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I do it for your love   Paul Simon






Date: Tue, 3 Oct 1995 23:44:14 +0100 (BST)


I Do It For Your Love 
--------------------- 
Words and Music by Paul Simon 
As performed by Paul Simon on his TV Special (1977) 
Original recording from 'Still Crazy After All These Years' 
 
Tabbed and transcribed by Rich Kent r.p.kent@dur.ac.uk 
 
He plays this song fingerpicked on an electric... Watch out for those  
wierd barre chords! 
 
Intro 
----- 
 
  E(no 3rd)(add D)  Bm11              A7                D6 
  , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , . 
|-------0-------0-|-------0---------|-------0---------|-------2---------| 
|-----3---3---3---|-----3---3-------|-----2---2---2-1-|-----0---0-------| 
|---4-------4-----|---2-------2---2-|---0-------0-0---|---2-------2---0-| 
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-0-----------0---| 
|-----------------|-2-----------2---|-0---------------|-----------------| 
|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| 
                                                                
                                      CV 
  Ebdim7  Gbdim7    Em                Bbdim7  Am        D9 
  , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , . 
|-------2-------5-|-------12--------|-----------------|-----------------| 
|-----1-------4---|-----12--12--12--|-----5-------5---|-----5-----5-----| 
|---2-------5-----|---12------12----|---6-------5-----|---5-----5-----5-| 
|-1-------4-------|-----------------|-----------------|-------4---------| 
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-5-----------5---| 
|-----------------|-12------------0-|-6-----6-5-----5-|-----------------| 
                    h h h h h h h  
 
Verse 1 
----- - 
 
  E(no 3rd)(add D)  Bm11              A7                D6 
  , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , . 
|-------0---------|-------0---------|-------0---------|-------2---------| 
|-----3-------3---|-----3-------3---|-----2-------2---|-----0---0-------| 
|---4-------4-----|---2-------2-----|---0-------0-----|---2-------2---0-| 
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-0-----------0---| 
|-----------------|-2-------2-----2-|-0-------0-----0-|-----------------| 
|-0-------0-----0-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| 
        We were married on a rainy day     The sky was yellow and the  
                                           grass was grey 
 
                                      CV 
  Ebdim7  Gbdim7    Em                Bbdim7  Am        D9 
  , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , . 
|-------2-------5-|---------3-------|-----------------|-----------------| 
|-----1-------4---|-------0---0-----|-----5-------5---|-----5-----5-----| 
|---2-------5-----|-----0-------0---|---6-------5-----|---5-----5-----5-| 
|-1-------4-------|---2-------------|-----------------|-------4---------| 
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-5-----------5---| 
|-----------------|-0-------------0-|-6-----6-5-----5-|-----------------| 
    We signed the papers and we.. I   do   it for  your love 
    drove away 
 
Verse 2 
----- - 
 
  E(no 3rd)(add D)  Bm11              A7                D6 
  , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , . 
|-------0---------|-------0---------|-------0---------|-------2---------| 
|-----3-------3---|-----3-------3---|-----2-------2---|-----0---0-------| 
|---4-------4-----|---2-------2-----|---0-------0-----|---2-------2---0-| 
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-0-----------0---| 
|-----------------|-2-------2-----2-|-0-------0-----0-|-----------------| 
|-0-------0-----0-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| 
     The rooms were musty and           all that winter we shared a cold 
     the pipes were old 
 
                                      CV      CVI       CIV 
  Ebdim7  Gbdim7    Em                Bbdim7  Eb7       Ab      Ab+ 
  , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , . 
|-------2-------5-|---------3-------|-----------------|-------4-------4-| 
|-----1-------4---|-------0---0-----|-----5-------8---|-----4---5---5---| 
|---2-------5-----|-----0-------0---|---6-------6-----|---5-------5-----| 
|-1-------4-------|---2-------------|-----------------|-----------------| 
|-----------------|-----------------|---------6-----6-|-----------------| 
|-----------------|-0-------------0-|-6-----6---------|-4---------------| 
    Drank all the orange juice..  I   do   it for  your love 
    that we could hold 
 
Chorus 
------ 
  CIV               CIV               CIV               CII 
  Dbm               Adim7             Db      Dbmaj7    Gb 
  , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , . 
|---------4-------|-----------------|-------4---------|-----------------| 
|-------5-------5-|-------4---4-----|-----6-------6---|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-| 
|-----6-------6---|-----5---5-----5-|---6-------5---5-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-| 
|---6-------6-----|---4-------------|-----------------|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-| 
|-4---------------|-----------------|-4-------4-------|-----------------| 
|-----------------|-5-----------5---|-----------------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-| 
        Found a rug in an old junk shop, brought it home to you 
 
  CI                CI                        CII       CI 
  Bbm               Adim7             Cm7-5   B7        Bb7 
  , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , . 
|---------1-------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| 
|-2-----2-------2-|-------1---1-----|-4---4---4---4---|-3---3---3---3-3-| 
|-3---3-------3---|-----2---2-----2-|-3---3---2---2---|-1---1---1---1-1-| 
|-3-3-------3-----|---1-------------|-4---4---4---4---|-3---3---3---3-3-| 
|-1---------------|-----------------|-3-3-----2-2-----|-1-1---1---1-----| 
|-----------------|-2-----------2---|-----------------|-----------------| 
     Along the way the colours ran the orange bled the blue 
 
Harmonica Solo (play verse chords up to Em 
for twice their original duration),                                                  
the pattern is more of a strummed feel, then fingerpick the Bbdim7 and 
carry on from there into the chorus again 
 
 
Verse 3 
----- - 
 
  E(no 3rd)(add D)  Bm11              A7                D6 
  , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , . 
|-------0---------|-------0---------|-------0---------|-------2---------| 
|-----3-------3---|-----3-------3---|-----2-------2---|-----0---0-------| 
|---4-------4-----|---2-------2-----|---0-------0-----|---2-------2---0-| 
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-0-----------0---| 
|-----------------|-2-------2-----2-|-0-------0-----0-|-----------------| 
|-0-------0-----0-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| 
        The sting of reason the splash of tears.    The northern and the  
                                                    southern hemispheres. 
 
                                      CV 
  Ebdim7  Gbdim7    Em                Bbdim7  Am7         
  , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , . 
|-------2-------5-|---------3-------|-----------------|-------5---------| 
|-----1-------4---|-------0---0-----|-----5-------5---|-----5-----5-----| 
|---2-------5-----|-----0-------0---|---6-------5-----|---5-----5-----5-| 
|-1-------4-------|---2-------------|-----------------|-----------------| 
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-5-----------5---| 
|-----------------|-0-------------0-|-6-----6-5-----5-|-----------------| 
    Love emerges and it disappears.. I   do   it for  your love 
     
                    CIII 
  Am7               G                 Gmaj7  
  , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , .   , . , . , . , . 
|-------5---------|---------3-------|-----------------|-----------------|| 
|-----5---------5-|-------3---------|---3-3---3-3---3-|-3---3-3---3-----|| 
|---5---------5---|-----4-----------|---4-4---4-4---4-|-4---4-4---4-----|| 
|-----------4-----|---5-------------|---4-4---4-4---4-|-4---4-4---4-----|| 
|---------5-------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|| 
|-5---------------|-3---------------|-3---------------|-------------3---|| 
   I do it for your love 
 
Tha Gmaj7 is Paul just mucking about after he finishes on the G 
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*  Rich Kent; email r.p.kent@dur.ac.uk ;  http://www.dur.ac.uk/~d213ga *
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