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The Promise  When In Rome

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  [C/G]      [F]    [Am/E]        [G]                                                                            
|-0-----1----0-----3---|
|-1-----1----1-----3---|
|-0-----2----2-----0---|
|-2-----3----2-----0---|
|-3-----3----0-----2---|
|-3-----1----0-----3---|



Intro:
Piano tabbed for guitar
  [C]                                [Am]                       [F]                       [G]                
|-------------------|---------------------|------------------|---------------------|
|------6--5--—--5~~-|-----6-5-----5~------|------6-5---------|-----6-5----5~----8~-|
|-5-7--------7------|-5h7------7-----5~---|-5-7-------7------|-5h7------7----5~----|
|-------------------|---------------------|------------------|---------------------|
|-------------------|------------(0)------|--------------8~~-|---------------------|
|-------------------|---------------------|------------------|---------------------|
Piano Break/Solo:               v--------v----------------|subtlely played
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|----5-4~--5-----7~-5-4~--5------5-5-4-4-5~--5-9-7-5-5~---|
|-5~---------5~-------------5~--5-5-5-5-5-----------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------1-----------|
|---------8-----------------------1---1---------|
|-------9---9-------------------2-------2-------|
|----10-------10--------------3-----------3-----|
|-10-------------10~------------------------3~--|
|-----------------------------------------------|


Verses/Refrains all same chords
--The bass notes of G, E, C, G are just the 3rd note of that chord's scale being played under
In the song, that note is being played by a synth so you can choose to play it or not,
up to you. If you listen to the song, you'll hear the synth with that beat. Again, if
have a question or are confused just shoot me an email.

Verse 1:
If you need a frien[C/G]d, don't look to a st[Am/E]ranger,
You know in the [F]end, I'll always be [C]there.
And when you're in [C]doubt, and when you're in [Am]danger,
Take a look all [F]around, and I'll be [C]there.

Chorus 1:
[C]I'm sorry, but I'm just thinking of the right words to say.
[Am]I know they don't sound the way I planned them to be.
[F]But if you'll wait around awhile, I'll make you fall for me,
I pr[C]omise, I promi[Am]se you[G] I w[C]ill.

Verse 2:
When your day is through, and so is your temper,
You know what to do, I'm gonna always be there.
Sometimes if I shout, it's not what's intended.
These words just come out, with no gripe to bear.
Chorus 2:
I'm sorry, but I'm just thinking of the right words to say.(I promise you)
I know they don't sound the way I planned them to be.(I promise you)
But if you'll wait around awhile, I'll make you fall for me,(I promise you)
I promise, I promise you...

Chorus 3:

I'm sorry, but I'm just thinking of the right words to say.(I promise you)
I know they don't sound the way I planned them to be.(I promise you)
And if I had to walk the world, I'd make you fall for me,(I promise you)
I promise you, I promise you I will.
Bridge/Interlude:

I gotta tell you, need to tell ya I gotta tell you, i've gotta tell ya
Chorus 4:

I'm sorry, but I'm just thinking of the right words to say.(I promise you)
I know they don't sound the way I planned them to be.(I promise you)
But if you'll wait around awhile, I'll make you fall for me,(I promise you)
I promise, I promise you...
Chorus 5/Outro:

I'm sorry, but I'm just thinking of the right words to say.(i promise you)
I know they don't sound the way I planned them to be.(i promise you)
And if I had to walk the world, I'd make you fall for me,
I promise you, I promise you I will.
I will. I will.


--I love this song from the '80s. I heard it again in Napoleon Dynamite so I looked for
on the internet, but to no avail so I decided to tab it myself. Hope you enjoy. Great
Thanks for the comment on the chorus chords--I was indeed incorrect. Thanks!!

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