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        Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes - Paul Simon
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Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

Paul Simon
Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes (1986)
(Paul Simon, Intro: Paul Simon/Joseph Shabalala)

From: "Graceland"


The a capella intro is in E, the song in F. I suggest using a 
capo 3rd fret and play D (C# for the intro). That way it is 
easy to play the licks between the vocal lines. 

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capo: 3rd fret
play: D
key: F

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This is the main turnaround. Incorporate the voicings into your individual 
strumming pattern.

                                     Dsus4 Dsus4
  D                G       A        D    D  D        G       A
e|2---------------|3-------0-------|2---323-2-------|3-------0-------|
B|3---------------|0-------2-------|3---333-3-------|0-------2-------|
G|2---------------|0-------2-------|2---222-2-------|0-------2-------|
D|0---------------|0-------2-------|0-------0-------|0-------2-------|
A|----------------|x-------0-------|----------------|x-------0-------|
E|----------------|3---------------|----------------|3---------------|

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[A-Capella Intro]

(the chords follow the vocal harmonies)

        C#              
She's a rich girl, she don't try to hide it
C#               
Diamonds on the soles of her shoes
       C#         
He's a poor boy, empty as a pocket
C#                      
Empty as a pocket with nothing to lose
        F#        C#
Sing Ta-na-na, Ta-na-na-na,
        G#                           C#
She got diamonds on the soles of her shoes (a-wa-a-wa)
   F#         C#
Ta-na-naa, Ta-na-naa-na
        G#                           C#
She got diamonds on the soles of her shoes (a-wa-a-wa)
G#                           C#
Diamonds on the soles of her shoes (a-wa-a-wa)
G#                           C#
Diamonds on the soles of her shoes (a-wa-a-wa)
G#                           C#
Diamonds on the soles of her shoes


[Intro]

| D | G A | D | G A |
| D | G A | D | G A |


[Verse]

D
People say she's crazy
          G               A            D      Dsus4 D Dsus4 D
She's got diamonds on the soles of her shoes,
G               A                  D       Dsus4 D Dsus4 D
Well that's one way to lose these, walking blues
G               A            D     Dsus4 D Dsus4 D      G   A
Diamonds on the soles of her shoes


[Verse]

        D                 
She was physically forgotten 
         G               A                  D       Dsus4 D Dsus4 D
Then she slipped into my pocket with my car keys
            G            A                  D       Dsus4 D Dsus4 D
Said you've taken me for granted, because I please you 
              G      A     D    Dsus4 D Dsus4 D      G   A
Wearing these di-i-i-i-i-i-iamonds


[Chorus]

                D           G     A     D       Dsus4 D Dsus4 D
And I could say oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo
      G         A              D        Dsus4 D Dsus4 D
As if everybody knows what I'm talking about
      G                    A                       D       Dsus4 D Dsus4 D
As if everybody here would know exactly what I was talking about
              G               A            D   Dsus4 D Dsus4 D    G   A
Talking about diamonds on the soles of her shoes


[Instrumental]

(horns)

| D G | A | D G | A |
| D G | A | D G | A |

| D | G A | D | G A |
         Ooh-oh
| D | G A | D | G A |
 Ooh-oh


[Verse]

D  Dsus4 D Dsus4 D
 She makes the sign of a teaspoon
G            A           D       Dsus4 D Dsus4 D
He makes the sign of a wave
    G                A                   D       Dsus4 D Dsus4 D
The poor boy changes clothes and puts on aftershave
   G                  A          D     Dsus4 D Dsus4 D      G   A
To compensate for his ordinary shoes


[Verse]

             D           Dsus4 D Dsus4 D
And she said honey take me dancing but they
G           A             D       Dsus4 D Dsus4 D
Ended up by sleeping in a doorway
         G             A               D       Dsus4 D Dsus4 D
By the bodegas and the lights on upper Broadway
        G               A            D       Dsus4 D Dsus4 D    G   A
Wearing diamonds on the soles of her shoes


[Chorus]

                D           G     A     D       Dsus4 D Dsus4 D
And I could say oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo
      G         A              D        Dsus4 D Dsus4 D
As if everybody knows what I'm talking about
      G                    A                       D       Dsus4 D Dsus4 D
As if everybody here would know exactly what I was talking about
              G               A            D       Dsus4 D Dsus4 D    G   A
Talking about diamonds on the soles of her shoes


[Instrumental]

(horns)

| D G | A | D G | A |
| D G | A | D G | A |

| D | G A | D | G A |
         Ooh-oh
| D | G A | D | G A |
 Ooh-oh


[Verse + Outro]

D  Dsus4 D Dsus4 D
 People say I'm crazy 
         G               A           D       Dsus4 D Dsus4 D
I've got diamonds on the soles of my shoes
    G           A                 D        Dsus4 D Dsus4 D
Well that's one way to lose these walking blues
     G               A           D   Dsus4 D Dsus4 D    G     A
With Diamonds on the soles of my shoes
                                   Ta-na-na-na-na, Ta-na-na-na-naah-ah-ah
D               G            A  
Ta-na-na-na-na, Ta-na-na-na-naah-ah-ah
D               G            A  
Ta-na-na-na-na, Ta-na-na-na-naah-ah-ah
D               G            A  
Ta-na-na-na-na, Ta-na-na-na-naah-ah-ah

(repeat and fade)
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scosio 844 wrote on May 23 2016, 03:57 pm

Little tweaks here and there and the lyrics will be perfect.
www.paulsimon.com/track/diamonds-on-the-soles-of-her-shoes-7

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