Like A Hurricane chords by Neil Young


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Like A Hurricane | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

| Am | Am | G | G |
| Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 | Em7 | G |

Verse 1

| Am | Am | G | G |
Once I thought I saw you in a crowded hazy bar.
| Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 | Em7 | G |
Dancing on the light from star to star.
| Am | Am | G | G |
Far across the moonbeam, I know that’s who you are.
| Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 | Em7 | G |
I saw your brown eyes turning once to fire.

Chorus 1

| C G | F G |
You are like a hurricane.
| C G | F G |
There’s calm in your eye.
| C G | F G |
And I’m gettin’ blown away.
| F | F (Fsus2 F) | (half time feel)
To somewhere safer where the feeling stays.
| F | F | (half time feel)
I want to love you but I’m getting blown away.

Instrumental 1

| Am | Am | G | G |
| Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 | Em7 | G |

Verse 2

| Am | Am | G | G |
I am just a dreamer but you are just a dream.
| Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 | Em7 | G |
And you could have been anyone to me.
| Am | Am | G | G |
Before that moment you touched my lips, that perfect feeling when time just slips.
| Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 | Em7 | G |
Away between us and our foggy trip.

Chorus 2

| C G | F G |
You are like a hurricane.
| C G | F G |
There’s calm in your eye.
| C G | F G |
And I’m gettin’ blown away.
| F | F (Fsus2 F) | (half time feel)
To somewhere safer where the feeling stays.
| F | F | (half time feel)
I want to love you but I’m getting blown away.

Instrumental 2

| Am | Am | G | G |
| Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 | Em7 | G |
Blown away.

Solo

||: Am | Am | G | G |
| Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 | Em7 | G :|| x6

Verse 3

| Am | Am | G | G |
You are just a dreamer, and I am just a dream.
| Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 | Em7 | G |
You could have been anyone to me.
| Am | Am | G | G |
Before that moment you touched my lips, that perfect feeling when time just slips.
| Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 | Em7 | G |
Away between us on our foggy trip.

Chorus 3

| C G | F G |
You are like a hurricane.
| C G | F G |
There’s calm in your eye.
| C G | F G |
And I’m gettin’ blown away.
| F | F (Fsus2 F) | (half time feel)
To somewhere safer where the feeling stays.
| F | F | (half time feel)
I want to love you but I’m getting blown away.

Outro

||: Am | Am | G | G |
| Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 | Em7 | G :|| repeat forever



Like A Hurricane Chords: Learn the progressions!


Like A Hurricane Analysis + TAB

Once you start playing Like A Hurricane‘s chords, it makes sense why Neil wouldn’t stop soloing, this is perfect Aeolian, solo-all-day-long territory!

Another perfect detail about Like A Hurricane is the verse melody, it targets the chord notes perfectly.

Members look at this using TAB and can learn from it both when it comes to writing their tunes as well as for improvising solos, both are all about target notes!

Here’s the first line, do make sure you can see the intervals of the melody, in relation to the chords.

Like A Hurricane chords and TAB, verse vocal melody first line

In terms of the actual chords, we never go outside the key, it’s just this in the key of Am:

||: Am (VI) | Am | G (V) | G |
| Fmaj7 (IV) | Fmaj7 | Em7 (III) | G :||

The chorus, in contrast, feels a bit throwaway, compared to that perfectly crafted verse. It goes I – V – IV – V on repeat, like this:

||: C (I) G (V) | F (IV) G :|| x3
| F | F (Fsus2 F) | F | F | (half time feel)

Still, the lyrics are great and the halftime feel over the last four bars of F is amazing so when we’re back to that fabulous verse progression again and it’s time to solo, I guess all is forgiven!

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Like A Hurricane must have been one of Neil’s favourites!

Released in 1977, Like A Hurricane must have been one of Neil Young’s favourite tunes as he has included it in most of his gigs, on two compilations (Decade and Greatest Hits) as well as the incredible Unplugged album.

He wrote it in 1975 during a time when he had damaged his vocal cords and couldn’t sing for a while. Perhaps this is why the focus is on writing something so great to solo over…

The album version is over 8 minutes long, mainly consisting of Neil soloing, perhaps this is why he likes it so much, I know I do!



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Neil Young

Neil Young wrote Like A Hurricane's chords

Neil Young started out with Buffalo Springfield, briefly joined Crosby, Stills & Nash, and collaborated with Pearl Jam but is best known for his solo career.

His best tunes include Harvest Moon, Heart Of Gold, Old Man, The Needle And The Damage Done, My My, Hey Hey, and Like A Hurricane.


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Neil Young Official website


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Dan Lundholm wrote this article about Like A Hurricane's chords.

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