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Artist: Bryan Ferry
Song: These foolish things
Lyrics: Eric Maschwitz
Music: Jack Strachey
Tabbed by: DJ
4th Sept 2012

The first tab is the single version, which also appears
on most compilation albums, and is almost a minute shorter
than the original album version, with two verses omitted.

You can find the full 12 verse album version tabbed after it.

D6     = xx0202   D7     = xx0212   Bm7   = x24232
C9     = x32330   G      = 320033   Em7   = 022030
D      = xx0232   G/F#   = 2x0033   Gm/D  = xx0333
Bm     = x24432   F      = 133211   Cdim  = xx1212
E7     = 022130   Gm6/Bb = x10030   Bb    = x13331
A7sus4 = x02030   Am7    = x02213   A     = x02220
A7     = x02020   Gmaj7  = 320002
                                     
**************************************************************

[Intro]
D                 D6          C9
    Oh, will you never let me be?
D                 D6           Bm7
    Oh, will you never set me free?
E7                  A7      D7                G
    The ties that bound us,   are still a - round us,
C9                   F              E7
    There's no es - cape that I can see,

           Gm6/Bb  A7
e|-----------0-----0---|
B|-----------3-----2---|
G|-----------0-----0---|
D|-----------0-----2---|
A|---4---3---1-----0---|
E|---------------------|

Am7                    D7               Gmaj7
     And still those little things re - main,
Bm7                   E7          Em7   Gm6/Bb  A7sus4  A7
     That bring me happiness, or pain!


[Verse 1]
D             Bm                 Em7       A7
   A cigar - ette that bears a lipstick's traces,
D               Bm          Em7           A7
   An airline ticket to ro-------mantic places,
D                D7        G
   And still my heart has wings,
             G/F#  Em        Em7        A7
These fool - ish things re - mind me of you!


[Verse 2]
D              Bm          Em7        A7
   A tinkling piano in the next a - partment,
D                   Bm                 Em7         A7
   Those stumbling words that told you... what my heart meant,
D                 D7           G
   A fairgrounds  ...painted swings,
             G/F#  Em         A7         D
These fool - ish things re - mind me of you!


[Verse 3]
G              Em            G               Gm/D
    You came,      you saw,     you conquered me,
D6               Cdim
    When you did that to me,
     Bb                     A     A7
I, somehow, knew that this had to be!


[Verse 4]
D                Bm                Em7           A7
   The winds of March that make my...  heart a dancer,
D             Bm                  Em7            A7
   A tele - phone that rings, but...  who's to answer?
D               D7            G
   Oh, how the ghost of you clings,
            G/F#   Em        Em7         A7
These fool - ish things re - mind me of you!


[Verse 5]
D             Bm               Em7        A7
   Gardenia perfume lingering...   on a pillow,
D                     Bm         Em7          A7
   Wild strawberries only seven...  francs a kilo,
D                D7         G
   And still my heart has wings,
            G/F#   Em         A7         D
These fool - ish things re - mind me of you!


[Verse 6]
G            Em              G              Gm/D
    I know...    that this...   was bound to be,
D6                    Cdim
    These things have haunted me,
     Bb                    A     A7
For you've entirely en - chanted me!


[Verse 7]
D                Bm                Em7          A7
   The sigh of midnight trains in...   empty stations,
D                   Bm                 Em7         A7
   Silk stockings thrown aside, dance...   invi - tations,
D               D7            G
   Oh, how the ghost of you clings,
            G/F#   Em        Em7         A7
These fool - ish things re - mind me of you!


[Verse 8]
D                Bm              Em7      A7
   The smile of Garbo, when the scent of roses,
D                 Bm            Em7       A7
   The waiters whistling as the last bar closes,
D                D7           G
   The song that...  Crosby sings,
            G/F#   Em         A7         D
These fool - ish things re - mind me of you!


[Verse 9]
G                Em             G              Gm/D
    How strange,     how sweet,    to find you still,
D6                   Cdim
    These things are dear to me,
      Bb                   A      A7
That seem to bring you so near to me!


[Verse 10]
D                   Bm                  Em7        A7
   The scent of smouldering leaves, the wail of steamers,
D              Bm                 Em7              A7
   Two lovers, on the street, who...  walk like dreamers,
D               D7            G
   Oh, how the ghost of you clings,
            G/F#   Em        Em7        A7
These fool - ish things re - mind me of you, ...just you!


[Coda - Repeat, end on D ]
    D    Bm      Em7   A7      D    Bm     Em7    A7
   (Ah--------,  ah-----!      Ah--------,  ah----!)
||: /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / |

  D    D7      G      G/F#  Em    Em7     A    A7
 (Ah------,   ah------,      ah--------,  ah-----!)
| /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / :||


*************************************************************
*************************************************************


Artist: Bryan Ferry
Song: These foolish things
Album: These foolish things
Lyrics: Eric Maschwitz
Music: Jack Strachey
Tabbed by: DJ

Original album version with all 12 verses

D6     = xx0202   D7     = xx0212   Bm7   = x24232
C9     = x32330   G      = 320033   Em7   = 022030
D      = xx0232   G/F#   = 2x0033   Gm/D  = xx0333
Bm     = x24432   F      = 133211   Cdim  = xx1212
E7     = 022130   Gm6/Bb = x10030   Bb    = x13331
A7sus4 = x02030   Am7    = x02213   A     = x02220
A7     = x02020   Gmaj7  = 320002

**********************************************************************

[Intro]
D                 D6          C9
    Oh, will you never let me be?
D                 D6           Bm7
    Oh, will you never set me free?
E7                  A7      D7                 G
    The ties that bound us,    are still a - round us,
C9                   F              E7
    There's no es - cape that I can see,

           Gm6/Bb  A7
e|-----------0-----0---|
B|-----------3-----2---|
G|-----------0-----0---|
D|-----------0-----2---|
A|---4---3---1-----0---|
E|---------------------|

Am7                    D7               Gmaj7
     And still those little things re - main,
Bm7                   E7          Em7   Gm6/Bb  A7sus4  A7
     That bring me happiness, or pain!


[Verse 1]
D             Bm                 Em7       A7
   A cigar - ette that bears a lipstick's traces,
D               Bm          Em7           A7
   An airline ticket to ro-------mantic places,
D                D7        G
   And still my heart has wings,
             G/F#  Em        Em7        A7
These fool - ish things re - mind me of you!


[Verse 2]
D              Bm          Em7        A7
   A tinkling piano in the next a - partment,
D                   Bm                Em7          A7
   Those stumbling words that told you ...what my heart meant,
D                 D7            G
   A fairgrounds   ...painted swings,
             G/F#  Em         A7         D
These fool - ish things re - mind me of you!


[Verse 3]
G              Em            G               Gm/D
    You came,      you saw,     you conquered me,
D6               Cdim
    When you did that to me,
     Bb                     A     A7
I, somehow, knew that this had to be!


[Verse 4]
D                Bm                Em7           A7
   The winds of March that make my...  heart a dancer,
D             Bm                  Em7            A7
   A tele - phone that rings, but...  who's to answer?
D               D7            G
   Oh, how the ghost of you clings,
            G/F#   Em        Em7         A7
These fool - ish things re - mind me of you!


[Verse 5]
D             Bm               Em7        A7
   Gardenia perfume lingering...   on a pillow,
D                     Bm         Em7          A7
   Wild strawberries only seven...  francs a kilo,
D                D7         G
   And still my heart has wings,
            G/F#   Em        Em7         A7
These fool - ish things re - mind me of you!


[Verse 6]
D                Bm             Em7        A7
   The park at evening when the bell has sounded,
D               Bm                Em7            A7
   The Île-de-France with all the...  girls a - round it,
D              D7       G
   The beauty that is Spring,
            G/F#   Em         A7         D
These fool - ish things re - mind me of you!


[Verse 7]
G            Em              G              Gm/D
    I know...    that this...   was bound to be,
D6                    Cdim
    These things have haunted me,
     Bb                     A    A7
For you've entirely en - chanted me!


[Verse 8]
D                Bm                Em7          A7
   The sigh of midnight trains in...   empty stations,
D                   Bm                 Em7         A7
   Silk stockings thrown aside, dance...   invi - tations,
D               D7            G
   Oh, how the ghost of you clings,
            G/F#   Em        Em7         A7
These fool - ish things re - mind me of you!


[Verse 9]
D                 Bm                Em7        A7
   First daffo - dils, and long ex-----cited cables,
D                Bm              Em7          A7
   And candle - light on little...   corner tables,
D                D7         G
   And still my heart has wings,
            G/F#   Em        Em7         A7
These fool - ish things re - mind me of you!


[Verse 10]
D                Bm              Em7      A7
   The smile of Garbo, when the scent of roses,
D                 Bm            Em7       A7
   The waiters whistling as the last bar closes,
D                D7           G
   The song that...  Crosby sings,
            G/F#   Em         A7         D
These fool - ish things re - mind me of you!


[Verse 11]
G                Em             G             Gm/D
    How strange,     how sweet,   to find you still,
D6                   Cdim
    These things are dear to me,
      Bb                   A      A7
That seem to bring you so near to me!


[Verse 12]
D                   Bm                  Em7        A7
   The scent of smouldering leaves, the wail of steamers,
D              Bm                   Em7              A7
   Two lovers, on the street, who...    walk like dreamers,
D               D7            G
   Oh, how the ghost of you clings,
            G/F#   Em        Em7        A7
These fool - ish things re - mind me of you, ...just you!


[Coda - Repeat, end on D ]
    D    Bm      Em7   A7      D    Bm     Em7    A7
   (Ah--------,  ah-----!      Ah--------,  ah----!)
||: /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / |

  D    D7      G      G/F#  Em    Em7     A    A7
 (Ah------,    ah------,    ah--------,   ah-----!)
| /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / :||
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draugmot 46 Feb 28, 2016 11:56 AM

You can transpose to +6 for Ella Firzgerald's version (+5 and capo on first fret is quite comfortable to play)

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