Lightfoot Gordon - Im Not Supposed To Care tab

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From: mfifer@merle.acns.nwu.edu (Matthew R. Fifer)

Here's my latest Lightfoot tab offering: I'm Not Supposed To Care.  I
would appreciate any comments or corrections being emailed or posted, and
questions can be mailed straight to me.  I've checked it out fairly well,
but it seems I usually miss something tiny. :-(

Also, this appears to have come out a bit wider that 80 columns, so if you
have the luxury of using a *really* small font, please do so, especially
to print.

Sorry this is so long.  It just seemed it had to be that way.  I tried to
make it as short as possible without (hopefully) making it confusing.
Enjoy!!!

-- Matthew

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I'm Not Supposed To Care, by Gordon Lightfoot, from the album Summertime Dream
(c) 1976 Moose Music


Song Notes:
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This song is played using a capo on the third fret.  The chords are based on the
apparent key of A.  This is a bit of a difficult song to tab by hand, so I
expect it won't be a snap to read immediately.  I recommend printing it
out and making yourself familiar with the chord structures and then
working your way through the song.  It is quite a pretty song , so take
your time and work the whole thing out!!!


THE CHORDS:
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     A              A/G#            A/F#             D            E7sus4
===========     ===========     ===========     ===========     ===========
| | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |
-----------     -----------     -----------     -----------     -----------
| | 1 1 1 |     | | 1 1 1 |     T | 1 1 1 |     | | | 1 | 2     | 2 | 3 | |
-----------     -----------     -----------     -----------     -----------
| | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | 3 |     | | | | | |
-----------     -----------     -----------     -----------     -----------
| | | | | |     3 | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |
-----------     -----------     -----------     -----------     -----------
| | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |
-----------     -----------     -----------     -----------     -----------


    E7              A+               A6             A/G            E(hi)
===========     ===========     ===========     ===========     ===========
| | | 1 | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |
-----------     -----------     -----------     -----------     -----------
| 2 | | | |     | | 1 1 1 |     | | 1 1 1 |     | | 1 1 1 |     | | 2 | | |
-----------     -----------     -----------     -----------     -----------
| | | | | |     | | 2 | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |
-----------     -----------     -----------     -----------     -----------
| | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | 3 | | |     | | | | | |     | | | 3 | |
-----------     -----------     -----------     -----------     -----------
| | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | 4 | | |     | | | | 4 |
-----------     -----------     -----------     -----------     -----------


    E/D             E/C#            E/B
===========     ===========     ===========     ===========     ===========
| | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |
-----------     -----------     -----------     -----------     -----------
| | | | | |     | | | | | |     | 1 | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |
-----------     -----------     -----------     -----------     -----------
| | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |
-----------     -----------     -----------     -----------     -----------
| | | 3 | |     | 1 | 3 | |     | | | 3 | |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |
-----------     -----------     -----------     -----------     -----------
| | | | 4 |     | | | | 4 |     | | | | 4 |     | | | | | |     | | | | | |
-----------     -----------     -----------     -----------     -----------


INTRO

A A/G# bass A/F# bass A D-----------------------------------------------------2---2-------2----|-----2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----------3---3-------3----|---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2--|---------2-----------2-----------2-----------2---0-----------0--------|-0--------------------------------------------------------------------|-------------4-----------2-----------0--------------------------------|
-2--------------------------------------------------------------------|-3---------0-----------0----------------------------------------------|---2-----2---2-------1---1---1----------------------------------------|-------0-------0---0-------0------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------------------------|-----0-----------0----------------------------------------------------|
SHORT VERSE PATTERN 1:
A A+ A6----------------------------------------------------------------------|-------2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----------2--------------|-----2---2-------2---2-------2---2-------2---2-------2---2------------|---2-------2---2-------2---3-------3---3-------3---4-------4----------|-0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----------0--------|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A/G A7 G/B D-----------------------------------------2---2-------2---2------------|-------2-----------2-----2---3---5-------3---3-------3---3------------|-----2---2-------2---2-----0---0---0---2---2---2---2---2---2----------|---4-------4---5-------5-------------0-----------0--------------------|-0-----------0-----------0---2---4------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E7sus4 E7-----2---2-------2---2------------------------------------------------|-----3---3-------3---3---------0-----------0-----------0--------------|---2---2---2---2---2---2-----2---2-------2---2-------1---1------------|-0-----------0-------------0-------0---0-------0---0-------0----------|----------------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------0-----------0-----------0--------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------------|-------0--------------------------------------------------------------|-----1---1------------------------------------------------------------|---0-------0----------------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------------------------|-0--------------------------------------------------------------------|
LONG VERSE PATTERN 2:
A A/G# A/F# A D----------------------------------------------------------------------|-----2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----------3----------------|---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2----------|---------2-----------2-----------2-----------2---0-------0------------|-0--------------------------------------------------------------------|-------------4-----------2-----------0--------------------------------|
D/C# D/B D/A E(hi) E/D----------------------------------------------------------------------|-----3-----------3-----------3-----------5-----------5----------------|---2---2---2---0---0---0---0---0---0---4---4---2---4---4---4----------|---------0-----------0-----------0---2-------2---0-------0------------|-4-----------2-----------0--------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E/C# E/B A A/G# A/F#----------------------------------------------------------------------|-----5-----------5-----------2-----------2-----------2----------------|---4---4---4---4---4---4---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2----------|---------0-----------0-----------2-----------2-----------2------------|-4-----------2-----------0--------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------4-----------2--------------------|
A/E D E7sus4 E7-----------------2---2-------2---2------------------------------------|-----2-----------3---3-------3---3---------0-----------0--------------|---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-----2---2-------1---1------------|---------2---0-----------0-------------0-------0---0-------0----------|----------------------------------------------------------------------|-0-----------------------------------0-----------0--------------------|
A A/G D/F# D/F A----------------------------------------------------------------------|-------2-----------2-----------3-----------3---------2----------------|-----2---2-------2---2-------2---2-------2---2-----2---2---2----------|---2-------2---2-------2---0-------0---0-------0---------2------------|-0-----------------------------------------------0--------------------|-------------3-----------2-----------1--------------------------------|
D/A E A----------------------------------------------------------------------|-----2-----------3-----------0-----------2-----------2----------------|---2---2---2---2---2---2---1---1---1---2---2---2---2---2---2----------|---------2-----------4-----------2-----------2-----------2------------|-0-----------0-----------------------0-----------0--------------------|-------------------------0--------------------------------------------|
LAST VERSE PATTERN 3
D E7sus4 E7-----2-----------2----------------------------------------------------|-------3---3-------3---2-------0-----------0--------------------------|---2-----2-----2-----2-------2---2-------1---1------------------------|-0-----------0-------------0-------0---0-------0----------------------|----------------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------0-----------0--------------------------------|
A A/G D/F# D/F A----------------------------------------------------------------------|-------2-----------2-----------3-----------3---------2----------------|-----2---2-------2---2-------2---2-------2---2-----2---2---2----------|---2-------2---2-------2---0-------0---0-------0---------2------------|-0-----------------------------------------------0--------------------|-------------3-----------2-----------1--------------------------------|
D/A E A A/G#----------------------------------------------------------------------|-----2-----------3-----------0-----------2-----------2----------------|---2---2---2---2---2---2---1---1---1---2---2---2---2---2---2----------|---------2-----------4-----------2-----------2-----------2------------|-0-----------0-----------------------0--------------------------------|-------------------------0-----------------------4--------------------|
D/F# D/F A----------------------------------------------------------------------|-----3-----------3---------2-----------2------------------------------|---2---2---2---2---2-----2---2---2---2---2---2------------------------|---------0-----------0---------2-----------2--------------------------|-----------------------0-----------0----------------------------------|-2-----------1--------------------------------------------------------|
D/A E A--------------------------------------5-4-----------------------------|-----3-----------0------------------------5---------------------------|---2---2---2---1---1---1------------2-------2-------------------------|---------4-----------2------------2-----------------------------------|-0------------------------------0-------------------------------------|-------------0--------------------------------------------------------|
Lyrics / Chord Sections ======================= (Short Verse Pattern 1) A A+ A6 A/G I think you have somebody waiting outside in the rain to take you away D E7sus4 You got places to go, you got people to see still I'm gonna miss you E7 but anyway... (Long Verse Pattern 2) A A/G# A/F# A/E D D/C# D/B D/A I wish you good spaces in the far away places you go E E/D E/C# E/B A A/G# A/F# A/E If it rains or it snows may you be safe and warm and never grow old D E7sus4 E7 A A/G D/F# D/F And if you need someone who loves you, you know I will always be there A D/A E A E7sus4 E7 I'll do it although I'm not supposed to care (Long Verse Pattern 2) A A/G# A/F# A/E D D/C# D/B D/A I'll give you the keys to my flying machine if you'd like E E/D E/C# E/B A A/G# A/F# A/E I will show you the light and when you call I'm gonna come to you D E7sus4 E7 A A/G D/F# D/F And when you find someone who loves you, I'll know you would treat me the same A D/A E A Just lie there, you're not supposed to care (Short Verse Pattern 1) A A+ A6 A/G I think you have somebody waiting outside in the rain to take you away. D E7sus4 That's some kind of a game still I'm glad it came down to the final round E7 but anyway... (Last Verse Pattern 3) D E7sus4 E7 A A/G D/F# D/F If you think you need someone who needs you, you know I will always be there A D/A E A A/G# D/F# D/F I'll do it although I'm not supposed to care A D/A E A I'll do it although I'm not supposed to care =================================================================================== -- Matthew Fifer mfifer@merle.acns.nwu.edu
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