Year: 1983 -
Intro/Chorus Bm9 F#m Dmaj7 C#m7 Hang on Girl, Meet My Heart; It knows the best time for new love to start Bm9 F#m Dmaj7 C#m7 Hang on Now, Meet My Heart; It Knows the best time for us to start Bm9 F#m Dmaj7 F#m Amaj7 Am Hang on Girl, Won’t You Remain? Tyler’s Notes on Intro/Chorus The Intro/Chorus uses chords mostly from Bm (modal). One obvious exception is the C#m7 chord that replaces the rarely used C#dim chord…borrowing the perfect fifth (Ab) from the Classical minor. The Am we hear before the verse vocal initiates a key change to E Minor. Verse Principal Key: Am C C/D Am No sooner than D D/E Am I turn my back and then C C/D Am It's so hard to find D D/E I'm on the decline with you. Tyler’s Notes on the Verse The Verse begins on the 3rd of the scale...C. We know that this section is in A Minor rather than C Major because of the D chord. Pre-Chorus Principal Key: Am D Am Cmaj7 Em7 Were I to know your feelings? D Am Cmaj7 Em7 Is there something between me and you? D Am Cmaj7 Em7 Can't pretend you surprise me and D Am Cmaj7 Em7 Baby it’s hurting me too Tyler’s Notes on the Pre-Chorus Again, Beggs taps into the “more modern” modal minor, ignoring the sharp 7 of the key (G#) by using Cmaj7 and Em7 chords. Ending the section with an Em7 allows for an easy transition into the Bm chord that begins the Chorus. This section is not particularly interesting chord-wise, and stays safely within key. Still, it is perhaps the most beautiful section of the song thanks to Stuart Neale's pad voicings on the Jupiter-8 synthesizer (most notably on the Em7 chord on the second and fourth time through the progression).