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Only A Fool Would Say That  Steely Dan

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Only A Fool Would Say That
By Steely Dan (Becker/Fagen)
Off the album "Can't Buy a Thrill"
Transcribed by Joe Hankin (

Intro: Dm7 C/C6 2x

N.C. Dm7
A world become one of salads and sun
Only a [C/C6]fool would say that
A boy with a p[Dm7]lan; a natural man
Wearin' a w[C/C6]hite Stetson hat
[Am]Unhand that g[F]un begone
[Em7]There's no one to [Dm7]fire upon
If he's [Dm7]holding it high, he's telling a l[Am]ie

I heard it was [Dm7]you
Talkin' 'bout a w[Am]orld where [Am/G]all is [D/F#]free
It just couldn't [F]be
And only a fo[C]ol would say that   [C6]

The man in the s[Dm7]treet, draggin' his feet
Don't wanna [C/C6]hear the bad news
Imagine your [Dm7]face there in his place
Standin' in[C/C6]side his brown shoes
[Am]You do his n[F]ine to five,
[Em7]Drag yourself home h[Dm7]alf-alive
And [Dm7]there on the screen, a man with a dream [Am]


[E7sus4]Anybody [E7]on the street has [Am]murder[Am/G] in his [Am/F]eyes   [Am/E]
You'll [Dm]feel [E]no [Am]pain, and you're yo[D]unger than you r[F]ealize  [C/C6]
Only a [Dm7]fool would say that
Only a [Am]foo[Am/G]ooooo[Am/F]ooooo[Am/E]ooooo[Dm7]ool

(Guitar Solo: Dm7 Am7 Em7 Dm7 C6)

I heard it was [Dm7]you
Talkin' 'bout a [Am]world where [Am/G]all is [D/F#]free
It just couldn't [F]be
And only a f[C]ool would say [C6]that
Only a f[Dm7]ool would say that
Only a f[F]ool would say that   [C6]

Chord shapes:

Dm7: [EADGBE]xx0211  C: [EADGBE]332010  C6: [EADGBE]330210  N.C.: [EADGBE]xxxxxx  Am: [EADGBE]x02210

F: [EADGBE]133211  Em7: [EADGBE]022030  Am/G: [EADGBE]302210  D/F#: [EADGBE]200232 Am/F: [EADGBE]1022x0
Am/E: [EADGBE]002210  E7sus4: [EADGBE]020200  E7: [EADGBE]020100 E: [EADGBE]022100  D: [EADGBE]xx0232
As you can see, it's really straightforward and has simple chord
changes. And questions, comments or corrections, e-mail me at I don't think I left out any chord shapes (they're
pretty simple anyway), but email me with questions.

Joe Hankin

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