Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.

I Hope That I Dont Fall In Love With You tab

version 2
version 2

Whole song


37,521 views 36 this week
6 commentsread comments
1 2 3 4 5
x 9
add to favorites
Save as Personal and add changes to this tab that will be seen only by you. Learn more ›
You can save this tab as Personal to edit and correct it or add notes. All changes will be seen only by you. Learn more »
launch autoscroll
font size
how to read this tab
guitar tuner
set tempo
#----------------------------------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: v.d.drift@ams.chem.ruu.nl

 I Hope That I Don't Fall In Love With You  -  Tom Waits
 from the album 'Closing Time' (1973).

 This was recently requested, so here it goes. It's not 100% accurate, but this should
get you going. The lyrics were already downloaded by Johan Kristian Sveen
johans@ifi.uio.no in the 'nevada archives', but I am sure he doesn't mind me using it 
here ;-). However, I adapted some of the chords.

 Tabbed by Koen van der Drift v.d.drift@ams.chem.ruu.nl.


  C       F        F/G                               C       F

  F/G                               C       F        F/G
                                  I hope..fall..with you.. (see lyrics)

 This fingerpicking pattern is continued through the whole song with some small
 variations, like one or two extra notes, or 'connecting bass notes'.
 In the chorus, the chords change, but the pattern stays roughly the same, except for 
the 'turnaround'.

 chords during chorus:

                (or F/G ?)
  F       C        G       C        F       C        F       F/G
  music...you......heart...see,   I had...now... (see lyrics)

                                    C       F        C
                                  I hope..fall.love..you

  G                C
            Now the room is crowded...
 |----0---0---0---| --- these last two measures (the 'turnaround') are difficult
 |--0---0---0---0-|     to hear, and the TAB is probably not exact.


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

From: taillet@lapphp8.in2p3.fr ()

  This is the Tom Waits's song called 'I hope that I don't fall in
love with you', which I tabbed from the recording 'The Early Years'.
I think it is a faithfull transcription, at least for the beginning
of the song ( I didn't tabbed all the variations that occur after),
and for possible misprints.

I didn't write all the lyrics, because they have already been sent to
this group. ( I tabbed some others Tom Waits songs. Does it interest
anyone . I prefer answers by e-mail).


E ||--------------|---------------|--------------|--------------|
B ||--------1-----|-----1-~-1-----|--------1-----|--------1-----|
G ||--------0-----|-----2-~-2-----|--------0-----|--------0-----|
D ||-----2-----0--|---------------|-----3-----3--|-----3-----3--|
A ||--3-----------|---------------|--------------|--------------|
E ||--------------|--1---------0--|--3--------3--|--3--------3--|

|--------------|--------------|                   |---------------|
|--------0-----|--------0-----| The same pattern  |---------1-----|
|--------0-----|--------0-----| is played again   |---------2-----|
|-----3-----3--|-----3-----3--| with the second   |-----3------0--|
|--------------|--------------| bar replaced by   |---------------|
|--3--------3--|--3--------3--|                   |--1------------|

1st verse :


   I don't want to   fall in love with   you
   Falling...                            ---------------------- |
|--------------|--------------|                              -- |
|--------0-----|--------0-----|                              -- |
|--------0-----|--------0-----|                              -- |
|-----3-----3--|-----3-----3--|                              -- |
|--------------|--------------|                              -- |
|--3--------3--|--3--------3--|                              -- |
                           'cause  (back to the beginning) ---


   The music plays   you display your    heart for me to see        I


   had a beer and    now I hear your     calling out to




   I hope I don't    fall in love with   you    (musical part)



Tabbed by    Richard TAILLET (taillet@lapphp.in2p3.fr)
             LAPP, chemin de Bellevue, BP 110
             74941 Annecy-le-Vieux

Suggest correction
Creating personal tab
Creating personal tab
You can edit any tab online and save it as your Personal.

You can edit, replace or remove any tab part or add personal notes – all changes will be seen only by you.

Personal tabs can be accessed anytime from any device, even offline.
Learn more »
print report bad tab
6 comments total. Showing first comments.
+1 reply
Villain_S_Deeds 10 Apr 26, 2004 08:00 PM

nice description, but could you please post the tab?

0 reply
kenny ball 30 Mar 26, 2005 07:00 PM

is it just me or is there no tab? cause its definetley not just me.

0 reply
MiScHiEf BrEw 353 Aug 27, 2006 05:59 AM


Wanna post a correction for this tab? Suggest correction