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    Romeo and Juliet

    Dire Straits


    Note:   The Fingerpicked guitar in the recording is in the key of F, using open C tuning and capo’d 3rd fret. This arrangement is for standard tuning, in the key of G.

     

    Intro: / G - - D / C - - D / x4

     

    Verse 1:

    G                           Em (3 beats)                              D (1 beat)   

    A lovestruck Romeo     sings the streets a serenade

    G                            Em (2 beats)              C (2 beats)                    

    Laying everybody low   with a love song that he made

    D (3 ½ beats)          C (1/2 beat)   D (2 beats)              G (2 beats)                                    

    Finds a streetlight                steps out of the shade

                                C                                      D   

    Says something like you and me babe, how about it?  

     

    G (3 beats)                        D (1 beat)  Em (3 beats)                                           D (1 beat)   

    Juliet says hey it's Romeo,                     you nearly gave me a heart attack

    G (3 beats)                               D (1 beat)      Em (2 beats)    C (2 beats)                    

    He's underneath the window, she's singing hey la my      boyfriend’s back

    D (3 ½ beats)                                C (1/2 beat)   D (2 beats)                        G (2 beats)                                    

      you shouldn't come around here                singing up to people like that

    C                                                 D                

        Anyway, what you gonna do about it?

     

    Chorus 1:

       G                 D               Em           D   C             D

       D       D   D U D       D   D U D       D   D   D       D   D

       1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +

    Juliet                                the dice was loaded from   the  start          and I

     

     G                 D               Em           D   C        D

     D       D   D U D       D   D U D       D   D   D       D  

     1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +

    bet,                           and you       exploded     into my heart.  And I

     

       G                 C               Em               C              

       D       D   D U D       D   D U D               D       

       1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +

    forget,               I forget,                            the movie song

     

     Am                                C                Em      D

     D       D   D U D       D   D U D       D   D U D       D  

     1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +

        When you gonna realize it was just that the time was wrong,            Juliet?

     

    Intro Progression x2

     

    G (3 beats)                             D (1 beat)  Em (3 beats)                           D (1 beat)   

          Come up on different streets,       they both the streets of shame

    G (3 beats)                D (1 beat)  Em (2 beats)         C (2 beats)                    

         Both dirty both mean,             yes and the dreams just the same

    D (3 ½ beats)                                      C (1/2 beat)   D (2 beats)                  G (2 beats)                                    

        And I dreamed your dream for you          and now your dream is real

    C                                                       D                

       How can you look at me as if I was just another one of your deals?

     

                        G (3 beats)                  D (1 beat)  Em (3 beats)                             D (1 beat)   

    Well you can fall for chains of silver,                you can fall for chains of gold.

    G (3 beats)                                      D (1 beat)   Em (2 beats)        C (2 beats)                    

          you can fall for pretty strangers                    and the promises they hold

    D (3 ½ beats)                             C (1/2 beat)   D (2 beats)                 G (2 beats)                     

        You promised me everything,                    you promised me thick and thin yeah

    (8th note downstrokes, crescendo)                        D (continue 8th note downstrokes, crescendo)                         

    Now you just say oh Romeo yeah, you know I used to have a scene with him

     

    Chorus 2:

       G                 D               Em           D   C             D

       D       D   D U D       D   D U D       D   D   D       D   D

       1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +

    Juliet                             when we made love you used to   cry

     

    G                           D               Em           D   C        D

    D       D   D U           D       D   D U D       D   D   D       D  

    1   +   2   +             3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +

      you said I love you like the stars above        I'll love you till      I    die      There's a

     

    G                 C               Em                   C              

    D       D   D U D       D   D U D                  D       

    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +      3   +   4   +

    place            for    us,                        you know the movie song

     

    Am                                   C                     Em      D

    D       D   D U    D       D   D U D       D   D U      D       D  

    1   +   2   +      3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +        3   +   4   +

         When you gonna realize          it was just that the time was wrong             Juliet?

     

    Intro Progression x2

     

    Verse 3:

    G                            Em (3 beats)                    D (1 beat)   

        I can't do the talk, like they talk on the TV

    G                                Em (2 beats)              C (2 beats)                    

        I can't do a love song, like the way it's meant to be.

    D (3 ½ beats)                 C (1/2 beat)   D (2 beats)           G (2 beats)                                    

        I can't do everything,      but I'll do anything for you.

    C                                           D 

        I can't do anything ‘cept be in love with you.

     

    G                                  Em                           

        And all I do is miss you and the way we used to be

    G                                   Em      C

       All I do is keep the beat--bad company

    D (3 ½ beats)         C (1/2 beat)   D (2 beats)                         G (2 beats)

    All I do is kiss you                     through the bars of a rhyme

    C  (8th note downstrokes, crescendo)                        D (continue 8th note downstrokes, crescendo

        Julie I'd do the stars with you                         anytime.

     

    Chorus 2

     

    Repeat intro total of 4x

     

    Repeat first stanza of Verse 1

     

    / C - - - / D - - - / repeat, end on cue

     

     


    This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.