The Idol Chords & Lyrics Artist:

Chords (click graphic to learn to play)

Fm chord Fm/Eb chord Bb7/D chord Db chord Gb chord Ebm chord Ebm/Db chord Ab7/C chord Ab chord Eb chord Gb/Db chord Bb chord Gm chord Cm chord Eb over Bb chord F chord Bb/Ab chord G7 chord Cm/Bb chord F/A chord Cm/G chord Fm/C chord Fm/D chord
20% Off Guitar Tricks Full Access! when you use this link

How To Play

CHORUS
Fm      Fm/Eb Bb7/D  Db  Gb
Oh the idol,
Ebm     Ebm/Db  Ab7/C   Ab     Db  Eb
Oh the idol
Fm      Fm/Eb Bb7/D  Db  Gb
Oh the idol,
Ebm     Ebm/Db  Ab7/C   Ab     Db  Eb
Oh the idol
 
VERSE 1
Fm             Fm/Eb           Bb7/D    Db Gb
They knew the monster's every trick
Ebm            Gb/Db         Ab7/C
They knew his secrets every stitch
Fm     Fm/Eb         Bb7/D     Db   Gb
All of it had been a game
Ebm      Gb/Db     Ab7/C    Bb   Db
Nothing but a charlatan
 
BREAK
Eb             Db    Ab              Eb
Perhaps there was a chance of coming through
Eb      Db           Ab               Eb
It even seemed that he might think it too
Gm                Cm       Eb/Bb     F  Bb  Bb/Ab
But he could see no point in diving in
G7                 Cm         Cm/Bb  F   F/A Bb
  But he knew that he would neither sink nor swim
 
PRE CHORUS
    Ab       Cm/G       Fm      Fm/C Fm/D  Eb (4-3-2-1-6-1)
And so they found he'd nothing   left  to   say
Ab     Cm/G    Fm  Fm/C  Fm/D Eb
Just another idol turned to clay
 
CHORUS
Fm      Fm/Eb Bb7/D  Db  Gb
Oh the idol,
Ebm     Ebm/Db  Ab7/C   Ab     Db  Eb
Oh the idol
Fm      Fm/Eb Bb7/D  Db  Gb
Oh the idol,
Ebm     Ebm/Db  Ab7/C   Ab     Db  Eb
Oh the idol
 
VERSE 3
    Fm               Fm/Eb            Bb7/D    Db Gb
It seemed to them he must know what to do
    Ebm           Gb/Db                Ab7/C
They knew that only he could pull them through
Fm               Fm/Eb           Bb7/D     Db   Gb
They thought that he would make a plan
Ebm          Gb/Db          Ab7/C    Bb   Db
He'd work it out, he'd understand
 
BREAK
Eb            Db        Ab                Eb
Like drowning men they clutched at every straw
Eb             Db      Ab              Eb
They knew that he had saved them all before
    Gm               Cm     Eb/Bb   F  Bb Bb/Ab
But he could see no point in diving in
G7           Cm      Cm/Bb     F   F/A Bb
He knew that he would neither sink nor swim
 
PRE CHORUS
    Ab       Cm/G       Fm      Fm/C Fm/D  Eb (4-3-2-1-6-1)
And so they found he'd nothing   left  to   say
Ab     Cm/G    Fm  Fm/C  Fm/D Eb
Just another idol turned to clay
Ab     Cm/G    Fm  Fm/C  Fm/D Eb
Just another idol turned to clay
 
CHORUS
Fm      Fm/Eb Bb7/D  Db  Gb
Oh the idol,
Ebm     Ebm/Db  Ab7/C   Ab     Db  Eb
Oh the idol
Fm      Fm/Eb Bb7/D  Db  Gb
Oh the idol,
Ebm     Ebm/Db  Ab7/C   Ab     Db  Eb
Oh the idol
 
CHORUS
Fm      Fm/Eb Bb7/D  Db  Gb
Oh the idol (just another idol turned to clay)
Ebm     Ebm/Db  Ab7/C   Ab     Db  Eb
Oh the idol (just another idol turned to clay)
Fm      Fm/Eb Bb7/D  Db  Gb
Oh the idol (just another idol turned to clay)
Ebm     Ebm/Db  Ab7/C   Ab     Db  Eb
Oh the idol (just another idol turned to clay)
 
SOLO
Fm Fm/Eb Bb7/D Db Gb Ebm Ebm/Db Ab7/C Ab Db Eb
 
OUTRO
Fm      Fm/Eb Bb7/D  Db  Gb
Oh the idol (just another idol turned to clay)
Ebm     Ebm/Db  Ab7/C   Ab     Db  Eb
Oh the idol (just another idol turned to clay)
Fm      Fm/Eb Bb7/D  Db  Gb
Oh the idol (just another idol turned to clay)
Ebm     Ebm/Db  Ab7/C   Ab     Db  Eb
Oh the idol (just another idol turned to clay)
 
(Repeat to fade)
 

SEE ALSO: Our List Of Guitar Apps That Don't Suck

Latest Downloads That'll help you become a better guitarist

Your First Six Guitar Songs Cover Download Now
guitar fretboard notes print quality Download Now
Blank Guitar Chord Charts print quality Download Now
Guitar Chord Chart Download Now

Nailed It?

Great job! Let others know you're learning REAL music by sharing on social media!

Save This Song!

Enjoying The Idol by Procol Harum? Bookmark the page to make it easier for you to find again!

Press Ctrl+D to bookmark this page

Procol Harum Fan?

We hope you enjoyed learning how to play The Idol by Procol Harum on guitar. Don't stop now! There's loads more songs to learn by at Guvna Guitars!

Comments If you liked this tab or have something to share that'll make playing The Idol better for others, let us all know in the comments below!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Submit Chords

Have a song you know the chords for that you'd like to share with others? Awesome! Submit it by clicking on the button below