Ordinary World - Duran Duran
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Tabs and lyrics
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
Ordinary World Tabbed by George Ireland Of Rugby.

Chords: C#m(446654) E(022100) F#(244322) A(577655) B(799877)
Main Riff: C#m,/E,F#,/C#m
PreChorus: C#m,G#,B,E
Chorus: B,F#,A,E,B

The way he plays it, he goes C#m,then you hear the slide to the E then strum strum,
then F# then strum strum slide up to the C#m so the way he plays it.. if you listen
to the acoustic version, almost sounds like 4 chords, but really its only 3

Then guitar 1 playes the foreground riff 1 :


e--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--17-17-17-16-16-16-14-14-14-12-12-12-19-19-19-19-17-17-17-16-16-16-|
G--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------------|

e--------------------------------------|
B-14-14-14-12^12-12^12-12--------------|
G--------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------|

Main Riff:

C#m
Came in from a rainy Thursday
E B
on the avenue
C3m E B
thought I heard you talking softly
C#m E B
I turned on the lights, the TV and the radio

C#m E B
still I can't escape the ghost of you

C#m
What is happened to it all?
G#m
Crazy, some say
B E
Where is the life that I recognize?
E
gone away

B F#m
But I won't cry for yesterday
A
there's an ordinary world
E B
somehow I have to find
B F#m
And as I try to make my way
A
to the ordinary world
A E
I will learn to survive

C#m
Passion or coincidence
E B
once prompted you to say
C3m E B
"Pride will tear us both apart"
C#m
Well now pride's gone out the window
E B
cross the rooftops, runaway
C#m E B
left me in the vacuum of my heart

C#m
What is happening to me?
G#m
Crazy, some say
B E
Where is my friend when I need you most?
E
Gone away

B F#m
But I won't cry for yesterday
A
there's an ordinary world
E B
somehow I have to find
B F#m
And as I try to make my way
A
to the ordinary world
A E
I will learn to survive

Riff 1 is played again:

e--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--17-17-17-16-16-16-14-14-14-12-12-12-19-19-19-19-17-17-17-16-16-16-|
G--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------------|

e--------------------------------------|
B-14-14-14-12^12-12^12-12--------------|
G--------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------|

C#m
Papers in the roadside
E B
tell of suffering and greed
C3m E B
feared today, forgot tomorrow
C#m
ooh, here beside the news
E B
of holy war and holy need
C#m E B
ours is just a little sorrowed talk

E
(Just blowing away)

Riff 1 played again:

e--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--17-17-17-16-16-16-14-14-14-12-12-12-19-19-19-19-17-17-17-16-16-16-|
G--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------------|

e--------------------------------------|
B-14-14-14-12^12-12^12-12--------------|
G--------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------|

B F#m
But I won't cry for yesterday
A
there's an ordinary world
E B
somehow I have to find
B F#m
And as I try to make my way
A
to the ordinary world
A E
I will learn to survive

play this as he repeats 'I will learn'...'to survive'
A E

A E

A E

A E


I think you will find this to be the most accurate tab so far for this song!!!

Please check out my other tab Pretty Vacant by the sex pistols.
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
This is hopefully correct. It sounds right to me anyway!

[Intro]
B, F#m, D, C#m, E

[Main riff]
B, F#m, D, C#m, C
Part 1
e|-12-12-12-12\11-11-11-11\9-9-9-9\7-7-7-|
b|---------------------------------------|
g|---------------------------------------|
d|---------------------------------------|
a|---------------------------------------|
e|---------------------------------------|

Part 2
e|-14-14-14-14\12-12-12-12\11-11-11-11\9-9-9-9\7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5--|(Not exact
b|----------------------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-| timing but
g|--------------------------------------------------------------| easy to
d|--------------------------------------------------------------| figure out)
a|--------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|


C#m E F#m
Came in from a rainy thursday on the avenue
C#m E F#m
Thought I heard you talking softly.
C#m E F#m
I turned on the lights, the tv and the radio
C#m E F#m
Still I cant escape the ghost of you

C#m
What has happened to it all?
G#m
Crazy, some'd say,
D# E
Where is the life that I recognize?
Gone away...

B F#m
But I wont cry for yesterday,
D
Theres an ordinary world,
C#m E
Somehow I have to find.
B F#m
And as I try to make my way,
D
To the ordinary world,
C#m E
I will learn to survive.

e|-7----6----4------------------------|
b|---0---0----0---4(h)5----4(h)5------|
g|--6-6----6----6-------6--------6----|
d|-6------6----6---------6-------6----|
a|-------------------------------4----|
e|------------------------------------|

C#m E F#m
Passion or coincidence once prompted you to say
C#m E F#m
Pride will tear us both apart
C#m E F#m
Well now prides gone out the window cross the rooftops, run away,
C#m E F#m
Left me in the vacuum of my heart.
C#m
What is happening to me?
G#m
Crazy, some'd say,
D# E
Where is my friend when I need you most?
Gone away...


B F#m
But I wont cry for yesterday,
D
Theres an ordinary world,
C#m E
Somehow I have to find.
B F#m
And as I try to make my way,
D
To the ordinary world,
C#m E
I will learn to survive.


[Main riff]


C#m E F#m
Papers in the roadside tell of suffering and greed
C#m E F#m
Here today, forgot tomorrow
C#m E F#m
Ooh, here besides the news of holy war and holy need
C#m E F#m
Ours is just a little sorrowed talk


And I dont... (chorus)


*This next part is played using A and E so rather than writing that all out, you clever
should work it out quickly!*

Every world, is my world... (I will learn to survive)
Any world, is my world ... (I will learn to survive)

Any world, is my world...
Every world is my world...


*Enjoy this great song*
Song info
Ordinary World
Duran Duran
2001
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Pop Rock
  • Soft Rock
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