something so right

Paul Simon


From: Jean Marc Orliaguet 
Subject: TAB : Something So Right ( Paul Simon )
Date: Sun, 10 Sep 1995 18:34:33 +0200 (MET DST)




                       Something So Right ( Paul Simon )

                From the "There Goes Rhymin' Simon" album, 1973


  ( Transcription of the "Live at the Tower - Philadelphia, 1980" performance )





Transcribed and tabbed by Jean-Marc Orliaguet
( jmo@fy.chalmers.se, http://fy.chalmers.se/~jmo )



Notes : This live version is mostly based on the guitar, and stands as a 
        good alternative to the studio version.

        Capo 1 or no capo.




Intro :


      E13                       Emaj7            E11
e-|----------------------------------------------------------9----------------|
B-|-------------------10-----------------9--------)7--------------------------|
G-|--------7/9--------------------8---------------(7--------------------------|
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|----x------------------------------------------0---------------------------|


       E7                                   
e-|----------------------------0----------|
B-|----------------------3-----/-----7----|
G-|----------------1----------------------|
D-|----------2----------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------|
E-|----0----------------------------------|
 

     A
e-|--------------------------------------------------|
B-|--5-----------7-----5-----------5-----------------|
G-|--------6-----------------6-----------6-----------|
D-|--------------------------------------------------|
A-|--------------------------------------------0-----|
E-|--5-----------------------5-----------------------|


      Am6         E/G#        F#m7                    G#m7            
e-|----------------------------------2-----------------------4----------------|
B-|---(5----------(5----------(2-----------2-----------4-----------4----------|
G-|---)5----------)4-----------2-----------------2-----4-----------------4----|
D-|----4-----------2-----2----------------------------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|----5-----------4-----------2-----------------------4----------------------|


                                                                         
      C#m                      C#m6b               B                     
e-|------------------------------------------------------------------7--------|
B-|---(5-----------7---/9-------(9---------/10-----------------7--------------|
G-|----6------------------------)9-----------------------8--------------------|
D-|----7----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|----4----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|------------------------------9-----------------7--------------------------|
                                                                  
 You've got the

Verse :

      E13                    Emaj7        E11        
e-|----------------------------------------------9-----------------|
B-|---------------10-----------------9----)7-----------------------|
G-|----------9-----------------8----------(7-----------------------|
D-|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|----0-----------------------------------0-----------------------|

 1.   cool                water                          when the 
 2.   wall               in China                          it's a


       E                       A
e-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|----------------0-----------------------5-----------5-----------5----------|
G-|----------------1-----------------------6-----------6-----------6----------|
D-|----------2-----------0-----------7-----------7-----------7----------------|
A-|----------------------------------------------------------------------0----|
E-|----0-----------------------5-----------------------5----------------------|
 
       fe - ver  runs       high             
      thousand   miles      long 


      Am6         E/G#        F#m7         
e-|----------------------------------2-----------------|
B-|---(5----------(5----------(2-----------2-----------|
G-|---)5----------)4-----------2-----------------2-----|
D-|----4-----------2-----------------------------------|
A-|----------------------------------------------------|
E-|----5-----------4-----0-----2-----------------------|

                                     you've  got  the  
                                     to  keep out the


      G#+         G#7         C#m                     A7
e-|----------------------------------------------------------------------5----|
B-|----5-----4-----------4-----------------------8-----------------5----------|
G-|----5-----------5-----------------------8-----------------6----------------|
D-|----------------------------------5----------------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|----4-----------------------8-----------------------5----------------------|
 
      look    of love - light in   your  eyes.            And  I  was   on
      for - eigners    they  made  it strong              And  I  got   a 
   

      E13                    Emaj7        E11      
e-|----------------------------------------------9-----------------|
B-|---------------10-----------------9----)7-----------------------|
G-|----------9-----------------8----------(7-----------------------|
D-|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|----x-----------------------------------0-----------------------|

    cra - zy                  motion                          'til          
     wall                   around me                         that you

 
      Bb7          A7         Am
e-|----------------------------------------------------|
B-|----6-----------5-----------5-----------------------|
G-|----7-----------6-----------------5-----------------|
D-|----8-----------5-----------------------7-----------|
A-|----------------------------------------------------|
E-|----6-----------5-----------5-----------------------|

      you      calmed   me   down
      can't even  see 
 

     Amsus2                    E     
e-|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|----------------0-----------------------0-----------0-----------|
G-|----------5-----------------------------1-----------1-----------|
D-|----------------------------------2-----------2-----------2-----|
A-|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|----5-----------------5-----0-----------------------------------|

                                        It  took  a    little
                                        It  took  a    little
                    

     F#m7                      B7                      E
e-|----------------------------------------2-----------------------------4----|
B-|----------------2-----------------------------3-----------------5----------|
G-|----------------2-----------------2-----------------------4----------------|
D-|----------2-----------2----------------------------------------------------|
A-|----------------------------2----------------------------------------------|
E-|----2-----------------------------------------------0----------------------|

     ti   -  me                   but you calmed me  down 
     ti   -  me                   to  get next  to  me 

    

e-|----5----p4-----------------5-----p4----------------|
B-|----------------5-----------------------5-----------|
G-|----------------------4-----------------------4-----|
D-|----------------------------------------------------|
A-|----------------------------------------------------|
E-|----0-----------------------0-----------------------|



Bridge :

                             B7/A                      A7
e-|----------------------------------------------------------------3----------|
B-|----------------5-----------4-----------4-----------2-----------------2----|
G-|----------4-----------4-----4-----------------4-----2----------------------|
D-|----------------------------4-----4-----------------2-----2----------------|
A-|----------------------------0-----------------------0----------------------|
E-|----0----------------------------------------------------------------------|

        When something goes wrong,               I'm            the first to


       E           E9          A7                      E           
e-|----------------2-----------0----------------------------------------------|
B-|----0-----------3-----------2-----------2-----------0-----------0----------|
G-|----1-----------1-----------2-----------2-----------1-----------1----------|
D-|----2-----------2-----2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----------2----|
A-|----------2-----------------0----------------------------------------------|
E-|----0-----------0-----------------------------------0----------------------|

    admit  it                        I'm the first to admit it


      F#m7                     B7      
e-|----------------------------2-----------2-----2-----|
B-|----2-----------2-----------4-----------4-----4-----|
G-|----2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----2-----|
D-|----------2-----------2-----------4-----------------|
A-|----------------------------2-----------2-----2-----|
E-|----2-----------------------------------------------|

     and the  last  one to   know


       E                     B7/A                 G#7 A7  A          E 
e-|----------------4-----------------------5--------2/3---0-----0---------|
B-|----------------5-----------------------4--------1/2---2-----2----0----|
G-|----------4-----------4-----------4----------4---1/2---2-----2----1----|
D-|-------------------------------------------------1/2---2-----2---------|
A-|----------------------------0------------------------------------------|
E-|----0-------------------------------------------------------------0----|

         When something goes  right              it's  li - kely to lose  


       E         G#7/D#       A/E          A7         
e-|----------------2-----------0-----------3-----------|
B-|----------0-----1-----------2-----------2-----------|
G-|----------1-----1-----------------2-----------2-----|
D-|----2-----------1-----------2-----------2-----------|
A-|----------------------------------------------------|
E-|----------------------------------------------------|

     me                                   it's apt to con -        


       E                      F#m7       Cdim7        C#m        G#7/D#  
e-|----0-----------0-----------------------------------------------2----------|
B-|----0-----------0-----------2-----------4-----------5-----------1----------|
G-|----1-----------------1-----2-----------2-----------6-----------1----------|
D-|----------2-----------------2-----------4-----------6-----------1----------|
A-|----------------------------------------3-----------4----------------------|
E-|----0-----------------------2----------------------------------------------|

      -fuse        me   it's  such an     unusual     sight      oh      I 
      -fuse        me   it's  such an     unusual     sight     Lord     I 


       A/E         A           E          F#(7)
e-|----0-----------0-----------0-----------------------2-----------|
B-|----2-----------2-----------0-----------------2-----------2-----|
G-|----2-----------2-----------1-----------3-----------------------|
D-|----2-----------------------------------------------------------|
A-|----------------0-----------------------------------------------|
E-|----------------------------0-----------2-----------------------|

      can't,  I can't  get  used  to   something so right
      swear,  I can't  get  used  to   something so right 


 1 _________________________________________________________________________

     B(7)                     A                 E
e-|----------2-----------------------0-----0-----0------|
B-|---(4-----------4-----------2-----2-----2-----0------|
G-|----2-----------------2-----2-----------------1------|
D-|----------------------------2-----2-----2------------|
A-|----2------------------------------------------------|
E-|----------------------------------------------0------|

                something  so  right


                         A                 E
e-|----------------------0-----0-----0-----0----------------------------|
B-|----------------0--1==2-----2-----2-----0-----------------0----------|
G-|----1--------1-----1==2-----2-----2-----1-----------1----------1-----|
D-|----------2-----------2-----2----------------------------------------|
A-|-------------------0-------------------------------------------------|
E-|----------------------------------------0----------------------------|


      F#m7                    G#m7
e-|----------------2-----------------4----------------|
B-|----------2----------------(4-----------4----------|
G-|----2-----------------2----)4-----------------4----|
D-|---------------------------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------|
E-|----2-----------------------4----------------------|



      C#m                      C#m6b               B                     
e-|------------------------------------------------------------------7-------||
B-|---(5-----------7---/9-------(9---------/10-----------------7-------------||
G-|---)6------------------------)9-----------------------8-------------------||
D-|----7---------------------------------------------------------------------||
A-|----4---------------------------------------------------------------------||
E-|------------------------------9-----------------7-------------------------||

( Back to verse )


 2 ___________________________________________________________________________

  
      B(7)                     E                      F#m7 
e-|----------2-----------------0-----------------------2----------------------|
B-|---(4-----------4-----------0-----------------------2----------------------|
G-|----2-----------------2-----1-----------------------2----------------------|
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|----2----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|----------------------------0-----------------------2----------------------|

                 something  so  right


      G#m7                    G#+        G#7
e-|----4-----------------------4----------4------------|
B-|----4-----------------------5----------4------------|
G-|----4-----------------------5----------5------------|
D-|----------------------------------------------------|
A-|----------------------------------------------------|
E-|----4-----------------------4----------4------------|


Chorus :

      C#m
e-|----------------------------------------------------|
B-|----------5-----------5-----------5----------5------|
G-|----------6-----------6-----------6----------6------|
D-|---------(6)---------(6)---------(6)--------(6)-----|
A-|----4-----------------------4-----------------------|
E-|----------------4----------------------4------------|

     Some  poeple never     say   the  words,  "I    love 


      G#                                G#/Bb
e-|-------------------------4--------------------------|
B-|----------4-----------4-----------4-----------------|
G-|----------5--------5--------------5-----------------|
D-|----6-----------------------6-----------------------|
A-|----------------6-----------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------6------------|

        you",                      It's  not their


     E9/B         E9          E7/B       E9
e-|----------------------------------------------------|
B-|----7-----------7-----------5---------(7)-----------|
G-|----7-----------7-----------7----------7------------|
D-|----6-----------6-----------6----------6------------|
A-|----------------7----------------------7------------|
E-|----7-----------------------7-----------------------|

     style                            to be so

      
       A                      G#+        G#7
e-|----------------------------------------------------|
B-|----5-----------5-----------5----------4------------|
G-|----6--------------6-----------5----------5---------|
D-|----------7-----------7-----------6----------6------|
A-|----------------------------------------------------|
E-|----5-----------5-----------4----------4------------|

     bold


      C#m
e-|----------------------------------------------------|
B-|----------5-----------5-----------5----------5------|
G-|----------6-----------6-----------6----------6------|
D-|---------(6)---------(6)---------(6)--------(6)-----|
A-|----4-----------------------4-----------------------|
E-|----------------4----------------------4------------|

     Some  poeple never   say    those     words, "I  love


      G#                                G#/Bb G#/C 
e-|-------------------------4--------------------------|
B-|----------4-----------4-----------4-----------------|
G-|----------5--------5--------------5-----------------|
D-|----6-----------------------6-----------------------|
A-|----------------6----------------------------3------|
E-|---------------------------------------6------------|

      you",                          but like   a


      C#m                     F#         F#7
e-|----------------4-----------------------------------|
B-|----5-----------5-----------2----------5------------|
G-|----6-----------6-----------3----------3------------|
D-|----6-----------------------4----------4------------|
A-|----4-----------4-----------------------------------|
E-|----------------------------2----------2------------|

     child            they're long - ing to   be

 
     B7sus4             
e-|----------------------------------------------------|
B-|----5-----------------------------------------------|
G-|----2-----------------------------------------------|
D-|----4-----------------------------------------------|
A-|----2-----------------------------------------------|
E-|----------------------------------------------------|

      told                                      mm, mm    


      B7
e-|----------------------------------------------------|
B-|----4-----------------------------------------------|
G-|----2-----------------------------------------------|
D-|----4-----------------------------------------------|
A-|----2-----------------------------------------------|
E-|----------------------------------------------------|

      mm ...                        when something goes  wrong ...  


( Back to bridge )



Lyrics :


You've got the cool water 
When the fever runs high, 
You've got the look of lovelight in your eyes, 
And I was in crazy motion 
'Til you calmed me down, 
It took a little time, 
But you calmed me down. 

When something goes wrong, 
I'm the first to admit it, 
I'm the first to admit it, 
And the last one to know. 
When something goes right, 
Oh it's likely to lose me, mm, 
It's apt to confuse me, 
It's such an unusual sight, oh 
I can't, I can't get used to 
Something so right, 
Something so right. 

They've got a wall in China, 
It's a thousand miles long, 
To keep out the foreigners, 
They made it strong, 
And I've got a wall around me, 
That you can't even see, 
It took a little time, 
To get next to me. 

When something goes wrong, 
I'm the first to admit it, 
I'm the first to admit it, 
And the last one to know. 
When something goes right, 
Oh it's likely to lose me, mm, 
It's apt to confuse me, 
It's such an unusual sight, oh 
I can't, I can't get used to 
Something so right, 
Something so right. 

Some people never say the words, 
"I love you," 
It's not their style 
To be so bold. 
Some people nevber say those words, 
"I love you," 
But like a child 
They're longing to be told, mm 

When something goes wrong, 
I'm the first to admit it, 
I'm the first to admit it, 
And the last one to know. 
When something goes right, 
Oh it's likely to lose me, mm, 
It's apt to confuse me, 
It's such an unusual sight, oh 
I swear I can't, I can't get used to 
Something so right, 
Something so right. 










































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