Tell it like it is

Aaron Neville



 C7/GGmC7
        If you want    something to play with
 GmC7FFmaj7/CF6
        Go and find yourself a toy  
 D7/F#C7/GGmC7
        Baby my time is too expensive  
 GmC7FFmaj7/CF6
        And I'm not     a little boy  
 AmDm
        If you are serious
 AmDm
        Don't play with my heart, it makes me furious
 AmBb
        But if you want me to love you
 CBb/CAm/C
        Then baby I will,     girl you know I will
Verse 2:
Tell it like it is
Don't be ashamed to let your conscience be your guide
But I... know deep down inside of me
I believe you love me
Forget your foolish pride
Life is too short to have sorrow
We may be here today and gone tomorrow
You might as well get what you want
So go on and live, baby go on and live
Coda (repeat first half of verse 2):
Tell it like it is
I'm nothing to play with
Go and find yourself a toy
But I... tell it like it is
My time is too expensive
And I'm not your little boy
Tell it like it is... (fade)
Notes:
1) The above is the arrangement from the original single (Parlo 101); a
much slower 1972 re-recording appears on far too many oldies comps.
2) The guitar part is mostly played in 6ths. Over the C7/G...Gm... etc.
progression it's:
 1111
        xxx2x2   xxx0x0   xxx9x8   xxx9x8
want... some... with... your...
...; over the F Fmaj7/C F6 (D7/F#) it's all
xxx5x5
since the C and A are common to all of the chords.
3) The D7/F# sounds like it might be F#dim, but careful listening reveals
a D (not a D#) in the right-hand piano voicing.
-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers


Am Am/C Bb Bb/C C C7 C7/G D7/F# Dm F F6 Fmaj7/C Gm
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