Fugees - Killing Me Softly tab


Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 18:39:36 -0400 (EDT)
From: Jeffrey Thomas Doyle 
Subject: TAB:  "Killing me softly" "Fugees"  chords+tab+lyrics

corrections by: KiloKyle@aol.com

I loved this song, thought it was a good tab, but the chords weren't there,  
so now you can pplay both at once :) plus all this stuff at the top is 
annoying, so cut down, Reach me to bitch, praise at: KiloKyle@aol.com

This is the Fugee's version of "Killing Me Softly" which is by Charles Fox,
and the lyrics are by Norman Gimbel.  I tabbed along with the melody, 
so it includes all the "whoas" and other voice effects.  If I have
forgotten any, please let me now because I don't have this song on tape, so
I'm doing it from memory.  Crystal Doyle:)
P.S. This isn't written in time, so you'll have to figure out the rhythm
yourself.                           Killing Me Softly
Part A (Verse 1): (for verses 2 and 3, play the same melody, but substitute
the words.

Am7 D G C E-----------1--|-----------|-1------------|-------|B-1--2--4------|4--------4-|---4---2---1--|-2-----|G--------------|----3------|--------------|----1--|
I heard he sang |a good song|I heard he had|a style| Am7 D Em E----------1--|---1---3---3-|-4---3---1-----1--4--1-|B--1--2-4-----|-4-----------|------------4----------|G-------------|-------------|-----------------------| and so I came|to see him to|lis-ten for a whi-i-ile|
Am7 D7 G B7E-4---1----------|--------------|----------0-|0--1--3-|B----------2---1-|-------1----2-|4------4----|--------|G----------------|--3-----------|------------|--------| And there he was|this young boy|stran-ger to|my ey-es|
Part B (Chorus): Em Am D7 G E--4----4---4---4----1-----------|----|-3----3--3---3--|B--------------------------1---4--|-2--|----------------|G---------------------------------|----|----------------|Strum-ming my pain with his fin-gers|Sing-ing my life|
E---------------|-----------------1---4----3-|B--4---------1--|-1----1--1---1--------------|G-------3-------|----------------------------| with his words|Kill-ing me soft-ly with his|
D C G E-1-----6----6---6---6--|-4----3------|--3-|-1----1---4---1--|B-----------------------|-----------4-|----|-----------------|G-----------------------|-------------|----|-----------------| song, kill-ing me soft-| ly with his |song|Tell-ing my whole|
C Esus4 E
E----|--------------|---------------------|--------|-----|B-4--|--1---4----2--|-2----2--1-----------|--------|-----|G----|--------------|------------5---3---3|--3---3-|-5---| life|with his words|kill-ing me so-oft-ly|with his|song.|
Go to next verse, after third verse play "song" like this: Part C:
E-------------------------|B-------------------------|G-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-| soooooooooooooooooooooong|
Then play this:
E--4---3--1--3--1--3--4--3--4--3--1-------------------|B------------------------------------4--6--4--2---4--6|G-----------------------------------------------------| whoa-oa-oa-oa-oa-oa-oa-oa-oa-oa-oa-oa Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah |
E--------------------|----------|--------|B-9--9--9--8--8--8---|-11---9--8|-4--8--6|G-------------------6|----------|--------| La-la-la-la-la-la-la|whoa-oa-oa|Ah-ah-ah|
E----------|--------------------------------|B--9---6--4|-1--6--4--2--1-----1------------|G----------|----------------3-----3--3----3-| whoa-oa-oa|Ah-ah-ah-ah-uh-oa-oa-oo with his| (play part c)Then play part b (the chorus) again, and end it there.
Verse 2: I felt all flushed with fever, embarassed by the crowd, I felt he found my letters and read each one aloud. I prayed that he would finish but he just kept right on. Verse 3: He sang as if he knew me, in all my dark despair. And then he looked right through me as if I wasn't there. But he was there this stranger singing clear strong.
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