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What A Fool Believes tab

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This version contains the complete chords and lyrics as well as the basic tablature for the intro/verse and chorus. Was this info helpful? Yes No
I was having a hard time finding a playable version of this song so here is my version.
See the bottom of this chart for a couple of tips...

Chord shapes used in this song:
Fm/Ab   4x6564
Ab      4x654x
F#maj7  2x332x
F#/G#   4x432x
Bbm7(1) x13121 also Bbm7sus4 = x13141
Ebm9    x6466x
Bbm7(2) 6x6666
A7#5    5x566x
Eb7sus4 x6869x
A7(13)  5x567x
Ab7(13) 4x456x
D7(#9)  x5456x
C#ma9   x4354x
Gm7/5-  3x232
F#m7    2x2225
B9      x2122x
B7(omit5) x2124x
E9      x7677x
-------------------------------------------------------

Intro – repeat 2x

Fm/Ab F#maj7 Bbm7 Ebm9 F#/G# Bbm7 (A7#5)

Verse -

 (A7#5)        Fm/Ab  F#maj7         Bbm7
He came from somewhere back in her long ago
        Ebm9  F#/G#     Bbm7 (A7#5)
The sentimental fool don't see
      Fm/Ab  F#maj7              Bbm7
Trying hard to recreate what had yet to be created
Ebm9  F#/G#       Bbm7 (A7#5)
        once in her life.

              Fm/Ab  F#maj7              Bbm7
She musters a smile for  his nostalgic    tale
Ebm9      F#/G#         Bbm7 (A7#5)
Never coming near what he wanted to
Fm/Ab  F#maj7            Bbm7
say.       Only to        realize
Ebm9  F#/G#       Bbm7
     It never really was


Pre-Chorus -

Bbm7                    Fm/Ab
She had a place in his life
Bbm7                    Fm/Ab
He never made her think twice
     Eb7sus4 A7(13) Ab7(13)  D7(#9)     C#ma9
As he ri - ses      to      her      apology
A7#5    Eb7sus4 A7(13) Ab7(13)D7(#9) C#ma9
Anybody else    would  sure - ly     know
Bbm7               Gm7/5-
  He's watching her go

Chorus –
                F#min7      B9
But what a fool believes he sees
            B7(omit5) Emaj7              C#m7   A7#5
No wise man has   the power to reason away
     F#min7   B9
What seems to be
   B7(omit5)          Emaj7
Is always better than nothing
           C#m7        A7#5
And nothing at all  keeps sending him


Verse -
(A7#5)   Fm/Ab    F#maj7      Bbm7
        Somewhere back in her long ago
Ebm9  F#/G#            Bbm7    (A7#5)
    Where he can still believe there's a place in her
Fm/Ab    F#maj7      Bbm7    Ebm9  F#/G#     Bbm7
life, Someday, somewhere, she will return

Pre-Chorus -

Bbm7                    Fm/Ab
She had a place in his life
Bbm7                    Fm/Ab
He never made her think twice
     Eb7sus4 A7(13) Ab7(13)  D7(#9)     C#ma9
As he ri - ses      to      her      apology
A7#5    Eb7sus4 A7(13) Ab7(13)D7(#9) C#ma9
Anybody else    would  sure - ly     know
Bbm7               Gm7/5-
  He's watching her go

Chorus –
                F#min7      B9
But what a fool believes he sees
            B7(omit5) Emaj7              C#m7   A7#5
No wise man has   the power to reason away
     F#min7   B9
What seems to be
   B7(omit5)          Emaj7
Is always better than nothing
           C#m7    A7#5
And nothing at all

                F#min7      B9
But what a fool believes he sees
            B7(omit5) Emaj7              C#m7   A7#5
No wise man has   the power to reason away
     F#min7   B9
What seems to be
   B7(omit5)          Emaj7
Is always better than nothing
           C#m7    A7#5
And nothing at all…

________________________
For the intro:

I play most of this some without a pick, using my thumb, index, middle and ring finger 
to pluck the chords
like you would for a bossa nova.  I would suggest learning the basic shapes first.  
Don't forget the Dobbie
bounce.

[Intro and verse]

e|--------------|------------|--------------|---------|
B|6--4--3-3-2-2-|-2---2h4-2h4|-6--6---2---6-|-6----6--|
G|5--5--3-3-3-1-|-1---1---1--|-6--6---3---6-|-6----6--|
D|6--6--2-2-4-3-|-3---3---3--|-4--4---4---6-|-6----5--|
A|------------1-|---1--------|-6--6---------|---------|
E|4--4--2-2-4---|------------|-------4--4-6-|-6--5----|

for the turn around after the chorus:

"And nothing at all  keeps sending him...what a fool believes" you can play...

    C#m7            A7 F#m7
e|---4----4-----------------|
B|---5----5----------2--2---|
G|---4----4----------0--2---|
D|---6---6-----------2--2---|
A|--4--4-------------0------|
E|----------2-3-4-5-----2---|

Finally, the pre-chorus changes happen pretty quickly but follow the vocal line
    Eb7sus4 | A7(13) | Ab7(13) | D7(#9)| C#ma9      A7#5
He  ri     -  ses      to        her     apology, etc.

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

| x   Dead note
| g   Grace note
| (n) Ghost note
| h   Hammer-on
| p   Pull-off
| r   Release
| >   Accented note
| t   Tapping
| b   Bend
| br  Bend release
| pb  Pre-bend
| pbr Pre-bend release
| /   Slide up
| \   Slide down
| ~   Vibrato
| s   Slap
| P   Pop
| PM  Palm mute
| TR  Trill
| N   Tremolo

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

            
            
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