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Poet, Fool or Bum  Lee Hazlewood

LEE HAZLEWOOD "Poet, Fool or Bum"
From the 1973 LP "Poet, Fool or Bum"
Tabbed by Board (Anders Pedersen): mc_nyregrus@hotmail.com
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7 10 = Bend the 7th fret one and a half tone up to match the sound of the 10th fret.
The lyrics are also written down by ear, so they might not be entirely correct
(especially the first line of the second verse)
Introriff:
 
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 |8---6-------^----------|
 |--------57-7-10-7-5-3-0|
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 |-----------------------|
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strum a Gm chord, but also slide up to it from an Fm (listen to the record for this)
1st verse:
[Gm]She came running down the highway, [Cm]naked as the [Gm]sun
[Gm]Said she are you going my way, [Cm]poet fool or [Gm]bum
[Gm]Red hair had she, saw right through me, [Cm]but what could she [Gm]see?
Gm Dm (hit this chord 5 times)
A poet? No, A fool? I hope not. A bum?
[Cm]No.....I'm only [Gm]me
LIck A:
 
 |--------------------| I think the first 3 notes of this lick is also what is being
 |-h--6-------6-------| played right after he says "A bum?" in the above line.
 |5-7-----5-7---7-5-3-|
 |--------------------|
 |--------------------|
 |--------------------|

2nd verse:
[Gm]When her left and touched the water [Cm]fire and smoke did [Gm]come
[Gm]Laughing like some virgin's daughter, [Cm]said she run for [Gm]run.
[Gm]Freedom sleeps in caves where dreams are [Cm]just in dreams we're f[Gm]ree
Gm Dm (hit this chord 5 times)
A poet? No, A fool? I hope not. A bum?
[Cm]No.....I'm only [Gm]me
Interlude with humming:
Gm (the bass then plays a lick which sounds like two hits on G, A and B.)
Lee says something here I can't understand
[Cm]  
Lick A
3rd verse:
[Gm]Put her cruel lips to a bottle, [Cm]label Christmas [Gm]day
[Gm]Said she everyday is Christmas, [Cm]drink some while you [Gm]may.
[Gm]Touched the bottle, broke into the [Cm]cross of [Gm]calvary
Gm Dm (hit this chord 5 times)
A poet? No, A fool? I hope not. A bum?
[Cm]No.....I'm only [Gm]me
Horns play lick A.
4th verse:
[Gm]Then she gave me toy soldiers, [Cm]bright and shiny [Gm]new.
[Gm]Take them, said she, to the children, [Cm]they'll know what to [Gm]do.
[Gm]Soon their games of madness will [Cm]become reali[Gm]ty
Gm Dm (hit this chord 5 times)
A poet? No, A fool? I hope not. A bum?
[Cm]No.....I'm only [Gm]me
Play interlude with humming again
5th verse:
[Gm]Said she'd take me to the morning [Cm]rains my soul's on [Gm]fire
[Gm]I said Morning rains I've heard will [Cm]wash away [Gm]desire
[Gm]She grew angry wings and left in [Cm]circled fini[Gm]ty
Gm Dm (hit this chord 5 times)
A poet? No, A fool? I hope not. A bum?
[Cm]No.....I'm only [Gm]me
G (hit this chord 5 times in the same rhythm as with the Dm above)
Cm G (5 times like above)
No.....I'm only me
Cm G (5 times like above)
No.....I'm only me
[G]  
Fin!

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