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Patience

Guns N' Roses

from the album G N' R Lies released in 1989

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Lyrics

Intro

C ... G ... A ... D ... C ... G ... A ... D ... C ... G ... C ... Em ... C ... G ... D ... D ...

Verse

C Shed a tear, 'cause I'm missing you G But I'm... still alright to smile A D Girl, I think about you every day now There was a time when I wasn't sure But you... set my mind at ease There is no doubt you're in my heart now

Chorus

C G Sad woman, take it slow C Em It'll work itself out fine C G D All we need is just a little patience Sad sugar, make it slow And we'll come together fine All we need is just a little patience Sit here on the stairs 'Cause I'd rather be alone If I can't have you right now, I'll wait, dear Sometimes, I get so tense But I can't speed up the time You know love, there's one more thing to consider Sad woman, take it slow Things will be just fine You and I'll just use a little patience Sad sugar, take the time 'Cause the lights are burning bright You and I've got what it takes to make it ...We won't fake it ...Oh, we'll never break it ...'Cause I can't take it

Solo

C ... G ... C ... Em ... C ... G ... D ... D ... C ... G ... C ... Em ... C ... G ... D ... D ... (...stay on D and slow down)

Ending

D ... G ... D ... G ... (repeat, build up) D G A little patience... yeah... We need a little patience... yeah Just a little patience... yeah Some more patience... yeah D I've been walking the streets at night G Just trying to get it right D It's hard to see with so many around G You know I don't like being stuck in the crowd D And the streets don't change, but baby the name G I ain't got time for the games D G 'Cause I need you, yeah I need you F G Ahh, I need you... ohh, I need you D G D (let ring) All the time.......

Notes & Tabs

Guitar Chords Used

Here is how to play the guitar chords used in this song.

e-|----0----3----2----0----0----1----
B-|----1----0----3----2----0----1----
G-|----0----0----2----2----0----2----
D-|----2----0----0----2----2----3----
A-|----3----2---------0----2----3----
E-|---------3--------------0----1----
       C    G    D    A    Em   F 

Adding a riff to the D chord

Throughout this song, this simple riff is thrown in with the D chord occasionally. You're simply removing your finger (or adding a finger) to the high E string -- listen along to the song for reference.

e-|---2------0---2------3---2---0---2----
B-|---3------3---3------3---3---3---3----
G-|---2------2---2------2---2---2---2----
D-|---0------0---0------0---0---0---0----
A-|--------------------------------------
E-|--------------------------------------
      D 

Chord Progressions

Intro

| C . . . | G . . . | A . . . | D  . . . |
| C . . . | G . . . | A . . . | D  . . . |
| C . . . | G . . . | C . . . | Em . . . |
| C . . . | G . . . | D . . . | D  . . . |

Verse

"Shed a tear, 'cause I'm missing you..."
| C . . . | G . . . | A . . . | D . . . |
                              (...repeat)

Chorus

"Sad woman, take it slow..."
| C . . . | G . . . | C . . . | Em . . . |
| C . . . | G . . . | D . . . | D  . . . |
                              (...repeat)

Ending

"I've been walking the streets at night..."
| D . . . | G . . . | D . . . | G . . . |
| D . . . | G . . . | D . . . | G . . . |
On the final "I need you" note the switch to F...
| F . . . | G . . . | D . . . | G . . . |

Song Info

Song: Patience
Artist: Guns N' Roses
Album: G N' R Lies
Year: 1989
Label: Geffen

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My name is David Potsiadlo, and I created Songnotes to share my collection of guitar tabs, chords, and lyrics for my favorite songs.

Since I started playing guitar over 10 years ago, I've often been frustrated by the preponderance of mediocre and incomplete song tabs littered across the internet. To combat this, I started keeping my own collection of notes for each song I learn -- always taking the extra time to make sure accuracy and completeness are never compromised. Years later, my collection grew to the point where I knew I had to share it online with fellow aspiring musicians.

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