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Need chords for ending of "Too Many People"
3 November 2012
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I posted this question about a year ago at the McCartney fan website, but nobody had a helpful answer.

 

I also have the Ram songbook -- published by McCartney, full of photos by Linda.  But while it has chords for most of the song "Too Many People" it stops short of the ending.

 

What I need are the chords after the last line:

 

"Now what can be done for you… she's waiting for me… yeah!"

 

Then it seems to switch to a whole new set of chords from everything previous, or even a key change, as it transitions into an electric guitar solo that prefigures the end of the song.

 

Does anyone know what chords are being used there?

 

Thanks

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4 November 2012
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I can't play along too loudly because my son's asleep in the next room, but these sound about right: http://www.macca-central.com/m……cfm?id=29

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4 November 2012
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Thanks Joe, I'll try those out later today.  It looks right that Paul, after flirting with alternating between the key of F and G for the whole song, then suddenly goes to A major, but then keeps transitioning to odd chords as that ending plays out.  I knew something like that was going on but could never figure it out.

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5 November 2012
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Thanks again Joe. I've tried playing along to the song a few times now, and those ending chords --

 


END: A C G D F G# D# C7 G F C7 G F C7

 

-- certainly come closer than anything I've seen before.  But there still seems to be something hinky at one particular juncture -- from D# to C7 and after; it doesn't quite seem to work as well as the preceding chords do.

 

Also, I don't know why macca-central starts the song out with "piece of c-a-a-a-ke"!  On the actual song, Paul starts out with some strumming, G, G/F, G/E, G/Eb, G/D -- and sings out something that sounds like scat or sounds like "It's all good now, ah ah owwww" then goes into that riff from low D bass note up to Eb, then the G chord, then "Too many people, going underground".

 

Also, the parts that go "That was your first mistake" seem to me to be, as I said above -- G, G/F, G/E, G/Eb, G/D.

 

Otherwise it's helpful, and the chords for the intermediate solo seem right on the money:

 

SOLO: Am Em G D Am Em G D G

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