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Tell It Like It Is Chords


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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE--------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the#
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.#
		 	   "Tell It Like It Is"
			(Lee Diamond/George Davis)

[This is the arrangement from the original single (Parlo 101; #2, 1/67);
 Aaron Neville made a much slower 1972 re-recording, which still appears
 on far too many oldies comps.  --AWR]

Intro:	C+  (piano arpeggio)

Verse 1:

	       C7/G  Gm              C7
	If you want    something to play with
	        Gm      C7      F  Fmaj7/C  F6
	Go and find yourself a toy
	        D7/F#        C7/G       Gm  C7
	Baby my time is too expensive
	        Gm   C7           F  Fmaj7/C  F6
	And I'm not     a little boy
	Am          Dm
	If you are serious
	Am                                     Dm
	Don't play with my heart, it makes me furious
	Am                     Bb
	But if you want me to love you
	             C    Bb/C                Am/C
	Then baby I will,     girl you know I will

Verse 2:

	Tell it like it is
	Don't be ashamed to let your conscience be your guide
	But I... know deep down inside of me
	I believe you love me
	Forget your foolish pride
	Life is too short to have sorrow
	We may be here today and gone tomorrow
	You might as well get what you want
	So go on and live, baby go on and live

Coda [repeat first half of verse 2]:

	Tell it like it is
	I'm nothing to play with
	Go and find yourself a toy
	But I... tell it like it is
	My time is too expensive
	And I'm not your little boy

	Tell it like it is... [fade]


  1) The guitar part is mostly played in 6ths.  Over the C7/G...Gm... etc.
     progression it's:

	   1 1      1 1
	xxx2x2   xxx0x0   xxx9x8   xxx9x8
         want...  some...  with...  your...

    ...; over the F Fmaj7/C F6 [D7/F#] it's all


     since the C and A are common to all of the chords.

  2) The D7/F# sounds like it might be F#dim, but careful listening reveals
     a D (not a D#) in the right-hand piano voicing.

-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers
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miguelc.murillo wrote on September 20 2013, 10:56 pm

good tab with chord changes.

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