The Joker

Steve Miller Band

 GCDC
This one is REALLY easy. Just play: -   -    -    -    -
throughout the whole song... except where noted
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   Some people call me the space cowboy  
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   Some call me the gangster of love  
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   Some people call me Maurice  
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'Cause I speak of the pompitous* of love  
. . . .
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   People talk about me baby  
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   Say I'm doing you wrong, (doing you wrong)
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But don't you worry baby don't worry  
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'Cause I'm right here, right here, right here, at home  
 GC
'Cause I'm a picker, I'm a grinner
 GC
I'm a lover and I'm a sinner
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   I play my music in the sun  
 GC
I'm a joker, I'm a smoker
 GC
I'm a midnight toker
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   I get my loving on the run   
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   You're the cutest thing that I ever did see
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 Really like your peaches wanna shake your tree
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 Lovey dovey, lovey dovey, all the time
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   Ooo wee baby I wanna show you a good time
 GC
'Cause I'm a picker, I'm a grinner
 GC
I'm a lover and I'm a sinner
 GCDC
   I play my music in the sun  
 GC
I'm a joker, I'm a smoker
 GC
I'm a midnight toker
 GCDC
   I get my loving on the run   

*Pompitous is not a real word, but it's a perfect word for this song!

Corrected by joepass21. View original
C D G
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Guitarpix (report video to admin):
Just my take on this great song! Peace! Been playing almost 11 months...
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redkaycei (report comment to admin):
It's I'm a Picker meaning a Guitar player in the words....lol
redkaycei (report comment to admin):
Also its a Midnight Toker meaning one who tokes, that is smokes weed....
James McCormick (report comment to admin):
Also: "Because I speak of the pompetous of love'" is the correct lyric.  'Pompetous' is not a real word, but that is how the song goes . . .
macavoy (report comment to admin):
DD   DU/switch end of line is 1/8th notes
painehd (report comment to admin):
The word you are looking for is palpetice. From the word palpable.


If something is palpable it is evident or obvious and strong.

Great song!

Did anyone hear the Happyfeet The Joker/Everything I own mash-up?
Lievendv (report comment to admin):
pompetous IS idd correct, it's a word he made up in his previous album!
rubberhump (report comment to admin):
can u please tell me what the strums are for each chord??
lippy (report comment to admin):
Great song . I,ve been playing it forever it seems . 

After G C D C
I get my loving on the run

I don,t think the change from D to C is made . I hold the D and the original has some Oooh oooh ooh ooh , before returning to the start of the next verse .

Pompitous was explained as a puppet . An ethereal character drifting about looking for love .

Just my 2 cents worth . Hope it helps
lugar (report comment to admin):
The Joker is played in D, not standard
remotesunset (report comment to admin):
how do you make that katjoung (very proffesional discription of bass sound :D)

just hitting the E or do you do something different i can't get it right
kerwoman (report comment to admin):
Pompitous is a real word in the Urban dictionary  http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=pompitous
wonk (report comment to admin):
Thanks for the tab, great beginner song. You can change the D chords to D7 and it works fine too, with less finger movement---even easier.