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				   "Private Conversation"

				   Written by Lyle Lovett

				  Tabbed by Yancy Faulkner

				Live @ the World Cafe Vol. 5


I have had a really hard time finding this tab anywhere, by any
artist, so I'm just going to tab it out and post it for everyone.

The chords for it are C, D and G repeated the whole song. Not hard if
you just strum it like a monkey, but you have to get the picking and
muting and volume right to make it sound good.


The intro is the C-D-G pattern, with just a loose, up-beat strum and
palm mute. You start with just playing the top of the chord quietly,
then slowly work the whole chord.


C D G C D G C D Ge|------------------------------------------2---3--|B|-----------------------------3------------3---3--|G|------------0------------2---0------------2---0--|D|--------0---0------------0---0------------0---0--|A|--2h3---0---2------2h3---0---2------2h3---0---2--|E|--------2---3------------2---0------------2---3--|
Like I said, you build up in the strings you play, and also build up in volume. The most important thing about playing this is the stop-&-go up-beat rythym, matched with the palm muting. It's fun and sounds great if you can play with an egg shaker in your strumming hand, and/or if you tap the guitar on the pick guard with your strumming hand. Also to add to what your doing, do hammer-ons on the D and G chords.
C D G e|------0h2---3--|B|--------3---3--|G|--------2---0--|D|--------0---0--|A|--2h3---0-0h2--|E|--------2---3--|
When you get to the chorus go ahead and play the full chords.
C D G e|--0---2---3--|B|--1---3---3--|G|--0---2---0--|D|--2---0---0--|A|--3---0---2--|E|--0---2---3--|
That's it. Finally some more Lyle Lovett on the Internet. Here's the song in it's completion, add the hammer-ons, shaker and guitar tapping where you think they sound good. [Verse 1] C D G And his hand it fell behind her C D G As his arm it reached around C D G And she looked at the window C D G And she watched the shade go down [Chorus] C D G It was a private conversation C D G No one heard her say C D G That the man she left behind her C D G Was two thousand miles away C D G Singing boy pick up that fiddle C D G And play that steel guitar C D G And find yourself a lady C D G And dance right where you are C D G Hey heyyy...... C D G Heyyy... [Verse 2] There was a lonely girl from nowhere With a smile all sweet with pain And she never stopped to wonder If she'd see him again [Chorus] It was a private conversation No one heard her say That man that she was looking for Was only twenty streets away Singing boy pick up that fiddle And play that steel guitar And find yourself a lady And dance right where you are [Verse 3] And the band it just kept playing As she came walking in And he never stopped to wonder If he'd see her again [Chorus] It was a private conversation No one heard him say That girl he left behind him Was two thousand miles away He just sang boy pick up that fiddle And play that steel guitar And find yourself a lady And dance right where you are [Verse 4] And the moral of this story Is I guess it's easier said than done To look at what you've been through And to see what you've become [Chorus] It's a private conversation No one hears you say It's a private conversation Hey... -This last bit isn't in the Live at the World Cafe version but it's in the others- And his hand it fell behind her As his arm it reached around And she looked at the window And she watched the shade go down It was a private conversation No one heard her say It was a private conversation No one heard him say It was a private conversation No one heard her say It was a private conversation
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