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For The Sake Of The Song Tab

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Townes Van Zandt
For the Sake of the Song

transcribed by Phil Mitchell

capo at 2nd fret (all notes and chords relative to the capo)

Intro:
A                D               A               D
---------------------2-4-4h5p4-2p0---0---------------2-4-4h5p4-2--|p
-----2-----2---2----(3)-------(3)----2-----2---2----(3)-----------|(3)
---2-----2---2-----2---------------2-----2---2-----2--------------|
-------2---------0---------------------2---------0----------------|
-0-------------------------------0--------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------|

A                E               A               A
-0-----------------------4--2--0-0-------------------------------|
-----2-----2---2-----3/5-5--3----2---2-----2---2-----2-----2---2-|
---2-----2---2---------------------2-----2---2-----2-----2---2---|
-------2-----------2-------------------2---------------2---------|
-0-------------------------------0---------------0---------------|
-----------------0-----------------------------------------------|

Verse:
A                D                  A              A
Why does she sing her sad songs for me? I'm not the one
A                D                  A              A
to tenderly bring her soft sympathy.  I've just begun
E                           E                        A         A
to see me way clear and its plain if I stop I should fall.
E                           E                            A      A
I can lay down a tear for her pain, just a tear and that's all.

Pre-chorus:
D                        A     D
What does she want me to do?  She says that she knows
E                             A                  A
these moments are rare, I suppose that it's true.
D                  E                           A               A
Then on she goes to say I don't care, ah, she knows that I do.

Chorus:
E                        E                       A          A
Maybe she just has to sing for the sake of the song
E                        E                         A(back to intro)
And who do I think that I am to decide that she's wrong?

Repeat and enjoy.
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SDApproximately wrote on August 9 2010, 10:21 pm

Great Tab, Great Song - I love it! Thank you!

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Easy does it wrote on June 7 2012, 07:53 am

Great tab PM, thanks! Only, I think the penultimate A in the pre-chorus should actually be a D. Sounds better to me, anyway!

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