be my downfall

Be My Downfall
Words And Music By Justin Currie

Transcribed with thanks to Stephen

I have been playing this transcription for a couple of hours and it sounds fine to me,whether you’ll be able to understand it is another story! But have a go and let me know what you think.

CAPO 5th Fret DADGAD Tuning

G fifth x000200
C 020020
D11th 220000
D fifth 002202
Gmaj7 440200


I have highlighted the Fretted notes to help you see which notes you need to fret.The rhythms probably out but you should get the general idea.Pay attention to the hammer on and pull off parts as they give it that distinctive sound.

Figure A                     Figure B             Figure C                          Figure D

D—0-0—4p-0-0–    -0-0-0—-    -0h2-2-2-4-4-4-2-0—-    —2-2-2
A—0-0—0–0-0–    –2-2-2—-    -0–0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0—     —0-0-0–
G—2-2—2–2-2—    -0-0-0—-    -0–0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2—     —0-0-0–
D—0-0—0–0-0–    -0-0-0—-    –2–2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0—-     –-2-2-2
A—0-0—0–0-0–    –2-2-2—-    -0–0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0—-     –0-0-0–
D——————     -0-0-0—       ————————–    ———-

Intro – Fig  A  B  A  B  A  C

G fifth                        C                                   G fifth
The bus is pulling out and I guess I’d better go
D11                        C                        D11                    D fifth
Before I make a grave mistake and let my feelings show
(As Above)
And twenty miles away she waits alone for me
But when I try to picture her you’re the one I see
C                G fifth           D fifth             C
And in another situation I could put up a fight
D11                  D fifth                      Fig  A  B  A 
But you will be my downfall tonight

(Chords As Verse 1)
So the night is coming down, drowning us in blue
And it all points towards the things we know we shouldn’t do
And as I look at you and I fall under your spell
Well I know I should be thinking of her lying there herself
And when faced with temptation you know a man should stand and fight
But you will be my downfall tonight

Gmaj7                 D fifth                         D11
Be my downfall be my great regret be the one girl
D fifth         C
That I’ll never forget
D11       D fifth                 C                D fifth       G fifth   Fig A B A B A D A
Be my undoing be my slow road to ruin tonight

G fifth                             C                                      G fifth
So the bus is pulling out and I’m grounded here with you
 D11                    C                                 D11           D fifth
And I want to say the sweet things babe I’ve always wanted to
 C                    G fifth                D fifth                C
So tell me now the tail-lights have gone out of sight
D11                    D fifth                                      G Fifth Fig A
Baby won’t you be my downfall once again tonight