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A-ha chords for Take on me (Ver. 2)

Guitar chords with lyrics

I couldnt find a 100% correct tab for the chords or the riffs in this great song, so heres my
attempt!!


Notes:

- You really need two guitars, one for the chords and one for the various riffs, but if
youre singing then you can leave the riffs out and concentrate on the chords.

 - All the riffs have been tabbed out for a non-capoed guitar - this makes it clearer and
easier to understand - ive put a note above each riff just to remind readers.

- For those of you without a capo and/or limited upper-fret access (if youre using a
traditional acoustic, for example), there is a separate tab catering for this at the bottom
(the capoed version sounds so much better though).

- Ive tabbed out the riffs the way i play them - obviously you can change them by playing
the same notes on different strings etc, but theyre probably easiest to play in the form
ive put them in.


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Capo on 2nd fret


A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9

0    2    3    0    0    2    0    2    1    3
1    3    3    1    1    3    0    3    1    3
2    2    0    0    0    2    0    4    2    0
2    0    0    2    2    0    2    4    3    2
0    x    2    3    2    x    2    2    3    3
x    x    3    x    x    2    0    x    1    x



Intro chords (played over the riff below):

A chord diagramC/BC/B x2

A chord diagramD MajorD


Intro riff (synth, tabbed out for guitar):

*NOT RELATIVE TO THE CAPO*

e|-14-14-------------------16-16-17-19-17-17-17-------14-14-14-------14----|
A chord diagramBB|-------15-------17-17-17----------------------17-15----------17-17----17-|
A chord diagramG+G|----------16-16----------------------------------------------------------| x2
A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-14-14-------------------16-16-17-19-17-17-17----------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-------15-------17-17-17----------------------15----17-17-17-15-15-15----|
A chord diagramG+G|----------16-16----------------------------------16----------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|



Verse:

A chord diagramD MajorD
We're talking away

     A chord diagramC/BC/B
Well i dont know what im to say

    A chord diagramD MajorD
Ill say it anyway

  A chord diagramC/BC/B
Today's another day to find you

A chord diagramD MajorD
Shying away

A chord diagramC majorC
Ill be coming for your love, ok?



Chorus:

A chord diagramC majorC
Take   on   me (take on me)

A chord diagramC majorC
Take   me   on (take on me)

A chord diagramC majorC
Ill    be   gone

            A chord diagramC majorC
In a day or two...



Verse:

   A chord diagramD MajorD
So needless to say

   A chord diagramC/BC/B
Im odds and ends, but ill be

A chord diagramD MajorD
Stumbling away

A chord diagramC/BC/B
Slowly learning that life is ok

A chord diagramD MajorD
Say after me

A chord diagramC majorC
Its no better to be safe than sorry



Chorus:

A chord diagramC majorC
Take   on   me (take on me)

A chord diagramC majorC
Take   me   on (take on me)

A chord diagramC majorC
Ill    be   gone

            A chord diagramC majorC
In a day or two...



Bridge:

A chord diagramD MajorD


Theres an arpeggio played on the synth over the second Bm. Its quite tricky so if you cant
play it, just play the chords. Here it is in

*NOT RELATIVE TO THE CAPO*

e|-16----------------------16----------------------16----------------------|
A chord diagramBB|----17----------------17----17----------------17----17----------------17-|
A chord diagramG+G|-------18----------18----------18----------18----------18----------18----|
A chord diagramD MajorD|----------18----18----------------18----18----------------18----18-------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------16----------------------16----------------------16----------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Repeat, and fade out over the second F. Then fade back in over the D, and stop just before
the pre-verse.


Pre-verse chords:

A chord diagramD MajorD

A chord diagramC/BC/B x2

A chord diagramD MajorD


Pre-verse riff:

*NOT RELATIVE TO THE CAPO*

e|-14-14-------------------16-16-17-19-------------------------16-16-17-19-|
A chord diagramBB|-------15-------17-17-17-------------19-19----------17-17-17-------------|
A chord diagramG+G|----------16-16----------------------------19-16-16----------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-14-14-------------------16-16-17-19-17-17-17-------14-14-14-------14----|
A chord diagramBB|-------15-------17-17-17----------------------17-15----------17-17----17-|
A chord diagramG+G|----------16-16----------------------------------------------------------| x2
A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|


e|-14-14-------------------16-16-17-19-17-17-17----------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-------15-------17-17-17----------------------15----17-17-17-15-15-15----|
A chord diagramG+G|----------16-16----------------------------------16----------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|



Verse:

    A chord diagramD MajorD
Oh, the things that you say

      A chord diagramC/BC/B
Yeah, is it life or just to play

   A chord diagramD MajorD
My worries away?

       A chord diagramC/BC/B
You're all the things ive got to remember

       A chord diagramD MajorD
You're shying away

A chord diagramC majorC
Ill be coming for you anyway



Chorus:

A chord diagramC majorC
Take   on   me (take on me)

A chord diagramC majorC
Take   me   on (take on me)

A chord diagramC majorC
I'll   be   gone

     A chord diagramC majorC
In a day...



Outro:

 A chord diagramC majorC
(Take   on   me) Take on me

 A chord diagramC majorC
(Take   me   on) Take on me

 A chord diagramC majorC
 Ill    be   gone

      A chord diagramC majorC
 In a day...


A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9


*Strum the A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9 slowly...*


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NO CAPO VERSION


A chord diagramD5D5

2    0    0    2    2    2    4    3    5
3    0    2    3    3    2    5    3    3
4    1    2    2    2    2    6    4    2
4    2    2    0    4    4    6    5    0
2    2    0    x    4    4    4    5    0
x    0    x    x    x    2    x    3    x



Intro chords:

D/C# x2

A chord diagramE MajorE



Intro riff:

e|-2-2-------------4-4-5-7-5-5-5-----2-2-2-0-0-2-0-|
A chord diagramBB|-----3-----5-5-5---------------5-3---------------|
A chord diagramG+G|-------4-4---------------------------------------| x2
A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------------|


e|-2-2-------------4-4-5-7-5-5-5-------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-----3-----5-5-5---------------3---5-5-5-3-3-3---|
A chord diagramG+G|-------4-4-----------------------4---------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------------|



Verse:

A chord diagramE MajorE
We're talking away

     D/C#
Well i dont know what im to say

    A chord diagramE MajorE
Ill say it anyway

  D/C#
Today's another day to find you

A chord diagramE MajorE
Shying away

A chord diagramD MajorD
Ill be coming for your love, ok?



Chorus:

A chord diagramD MajorD
Take   on   me (take on me)

A chord diagramD MajorD
Take   me   on (take on me)

A chord diagramD MajorD
Ill    be   gone

            A chord diagramD MajorD
In a day or two...



Verse:

   A chord diagramE MajorE
So needless to say

   D/C#
Im odds and ends, but ill be

A chord diagramE MajorE
Stumbling away

D/C#
Slowly learning that life is ok

A chord diagramE MajorE
Say after me

A chord diagramD MajorD
Its no better to be safe than sorry



Chorus:

A chord diagramD MajorD
Take   on   me (take on me)

A chord diagramD MajorD
Take   me   on (take on me)

A chord diagramD MajorD
Ill    be   gone

            A chord diagramD MajorD
In a day or two...




Bridge:

A chord diagramE MajorE


Heres a simplified version of that arpeggio (see above for full explanation):

e|-4-------4-------4-------4-------4-------4-------|
A chord diagramBB|---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-|
A chord diagramG+G|-----1-------1-------1-------1-------1-------1---|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------------|


Pre-verse chords:

A chord diagramE MajorE

D/C# x2

A chord diagramE MajorE


Pre-verse riff:


e|-2-2-------------4-4-5-7-----------------4-4-5-7-|
A chord diagramBB|-----3-----5-5-5---------7-7-------5-5-5---------|
A chord diagramG+G|-------4-4-------------------7-4-4---------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------------|


e|-2-2-------------4-4-5-7-5-5-5-----2-2-2-0-0-2-0-|
A chord diagramBB|-----3-----5-5-5---------------5-3---------------|
A chord diagramG+G|-------4-4---------------------------------------| x2
A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------------|


e|-2-2-------------4-4-5-7-5-5-5-------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-----3-----5-5-5---------------3---5-5-5-3-3-3---|
A chord diagramG+G|-------4-4-----------------------4---------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------------|



Verse:

    A chord diagramE MajorE
Oh, the things that you say

      D/C#
Yeah, is it life or just to play

   A chord diagramE MajorE
My worries away?

       D/C#
You're all the things ive got to remember

       A chord diagramE MajorE
You're shying away

A chord diagramD MajorD
Ill be coming for you anyway



Chorus:

A chord diagramD MajorD
Take   on   me (take on me)

A chord diagramD MajorD
Take   me   on (take on me)

A chord diagramD MajorD
I'll   be   gone

     A chord diagramD MajorD
In a day...



Outro:

 A chord diagramD MajorD
(Take   on   me) Take on me

 A chord diagramD MajorD
(Take   me   on) Take on me

 A chord diagramD MajorD
 Ill    be   gone

      A chord diagramD MajorD
 In a day...


A chord diagramD5D5


*Strum the A chord diagramD5D5 slowly...*


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