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I Started A Joke Tab

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Intro:
E--------------|
B--------------|
G--------------|
D--------------|
A----5-3/2-0---|  Bass
E-3----------3-|

  G             Bm            C                   D
E-------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------12--12-12-12--13--13-13-13-12-----15-13-12-15-|
G-12--12-12-12--------------------------------12--------------|
D-------------------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------|

  G             Bm    C                   D
E-----------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------12----13--13-13-13--13----15-13-12-15-13----|
G-12--12-12-12-------------------------------------------12-|
D-----------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------|

  G               Bm                     C
1)I  start-ed  a  joke,                     which start-ed the
2)I  start-ed to  cry,                      which start-ed the
E-------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------12--12-12-12-12-12--13--13-13-13-12-----|
G-12--12-12-12-12-12--------------------------------------12--|
D-------------------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------|

  D                 G                    Bm
1)whole    world    cry-ing.
2)whole    world    laugh-ing.
E-----------------------------------------------------------|
B-15-13-12-15-13-------------------------12--12-12-12-12-12-|
G----------------12--12--12-12-12-12-12---------------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------|

  C                       D         G
1)                    But I  didn't see
2)                Oh, if I'd  on-ly seen
E-----------------------------------------------------------|
B-13--13-13-13-12-----15-13-12-15-13------------------------|
G-----------------12-----------------12--12--12-12-12-12-12-|
D-----------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------|

  Bm                  C                     D            G
1)                                 That the joke  was on me.
E-----------------------------------------------------------|
B-12--12-12-12-12-12--13--13-13-13-12-----15-13-12-15-13----|
G-------------------------------------12-----------------12-|
D-----------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------|

  G                   Bm                  C
1)                                   Oh,  no
E----------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------12--12-12-12-12-12--13--13-13-13--13-|
G-12--12-12-12-12-12---------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------|

  D
E-------------------|  (Go to verse 2)
B-15-13-12-15-13----|
G----------------12-|
D-------------------|
A-------------------|
E-------------------|

  Bm                  C                    D             G
2)                                That the joke  was on  me.
E-----------------------------------------------------------|
B-12--12-12-12-12-12--13--13-13-13-12-----15-13-12-15-13----|
G-------------------------------------12-----------------12-|
D-----------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus 1:
G                 Bm                   C                 G
I   looked at the skies,  run-ning  my hands  ov-er  my  eyes.
G   D   Bm           Em
And I   fell out  of bed,
C         Am Am7         C             D
hurt-ing  my head,  from things that I said.
E-----------------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------15-13----13-----|
G-------------------------------------------------14-----14-|
D-----------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------|

       G            Bm     C                    D
3)'Til I  fi-nal-ly died.    Which start-ed the whole
D      G       Bm     C        D          G    Bm    C
world  liv-ing.         Oh, if I'd  on-ly seen
C        D           G
that the joke was on me.

Chorus 2: (Same as chorus 1)

   D   G            Bm     C                    D
4)'Til I  fi-nal-ly died.    Which start-ed the whole
D      G       Bm     C        D          G     Bm     C
world  liv-ing.         Oh, if I'd  on-ly seen     oh, yeah.
C        D            G   Bm              C
That the joke  was on me,    oh,  oh, oh, no.
C        D            G  Bm C  D   G   Bm  C   D            G
That the joke  was on me e  e  e,  oh, oh, oh, oh, oh,  oh, no.
E-----------------------------------------------------------3-|
B-----------------------------------------------------------3-|
G-----------------------------------------------------------4-|
D-----------------------------------------------------------5-|
A-----------------------------------------------------------5-|
E-----------------------------------------------------------3-|

Chord diagrams
G      Bm     C      D      Em     Am     Am7
355433 xx4432 032010 x00232 022000 002210 002010

The background guitar in the intro and verses 1 and 2 is
neat stuff. Listen to it to get the rhythm. Once it starts
it just flows right along. It's in the background behind the
orchestra on verses 3 and 4 so I left it out. To play it
barr the 12th fret and use the ring and little finger to
play the 13 and 15 notes.

E,B,G,D,A,E = guitar strings.
Tabbed from: BeeGees. Number ones CD
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edwinnnnnn 21 Apr 02, 2014 08:49 AM

chorus is probably not quite right.
I think it's: Em, Bm, C, G
Em, Bm, Am, G

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