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50 Ways To Leave Your Lover chords

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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. #
~From: gunsch@huachuca-emh8.army.mil (Trace Gunsch)
~Date: 16 Jul 1993 23:30:23 -0500

I'm not certain of any special procedures to posting lyrics since I'm new to
this group, but I saw two requests to have this posted and this is the
way I like to read music, so here goes:

Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover
Words and Music by Paul Simon, 1975

Em/G            D6               CM7                B7-9   B7
"The problem is all inside your head," she said to me

Em              D#dim7     GM9+5         B+
"the answer is easy if you take it logic'lly.

Em          D6                 CM7             B7-9
I'm here to help you if you're struggling to be free;

       B7     Em    Am7                Em
there must be fifty ways to leave your lover."

Em/G            D6            CM7         B7-9   B7
She said, "It's really not my habit to intrude;

Em        D#dim7           GM9+5         B+
I hope my meaning won't be lost or misconstrued.

     Em           D6          CM7           B7-9
But I'll repeat myself at the risk of being crude;

       B7     Em    Am7                Em
there must be fifty ways to leave your lover."

Em    Am7                Em
fifty ways to leave your lover."

Just slip out the back, Jack.

Make a new plan, Stan;

You don't need to be coy, Roy,

just get yourself free.    (on repeat:  Just listen to me)

Hop on the bus, Gus;

You don't need to discuss much;

Just drop off the key, Lee.

and get yourself free.


Second verse:

She said, "It grieves me now to see you in such pain; I
wish there was somethin' I could do to make you smile again."
I said, "I appreciate that, and could you please explain about the
fifty ways?"

She said, "Why don't we both just sleep on it tonight;
I'm sure in the morning you'll begin to see the light."
And then she kissed me and I realized she probably was right; there must be
fifty ways to leave your lover,
fifty ways to leave your lover."


Chords: (by request)

Em/G    322000
D6      xx0432
CM7     x32000
B7-9    x24222
B7      021202
Em      022000
D#dim7  xx1222
GM9+5   320203  <-- I don't have a guitar around right now, is this possible?
B+      xx1004
Am7     x02213
G       320003
Bb6     x13311
C7      x32310

Hope these help, and I hope they're right!  Some of them are just plain
bizarre, so your guess is probably as good as mine.  Happy fingering!

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sean the third 10 Dec 29, 2005 04:41 AM

everything is wrong

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DarrenJag 104 Jun 23, 2014 09:08 AM

First chord in chorus is Gm, not G. Apart from that, sounds ok to me.

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maguri [tm] 31,600 Jun 26, 2014 11:40 AM

The first chord in the chorus IS a major chord, as far as I'm concerned. The tab is right imo: G.

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