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BILLIE JEAN - Foy Vance (acoustic)

I don't use a plectrum to play this song, its all finger picked, 
which gives it a far better sound. Also its not 100% accurate 
to the way Foy Vance plays it, but its the way i play his 
version and its does the job alright.


INTRO

E----1-----h3-----3--3---E
B----1--1---1--1--1--1---B
G----2-------------------G 
D----0------2----h3--2---D
A------------------------A
E------------------------E


"She Was More Like A Beauty Queen From A Movie Scene
I Said Don't Mind, But What Do You Mean I Am The One"

This is repeated throughout the verses
until 

"who would dance on the floor on the round"


                                     "Dance"     "Floor"   "Round"
E------------3---------------3--------------------------------1-----E
B----------3---3-----------3---3--------3-----------5---------1-----B
G-------3--------3-------3-------3------2-----------6---------2-----G
D-----5------------5---4-----------4----3-----------5---------0-----D
A-----3----------------3----------------1-----------0---------------A
E-------------------------------------------------------------------E

you will notice that the chord (Dm7) at "Round" is the start of the Intro/Verse.
Here you play this 1 more time then go to the "I am the one" part again.


BRIDGE
This is the part that goes

"People Always Told Me Be Careful Of What You Do
And Don't Go Around Breaking Young Girls' Hearts"

I pluck the chord once and let it ring while I sing over it.

  
  people      careful     go around        young    hearts
E------------------------------------------------------1-----E
B--3-----------6-------------3---------------5---------1-----B
G--2-----------7-------------2---------------6---------2-----G
D--3-----------7-------------3---------------5---------0-----D
A--1-----------5-------------1---------------0---------------A
E------------------------------------------------------------E

again just play the verse part again until the next line

"And Mother Always Told Me Be Careful Of Who You Love
And Be Careful Of What You Do 'Cause The Lie Becomes The Truth"


  mother   careful    be careful     do          lie    truth
E-------------------------------------3------------------------E
B--3--------6-----------3-------------3-----------8--------5---B
G--2--------7-----------2-------------3-----------9--------6---G
D--3--------7-----------3-------------5--------------------5---D
A--1--------5-----------1-------------3--------------------0---A
E-------------------------------------------------9------------E



The chorus is the same as the Intro/Verse.

As i said before this isnt going to be 100% accurate, 
but its better to play the way it feels, and with
playing it over and over you'll play different 
variations of picking which will all add to the
uniqueness of this version.





She Was More Like A Beauty Queen From A Movie Scene
I Said Don't Mind, But What Do You Mean I Am The One
Who Will Dance On The Floor In The Round
She Said I Am The One Who Will Dance On The Floor In The Round


She Told Me Her Name Was Billie Jean, As She Caused A Scene
Then Every Head Turned With Eyes That Dreamed Of Being The One
Who Will Dance On The Floor In The Round



People Always Told Me Be Careful Of What You Do
And Don't Go Around Breaking Young Girls' Hearts
And Mother Always Told Me Be Careful Of Who You Love
And Be Careful Of What You Do 'Cause The Lie Becomes The Truth



Billie Jean Is Not My Lover
She's Just A Girl Who Claims That I Am The One
But The Kid Is Not My Son
She Says I Am The One, But The Kid Is Not My Son




For Forty Days And Forty Nights
The Law Was On Her Side
But Who Can Stand When She's In Demand
Her Schemes And Plans
'Cause We Danced On The Floor In The Round
So Take My Strong Advice, Just Remember To Always Think Twice

She Told My Baby We'd Danced 'Till Three 
Then She Looked At Me
Then Showed A Photo My Baby Cried
His Eyes Looked Like Mine
Go On Dance On The Floor In The Round, Baby


Any Comments, Questions or rants, 
email me at westsidechronic@hotmail.com
cheers
Paul Docherty
Foy if you read this and you ever want to do a duet, im in belfast mate
so it wouldnt be a problem, I love your album!!!




            
            
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