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Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Harmonica Lesson (Harp Tabs & Backing Track)


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Hello! In today's harmonica lesson we'll be playing 'Everybody Wants to Rule the World' by Tears for Fears on a diatonic harmonica in the key of C. Follow the tabs on the screen to play along!


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The song is tabbed out for diatonic harmonica (in any key). The symbols I use are pretty basic - positive numbers are blow, negative numbers are draw.


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Everybody Wants to Rule the World - harmonica tabs:


Verse 1:

-6 -6 8 -6 6 -6 Welcome to your li-fe

-6 -6 8 -6 6 There's no turning back

-6 -6 8 -6 6 -6 Even while we sleep

-6 -6 8 -6 We will find you Chorus:

-6 8 -6 6 -6 8 -6 6 Acting on your best behaviour

-6 8 -8 7 -6 6 5 6 Turn your back on Mother Nature

-6 8 -6 6 -6 6 5 -4 4 Everybody wants to rule the world Verse 2:

-6 -6 8 -6 6 6 It's my own de-e-sign

-6 -6 8 -6 6 It's my own remorse

-6 -6 8 -9 8 -8 7 Help me to de-ci-i-de

-6 -6 8 -6 Help me make the Chorus:

-6 8 -6 6 -6 8 -6 6 Most of freedom and of pleasure

-6 8 -8 7 -6 6 5 6 Nothing ever lasts forever

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Everybody wants to rule the world


Bridge:

-6 7 8 -8 7 7 -6 6 -6

There's a room where the light won't find you

-6 7 8 -8 7 7 -6 6 -6 -6 Holding hands while the walls come tumbling down

-6 7 8 -8 7 7 -6 6 -6 When they do I'll be right behind you

Chorus:

8 -8 7 -6 6 5 6 So glad we've almost made it

8 -8 7 -6 6 5 6 So sad they had to fade it

-6 8 -6 6 -6 6 5 -4 4 Everybody wants to rule the world

[Instrumental break]


Chorus:

-6 8 -6 6 -6 8 -6 6 I can't stand this indecision

-6 8 -8 7 -6 6 5 6 Married with a lack of vision

-6 8 -6 6 -6 6 5 -4 4 Everybody wants to rule the world


8 -8 7 -6 6 -6 6 -6 6 -6 6 -6 7 Say that you'll never never never never need it

8 -8 7 -6 6 -6 7 One headline, why believe it

-6 8 -6 6 -6 6 5 -4 4 Everybody wants to rule the world

-6 8 -6 6 -6 8 -6 6 All for freedom and for pleasure

-6 8 -8 7 -6 6 5 6 Nothing ever lasts forever

-6 8 -6 6 -6 6 5 -4 4 Everybody wants to rule the world


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