The Night Comes Down

Words and music by Brian May

Submitted by: Ted Hermary

The real intro is some wild stuff around an Em that is well beyond my abilities. After enough Em improv it crashes into a B7 (I think). Then the intro below. Most of the verse material is light chops down (/).

Chords:  C# = xx4121, C#7 = x4342x, Dmaj7 = xx0222

Intro:  Am  Em   D  C#  A    Dmaj7 / / / / / / /

Dmaj7      D7       G       D         G             C           D
When I was young it came to me, and I could see the sun breaking
Dmaj7    D7         G     Bm  Am        D           C#7      A7
Lucy was high, and so was I,  dazzling, holding the world inside
Dmaj     D7        G          Gm             D  
Once I believed in everyone, everyone and anyone can see

G   A    D     G     D     Bm  F#m     G        F#m       D7
Oh   the night comes down, and I get afraid, of losing my way
G   A    D     G     D   F#m,G,F#m,Em7         A7         
Oh the night comes down, Oh           and it's dark again


Once I could laugh with everyone, once I could see the good in me
The black and the white distinctively, coloring, holding the
     world inside
Now all the world is grey to me, nobody can see 
(you gotta believe it)

[Chorus, ending:]

Em7        A7
  and it's dark again
Em7        A7         Em  (more ad-libbing,
  and it's dark again