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Waiting on a Friend  The Rolling Stones

Intro:
            [C]  [F]  [C]  [F] 

[Am]  Watchin' girls go pass[F]ing by        [G] It ain't the latest thing[C]
I[G]'m just standin' in a doorw[C]ay
I[G]'m just trying to make some sense[C]

$
1. [Am]Out of these girls        pass[F]ing by, t[G]he tales they tell of me[C]n
I[G]'m not waiting on a la[C]dy
I[G]'m just waiting on a friend [C]         (return to $ for second verse)

2. A smile relieves a heart that grieves,
remember what I said.
I'm not waiting on a lady,
I'm just waiting on a friend.

(after second verse, this bridge:)

... on a friend[C]       I'm[F] just waiting on a f[C]riend
[F]just waiting on a f[C]riend.        I'm[F] just waiting on a f[C]riend,
I'm j[F]ust waiting on a f[C]riend,    [F] just waiting on a [C]friend

(instrumental for 16 bars, just alternating F and C, one measure each, and 
soloing away, then return to "$" for the last two verses)

3. Don't need a whore, don't need now booze,
don't need a virgin priest.
But I need some one I can cry to,
I need someone to protect.

4. Ooh, making love and breaking hearts,
It is a game for youth.
But I'm not waiting on a lady,
I'm just waiting on a friend.

(repeat bridge, fade instrumental...)

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deflprd2 (report)

I use cadd9 to dm to f on the intro, the c works in the verse though

ednaspal (report)

I think Cadd9 is more accurate, particularly the intro riff.