Artist Toto
Album Toto IV
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Eb | Gm | - x4 -

F                   Am     Dm
I hear the drums echoin tonight
F               Eb             Gm         Dm   Eb  Gm
She has only whispers of some quiet conversa - tion
F                Am           Dm          F
She's coming in twelve thirthy flight   the moolight winds


     Eb                      Gm7              Dm   Eb  Gm
     Reflect the stars that guide me toward salva-tion


F              Am             Dm
I stopped an old man along the way
F                   Eb             Gm              Dm   Eb Gm
Hoping to find some old forgotten words of ancient melo-dies
F              A7       Dm                 Eb                Gm
He turned to me as if to say  hurry boy it's waiting there for you


     Cm           Ab               Eb       Bb
     Gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
     Cm                     Ab             Eb             Bb
     There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do 
     Cm          Ab              Eb   Bb
     I bless the rains down in   Africa
     Cm             Ab               Eb        Gm Bb Cm  Eb Gm
     Gonna take some time to do the things we never  had


F                 Am         Dm
The wild dogs cry out in the night
F            Eb                    Gm            Dm   Eb  Gm
As they grow restless longing for some solitary compa-ny
F          Am               Dm
I know that I must do what's right
F                     Eb          Gm                  Dm   Eb  Gm
Sure as kilimangiaro rises like olimpus above the seranget-ti


     F         A7               Dm
     I seek to cure what's deep inside


Dm                 Eb               Gm
Frightened of this thing that I've become


     Cm         Ab             Eb       Bb
     Gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
     Cm                   Ab             Eb             Bb
     There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
     Cm        Ab             Eb   Bb
     I bless the rains down in   Africa
     Cm           Ab              Eb        Gm Bb Cm  Eb Gm
     Gonna take some time to do the things we never  had


F   Am   Dm   F   Eb   Gm   Dm    Eb  Gm


F   A7     Dm             Eb              Gm
               hurry boy it's waiting there for you
     Cm         Ab             Eb       Bb
     Gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
     Cm                   Ab             Eb             Bb
     There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
     Cm        Ab             Eb   Bb
     I bless the rains down in   Africa -x4-
     Cm           Ab              Eb        Gm Bb Cm  Eb Gm
     Gonna take some time to do the things we never  had    
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Erica
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Erica

Traditional strum pattern to this song would be?

Star
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Star

Does anyone know a replacement for the E on the end of the word Africa? It just doesn’t sound right to me

Rebecca Horrocks
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Rebecca Horrocks

you can use Em7

Ctwill
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Ctwill

This is NOT the original key. (At least according to the official music video)

You see, I like to play along with TOTO?

Ctwill
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Ctwill

What I mean is that when it is on “0” (which is supposed to be the actual key, It does not match the music video’s key).

ctwil
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ctwil

oh.

never mind
i was wrong..

Vanja Ender
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Vanja Ender

Is there a note you can substitute for E? (Iḿ a beginner and my fingers don’t move like that.)

Sarah
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Sarah

That’s a whole mood right there, at first I didn’t think my hands could physically make those notes, but you just have to work on it, you’ll get there. To contradict my previous statement, the E is absolutely the worst. You can make the same E note by barring the 4th fret with your index finger and putting your pinky on the 4th string on the 7th fret. Hope this helps! Good luck :)

Africa by toto
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Africa by toto

+3 is easy if you can’t be bothered with a capo

Tomas D'Incau
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Tomas D'Incau

All I see are the chords.

Tomas D'Incau
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Tomas D'Incau

Where are the tabs???

Cdog
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Cdog

This is an amazing tab! Play it at -4 with a capo on the 4h fret. If you are a beginner, (I sure am), you can leave out all the “B” chords

kellbell218
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kellbell218

-4 is the easiet and if you put a capo on the 4th fret it puts it back in the original key. You’re welcome lol

Tomas D’Incau
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Tomas D’Incau

Ugh nvm that was dumb

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