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I Hope That I Dont Fall In Love With You 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. #
From: Johan Kristian Sveen 

>From the 1973 release "Closing Time", this is the tune many refer to as the
song "closing Time" (wrong!!). The song "closing time" is an instrumental
piece at the end of the album!

I hope that I don't fall in love with you   (Tom Waits)

   C                F                 G 
I hope that I don't fall in love with you
      C           F                   G
Cause falling in love just makes me blue
          F              C                F               C
Well the music plays and you display your heart for me to see
  F              C              F              G
I had a beer and now I hear you calling out to me
      C                 F                 G   
And I hope that I don't fall in love with you.

Now the room is crowded, people everywhere
And I wonder should I offer you a chair
Well if you sit down with this old clown,
he'll take that frown and break it
Before the evening's gone away, I think that we could make it
And I hope that I don't fall in love with you

Now the night does funny things inside a man
These old tomcat feelings you don't understand
I turn around and look at you, you light a cigarette
Wish I had the guts to bum one, but we've never met
And I hope that I don't fall in love with you

And I can see that you are lonesome just like me
And I'm feeling like you'd like some company
Well I turn around to look at you, and you look back at me
The guy you're with is up and split, the chair next to you's free
And I hope that you don't fall in love with me

Now it's closing time, the music's fading out
Last call for drinks I'll have another stout
I turn around and look at you, you're nowhere to be found
I search the place for your lost face, I guess I'll have another round
and I think that I just fell in love with you


Johan Kristian Sveen
University of Oslo, Norway
Dept. of Mechanics

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Eggmond 1,218 Sep 26, 2009 03:52 AM

the G should be a C/G

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terry.craig.984 10 Aug 23, 2014 11:22 AM

It's actually D G A (played with barre chords), but I guess it's the same progression.

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snedlydoright 114 Dec 28, 2015 07:16 AM, edited at 12:17 pm

You're right, Terry, Waits does this in D and, as far as I can tell, he does the whole thing with major chords in first position. Also, each verse ends on the tonic instead of the dominate fifth. D G D And I hope that I don't fall in love with you.I use the U.G. Favorites list on my Kindle when I've got people on front of me and continuing the chords through the whole song instead of just the first verse sure makes it easier to not get mixed up while giving the music an occasional glimpse.

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