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Subject: b/buffett_jimmy/if_the_phone_doesnt_ring_its_me.crd
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 1997 14:02:12 -0400 (EDT)
From: CRichBurch@aol.com

"If the Phone Doesn't Ring, It's Me" by Jimmy Buffett
>From "The Last Mango in Paris" album
Submitted by Richard Burchett
======================================

I wrote the intro-melody part out in tab format.  This part needs to be
played by finger-picking.  The chords above the tab usually give an easy
reference to the proper positioning of the left hand while the individual
notes are played.

Intro-melody:
           (C)                           (Em)           (F)           (repeat
2x)

E:----------0------------0----------------0---------1-------------------------
---

B:----------------------------3----------------3-----1---------------0--1--3--
-

G:-----------------0----------------------------------------2-----2-----------
---

D:-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

A:----------3-----------------------------------------------------------------
-----

E:-----------------------------------0------------------1---------------------
----

            (C)                          (Em)             (F)

E:----------0------------0-----------------0---3------5-----------------------
--

B:-----------------------------3----------------------------------------------
-----

G:-----------------0----------------------------------------------------------
-----

D:-------------------------------------------------------3--------------------
-----

A:----------3-----------------------------------------------------------------
-----

E:-----------------------------------0----------------------------------------
-----


Verse 1:
                     C               Em             F        C
     There  are  oceans  of  feelings  be-tween  us,
     Am                                     C
     currents  that  take  us  and  sweep  us  away.
     C                      Em                F      C
     That's  why  we  seldom  have  seen  us,
                Am            G              C
     in  the  light  of  a  cold  hard  day.
     Am                                           C
     Lot's  of  new  friends,  with  the  same  old  answers,
     Am                                       G     G7
     open  your  eyes  you  might  see,
               C                       Em              F                C
     if  our  lives  were  that  simple  we'd  live  in  the  past,
               Am                  G           C
     if  the  phone  doesn't  ring,  its  me.


Chorus:
               G                                    C
     If  the  phone  doesn't  ring,  you  know  that  it's  me,
               G                                  C
     I'll  be  out  in  the  eye  of  the  storm,
               G                                    C
     if  the  phone  doesn't  ring,  you  know  that  I'll  be,
                 G                                           C
     where  someone  can  make  me  feel  warm.
           C                  Em                  F               C
     It's  too  bad  we  can't  turn  and  live  in  the  past,
               Am                  G            C-(first chord of intro)
     if  the  phone  doesn't  ring,  it's  me.


Intro-melody:  No repeats this time.


Verse 2:
                   C                       Em                   F
               C
     I've  had  good  days  and  bad  days  and  going - half - mad  days,
        Am                                C
     I  try  to  let  go,  but  your  still  on  my mind.
           C                 Em                  F                   C
     I've  lost  all  the  old  ways,  I'm  searching  for  new  ways,
     Am           G               C
     Putting  it  all  on  the  line.
     Am                                          C
     Lots  of  new  friends,  with  the  same  old  problems,
     Am                                       G     G7
     open  your  eyes  you  might  see,
               C                      Em              F                C
     if  our  lives  were  that simple  we'd  live  in  the  past,
                Am                 G            C
     if  the  phone  doesn't  ring,  it's  me.


Repeat chorus.


Intro-melody:  Play the tab part, singing these words over it.  All repeats
this time.
     C    Em        F
     It's  me,  it's  me,
     C    Em        F
     it's  me,  it's  me,
     C    Em        F
     it's  me,  it's  me,
     C    Em        F
     it's  me,  it's  me.


Coda:  (Slowly)
            C                    Em             F                        C
     If  it  takes  all  our  future  we'll  live  through  the  past,
               Am                  G            C   C/F   C
     if  the  phone  doesn't  ring,  it's  me.

That's All.  Once again, this song sounds much better if you finger-pick it.
 Also, it's a  nice touch to add a high "g" note to the Em chords.

                                                              -Richard
Burchett


"We're wanted men, we'll strike again, but first let's have a beer!"

                                                               -J. Buffett
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