Duran Duran - Skin Divers Chords

 
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
2
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
X
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4

10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
         
         
         
         
         
X
3
2
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
1
8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
X
3
4
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3

12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X

B

variations
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
1
6 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
X
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
X
3
4
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3

10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
2
4
3
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
2
1
1
8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1
10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X

10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--15--12----15--12----14--10----12--8-------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
For the verses (and the rest of the song for that matter), the bass line seems to be standard, following a D-C-A#-F chord progression throughout the song. Notice how John to be following a very standard bass run he’s been known to follow during his earlier in the band, playing one string and then jumping two ahead from the root note. On the version, it sounds like he's varying the notes on the G string by either playing the once or twice, but he appears to be hitting them twice each during the times he plays it live. It also sounds like he's doing this riff during the outro of the song on the alvum as well, so keep your ears open for that part.
    D                    D                    C                    B          F
G|-----------------7--7-----------------7--7-----------------5--5---------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--5--5--5--5--5--------5--5--5--5--5--------3--3--3--3--3--------1--1--1--1-----3----3----|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------1-----1------|
For what it’s worth, there is guitar being played here, though how its being played remains a sort of mystery to me. During the live performances of the song, Dom Brown appears be playing some slide work just before the verses with a steel slide that aren't as during the song on the album. And on the album version, it sounds like there are chords played pretty sparingly, during the intro and verses in particular. But after Dom playing the song on a few videos, I’m still not exactly sure how he’s playing these during those parts either. It seems pretty minimal though, so some simple bar chords John’s bass progression might do the trick in playing it on guitar. I notice playing a D2 (000230) instead of D5 might work out better sound-wise if you're playing chords only on the first few frets as well. Because of all this, I also decided to include the chords to this song along with the so that the guitar players will be able to play along as well. Perhaps we will be seeing a version of Skin Divers on Youtube sometime soon as a result!

D D C B F

D

Dwalking under skies, waiting foDr the fall Cmeet me at the cornershop I Bshow you it Fall Dfree you of your mind, somethinDg you won’t find Cin the West End pages with yer BGoogle-dirtyF fingers it’s a Dskin dive D C B F in deep, silence, we are ... going underwater it’s a Dlifeline D C B F teardrop, bullets, all night ... dip into the water Baby, Dthat's what it feels like when you come up for air DWhen you come up for air CYou feel brand new, when you come up for air BWhen you cFome up for air DThat's what it feels like when you come up for air DWhen you come up for air CYou feel brand new, when you come up for air BWhen you cFome up for air

D

Dwipe us off the face Dof the human race whichCever way you look it’s indisBposed or disFgraced Dfighting on the shore, the Dhoi polloi want more Chowling bloody murder but it’s Bnothing, just a Fmurmur in yourD skin dive D C B F in deep, silence, we are ... going underwater it’s a Dlifeline D C B F teardrop, bullets, all night ... slip into the water Baby, Dthat's what it feels like when you come up for air DWhen you come up for air CYou feel brand new, when you come up for air BWhen you cFome up for air DThat's what it feels like when you come up for air DWhen you come up for air CYou feel brand new, when you come up for air BWhen you cFome up for air

D

Da blushing rose is torn Dfrom these sugar walls CI misplaced my future, could I Bplease borrow Fyours? Dpaint it opalscene, Dyou know what I mean Canything you want to be, the Bonly thing you Fwant from me ... skin diDve D C B F in deep, silence, we are ... going underwater it’s a Dlifeline D C B F teardrop, bullets, all night ... going South Dakota

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D D C B F

Baby girl, you Dswimmin' a little too Ddeep So dCeep that I think you might hit a Breef F I think you're low on Doxygen and your tube got a Dleak Baby girl, Cswim to the top Grab my hand and hold me and Bbreath F Baby, Dthat's what it feels like when you come up for air DWhen you come up for air CYou feel brand new, when you come up for air BWhen you cFome up for air DThat's what it feels like when you come up for air DWhen you come up for air CYou feel brand new, when you come up for air BWhen you cFome up for air

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