Nine Million bicycles – Katie Melua

This week I bring a beautiful song by Georgian-British singer Katie Melua. Nine Million bicycles was featured in her second album, and produced by Mike Batt, who also signed Katie to his management label, Dramatico.

Nine million bicycles

According to Wikipedia, Melua has stated that the rock band Queen were a huge influence on her as a child/teenager, with one of her memories of music being her uncle playing records by Queen and Led Zeppelin.[75] She performed with Queen at the 46664 concert in South Africa in March 2005.[76]

Melua appeared on the BBC’s The Culture Show in November 2006 advocating Paul McCartney as her choice in the search for Britain’s greatest living icon.

Katie Melua

C                                Em

There are nine million bicycles in Beijing 

         Dm           F

That’s a fact, It’s a thing we can’t deny 

         Dm                 G7             C

Like the fact that I will love you till I die. 

 C                                         Em

We are twelve billion light years from the edge, 

         Dm                F

That’s a guess, No-one can ever say it’s true 

      Dm                G7             C

But I know that I will always be with you. 

    Fm            C             G7       Am

I’m warmed by the fire of your love everyday 

   F7              Am            D7                      G

So don’t call me a liar, Just believe everything that I say 

           C                        Em

There are six BILLION people in the world 

        Dm           F

More or less, and it makes me feel quite small 

    Dm               G7                C         C

But you’re the one I love the most of all 

INTERLUDE (flue)

      Fm          C                G7          Am

We’re high on the wire, with the world in our sight 

    F7         Am           D7                          G

And I’ll never tire, Of the love that you give me every night 

          C                       Em

There are nine million bicycles in Beijing 

         Dm           F

That’s a Fact, it’s a thing we can’t deny 

         Dm               G7               C

Like the fact that I will love you till I die 

            Dm          G7           C

 there are nine million bicycles in Beijing 

        Dm               G7               C      C

And you know that I will love you till I die!