Townes Van Zandt - For The Sake Of The Song tab

Tabs by Leon 
Capo 2nd fret (tabs relative to the capo)
Tuning: Standard

Intro

> > E |------0-----0---------2-4-4h5p4-4-2p0--|B |----2-----2-----2---3------------------|G |--------------2------------------------| 2xD |--------2---------0--------------------|A |--0------------------------------------|E |---------------------------------------|
> > > >E |------0-----0------------4-4-2-----0-----0---------0-----0------|B |----2-----2-----0---3/5--5-5-3---2-----2---------2-----2-----2--|G |--------------2----------------------------2---------------2----| D |--------2----------------------------2---------------2----------|A |--0----------------------------0---------------0----------------|E |------------------0--------------------------0------------------|
Why does she sing her sad songs for me, I'm not the one To tenderly bring her soft sympathy, I've just begun
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To see my way clear and it's plain if I stop I will fall
> > > >E |------0-----0---------0-----0---------0-----0----------0-----0------|B |----0-----0-----0---0-----0-----0---2-----2----------2-----2-----2--|G |----------------------------------------------2----------------2----| D |----------------------------------------2--------2-------2----------|A |--------2---------------2---------0----------------0----------------|E |--0-----------4---0-----------4-------------------------------------|
I can lay down a tear for her pain, just a tear and that's all
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What does she want me to do She says that she knows that moments are rare I suppose that it's true Then on she goes to say I don't care and she
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knows that I do Maybe she just has to
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sing for the sake of the song Who do I think
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that I am to decide that she's wrong
> > E |------0-----0---------0-----0-------|B |----0-----0-----0---2-----2------2--|G |------------------------------2-----| > IntroD |--------------2---------2-----------|A |--------2---------0-----------------|E |--0---------------------------------|
She'd like to think that I'm cruel but she knows that's a lie for I would be No more than a tool if I allowed her to cry all over me My sorrow is real even though I can't change my plans If she could see how I feel then I know that she'd understand Does she actually think I'm to blame Does she really believe that some word of mine Could relieve all her pain Can't she see that she grieves just because she's been blindly deceived By her shame Maybe she just has to sing for the sake of the song Who do I think that I am to decide that she's wrong Nothin's what it seems, maybe she'll start someday to realize If she abandons her dreams then all the words she can say are only lies When will she see that to gain is only to lose All that she offers me are her chains, I got to refuse It's only to herself that she's lied She likes to pretend there's something that she should defend with her pride I don't intend to stand her and be the friend from whom she must hide Maybe she just has to sing for the sake of the song Who do I think that I am to decide that she's wrong
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