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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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
From: mfifer@merle.acns.nwu.edu (Matthew R. Fifer)

Here's my latest Lightfoot tab offering: I'm Not Supposed To Care.  I
would appreciate any comments or corrections being emailed or posted, and
questions can be mailed straight to me.  I've checked it out fairly well,
but it seems I usually miss something tiny. :-(

Also, this appears to have come out a bit wider that 80 columns, so if you
have the luxury of using a *really* small font, please do so, especially
to print.

Sorry this is so long.  It just seemed it had to be that way.  I tried to
make it as short as possible without (hopefully) making it confusing.
Enjoy!!!

-- Matthew

===================================================================================

I'm Not Supposed To Care, by Gordon Lightfoot, from the album Summertime Dream
(c) 1976 Moose Music


Song Notes:
----------

This song is played using a capo on the third fret.  The chords are based on the
apparent key of A.  This is a bit of a difficult song to tab by hand, so I
expect it won't be a snap to read immediately.  I recommend printing it
out and making yourself familiar with the chord structures and then
working your way through the song.  It is quite a pretty song , so take
your time and work the whole thing out!!!


THE CHORDS:
----------

     A              A/G#            A/F#             D            E7sus4
===========     ===========     ===========     ===========     ===========
| | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |
-----------     -----------     -----------     -----------     -----------
| | 1 1 1 |     | | 1 1 1 |     T | 1 1 1 |     | | | 1 | 2     | 2 | 3 | |
-----------     -----------     -----------     -----------     -----------
| | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | 3 |     | | | | | |
-----------     -----------     -----------     -----------     -----------
| | | | | |     3 | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |
-----------     -----------     -----------     -----------     -----------
| | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |
-----------     -----------     -----------     -----------     -----------


    E7              A+               A6             A/G            E(hi)
===========     ===========     ===========     ===========     ===========
| | | 1 | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |
-----------     -----------     -----------     -----------     -----------
| 2 | | | |     | | 1 1 1 |     | | 1 1 1 |     | | 1 1 1 |     | | 2 | | |
-----------     -----------     -----------     -----------     -----------
| | | | | |     | | 2 | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |
-----------     -----------     -----------     -----------     -----------
| | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | 3 | | |     | | | | | |     | | | 3 | |
-----------     -----------     -----------     -----------     -----------
| | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | 4 | | |     | | | | 4 |
-----------     -----------     -----------     -----------     -----------


    E/D             E/C#            E/B
===========     ===========     ===========     ===========     ===========
| | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |
-----------     -----------     -----------     -----------     -----------
| | | | | |     | | | | | |     | 1 | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |
-----------     -----------     -----------     -----------     -----------
| | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |
-----------     -----------     -----------     -----------     -----------
| | | 3 | |     | 1 | 3 | |     | | | 3 | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |
-----------     -----------     -----------     -----------     -----------
| | | | 4 |     | | | | 4 |     | | | | 4 |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |
-----------     -----------     -----------     -----------     -----------


INTRO

 A           A/G# bass   A/F# bass   A           D
-----------------------------------------------------2---2-------2----|
-----2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----------3---3-------3----|
---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2--|
---------2-----------2-----------2-----------2---0-----------0--------|
-0--------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------4-----------2-----------0--------------------------------|

-2--------------------------------------------------------------------|
-3---------0-----------0----------------------------------------------|
---2-----2---2-------1---1---1----------------------------------------|
-------0-------0---0-------0------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------------|
-----0-----------0----------------------------------------------------|


SHORT VERSE PATTERN 1:

 A                       A+                      A6
----------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----------2--------------|
-----2---2-------2---2-------2---2-------2---2-------2---2------------|
---2-------2---2-------2---3-------3---3-------3---4-------4----------|
-0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----------0--------|
----------------------------------------------------------------------|

 A/G                     A7  G/B     D
-----------------------------------------2---2-------2---2------------|
-------2-----------2-----2---3---5-------3---3-------3---3------------|
-----2---2-------2---2-----0---0---0---2---2---2---2---2---2----------|
---4-------4---5-------5-------------0-----------0--------------------|
-0-----------0-----------0---2---4------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------------|

                         E7sus4                  E7
-----2---2-------2---2------------------------------------------------|
-----3---3-------3---3---------0-----------0-----------0--------------|
---2---2---2---2---2---2-----2---2-------2---2-------1---1------------|
-0-----------0-------------0-------0---0-------0---0-------0----------|
----------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------0-----------0-----------0--------------------|


----------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------0--------------------------------------------------------------|
-----1---1------------------------------------------------------------|
---0-------0----------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------------|
-0--------------------------------------------------------------------|


LONG VERSE PATTERN 2:

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


 D/C#        D/B         D/A         E(hi)       E/D
----------------------------------------------------------------------|
-----3-----------3-----------3-----------5-----------5----------------|
---2---2---2---0---0---0---0---0---0---4---4---2---4---4---4----------|
---------0-----------0-----------0---2-------2---0-------0------------|
-4-----------2-----------0--------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------------|


 E/C#        E/B         A           A/G#        A/F#
----------------------------------------------------------------------|
-----5-----------5-----------2-----------2-----------2----------------|
---4---4---4---4---4---4---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2----------|
---------0-----------0-----------2-----------2-----------2------------|
-4-----------2-----------0--------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------4-----------2--------------------|


 A/E         D                       E7sus4      E7
-----------------2---2-------2---2------------------------------------|
-----2-----------3---3-------3---3---------0-----------0--------------|
---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-----2---2-------1---1------------|
---------2---0-----------0-------------0-------0---0-------0----------|
----------------------------------------------------------------------|
-0-----------------------------------0-----------0--------------------|


 A           A/G         D/F#        D/F         A
----------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------2-----------2-----------3-----------3---------2----------------|
-----2---2-------2---2-------2---2-------2---2-----2---2---2----------|
---2-------2---2-------2---0-------0---0-------0---------2------------|
-0-----------------------------------------------0--------------------|
-------------3-----------2-----------1--------------------------------|


             D/A         E           A
----------------------------------------------------------------------|
-----2-----------3-----------0-----------2-----------2----------------|
---2---2---2---2---2---2---1---1---1---2---2---2---2---2---2----------|
---------2-----------4-----------2-----------2-----------2------------|
-0-----------0-----------------------0-----------0--------------------|
-------------------------0--------------------------------------------|


LAST VERSE PATTERN 3

 D                       E7sus4      E7
-----2-----------2----------------------------------------------------|
-------3---3-------3---2-------0-----------0--------------------------|
---2-----2-----2-----2-------2---2-------1---1------------------------|
-0-----------0-------------0-------0---0-------0----------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------0-----------0--------------------------------|


 A           A/G         D/F#        D/F         A
----------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------2-----------2-----------3-----------3---------2----------------|
-----2---2-------2---2-------2---2-------2---2-----2---2---2----------|
---2-------2---2-------2---0-------0---0-------0---------2------------|
-0-----------------------------------------------0--------------------|
-------------3-----------2-----------1--------------------------------|


             D/A         E           A           A/G#
----------------------------------------------------------------------|
-----2-----------3-----------0-----------2-----------2----------------|
---2---2---2---2---2---2---1---1---1---2---2---2---2---2---2----------|
---------2-----------4-----------2-----------2-----------2------------|
-0-----------0-----------------------0--------------------------------|
-------------------------0-----------------------4--------------------|


D/F#         D/F       A
----------------------------------------------------------------------|
-----3-----------3---------2-----------2------------------------------|
---2---2---2---2---2-----2---2---2---2---2---2------------------------|
---------0-----------0---------2-----------2--------------------------|
-----------------------0-----------0----------------------------------|
-2-----------1--------------------------------------------------------|


 D/A         E                  A
--------------------------------------5-4-----------------------------|
-----3-----------0------------------------5---------------------------|
---2---2---2---1---1---1------------2-------2-------------------------|
---------4-----------2------------2-----------------------------------|
-0------------------------------0-------------------------------------|
-------------0--------------------------------------------------------|


Lyrics / Chord Sections
=======================


(Short Verse Pattern 1)

  A                       A+                     A6                A/G
I think you have somebody waiting outside in the rain to take you away
        D                                                   E7sus4
You got places to go, you got people to see still I'm gonna miss you
       E7
   but anyway...


(Long Verse Pattern 2)

  A             A/G#          A/F#     A/E        D  D/C# D/B D/A
I wish you good spaces in the far away places you go
E     E/D         E/C#  E/B        A           A/G#  A/F#       A/E
If it rains or it snows may you be safe and warm and never grow old
    D                      E7sus4 E7       A      A/G            D/F#  D/F
And if you need someone who loves you, you know I will always be there
     A                  D/A    E        A    E7sus4 E7
I'll do it although I'm not supposed to care


(Long Verse Pattern 2)

     A            A/G#       A/F#     A/E            D   D/C# D/B D/A
I'll give you the keys to my flying machine if you'd like
E      E/D         E/C# E/B   A           A/G#        A/F#       A/E
I will show you the light and when you call I'm gonna come to you
    D                         E7sus4   E7     A               A/G
D/F# D/F
And when you find someone who loves you, I'll know you would treat me the same
     A                 D/A    E        A
Just lie there, you're not supposed to care


(Short Verse Pattern 1)

  A                       A+                     A6                A/G
I think you have somebody waiting outside in the rain to take you away.
       D                                                      E7sus4
That's some kind of a game still I'm glad it came down to the final round
        E7
   but anyway...


(Last Verse Pattern 3)

       D                          E7sus4   E7    A           A/G       D/F#  D/F
If you think you need someone who needs you, you know I will always be there
     A                  D/A    E        A    A/G#  D/F#  D/F
I'll do it although I'm not supposed to care
     A                  D/A    E        A
I'll do it although I'm not supposed to care

===================================================================================

--
Matthew Fifer
mfifer@merle.acns.nwu.edu

            
            
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