Ballade De Melody Nelson By Serge Gainsbourg

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Ballade de Melody Nelson ( Serge Gainsbourg 1971 )




Transcribed by Jean-Marc Orliaguet
( jmo@fy.chalmers.se , http://fy.chalmers.se/~jmo )
 


Notes : The song is extremely more complex in harmony and rythm than
        it sounds. 

        The time signature is a mixture of 3/4, 4/4 and 5/4, 
        and it can be heard on the record that pieces of bars were pasted
        together, which makes it even more difficult to follow with the
guitar.
       
        And the vocals ( in french ) usually start on the 2nd beat,
        in syncopated time ...

 

Intro :

 3/4  >  .  >  .  >  .     >  .  .  .  >  .     >  .  >  .  >  .
e-||--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
B-||--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
G-||--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
D-||--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
A-||--9-----7-----9-----|--------------------|--------------------|
E-||--------------------|--5-----------5-----|--7-----5-----7-----|



 ( let ring )          Dmaj7/E    
     >  .  .  .  .  . 4/4 >  .  .  .  .  .  .  .
e-|--------------------|--2-----------------------|
B-|--------------------|--2-----------------------|
G-|--------------------|--2-----------------------|
D-|--------------------|--0-----------------------|
A-|--------------------|--------------------------|
E-|--0-----------------|--------------------------|


Verse :

    F#m
     >  .  .  >  .  .  .  .     >  .  .  >  .  .  .  . 
e-|-----------2--------------|-----------2--------------|
B-|--2--------------2-----2--|--2--------------2-----2--|
G-|--------2-----------2-----|--------2-----------2-----|
D-|--4-----------4-----------|--4-----------4-----------|
A-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

          Ca,             c'est l'his...


   F#m/C#                      D/F#
     >  .  .  >  .  .  .  .     >  .  .  >  .  .  .  . 
e-|-----------2--------------|-----------2--------------|
B-|--2--------------2-----2--|--3--------------3-----3--|
G-|--------2-----------2-----|--------2-----------2-----|
D-|--------------4-----------|--4-----------4-----------|
A-|--4-----------------------|--------------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

          de,          Me-lo - ...


    F#m        
     >  .  .  >  .  .  .  .     >  .  .  >  .  .  .  . 
e-|-----------2--------------|-----------2--------------|
B-|--2--------------2-----2--|--2--------------2-----2--|
G-|--------2-----------2-----|--------2-----------2-----|
D-|--4-----------4-----------|--4-----------4-----------|
A-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

    son


   F#m/C#                      D/F#
     >  .  .  >  .  .  .  .     >  .  .  >  .  .  .  . 
e-|-----------2--------------|-----------2--------------|
B-|--2--------------2-----2--|--3--------------3-----3--|
G-|--------2-----------2-----|--------2-----------2-----|
D-|--------------4-----------|--4-----------4-----------|
A-|--4-----------------------|--------------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

          Qu'a  part  moi       ...


    F#m
     >  .  .  >  .  .  .  .     >  .  .  >  .  .  .  . 
e-|-----------2--------------|-----------2--------------|
B-|--2--------------2-----2--|--2--------------2-----2--|
G-|--------2-----------2-----|--------2-----------2-----|
D-|--4-----------4-----------|--4-----------4-----------|
A-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

    sonne 


   F#m/A
     >  .  .  >  .  .  .  .     >  .  .  >  .  .  .  . 
e-|-----------5--------------|-----------5--------------|
B-|--7--------------7-----7--|--7--------------7--------|
G-|--------6-----------6-----|--------6-----------6-----|
D-|--7-----------7-----------|--7-----------7-----------|
A-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

                n'a   ja -     mais  ...


  C#m/G#
     >  .  .  >  .  .  .  . 3/4 >  .  .  >  .  .   
e-|-----------4--------------|--------------------|
B-|--5--------------5--------|--5--------5--------|
G-|--------6-----------6-----|--------6-----------|
D-|--6-----------6-----------|--6-----------6-----|
A-|--------------------------|--------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------|

    bras                       ca    ...


   D#m/F#                            D/F#
 5/4 >  .  .  >  .  .  .  .  >  . 4/4 >  .  .  >  .  .  .  .
e-|-----------2--------------------|-----------2--------------||
B-|--4--------------4--------4-----|--3--------------3--------||
G-|--------3-----------3-----------|--------2-----------2-----||
D-|--4-----------4-----------4-----|--4-----------4-----------||
A-|--------------------------------|--------------------------||
E-|--------------------------------|--------------------------||

    tonne                            mais c'est ...


Bridge ( same as the intro ) and then the verses ...



Chords voicing :

F#m      :  xx4222
F#m/C#   :  x44222
D/F#     :  xx4232
F#m      :  xx7675
C#m/G#   :  xx6654
D#m/F#   :  xx4342






               jmo@fy.chalmers.se , http://fy.chalmers.se/~jmo


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