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Tip of My Tongue  The Grass Roots

Date: Mon, 20 Apr 1998 16:21:07 -0400
Subject: g/grass_roots/tip_of_my_tongue.crd
Another great non-hit, released in the fall of '66 to underwhelming
response. Note that Rob Grill rerecorded the lead vocal track for the
_Let's Live For Today_ LP.
"Tip Of My Tongue"
(P. F. Sloan - Steve Barri)
Intro:
fuzz guitar (doubled w/bass and marimba):
v v v v v v v v
 
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Verse 1:
[Em] So many w[Am]ords
[D] Are [/F#]buzzing 'round my h[G]ead
[Em] So many w[Am]ords
[D] Are still w[/F#]aiting to be s[G]aid
[E]I keep a-t[A]ryin' to t[E]ell you I'm s[A]orry
[E]I keep a-t[A]ryin' but my mo[E]uth gets n[A]umb
[E]I keep a-t[A]ryin' to t[E]ell you I'm s[A]orry
[E] It's on the tip of my to[G#]ngue
Chorus:
[D#] It's on the [G#]tip of my t[C#m]ongue (1, 2, 3: baby)
[D#] It's on the [G#]tip of my ([C#m]1, 4: tongue) (2, 3: T- t- t- ah!)
[D#] It's on the [G#]tip of my to[A]ngue
But the words they don't [C#m]come[B]
Verse 2:
Each time you see me
You must be thinking, "here comes a bad scene"
But if you could just be me
Then you'd know what I mean
When I keep trying to tell you I'm sorry
When I keep hoping it's not over and done (45: yeah LP: no!)
When I keep trying to tell you I'm sorry
It's on the tip of my tongue
Bridge:
[C] What is it you want me to do
[Am] Do I have to come out and spell it for you
It m[Bm]ust hurt you [Bb+]too, [Bm7/A]going on this[E/G#] way
W[A]anting to hear words that [B]I just can't s[E]ay
(repeat chorus 2X; fade at end 2nd time)
-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers

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