Rundgren Todd - Couldnt I Just Tell You tab

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Date: Thu, 14 Nov 1996 14:50:19 -0500
From: Andrew Rogers 
Subject: ./r/rundgren_todd/couldnt_i_just_tell_you.crd

                       "Couldn't I Just Tell You"
                            (Todd Rundgren)

Intro:

	12-string [2X, w/bass drum 1st time, full band 2nd time]:

(E) (B) (A) v v v v v v v v -----0-------0---|-----0-------0---| (let open E and B strings ring) ---5-------4-----|---2-------0---0-| -4-----4-------2-|-------2---------| -----------------|-----------------| -----------------|-----------------| -----------------|-----------------|
[1: bass enters]
(B) (A) (E) v v v v v v v v -----------------|---0-0---2---0---| -----0-------0---|---0-0---2---0---| ---4-------2-----|---1-1---2---1---| -4-----2-------2-|---2-2-----------| ---------------2-|---2-2-----------| ---------------0-|---0-0-----------| ^^^^^^^^^^^ omit before bridge, before and during coda
Verse 1: D D5 C#5 B Keep your head and everything will be cool (B) You didn't have to make me feel like a fool Asus2 A Asus2 A F#m E When I try to say, I feel the way that I do B F#m E I want to talk with you B E B A And make it loud and clear B Though you don't care to hear, but Chorus: (w/12-string as per intro) E B A Couldn't I just tell you the way that I feel B A E I can't keep it bottled up inside E B A And couldn't we pretend that its no big deal B A E And there's really nothing left to hide Verse 2: Something sure doesn't seem right to me When you can turn your back whenever you please And you stroll away, calmly bid me adieu Why can't I talk with you And put it in your ear Though you don't care to hear, but [repeat chorus] Bridge: A A# B A (Hear me out) Why don't you lend me an ear A A# B A (Hear me out) You got no reason to fear A A# B A E (Hear me out) I'll make it perfectly clear F#m A A# B I love you [guitar solo over bridge chords] [pickup into last verse] (B) B C C# D / / / / Verse 3: I don't come whining with my heart on my sleeve I'm not a coward if that's what you believe And I'm not afraid but not ashamed if it's true I got to talk with you And then I'll make it clear (A) Make it clear Make it clear [variation on intro]: 12-string [2X, w/band 2nd time]:
(E) (B) (A) v v v v v v v v -0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-| -5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-|-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-| -4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-| -----------------|-----------------| -----------------|-----------------| -----------------|-----------------|
(B) (A) (E) v v v v v v v v -----------------|-0-0-0-0-2-2-0-0-| -0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-2-2-0-0-| -4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-|-1-1-1-1-2-2-1-1-| -4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-----2-2-| -----------------|-----------------| -----------------|-----------------|
[repeat chorus] Coda: [repeat intro 1X w/band; end cold (sort of - drums continue) on E] -- another ace 70's tab from Andrew Rogers
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