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Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult

 standard tuning - 4/4 Time
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Main Riff:
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   Am      G         F       G 
    _   _   _   _     _   _   _   _ 
   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | | 
e|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----2-0-------0-|-------0-------0-|
D|---2---------0---|-----0-------0---|
A|-0---------2-----|---3-------2-----|
E|---------3-------|-1-------3-------|


Am   G    F     G   (4 times)


Am   G    F     G    Am    G   F   G
All our times have come
Am   G    F     G    Am    G   F   G
Here but now they're gone


F              G       Am      Am
Seasons don't fear the reaper
          F        Em          Am
Nor do the wind, the sun or the rain.
          G        Am
  [We can be like they are]
G       Am           G       Am
Come on baby. [Don't fear the reaper]
     G       Am           G       Am
Baby take my hand. [Don't fear the reaper]
         G       Am          G       Am
We'll be able to fly. [Don't fear the reaper]
     G         Am            G       Am       G
Baby I'm your man...


Am   G    F    G   Am   G   F   G
La    la la la
Am   G    F    G   Am   G   F   G
La    la la la
Am   G    F    G   Am (hold)
La   la la la


Riff (4 times)


Am   G    F     G    Am    G   F   G
Valentine is done
Am G     F   G       Am    G   F   G
Here but now they're gone


F   G     Am     Am
Romeo and Juliet
      F         Em    Am
Are together in eternity.
   G      Am
[Romeo and Juliet]
       G             Am             G        Am
40,000 men and women every day. [Like Romeo and Juliet]
       G             Am             G        Am
40,000 men and women every day. [Redefine happiness]
           G         Am             G        Am
Another 40,000 coming every day.[We can be like they are]
G       Am         G       Am
Come on baby. [Don't fear the reaper]
     G       Am         G       Am
Baby take my hand. [Don't fear the reaper]
         G       Am        G       Am
We'll be able to fly. [Don't fear the reaper]
     G        Am           G       Am        G 
Baby I'm your man


Am   G    F    G   Am   G   F   G
La    la la la
Am   G    F    G   Am   G   F   G
La   la la la  
Am   G    F    G   Am (hold)
La   la la la


Solo and Main Riff (4 times)


Am  G    F    G      Am    G   F   G
Love of two is one
Am  G    F    G      Am    G   F   G
Here but now they're gone


F             G        Am       Am
Came the last night of sadness
           F         Em         Am
And it was clear she couldn't go on
G        Am       G             Am
Then the door was open and the wind appeared
G    Am       G        Am
The candles blew then disappeared
G    Am       G        Am                   G        Am
The curtains flew then he appeared. [Saying don't be afraid]
G       Am          G        Am
Come on baby. [And she had no fear]
        G      Am           G        Am
And she ran to him. [Then they started to fly]
            G          Am                      G           Am
They looked backward & said goodbye. [She had become like they are]
        G         Am            G         Am
She had taken his hand. [She had become like they are]
G       Am             G        Am       G 
Come on baby. [Don't fear the reaper]


Outro:  Am  G  F  G  Am  G  F  G (fade out)
        
 
 

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Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult




Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
Adder: Cindy Green [ BigGreenC ]
Date: 12/4/2012
Updated: 9/7/2017
Audio: BigGreenC's Music Library
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Genre: Rock
 
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Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
Don't Fear The Reaper

(Don't Fear) The Reaper is a song by the American rock band Blue Oyster Cult from their 1976 album. It was written and sung by the band's lead guitarist, Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser and was produced by David Lucas, Murray Krugman, and Sandy Pearlman. The song is about the inevitability of death and the foolishness of fearing it, and was written when Dharma was thinking about what would happen if he died at a young age. Lyrics such as "Romeo and Juliet are together in eternity" have led many listeners to interpret the song to be about a murder-suicide pact, but Dharma says the song is about eternal love, not suicide. He used Romeo and Juliet as motifs to describe a couple believing they would meet again in the afterlife. He guessed that "40,000 men and women" died each day, and the figure was used several times in the lyrics.

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