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Originally by: Blue Oyster Cult

 

(Don't Fear) The Reaper













Tuning: Standard

E-A-D-G-B-E


Difficulty: ***

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Intro Riff:
    Am       G        F        G
E|--------------------------------------
B|--------------------------------------
G|------2-0~-------0~-------0~-------0~-
D|----2----------0--------0--------0----
A|--0----------2--------3--------2------
E|-----------3--------1--------3--------

Let the open G~ ring out


1st verse - Play the intro riff over the lyrics as shown below:

Am  G      F     G     Am    G     F   G
All    our times have come.

Am  G      F     G         Am    G     F   G
Here   but now   they're  gone.


Pre-Chorus:
    F  G   Am      F   E   Am
E|-----------------------------
B|---------------------0--(1)--
G|-(2)-(4)-(5)----(2)--1---2--- G  F    G
D|--3---5---7------3---2---2--- *goes back into intro riff style
A|--3---5---7------3---2---0--- for first pre-chorus only
E|--1---3---5------1---0-------

Play over the lyrics as shown below:

F             G            Am
Seasons don't fear the reaper 


           F          E               Am *@ 
nor do the wind,  the sun or the rain.   


       G           F       G         Am
We can be like they are.   Come on baby. 

Don't Fear the Reaper...

@ For all pre-chorus' other than the first, Dave plays the full chords the same way he does in the outro, starting at the @ point above (instead of like the intro riff)...


Outro:

Dave plays variations of Am-G-F-G chords. Most common 2 ways he plays:

E|------3-------3----
B|-(1)--0-------0----
G|--2---0---2---0----
D|--2---0---3---0----
A|--0---2---3---2----
E|------3---1---3----
    Am  G   F   G
E|-------------------
B|-------------------
G|-(5)-(4)-(2)-(4)---
D|--7---5---3---5----
A|--7---5---3---5----
E|--5---3---1---3----