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I Was Only Joking ukulele

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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. #
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Date: Sun, 28 Dec 1997 13:16:26 -0500
From: Dan Nicholas 
Subject: CRD:I Was Only Joking   by Rod Stewart

I Was Only Joking
By Rod Stewart
Words & Music by (Stewart & Grainger) ASCAP 1977
>From the LP "Footloose and Fancy Free"
Transcribed by Dan Nicholas
nicholdb@istar.ca


This is the riff which is played after the Chorus

E-|----------------------|
B-|----------------------|
G-|----------------------|
D-|-0-2-4-2-0------------|
A-|-----------2-0-2-0----|
E-|----------------------|


Chords used...

EADGBE
======
002220     C
002120     Cmaj7
002020     C7
X00232     F
X00231     Fm
022100     G


C                  Cmaj7
Ever since I was a kid at school
C7                   F
I messed around with all the rules
Fm               C                G              C
Apologized then realized I'm not different after all
                         Cmaj7         C7         F
Me & the boys thought we had it sussed Valentinos all of us
Fm                      C            G                  C
My dad said we looked rediculous but boy we broke some hearts


                    Cmaj7      C7               F
In and out of jobs runnin free wagin war with society
Fm                      C            G            C
Some blank faces stare back at me & nothin ever changed
                     Cmaj7             C7                     F
Promises made in the heat of the night creepin home before it got too light
Fm                  C                 G               C
I wasted all that precious time and blamed it on the wine

      C          F  G         C
Cho...I was only jo-king  my dear (my dear)
                    F      G        C
      Looking for a way to hide my fear (my fear)
                   F  G      C
      What kind of fo-ol was I (was I)
               G
      I could never win (never win)      ......Riff


C              Cmaj7     C7                    F
Never found a comprimise collected lovers like butterflies
Fm                 C               G            C
Illusions of that grand first prize are slowly wasted
                    Cmaj7      C7             F
Suzie baby you were good to me givin' love unselfishly
Fm                       C
But you took it all too seriously
G                 C
I guess it had to end


Cho...

Inst...verse,cho,verse,cho..


                  Cmaj7       C7                         F
Now you ask me if I'm sincere that's the question that I always fear
Fm                  C                   G                       C
The first seven is never clear but I'll tell you what you wanna hear
                     Cmaj7        C7                          F
I'll try to give you all you want but givin' love is not my strongest point
Fm                                C        G               C
If that's the case it's pointless goin' on I'd rather be alone
                     Cmaj7         C7                   F
'Cause what I'm doin must be wrong pourin' my heart out in a song
Fm                 C               G                  C
Owning up for prosperity for the whole damn world to see
                    Cmaj7       C7                     F
Quietly now while I turn a page Act 20's over without costume change
    Fm                       C
The principal would like to leave the stage
     G                 C
The crowd don't understand


Dan Nicholas
Heldan Enterprises
e-mail: nicholdb@istar.ca
e-mail: dan.nicholas@ottawa.com
e-mail: az252@freenet.carleton.ca
e-mail: dan.nicholas@homemail.com
http://home.istar.ca/~nicholdb
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