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Cruel to Be Kind  Nick Lowe

Song: Cruel to be kind
Tabbed by: DJ
26th Feb 2013
Tuning:Standard
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||: [C]/ / / / | [G/B] / / / / | [F/A] / / / / | [G]/ / / / :||(Twice)
| [G]/ / / / | Oh, [C]I can't stand another..[Em]. heartache,
Though you s[F]ay you're my friend,[Dm7/G] I'm at my wits end,
[C] You say your love is..[Em]. bona fide,
But that don't c[F]oin - [Em]cide...[Dm] with the things that you d[F]o,
And when I [Em]ask you to be n[F]ice, you [Dm7/G]say...
You gotta be cr[F]uel to be k[G]ind, [Em]in the right [Am]mea - s[Am]ure,
^ ^
Cr[F]uel to be k[G]ind, it's a v[Em]ery good [Am]sign,[Am]
^ ^
[F] [G] [Em] [Am] [Am] [Dm7/G]  
 
 Cruel to be kind, means that I love you, baby---------------------!

^ ^ (Babe, gotta be cruel!)
You gotta be cruel to be k[C]ind! | [G/B] / / / / |[F/A] / / / / | [G]/ / / / |
Well, I [C]do my best to under.[Em].. stand, dear,
But, you st[F]ill mystify, and[Dm7/G] I wanna know why,
[C] I pick myself up..[Em]. off the ground,
To have you.[F].. knock me b[Em]ack down..[Dm]. again and a - g[F]ain,
And when I [Em]ask you to ex - pl[F]ain, you [Dm7/G]say...
You gotta be cr[F]uel to be k[G]ind, [Em]in the right [Am]mea - s[Am]ure,
^ ^
Cr[F]uel to be k[G]ind, it's a v[Em]ery good s[Am]ign,[Am]
^ ^
[F] [G] [Em] [Am] [Am] [Dm7/G]  
 
 Cruel to be kind, means that I love you, baby---------------------!

^ ^ (Babe, gotta be cruel!)
You gotta be cruel to be k[C]ind! Oo, oo -oo ! [A7]Oo, oo, oo---!
||: [F]/ / [G]/ / | [Em] / / [Am]/ [Am]/ :|| (Three times)
^ ^
| [Dm7/G]/_/ /_/ /_/ /_/ | /_/ /_/ /_/ /_/ | /_/ /_/ /_/
Well, I [C]do my best to under.[Em].. stand, dear,
But, you st[F]ill mystify, and[Dm7/G] I wanna know why,
[C] I pick myself up..[Em]. off the ground,
To have you.[F].. knock me [Em]back down..[Dm]. again and a - g[F]ain,
And when I [Em]ask you to ex - pl[F]ain, you [Dm7/G]say...
You gotta be cr[F]uel to be k[G]ind, [Em]in the right [Am]mea - s[Am]ure,
^ ^
Cr[F]uel to be k[G]ind, it's a v[Em]ery good s[Am]ign,[Am]
^ ^
[F] [G] [Em] [Am] [Am] [Dm7/G]  
 
 Cruel to be kind, means that I love you, baby--------------------!

^ ^ (Babe, gotta be cruel!)
You gotta be cruel to be k[F]ind----, [G] oh, [Em]in the right [Am]mea - s[Am]ure,
(Cruel to be kind!) ^ ^
[F] [G] It's a v[Em]ery, very, v[Am]ery [Am]good s[F]ign,[G]
(Cruel to be kind!) ^ ^ (Cruel to be kind---!)
[Em] [Am] [Am] [Dm7/G]  
 
 It means that I love you, baby-----------------------------!

^ ^ (Babe, you gotta be cruel---!)
You gotta be cruel to be k[F]ind----, [G] oh, [Em]in the right [Am]mea - s[Am]ure,
(Cruel to be kind!) ^ ^
[F] [G] It's a v[Em]ery, very, v[Am]ery [Am]good s[F]ign,[G]
(Cruel to be kind!) ^ ^ (Cruel to be kind---!)
[Em] [Am] [Am] [Dm7/G]  
 
 It means that I love you, baby-----------------------------!

^ ^ (Babe, you gotta be cruel---!)
(Suggestion for coda:)
[F] [Dm7/G] [C]  
 
 You gotta be cruel to be kind------------------!

| / / / / | / ||
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C = x32010
G/B = x20003
F/A = x02210
G = 355433
Em = 022000
Dm = xx0231
F = 133211
Dm7/G = 300211
Am/G = 302210
Am = x02210
A7 = x02020

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