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Eye Of The Tiger



Normally, when I “Dash-out” chord progressions, each chord name stands for one beat.  But in the intro progression, you’ll see I crammed more chords into a measure of music than would normally be legal.  See the tabs below if you find this confusing.



/ C5 - C5 Bb5 C5 / - - C5 Bb5 C5 / - - C5 G5 Ab5 / - - - - /

/ C5 - C5 Bb5 C5 / - - - C5 Bb5 / C5 - C5 G5 Ab5 / - - - - /

/ C5 - C5 Bb5 C5 / - - C5 Bb5 C5 / - - C5 G5 Ab5 / - - - - / x2


Bass only:

/ Cm - - - / x2


Csus2            Ab

      Risin' up, back on the street

Bb                                    Csus2

     Did my time, took my chances

Csus2                                       Ab

      Went the distance, now I'm back on my feet

           Bb                            Csus2

Just a man and his will to survive


Csus2                         Ab

       So many times, it happens too fast

Bb                                          Csus2

     You trade your passion for glory

Csus2                                       Ab

      Don't lose your grip on the dreams of the past

                Bb                              Csus2

You must fight just to keep them alive



          F5                                     Eb (½)          Bb (½)

It's the   eye of the tiger, it's the thrill of the fight

          F5                               / C5 Bb5 - - /

Risin'  up to the challenge of our ri - val

             F5                                         Eb (½)            Bb (½)

And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night

               Fm5 (½)   Eb5 (½)       Ab5        

And he's watchin' us all with the eye of the

 Cm (2, bass only)



Csus2                Ab

      Face to face, out in the heat

Bb                                  Csus2

    Hangin' tough, stayin' hungry

Csus2                                     Ab

     They stack the odds still we take to the street

          Bb                                 Csus2

For the kill with the skill to survive




/ Cm - - - / x2, bass only


Csus2             Ab

     Risin' up, straight to the top

Bb                                    Csus2

     Had the guts, got the glory

Csus2                                    Ab

    Went the distance, now I'm not gonna stop

            Bb                           Csus2

Just a man and his will to survive


Chorus, hold last Ab5 2 measures


/ C5 - C5 Bb5 C5 / - - C5 Bb5 C5 / - - C5 G5 Ab5 / - - - - / x4


End on Cm



Intro Riff:












Chorus Riff:



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.