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Fooling Yourself Tab

by Styx
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Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)- Styx
Written by Tommy Shaw
Tabbed by – Unknown
Edited by: GODhimself37
Taken from: www.flametune.com

MOSTLY copied, incomplete, and I'm purposely leaving some stuff out for the synth
because I'm doing a Post-Hardcore cover for it, can't have you guys stealin' my work ;)

But yeah here you go for pretty much most of the song this is it.
There aren't enough Styx tabs on UG so hopefully people will follow my lead and get this 
band some decent tabs. :)

Intro fig 1:

e|---0-2-3-2-3-5-3-2-3-2-0--|---0-2-3-2-3-5-3-2-0------|
B|-3------------------------|-3-------------------3-2--|
G|--------------------------|--------------------------|
D|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
A|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--------------------------|
 With other acoustic guitar strumming D ALOT


Repeat, then fig 2:

|---5-3--------------------------|
|---5-3----5-5-3-----------------|
|---6-4----6-6-4----6-4----------|
|----------7-7-5----7-5---7-7-5--|
|-------------------7-5---7-7-5--|
|-------------------------5-5-3--|
With G strumming on the quarter notes underneath.

Repeat figure 1, then figure 2

then figure 3:

|-2-3-5-7-5-3h5p3-2---0-|-2-3-5-7-5-3h5p3-2---0-|
|-------------------3---|-------------------3---|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
while the guitar 2 does:

|-2-3-5-7-5-3---2-----|-2-3-5-7-5-3---2-----|
|-3-3-5-8-5-3---3-3-5-|-3-3-5-8-5-3---3-3-5-|
|-2-4-6-7-6-4---2-4-6-|-2-4-6-7-6-4---2-4-6-|
|-----------------5-7-|-----------------5-7-|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|

The little synthesizer fill that follows each
repetition of the above:

|----15---------------15-|-17-15--------------------|
|-------15---------------|-------19-17-15-----------|
|----------16----16------|----------------18-16-18--|
|-12----------17---------|--------------------------|
|------------------------|--------------------------|
|------------------------|--------------------------|

While the acoustic strums these chords:

|-0----------|-0--------|
|-3----------|-5--------|
|-4----------|-6--------|
|-5----------|-7--------|
|-5----------|-7--------|
|-3----------|-5--------|


Then figure 1 twice, figure 2 twice,
slowing and ending with a G and hold......

Then begin the song:

Play this (figure 4) three times:

|-2--2-2-0-3---|-0--0-0-2----0|
|-3--3-3-1-0---|-1--1-1-3----1|
|-2--2-2-0-0---|-0--0-0-2----0|
|-0--0-0-0-0---|-0--0-0-0----0|
|--------------|--------------|
|--------------|--------------|

Then this to end the figure:

|-2--2-2-0-3---|-7--0--2----|
|-3--3-3-1-0---|-8--1--3----|
|-2--2-2-0-0---|-7--0--2----|
|-0--0-0-0-0---|-0--0--0----|
|--------------|------------|
|--------------|------------|

JY plays this little harmonic thing over the
fourth and sixth measures of figure 4 (above):

-------------------|
---------(7)-------|
------(5)---(7)----|    (let ring)
---------------(7)-|
-------------------|
-------------------|

Then, the rest of the song is basically just
straight strumming of the chords.

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Verse 1:
D                               C/Dbass
You see the world through your cynical eyes
          D                       C/Dbass
You're a troubled young man I can tell
D                          C/Dbass
You've got it all in the palm of your hand
          B-              C/B-bass      B-          C/B-bass
But your hand's wet with sweat and your head needs a rest
        D/Abass                      G/Abass
You're foolin' yourself if you don't believe it
        D/Abass                      Em7/Abass
You're kidding yourself if you don't believe it

Verse 2:
Why must you be such an angry young man
When your future looks quite bright to me
How can there be such a sinister plan
That could hide such a lamb, such a caring young man
You're foolin' yourself if you don't believe it
You're kidding yourself if you don't believe it

Chorus:
     D      Dsus4 D Dsus4 D
Get up, get back on your feet
            Dsus4 D Dsus4 D             C
You're the one they can't beat and you know it
     D        Dsus4 D   Dsus4   D
Come on, let's see what you've got
      Dsus4 D   Dsus4 D             C
Just take your best shot and don't blow it
      G  B-  C  Gm7  C
Oh....   Oh.....

Middle Section/Solo

You're foolin' yourself if you don't believe it
You're kidding yourself if you don't believe it
Get up, get back on your feet
You're the one they can't beat and you know it
Come on, let's see what you've got
Just take your best shot and don't blow it.
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Chords:
D-xx0232
C/Dbass-000553
B- -000331
C/B-bass - 012010
D/Abass-x00232
G/Abass-300033
Em7/Abass-000000
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bladedguitar66 wrote on September 23 2009, 12:20 pm

The Synth part is much better on this one than the other versions.

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GODhimself37 wrote on September 23 2009, 06:58 pm

thanks. the more i figure out and the less lazy i get i'll add more to it :)

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