Close Every Door to Me – Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

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From the 1968 musical "Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, "Close Every Door to Me"  is one of the most popular songs from the play. It's got lots of #'s and b's in it, so great practice for beginners :)

 

C           G#-F     G    C#   C
Close every door to me

C        G#    F      G        C#     C
Hide all the world from me

C      F    G#   ^C-Bb
Bar all the windows

G#       G     G#    F      G
And shut out the light

 

C        G#     F       G       C#    C
Do what you want with me

C         G#     F       G    C#   C
Hate me and laugh at me

C - F      G#    ^C-Bb
Darken my daytime

G#      G-G#     F    ^C
And torture my night

 

^C ^C  ^C   ^C#   ^D#-^F ^C#  Bb
If   my   life   were   important   I

Bb      Bb  ^C  ^C# ^D# ^C G#
Would ask will I live or die

G# Bb  G#   Bb   ^C-G#    F
But I know the answers lie

G#      G       F      ^C
Far from this world...

 

C          G#-F      G   C#   C
Close every door to me

C            G#   F    G      C#    C
Keep those I love from me

C - F       G#  ^C-Bb
Children of Israel

G#   G-G#   F-^C
Are never alone

 

^C ^C ^C ^C# ^D# ^F
For I know I shall find

^C#-^C Bb   ^C ^C# ^D#
My  ~   own peace of mind

G# Bb  G#   Bb    ^C-G#-F
For I have been promised

C C#-G# F  E   F
A land of my own

 

C           G#-F     G    C#  C
Close every door to me

C       G#    F      G        C#     C
Hide all the world from me

C       F    G#   ^C-Bb
Bar all the windows

G#      G      G#    F    G
And shut out the light

C         C   G#   F   G-C#
Just give me a number

C - C     G#    F     G
Instead of my name

 

C - C    F   G#-^C  Bb
Forget all about me

G#   G   G#   F-G
And let me decay

C  G#  F  G-C#
I do not matter

C   C-G#   F    G-C#
I'm only one person

C - C        F     G#-^C-Bb
Destroy me completely

G#         G     G#    F-^C
Then throw me away

 

^C  ^C  ^C   ^C#   ^D#-^F-^C#   Bb
If    my    life    were   important    I

Bb         Bb   ^C ^C# ^D# ^C G#
Would  ask  will  I  live  or  die

G# Bb  G#   Bb   ^C-G#    F
But I know the answers lie

G#     Bb     F     ^C
Far from this world

 

C#       A-F#    G#   D  C#
Close every door to me

C#           A   F#   G#    D   C#
Keep those I love from me

C# - F#   A  ^C#-B
Children of Israel

A   G#-A   F#-^C#
Are never alone

 

^C# ^C# ^C# ^D ^E ^F#
For we know we shall find

^D-^C#  B ^C# ^D  ^E
Our own peace of mind

A       B      A        B      ^C#-A-F#
For we have been promised

C# D-A ^C# ^C# ^F#
A land of our own...

 

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