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Africa – Toto

Difficulty: Hard

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Released in 1982 by Toto, Africa has become an iconic song which everyone has encountered at some point and remembers because of that catchy melody =D

It has quite a wide note range, good luck with the letter notes below!

 

.B   F#   F#    F#    F#-F#-G#  Bb-B
I hear the drums echoing tonight

D#    D#    E-F#    F#-E
She hears only whispers

E     D#    C#-B   C#-.B-D#-C#
Of some quiet conversation ~

 

F#      F#-F#    F#     F#    G#-Bb    B
She's coming in, twelve thirty flight

D#    D#-D#      E       F#-F#     E      E
The moonlit winds reflect the stars

D#      C#    .B    C#-C#   .B-D#-C#
That guide me towards salvation...

 

F#    F#     F#   F#   F#   F#-G#  Bb  B
I stopped an old man along the way

D#-D#  D#   E     F#
Hoping to find some

F#       E-E-D#     C#    .B     C#-.B      D#-C#
Old forgotten words or ancient melodies

F#  F# F#  F#  F#  G#  Bb  B
He turned to me as if to say

^D#-^D# ^E
"Hurry boy,

^F# ^F#-^E  ^E  ^D#  ^E
It's waiting there for you!"

 

^A-^A  ^A  ^A  ^A
Gonna take the life

^A       ^A     ^A   ^A-^A  ^G#  ^G#
That dragged me away from you...

^A          ^A-^A   ^A  ^A   ^A-^A   ^A
There's nothing that a hundred men

^A  ^A   ^A   ^A-^G#  ^G#
Or more could ever do...

 

A    A     A   ^F#   ^F#  ^E  ^E-^D-^C#-B
I bless the rains down in Africa  ~    ~

^A-^A   ^A    ^A     ^A
Gonna take some time

^A ^A  ^A  ^A
To do the things

^A ^A-^G# ^G#-^A-^G#-^F#
We never had       ~             ~

^E-^C#
Ooh...

 

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