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Nick Lowe - Cruel To Be Kind chords

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Artist: Nick Lowe
Song: Cruel to be kind
Tabbed by: DJ
26th Feb 2013

Tuning:Standard

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     C             G/B           F/A             G
||:  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  :||(Twice)

   G                 C                      Em
|  /  /  /  / |  Oh, I can't stand another...   heartache,
            F                   Dm7/G
Though you say you're my friend, I'm at my wits end,
C                          Em
     You say your love is...    bona fide,
                F     Em     Dm                            F
But that don't coin - cide...    with the things that you do,
           Em             F        Dm7/G
And when I ask you to be nice, you say...


               F          G    Em           Am     Am
You gotta be cruel to be kind, in the right mea - sure,
                                             ^      ^
  F          G            Em       Am   Am
Cruel to be kind, it's a very good sign,
                                   ^    ^
  F          G     Em           Am  Am   Dm7/G
Cruel to be kind, means that I love you, baby---------------------!
                                ^    ^       (Babe, gotta be cruel!)

                          C      G/B          F/A           G
You gotta be cruel to be kind! |  /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / |

        C                   Em
Well, I do my best to under...  stand, dear,
           F               Dm7/G
But, you still mystify, and I  wanna know why,
C                     Em
    I pick myself up...  off the ground,
            F            Em        Dm                F
To have you... knock me back down...  again and a - gain,
           Em                F        Dm7/G
And when I ask you to ex - plain, you say...


               F          G    Em           Am     Am
You gotta be cruel to be kind, in the right mea - sure,
                                             ^      ^
  F          G            Em        Am   Am
Cruel to be kind, it's a very good sign,
                                    ^    ^
  F          G     Em           Am  Am   Dm7/G
Cruel to be kind, means that I love you, baby---------------------!
                                ^    ^      (Babe, gotta be cruel!)

                          C                   A7
You gotta be cruel to be kind!  Oo, oo -oo !  Oo, oo, oo---!

     F     G       Em     Am Am
||:  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  :||  (Three times)
                          ^  ^
  Dm7/G
| /_/ /_/ /_/ /_/ | /_/ /_/ /_/ /_/ | /_/ /_/ /_/

        C                   Em
Well, I do my best to under... stand, dear,

           F               Dm7/G
But, you still mystify, and I  wanna know why,
C                     Em
    I pick myself up...  off the ground,
            F           Em         Dm                F
To have you... knock me back down...  again and a - gain,
           Em                F        Dm7/G
And when I ask you to ex - plain, you say...

               F          G    Em           Am     Am
You gotta be cruel to be kind, in the right mea - sure,
                                             ^      ^
  F          G            Em        Am   Am
Cruel to be kind, it's a very good sign,
                                    ^    ^

  F          G     Em           Am  Am   Dm7/G
Cruel to be kind, means that I love you, baby--------------------!
                                ^    ^      (Babe, gotta be cruel!)


                          F          G        Em           Am     Am  
You gotta be cruel to be kind----,        oh, in the right mea - sure,
                       (Cruel to be kind!)                  ^      ^

   F          G           Em          Am  Am    F           G 
                  It's a very, very, very good sign,
(Cruel to be kind!)                    ^   ^  (Cruel to be kind---!)

     Em          Am  Am   Dm7/G
It means that I love you, baby-----------------------------!
                  ^   ^        (Babe, you gotta be cruel---!)

                          F          G        Em           Am     Am
You gotta be cruel to be kind----,        oh, in the right mea - sure,
                       (Cruel to be kind!)                  ^      ^

   F           G          Em          Am  Am    F           G
                  It's a very, very, very good sign,
(Cruel to be kind!)                    ^   ^  (Cruel to be kind---!)

    Em           Am  Am   Dm7/G
It means that I love you, baby-----------------------------!
                  ^   ^        (Babe, you gotta be cruel---!)

[Suggestion for coda:]
                          F    Dm7/G       C
You gotta be cruel to be kind------------------!
                       |  /  /   /  /  |   /  ||


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C       =  x32010
G/B     =  x20003
F/A     =  x02210
G       =  355433
Em      =  022000
Dm      =  xx0231
F       =  133211
Dm7/G   =  300211
Am/G    =  302210
Am      =  x02210
A7      =  x02020
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