: G#m / E / C#m / E / G#m / E / C#m / C#m -E-F#/ G#m sus2  etc

Part 3

G#m        F#              G#m          F#
There's so many different worlds
   B               E     
So many different suns
    F#               G#m      F#
And we have just one world
        B             E      E
But we live in different ones

Break 2

G: G#m / E / C#m / E / G#m / E / C#m / C#m -E-F#/ G#m sus2  etc

Part 4

        D#m(A)        E      F#
Now the sun's gone to hell
                       B   Bsus4   B    
And the moon's riding high
        D#m(A)      G#m    D#m
Let me bid your farewell
                 E
Everyman has to die
                         G#m      D#m
But its written in the starlight
                        E    C#m    F#sus4
ANd every line on your palm
        F#           G#m
We're fools to make war
        E           F#
On our brothers in arms

Outtro

G#m / E / C#m / E  
G#m / E / C#m / E-F#  
G#m / E / C#m / E  
G#m / E / C#m / E-F#  etc

Sources

YouTube

Ultimate Guitar

None very accurate. The Guitar Pro-versions seem even worse: