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I Was Only Joking chords

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I Was Only Joking
By Rod Stewart

Capo first fret
Chords shown relative to capo

002220     A1
002120     AM7
002020     A7
X04430     E9
X03230     ?  (anyone have a name for this?)
002225     A2
022100     E1
XX0232     D
XXX454     E2
XXX675     Gbm
X24232     Bm7

A1                 AM7
Ever since I was a kid at school
A7                   E9
I messed around with all the rules
?               A2           E1                  A2
Apologized then realized I'm not different after all
A1                       AM7           A7         E9
Me & the boys thought we had it sussed Valentinos all of us
?                       A2           E1                 A2
My dad said we looked rediculous but boy we broke some hearts

A1                 AM7         A7                E9
In and out of jobs runnin free wagin war with society
?                      A2           E1              A2
Some blank faces stare back at me & nothin ever changed
A1                   AM7               A7                     E9
Promises made in the heat of the night creepin home before it got too light
?                 A2                E1                 A2
I wasted all that precious time and blamed it on the wine

      (A2)       D  E2         A1
      I was only jo-king  my dear (my dear)
      (A1)          D      E2      Gbm
      Looking for a way to hide my fear (my fear)
                   D     E2  A1
      What kind of fo-ol was I (was I)
      I could never win (never win) 

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


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

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