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The Great Pretender Chords

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THE GREAT PRETENDER: PLATTERS (1955) (Buck Ram) 4/4 - 78

n.c.: no chord

               /  \  / (breaks)
INTRO: |G  C  |D  C  D7

VERSE 1:

    |G            Am        |G        G7
O-h, yes  I'm the great  pre-tender, (ooh, ooh).
   |C                       |G      G7
Pre-tending  that I'm  doing well, (ooh, ooh).
  |C        D          |G         C
My need  is such  I pre-tend  too much.
   |G           D7         |G    D
I'm lonely  but no  one can tell.

VERSE 2:

    |G            Am        |G        G7
O-h, yes  I'm the great  pre-tender, (ooh, ooh).
 |C                       |G     G7
A-drift  in a world  of my own, (ooh, ooh).
 |C         D           |G        C
I play  the game  but to my  real shame.
      |G           D7          |G      G7
You've left me  to dream  all a-lone, (ooh, ooh).

CHORUS:

   |C                         |G
Too real  is this fee-ling  of make  be-lieve,
                                       (ooh, ooh).

   |C                         |G (2/4)         |D    
Too real  when I feel  what my heart  can't con-ceal.

VERSE 3:
                |G            C         |G        G7
(O-h, o-h, o-h), yes  I'm the great  pre-tender, (ooh, ooh).
    |C                        |G       G7
Just laugh-ing and gay  like a clown, (ooh, ooh).
 |C        D           |G        C
I seem  to be  what I'm not  you see.
   |G           D            |B
I'm wearing  my heart  like a crown.
   |G             D              |G       G7
Pre-tending  that you're  still a-round, (ooh, ooh).

CHORUS:

   |C                         |G
Too real  is this fee-ling  of make  be-lieve,
                                       (ooh, ooh).

   |C                         |G (2/4)         |D    
Too real  when I feel  what my heart  can't con-cea - l.

VERSE 4 + OUTRO:

                |G            C         |G        G7
(O-h, o-h, o-h), yes  I'm the great  pre-tender, (ooh, ooh).
    |C                        |G       G7
Just laugh-ing and gay  like a clown, (ooh, ooh).
 |C        D           |G        C
I seem  to be  what I'm not  you see.

                              / (break)
   |G           D            |B
I'm wearing  my heart  like a crown.

                  / (break)
   |n.c.          D       |n.c. (slow >)  |
Pre-tending  that you're   still  a-rou-nd,

 /        /              / (breaks)
 C            |G        |G
(sti-ll   a - rou  -  nd).


Tab by: DAIRYBEAT (André H. Hofman, Purmerend, Netherlands).
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Eisan wrote on July 4 2011, 06:36 pm

Capo on first to quench your thirst

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Dairybeat wrote on July 5 2011, 05:55 am

I have tabed the Original version and that's in the G-key, so no Capo...!

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