Need chords for ending of "Too Many People" | Paul McCartney | Fab forum

Please consider registering
Guest

Log In Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —

  
 

— Match —

   

— Forum Options —

   

Minimum search word length is 4 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

Need chords for ending of "Too Many People"
3 November 2012
1.24am
Funny Paper
America
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 2093
Member Since:
1 November 2012
Offline

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

Faded flowers, wait in a jar, till the evening is complete... complete... complete... complete...
4 November 2012
7.38pm
Joe
Pepperland
Admin
Forum Posts: 3497
Member Since:
31 March 2008
Offline

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

Please don't spoil my day; I'm miles away

Can buy me love! Please consider using these links to support the Beatles Bible: Amazon | iTunes

4 November 2012
10.02pm
Funny Paper
America
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 2093
Member Since:
1 November 2012
Offline

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.

Faded flowers, wait in a jar, till the evening is complete... complete... complete... complete...
5 November 2012
8.44pm
Funny Paper
America
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 2093
Member Since:
1 November 2012
Offline

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

Faded flowers, wait in a jar, till the evening is complete... complete... complete... complete...
Forum Timezone: Europe/London

Most Users Ever Online: 597

Currently Online: Necko, meanmistermustard, AppleScruffJunior, Ahhh Girl, Beatleva, Sugarplum fairy
72 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

meanmistermustard: 10413

mr. Sun king coming together: 6916

Ahhh Girl: 5541

parlance: 5530

Annadog40: 4764

mithveaen: 4651

Zig: 4555

Mr. Kite: 4331

Ron Nasty: 3219

fabfouremily: 2949

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 88

Members: 2686

Moderators: 4

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 3

Forums: 34

Topics: 3148

Posts: 140691

Newest Members: ieatglitter, phile24, ZoeLouk, arsentev78, Rocky You're a Blackbird

Moderators: Ahhh Girl: 5541, meanmistermustard: 10413, Zig: 4555, Joe: 3497

Administrators: Joe: 3497, Ellie: 1

Members Birthdays
Today: None
Upcoming: None