She Makes Me (stormtrooper in stilettoes)

Words and music by Brian May

Submitted by: Ted Hermary I find that the secret to this tune is getting the D A changes for the verses and intro right. Very difficult to write out for someone who knows zip about rhythm theory; this is an approximation, not a subsitute for learning by listening. The D is strummed with fairly fast up-and-down strokes; the A is basically just downstrokes. When the verse switches chords, play the C in the rhythm as the A, the G like the D. Clear as mud?:-)

The D** in the chorus includes a run on the B string. Starting from the D chord: 3, 2, 0, 0/2/3, with the last three in quick succession. Other chords: Dm7 = xx0211, C#7 = x4342x.

As the words are simple, they really need to be sung in the right spirit - something between sombre and tortuous (?!).


Intro:    D A   D A   D A   D A

D A     D A    D A        D A
I love,          she makes me
D          A    D A   D           C   
 She is my heart        she is my love
G          A    D A   D A
 She is my love

D   A   D A   D          A        D A    
 I know,       I'm jealous of her
D             A    D A  D           C
 She makes me need,       she is my love 
G          A    D A E7
 She is my love


     A         E           A            D**
     Who knows who'll she make me, as I lie in her cocoon?
             A          C#7    F#m     B7
     And the world will surely heal my ills
         D                                A
     I'm warm and terrified, she makes me so

I know, the day I leave her
I'll love her still, she is my love
          A    E7
she is my love

[Chorus music:]
     Who knows where my dreams will end
     I'll follow as they go
     But the world will know how long I take
     And if I'm very slow, she makes me so.

D A   D A

D           C     C C C
  She is my love  
C           Dm7
  She is my love    (ad lib, fade)