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I WAS ONLY JOKING

 

Words & Music by (Stewart & Grainger) ASCAP 1977

From the Album "Footloose and Fancy Free"

 

This is the riff which is played after the Chorus

E-|-----------------------|

B-|-----------------------|

G-|-----------------------|

D-|-0-2-4-2-0-----—––-–|

A-|-----------2-0-2-0---|

E-|-----------------------|

 

Chords used...

 

EADGBE ======

002220 A

002120 Amaj7

002020 A7

X00232 D

X00231 Dm

022100 E

 

A                          Amaj7

Ever since I was a kid at school

A7                               D

I messed around with all the rules

Dm                       A                        E                    A

Apologized then realized I'm not different after all

                                            Amaj7           A7               D

Me & the boys thought we had it sussed Valentinos all of us

Dm                                A                     E                              A

My dad said we looked ridiculous but boy we broke some hearts

                               Amaj7       A7                      D

In and out of jobs runnin free wagin war with society

Dm                                 A                     E                   A

Some blank faces stare back at me & nothin ever changed

                                    Amaj7                   A7                                 D

Promises made in the heat of the night creepin home before it got too light

Dm                       A                             E                       A

I wasted all that precious time and blamed it on the wine

 

           A              D   E             A

Cho... I was only jo-king my dear (my dear)

                      D          E           F#m

Looking for a way to hide my fear (my fear)

                      D   E       A

What kind of fo-ol was I (was I)

              E

I could never win (never win) ...... Riff

 

A                        Amaj7       A7                             D

Never found a comprimise collected lovers like butterflies

Dm                      A                      E                 A

Illusions of that grand first prize are slowly wasted

                                    Amaj7       A7                 D

Suzie baby you were good to me givin' love unselfishly

Dm                                 A

But you took it all too seriously

E                          A

I guess it had to end

 

Chorus... Solo accoustic / solo electric

 

                               Amaj7        A7                                     D

Now you ask me if I'm sincere that's the question that I always fear

Dm                           A                        E                                      A

The first seven is never clear but I'll tell you what you wanna hear

                       Amaj7                 A7                                    D

I'll try to give you all you want but givin' love is not my strongest point

Dm                                            A           E                  A

If that's the case it's pointless goin' on I'd rather be alone

                                  Amaj7               A7                            D

'Cause what I'm doin must be wrong pourin' my heart out in a song

Dm                           A                       E                             A

Owning up for prosperity for the whole damn world to see

                                 Amaj7         A7                                D

Quietly now while I turn a page Act 20's over without costume change

       Dm                                 A

The principal would like to leave the stage

         E                             A

The crowd don't understand