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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE--------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the#
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.#
#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------#
                           "I Started A Joke"
                    (Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb)

Intro:

	(acoustic guitar [open D] w/bass):

	 F
	 v   v   v   v
	---------7-5-4---
	---------------7-
	-----------------
	-----------------

	F        Dm       F        F          [2X]
	/ / / /  / / / /  / / / /  / / / /

Verse 1:

	F            Dm
	I started a joke
	  F                 F          F      Dm   F
	Which started the whole world crying
	    F         F   Dm   F
	But I didn't see
	          F   [1, 4: F  Dm  F  F ; 2, 3: F]
	That the joke was on me, oh no

Verse 2:

	I started to cry
	Which started the whole world laughing
	Oh, if I'd only seen
	That the joke was on me

Chorus:

	Dm               Dm
	I looked at the skies
	             F            F
	Running my hands over my eyes
	    Dm            Dm  
	And I fell out of bed
	 /F         Dm
	Hurting my head
	                      F     [N.F.]
	From things that I'd said

Verse 3:

	'Til I finally died
	Which started the whole world living
	Oh, if I'd only seen [4: oh, yeah]
	That the joke was on me

[repeat chorus]

[repeat verse 3]

Coda:

	         (F)         F   Dm  F  F 
	That the joke was on me
	F   Dm   F   F    F [end cold]
	Oh...


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Gruskinator 10 Mar 13, 2016 04:30 PM

Tab is just not accurate to the song at all. The first chord change is the only thing that seems to fit at all

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