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You Didnt Have To Be So Nice 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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
#

Date: Thu, 14 Nov 1996 14:49:39 -0500
From: Andrew Rogers 
Subject: ./l/lovin_spoonful/you_didnt_have_to_be_so_nice.crd

                    "You Didn't Have To Be So Nice"
                     (John Sebastian - Steve Boone)

Intro:

	[drums: quarter-note triplets, 2X]

	(variations on A chord implied by piano and chimes):

	A  Amaj7  A6 Amaj7  A  Amaj7  A6 Amaj7  E
	/ / / /   / / / /   / / / /   / / / /   / / / /  / / / /

	A  Amaj7  A6 Amaj7  E        B
	/ / / /   / / / /   / / / /   / / / /

Verse 1 (backing vocals only on repeat)

	E                   G#m
	  You didn't have to be so nice
	                          (be so nice)
	A                        A/B
	  I would have liked you anyway
	                        (would have liked you anyway)
	E                        G#m
	  If you had just looked once or twice
	                                       (once or twice)
	A                    A/B
	  And gone upon your quiet way
	                    (quiet way)

Chorus:

	   A    Amaj7     A6      Amaj7            E
	Today I said the time was right for me to follow you
	A   Amaj7     A6     Amaj7  E
	  I knew I'd find you in a day or two
	 B
	And it's true

Verse 2:

	You came upon a quiet day
	You simply seemed to take your place
	I knew that it would be that way
	The minute that I saw your face

[repeat chorus (instrumental)]

[drum fill: eighth-note triplets 1 bar]

Verse 3:

	And when we've had a few more days
	                    (when we've had a few more days)
	I wonder if I'll get to say
	                (wonder if I'll get to say)
	You didn't have to be so nice
	                         (be so nice)
	I would have liked you anyway
	                      (would have liked...)

Chorus 2:

	         Today  I  said  the  time  was  right for me to follow you
	(...today     said that   the time   was right        to follow you)
	      I knew   I'd        find  you  in a day or two
	(I knew    that I   would find   you in a day or two)
	And it's true

[repeat verse 1, w/background vocals]

Coda:

	A  Amaj7  A6 Amaj7  E         B         [repeat to fade]
	/ / / /   / / / /   / / / /   / / / /


-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers
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DitatDeus wrote on June 21 2007, 10:47 pm

what might be nice here is tabbed chords. i mean, it's just a thought.

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Wef wrote on March 17 2011, 07:45 pm

I would love to get the chance to play and sing the harmony for this...

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albabe wrote on May 16 2014, 02:33 pm, edited at 02:34 pm

Kudos to Andrew and his awesome transcriptions! He will be missed.

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