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Keep The Customer Satisfied Chords

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Two tabbed versions, one with additional chords and bass run riffs, the second a simpler half -step detuned version which is most likely the way Paul Simon played it. Was this info helpful? Yes No
Song: Keep the customer satisfied
Artist: Simon & Garfunkel
Composer: Paul Simon
Album: Bridge over troubled water

Tabbed by DJ ('DiddyD' at ultimateGuitar.com)
23rd Oct 2016

VERSION ONE
CAPO: 1st fret (Sounds in the key of Eb)

N.B.
Please IGNORE ANY POP-UP CHORD BOXES the website
might automatically suggest and use the typed shapes
shown below:

Chord names and fret positions are relative to the capo:
D   = xx0232    Em   = 022000    A7    = x02020
D6  = xx4232    G *  = 355433    A7/C# = x42020
D7  = xx0212    G7   = 320001    A7/E  = xx2020
G   = 320003    D/F# = xx4232    G/D   = xx0003
G6  = 320000    D/A  = xxx232    Bm    = x24432
G/B = x20003

N.C = No chords

[Chorus riff - Emphasise the bass notes in each chord]

     D   D/F# D/A  D/F#   A7 A7/C# A7/E A7/C#
e |----2---2----2---2--|----0---0----0---0--|
B |----3---3----3---3--|----2---2----2---2--|
G |----2---2--2-----2--|----0---0----0---0--|
D |--0---4--------4----|----2---2--2-----2--|
A |--------------------|--0---4--------4----|
E |--------------------|--------------------|

     D   D/F# D/A  D/F#   G   G/B  G/D  G/B
e |----2---2----2---2--|----3---3----3---3--|
B |----3---3----3---3--|----3---3----3---3--|
G |----2---2--2-----2--|----0---0----0---0--|
D |--0---4--------4----|----0---0--0-0---0--|
A |--------------------|------2--------2----|
E |--------------------|--3-----------------|

*************************************************************

[Verse 1]
N.C.                           D   D6  D  D6
Gee, but its great to be back home,
D    D6      D       D6   D   D6  D  D6  D
    Home is where I wanna be----------------,
          D7              G       G6
I've been on the road so long, ...my friend,
G                       G/B
   And, if you came a - long,
   D                 Em     G *
I know you couldn't disa - gree,
                    D   D6  D  D6   D   D6  D  D6
It's the same old story----------, yeah----!


[Chorus]
D            D7     G7          D    D/F#  D/A  D/F#
    Every - where I go, I get slan - dered,
A7   A7/C#   A7/E
Li----------belled,
  A7/C#  D     D/F#   D/A  D/F#    G    G/B   G/D
I hear words I never heard  in the bi - ble,
    G/B  D                     Bm
And I'm one step ahead of the shoe shine,
 D                        Bm
Two steps away from the County Line,
       D                  D7        G
Just trying to keep my customers satisfied,
         D
Satis - fied---------!


[Verse 2]
N.C                    D   D6  D  D6
Deputy sheriff said to me,
D   D6       D            D6        D D6 D D6  D
  "Tell me, what'cha you come here for------, boy?
D6          D7                 G    G6
You better get your bags and flee,
G
   You're in trouble, boy,
     D                  Em   G *
And now you're heading into more!"
                    D   D6  D  D6   D   D6  D  D6
It's the same old story---------------------------!


[Chorus]
D            D7     G7          D    D/F#  D/A  D/F#
    Every - where I go, I get slan - dered,
A7   A7/C#   A7/E
Li----------belled,
  A7/C#  D     D/F#   D/A  D/F#    G    G/B   G/D
I hear words I never heard  in the bi - ble,
    G/B  D                     Bm
And I'm one step ahead of the shoe shine,
 D                        Bm
Two steps away from the County Line,
       D                  D7        G
Just trying to keep my customers satisfied,
         D   D6  D  D6   D   D6  D  D6
Satis - fied----------------------------!


[Verse 3]
D   D6        D   D6   D     D6        D   D6   D
    Woh - oh, oh, oh - oh!   Woh - oh, oh, oh - oh,
D6        D   D6   D     D6        D   D7
Woh - oh, oh, oh - oh!   Woh - oh, oh, oh----!

   G     G6       G              D    Em        G
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

                        D   D6  D  D6   D   D6  D  D6
But it's the same old story----------,  eeh-----------!


[Chorus]
D             D7     G7          D    D/F#  D/A  D/F#
    Every  - where I go, I get slan - dered,
A7   A7/C#   A7/E
Li----------belled,
  A7/C#  D     D/F#   D/A  D/F#    G    G/B   G/D
I hear words I never heard  in the bi - ble,
    G/B  D   D7      Bm
And I'm so--------  tired,
       D                D7      Bm
I'm ...oh-oh, oh-oh, ...oh, so tired,
          D                  D7         G
But I'm trying to keep my customers satisfied,
         D       A7
Satis - fied!  Alright----!


[Coda]
   D     D7       G    G/B G/D   D    D7        G    G/B G/D
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

   D              G              D             G7
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

   D                    G7
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  ||


*************************************************************
*************************************************************

Song: Keep the customer satisfied
Artist: Simon & Garfunkel
Composer: Paul Simon
Album: Bridge over troubled water

Tabbed by DJ ('DiddyD' at ultimateGuitar.com)
23rd Oct 2016

VERSION TWO 

TUNING: 
Detune all strings a semi-tone to:
D#-G#-C#-F#-A#-D#

After dropping the tuning the chords will sound
in the key of Eb

E   = 022100    F#m  = 244222
E6  = 022120    A *  = 577655
E7  = 022130    A7   = x02020
A   = x02220    B7   = x21202
A6  = x02222    C#m  = x35543

*************************************************************

[Verse 1]
N.C.                            E   E6  E  E6
Gee, but its great to be back home,
E    E6      E       E6   E  E6  E  E6  E
    Home is where I wanna be----------------,
          E7              A       A6
I've been on the road so long, ...my friend,
A
    And, if you came along,
   E                F#m     A *
I know you couldn't disa - gree,
                    E   E6  E  E6   E   E6  E  E6
It's the same old story----------, yeah----!


[Chorus]
E            E7     A7           E         B7
    Every - where I go, I get slandered, libelled,
         E            E7           A
I hear words I never heard in the bible,
         E                    C#m
And I'm one step ahead of the shoe shine,
 E                       C#m
Two steps away from the County Line,
       E                  E7        A
Just trying to keep my customers satisfied,
         E
Satis - fied---------!


[Verse 2]
N.C.                    E   E6  E  E6
Deputy sheriff said to me,
E   E6       E            E6        E E6 E E6  E
  "Tell me, what'cha you come here for------, boy?
E6          E7                 A    A6
You better get your bags and flee,
A
   You're in trouble, boy,
     E                 F#m   A *
And now you're heading into more!"
                    E   E6  E  E6   E   E6  E  E6
It's the same old story---------------------------!


[Chorus]
E            E7     A7           E         B7
    Every - where I go, I get slandered, libelled,
         E            E7            A
I hear words I never heard in the bible,
         E                    C#m
And I'm one step ahead of the shoe shine,
 E                       C#m
Two steps away from the County Line,
       E                  E7        A
Just trying to keep my customers satisfied,
         E   E6  E  E6   E   E6  E  E6
Satis - fied----------------------------!


[Verse 3]
E   E6        E   E6   E     E6        E   E6   E
    Woh - oh, oh, oh - oh!   Woh - oh, oh, oh - oh,
E6        E   E6   E     E6        E   E7
Woh - oh, oh, oh - oh!   Woh - oh, oh, oh----!

   A     A6       A              E    F#m       A
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

                        E   E6  E  E6   E   E6  E  E6
But it's the same old story----------,  eeh-----------!


[Chorus]
E            E7     A7           E         B7
    Every - where I go, I get slandered, libelled,
        E             E7           A
I hear words I never heard in the bible,
        E    E7      C#m
And I'm so--------  tired,
        E               E7      C#m
I'm ...oh-oh, oh-oh, ...oh, so tired,
          E                  E7        A
But I'm trying to keep my customers satisfied,
         E       B7
Satis - fied!  Alright----!


[Coda]
   E     E7       A              E     E7       A
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

   E              A              E             A7
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

   E                    A7
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  ||
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