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Only a fool would say that

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Date: Wed, 06 May 1998 16:04:06 PDT
From: Joe Hankin 
Subject: s/steely_dan/only_a_fool_would_say_that.crd

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Orginally chorded and submitted to OLGA by:
Chords by XAVIER!!! [LEROY777@MINDSPRING.COM]
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Only A Fool Would Say That
By Steely Dan (Becker/Fagen)
Off the album "Can't Buy a Thrill"
Transcribed by Joe Hankin (wetzil@hotmail.com)

Intro: Dm7 C/C6 2x

N.C.           Dm7
A world become one of salads and sun
       C/C6
Only a fool would say that
              Dm7
A boy with a plan; a natural man
           C/C6
Wearin' a white Stetson hat
Am           F
Unhand that gun begone
Em7               Dm7
There's no one to fire upon
        Dm7                              Am
If he's holding it high, he's telling a lie


(Chorus:)
               Dm7
I heard it was you
                 Am         Am/G   D/F#
Talkin' 'bout a world where all is free
                 F
It just couldn't be
             C                   C6
And only a fool would say that

                Dm7                 
The man in the street, draggin' his feet
            C/C6
Don't wanna hear the bad news
             Dm7
Imagine your face there in his place
           C/C6
Standin' inside his brown shoes
Am          F
You do his nine to five,
Em7                 Dm7
Drag yourself home half-alive
    Dm7                                     Am
And there on the screen, a man with a dream


(Chorus)

E7sus4  E7                Am    Am/G    Am/F   Am/E
Anybody on the street has murder in his eyes
       Dm   E  Am                 D               F       C/C6
You'll feel no pain, and you're younger than you realize
       Dm7
Only a fool would say that
       Am Am/G Am/F Am/E Dm7
Only a foooooooooooooooooool

(Guitar Solo: Dm7 Am7 Em7 Dm7 C6)

               Dm7
I heard it was you
                Am          Am/G   D/F#
Talkin' 'bout a world where all is free
                 F
It just couldn't be
            C             C6
And only a fool would say that
        Dm7
Only a fool would say that
        F                    C6
Only a fool would say that

Chord shapes:

     EADGBE     EADGBE      EADGBE        EADGBE      EADGBE
Dm7: xx0211  C: 332010  C6: 330210  N.C.: xxxxxx  Am: x02210

   EADGBE       EADGBE        EADGBE        EADGBE       EADGBE
F: 133211  Em7: 022030  Am/G: 302210  D/F#: 200232 Am/F: 1022x0

      EADGBE          EADGBE      EADGBE    EADGBE     EADGBE
Am/E: 002210  E7sus4: 020200  E7: 020100 E: 022100  D: xx0232

As you can see, it's really straightforward and has simple chord 
changes. And questions, comments or corrections, e-mail me at 
wetzil@hotmail.com. I don't think I left out any chord shapes (they're 
pretty simple anyway), but email me with questions.

Joe Hankin
wetzil@hotmail.com
	
	

Authors

Person Music Lyrics
Donald Fagen Yes Yes
Walter Becker Yes Yes

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