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Song: Wild world
Artist: Cat Stevens
Composer: Cat Stevens
Album: Tea for the Tillerman
Tabbed by DJ
23rd Mar 2016

For a few of the chords I've taken a middle path, as Cat plays
a D chord, but sings a C note, so I've gone with a D7 which
sounds better with the melody, and as a transition from the Am
to the G.  He plays Cmaj7 with a G bass without really
emphasising it, but the bassist plays a B note. Cat plays a Dm,
but the piano suggests a subtler Dm7 phrase.

Am = x02210   Cmaj7 = 332000   E  = 022100   G7/F = xx3003
D7 = xx0212   F     = 133211   E4 = 022200   G6/E = xx2003
G  = 320003   Dm7   = xx0211   E7 = 022130   G/D  = xx0003
                                             C    = x32020
^ = Emphasise the beat


[Riff at the end of the verses]
     G    G7/F           G6/E          G/D
e |--3--------------3--|-----------3-----------3--|
B |--0-----------0-----|--------0-----------0-----|
G |--0--------0--------|-----0-----------0--------|
D |--0-----3-----------|--2-----------0-----------|
A |--2-----------------|--------------------------|
E |--3-----------------|--------------------------|

Live performance at this link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkZJSFd0Ghw

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

[Intro]
Am                   D7                     G
    La -la, la -la,  la -la, la, la,  la - la!
                Cmaj7               F
La -la, la -la, la -la, la, la, la -la!
                Dm7                      E       E4  E7
La -la, la -la,  la -la, la, la, la -la! La -la!


[Verse 1]
Am                 D7                 G
    Now that I've lost everything to you,
            Cmaj7                  F
You say you wanna start something new,
           Dm7
And it's breaking my heart,
          E                 E4    E7
You're leaving, baby, I'm griev - ing,
Am                    D7               G
    But if you wanna leave, take good care,
               Cmaj7                   F
Hope you have a lot of nice things to wear,
            Dm7                     E7        G   G7/F  G6/E  G/D
But, then a lot of nice things turn bad out there!
                                     ^        ^

[Chorus]
C       G                   F
   Oo, baby, baby, it's a wild world,

e |--------------------------|
B |--1--0--------------------|
G |--------2--0--------------|
D |--------------3--2--0-----|
A |-----------------------3--|
E |--------------------------|

G                   F                C
   It's hard to get by just upon a smile,

e |-----------------------|
B |-----------------------|
G |-----------------------|
D |-----------------------|
A |-------0-3--3-3--0-----|
E |---3-3-------------3---|

C       G                   F
   Oo, baby, baby, it's a wild world,

e |--------------------------|
B |--1--0--------------------|
G |--------2--0--------------|
D |--------------3--2--0-----|
A |-----------------------3--|
E |--------------------------|

G                     F                     C          Dm7  E7
   I'll always re - member you  ...like a child, girl!


[Verse 2]
Am                       D7                        G
    You know I've seen a lot of what the world can do,
          Cmaj7                F
And it's breaking my heart in two,
           Dm7                 E
Because I never wanna see you sad, girl,
           E4   E7
Don't be a bad girl,
Am                    D7               G
    But if you wanna leave, take good care,
               Cmaj7                      F
Hope you make a lot of nice friends out there,
               Dm7
But just re - member there's a lot of bad,
E7        G   G7/F  G6/E      G/D
And be - ware,           be - ware!
 ^        ^

[Chorus]
C       G                  F
   Oo, baby, baby, it's a wild world,

e |--------------------------|
B |--1--0--------------------|
G |--------2--0--------------|
D |--------------3--2--0-----|
A |-----------------------3--|
E |--------------------------|

G                   F                C
   It's hard to get by just upon a smile,

e |-----------------------|
B |-----------------------|
G |-----------------------|
D |-----------------------|
A |-------0-3--3-3--0-----|
E |---3-3-------------3---|

C       G                  F
   Oo, baby, baby, it's a wild world,

e |--------------------------|
B |--1--0--------------------|
G |--------2--0--------------|
D |--------------3--2--0-----|
A |-----------------------3--|
E |--------------------------|

           G           F                         C    Dm7  E7
And I'll always re - member you ...like a child girl---------!
           ^           ^

[Break
Am   D7   G                   Cmaj7                F
              La -la, la -la, la -la, la, la, la -la,
               Dm7                      E
La -la, la -la, la -la, la, la, la -la, la -la!
         E4   E7
Baby, I love you,
Am                    D7               G
    But if you wanna leave, take good care,
               Cmaj7                      F
Hope you make a lot of nice friends out there,
               Dm7
But just re - member there's a lot of bad,
E7        G    G7/F  G6/E      G/D
And be - ware,  oh,       be - ware!
 ^        ^

[Chorus]
C       G                  F
   Oo, baby, baby, it's a wild world,

e |--------------------------|
B |--1--0--------------------|
G |--------2--0--------------|
D |--------------3--2--0-----|
A |-----------------------3--|
E |--------------------------|

G                   F                C
   It's hard to get by just upon a smile,

e |-----------------------|
B |-----------------------|
G |-----------------------|
D |-----------------------|
A |-------0-3--3-3--0-----|
E |---3-3-------------3---|

C      G                     F
  Oo, baby, ...baby, it's a wild world,

e |--------------------------|
B |--1--0--------------------|
G |--------2--0--------------|
D |--------------3--2--0-----|
A |-----------------------3--|
E |--------------------------|

           G           F                 C         Dm7  E7
And I'll always re - member you like a child, girl--------!
            ^          ^

[Chorus]
C       G                     F
   Oo, baby, ...baby, it's a wild world,

e |--------------------------|
B |--1--0--------------------|
G |--------2--0--------------|
D |--------------3--2--0-----|
A |-----------------------3--|
E |--------------------------|

G                       F               C
   And it's hard to get by just upon a smile,

e |-----------------------|
B |-----------------------|
G |-----------------------|
D |-----------------------|
A |-------0-3--3-3--0-----|
E |---3-3-------------3---|

C       G                     F
   Oo, baby, ...baby, it's a wild world,

e |--------------------------|
B |--1--0--------------------|
G |--------2--0--------------|
D |--------------3--2--0-----|
A |-----------------------3--|
E |--------------------------|

           G           F                 C
And I'll always re - member you like a child, girl-----!
            ^           ^

            
            
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Mats Fagergren 2,071 Mar 28, 2016 12:27 AM

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