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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.#
#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------#
                             "Toy Soldier"
                        (Bob Gaudio - Bob Crewe)

Intro:

	(acoustic and tremolo electric guitar; bass/drums alone 2nd bar)

	F7sus4 [131311]   (F)
	 v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v
	-----------------|-----------------|
	-----------------|-----------------|
	-----------------|-----------------|
	-3-3-3---3-------|-----------------|
	-6-5-3---3-------|-----------------|
	-----------------|-----------------|

	(wordless backing vocals enter)

	F            A7           Dm /C /B /Bb
	/  /  /  /   /  /  /  /   /  /  /  /
	A           C#7          F#m    Em A7
	/  /  /  /   /  /  /  /   /  /  /  /
	                                  Toy

Chorus:

	 G   D
	Soldier

	(tremolo electric):

	 v   v   v   v
	-----------------|
	-----------------|
	-----------------|
	-0-0-0---0-------|
	-3-2-0---0-------|
	-----------------|

	 G    C  G         D
	Toy soldier, poor boy
	              F#    Bm   /Bb  /A  G       A7    D
	[1,2: Doesn't know he'll wind up like a broken toy]
	[3:   Gonna come home to be broken like a toy]
	   G     D         G   D  G  D [1,2: A  3: F, to coda]
	(Broken toy, huh! like a broken     toy)

Verse 1:

	A          A7               D
	A lonely soldier needs his girl
	         Ddim                 A
	But he's halfway 'round the world
	       A7                  D
	If he knew the truth he'd hurt
	            Ddim             A
	'Cause his girl's become a flirt
	  C#7      F#m       Em    A
	'Round the town they say  toy

[repeat chorus]

Verse 2:

	Oh how he dreams of his return
	And the coming home he earned
	All his dreamin' was a waste
	There's a new face in his place
	She ain't waiting for you

[repeat chorus]

Coda [repeat to fade]:

	F            A7           Dm /C /B /Bb
	/  /  /  /   /  /  /  /   /  /  /  /
	A           C#7          F#m /E /D# /D
	/  /  /  /   /  /  /  /   /  /  /  /

	 C#     C#7
	Toy soldier (toy soldier)


-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers

            
            
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nomolosdivad 10 Mar 06, 2015 05:13 AM, edited at 10:17 am

Just been through this on the piano.Brilliant job.Only slight quibble is the vocal introduction (F,A7 etc) looks on here like it's over 6 bars but I found it to be over 4 so we have the F on the first beat of the first bar,the A7 on the third beat of the first bar,the Dm,C,B,Bb as the four beats of the second bar,the A on the first beat of the third bar,the C sharp minor 7 on the third beat of the third bar,the F sharp minor on the first beat of the fourth bar,the Em on the third beat with the pickup chord A7 (toy) on the fourth beat.But it doesn't detract from the fact that you're a genius and I'm so grateful to you for sharing these great 4 Seasons songs with us as they are pretty tricky and Bob Gaudio and co deserve so much more credit for them.I've worked out a few 4 Seasons songs myself that I can't find anywhere on the web but a) I can't figure out how to post them,b)I'm not a guitarist so can't tab(I'm actually a drummer but I can do some piano) and c) I'm unsure of how to deal with the copyright issues.Any advice?

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