Games People Play


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          Games People Play – The Alan Parsons Project
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Written by: Alan Parsons/Eric Woolfson
From: "The Turn Of A Friendly Card" (1980)

Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

This is the original key. Maybe a little easier to play: transpose -2 
to Am and then use a capo 2nd fret to match the recording. I added tabs
and chord voicings for both options below.

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[Interlude] and [Verse] basic riff

no capo:

  Bm A5 Bm A6  Gmaj7     Gmaj7 A6
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  
e|2-2---2---2---2-|--------2---2---|
B|3-3---3---2---0-|--------0---2---|
G|4-4-2-4---2---0-|--------0---2---|
D|4-4-2-4---2---0-|--------0---2---|
A|2-2-0-2---0-----|------------0---|
E|--------------3-|--------3-------|
 
capo 2nd fret:
     Am/G 
  Am     Am G6 Fmaj7     Fmaj7 G6
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  
e|0-0---0---0---0-|--------0---0---|
B|1-1---1---0---1-|--------1---0---|
G|2-2-2-2---0---2-|--------2---0---|
D|2-2-2-2---0---3-|--------3---0---|
A|0-0---0-------3-|--------3-------|
E|----3-----3---1-|--------1---3---|

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CHORDS

no capo                   capo 2nd fret
         E-A-D-G-B-e               E-A-D-G-B-e
A6       x-0-2-2-2-2      G6       3-x-0-0-0-0
Gmaj7    3-x-0-0-0-2      Fmaj7 (t)1-3-3-2-1-0
A5       x-0-2-2-x-x      Am/G     3-x-2-2-1-0

Em9      0-2-0-0-0-2      Dm9      x-x-0-2-1-0 or x-5-3-5-5-x

Bsus4    x-2-4-4-5-2      Asus4    x-0-2-2-3-0
Gmaj7/B  x-2-0-0-0-2      Fmaj7/A  x-0-3-2-1-0

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[Intro]
| Bm | % | % | % |


[Verse]
Bm          A6      Gmaj7
Where do we go from here 
Gmaj7 A6   Bm        A6           Gmaj7
Now   that all other children are growin' up
A6  Bm        A6        Gmaj7
And how do we spend our lives 
A6         Bm        A6        Gmaj7
If there's no-one to lend us a hand


[Interlude]
| Bm A5 Bm   A6  | Gmaj7     A6 |
| Bm A5 Bm   A6  | Gmaj7     A6 |


[Pre-Chorus]
[ Gmaj7 ] [ A6 ]  Bm        A5 Bm     A6 Gmaj7
I don't   want to live here no more
Gmaj7   A6      | Bm A5 Bm   A5  | Gmaj7
I don't want to stay
      Gmaj7 A6        Bm      A5 Bm     A6 Gmaj7
Ain't gonna spend the rest of my life
        Gmaj7  A6 | Bm A5 Bm   A5  | Gmaj7    A6
Quietly fading a – way                     aah


[Chorus]
Em9          Gmaj7
Games people play
         A6             A6    Bm
You take take it or you leave it
Em9              Gmaj7
Things that they say
A6       Bm
 Are not right
     Em9             Gmaj7        A6
If I promise you the Moon and the Stars
            A6    Bm
Would you believe it
Em9          Gmaj7       A6           |  Bm  |  %  |
Games people play in the middle of the night


[Verse]
Bm          A6      Gmaj7
Where do we go from here 
Gmaj7 A6   Bm         A6            Gmaj7
Now   that all of the children have grown up
A6  Bm        A6        Gmaj7
And how do we spend our time 
    A6  Bm     A6         Gmaj7
Knowin' nobody gives us a damn


[Interlude]
| Bm A5 Bm   A6  | Gmaj7     A6 |
| Bm A5 Bm   A6  | Gmaj7     A6 |


 [Pre-Chorus]
[ Gmaj7 ] [ A6 ]  Bm        A5 Bm     A6 Gmaj7
I don't   want to live here no more
Gmaj7   A6      | Bm A5 Bm   A5  | Gmaj7
I don't want to stay
      Gmaj7 A6        Bm      A5 Bm     A6 Gmaj7
Ain't gonna spend the rest of my life
        Gmaj7  A6 | Bm A5 Bm   A5  | Gmaj7       A6
Quietly fading a – way                   yeah-hey


[Chorus]
Em9          Gmaj7
Games people play
         A6             A6    Bm
You take take it or you leave it
Em9              Gmaj7
Things that they say
     A6            Bm
Just don’t make it right
       Em9             Gmaj7       A6
If I'm telling you the truth right now
            A6    Bm
Would you believe it
Em9          Gmaj7       A6           |  Bm  |  %  |  %  |  %  | 
Games people play in the middle of the night


[Interlude]
| Bm | Bsus4 | Gmaj7/B | % | 
| Bm | Bsus4 | Gmaj7/B | % | 
| Bm | Bsus4 | Gmaj7/B | % | 
| Bm | Bsus4 | Gmaj7/B | % | 
| Bm | Bsus4 | Gmaj7/B | % | 
| Bm | Bsus4 | Gmaj7/B | % | 


[Solo]
| Em9 Gmaj7 | A6   Bm |
| Em9 Gmaj7 | A6   Bm |
| Em9 Gmaj7 | A6   Bm |
| Em9 Gmaj7 | A6  [ Bm ] |

| Bm A5 Bm   A6  | Gmaj7     A6 |
| Bm A5 Bm   A6  | Gmaj7     A6 |
| Bm A5 Bm   A6  | Gmaj7     A6 |
| Bm A5 Bm   A6  | Gmaj7     A6 |

| Bm A5 Bm   A6  | Gmaj7     A6 |
| Bm A5 Bm   A6  | Gmaj7     A6 |
| Bm A5 Bm   A6  | Gmaj7     A6 |
| Bm A5 Bm   A6  | Gmaj7     A6 |


[Chorus]
Em9          Gmaj7
Games people play
         A6             A6    Bm
You take take it or you leave it
Em9              Gmaj7
Things that they say
A6       Bm
 Are not right
     Em9             Gmaj7        A6
If I promise you the Moon and the Stars
            A6    Bm
Would you believe it
Em9          Gmaj7       A6           |  Bm  |
Games people play in the middle of the night


[Chorus]
Em9          Gmaj7
Games people play
         A6             A6    Bm
You take take it or you leave it
Em9              Gmaj7
Things that they say
     A6            Bm
Just don’t make it right
       Em9             Gmaj7       A6
If I'm telling you the truth right now
            A6    Bm
Would you believe it
Em9          Gmaj7       A6           |  Bm  |  %  |  %  |  %  | 
Games people play in the middle of the night         (fade out]
            

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