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The Promise  When in Rome

 
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The Promise - WHEN IN ROME
 
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Tabbed by: Kevin Buzby - 1 Feb 2005
E-Mail: kjlee@bu.edu
AIM SN: kjlee2112
Tuning: Standard EADGBe
Chord Key:(relative to tuning)
[C/G] [F] [Am/E] [G]  
 
 |-0-----1----0-----3---|
 |-1-----1----1-----3---|
 |-0-----2----2-----0---|
 |-2-----3----2-----0---|
 |-3-----3----0-----2---|
 |-3-----1----0-----3---|

Intro:
Piano tabbed for guitar
[C] [Am] [F] [G]  
 
 |-------------------|---------------------|------------------|---------------------|
 |------6--5--?--5~~-|-----6-5-----5~------|------6-5---------|-----6-5----5~----8~-|
 |-5-7--------7------|-5h7------7-----5~---|-5-7-------7------|-5h7------7----5~----|
 |-------------------|---------------------|------------------|---------------------|
 |-------------------|------------(0)------|--------------8~~-|---------------------|
 |-------------------|---------------------|------------------|---------------------|
 Piano Break/Solo: v--------v----------------|subtlely played
 |---------------------------------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------------------------------|
 |----5-4~--5-----7~-5-4~--5------5-5-4-4-5~--5-9-7-5-5~---|
 |-5~---------5~-------------5~--5-5-5-5-5-----------------|
 |---------------------------------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------1-----------|
 |---------8-----------------------1---1---------|
 |-------9---9-------------------2-------2-------|
 |----10-------10--------------3-----------3-----|
 |-10-------------10~------------------------3~--|
 |-----------------------------------------------|

Verses/Refrains all same chords
--The bass notes of G, E, C, G are just the 3rd note of that chord's scale being played under
In the song, that note is being played by a synth so you can choose to play it or not,
up to you. If you listen to the song, you'll hear the synth with that beat. Again, if
have a question or are confused just shoot me an email.
Verse 1:
If you need a frien[C/G]d, don't look to a st[Am/E]ranger,
You know in the [F]end, I'll always be [C]there.
And when you're in [C]doubt, and when you're in [Am]danger,
Take a look all [F]around, and I'll be [C]there.
Chorus 1:
[C]I'm sorry, but I'm just thinking of the right words to say.
[Am]I know they don't sound the way I planned them to be.
[F]But if you'll wait around awhile, I'll make you fall for me,
I pr[C]omise, I promi[Am]se you[G] I w[C]ill.
Verse 2:
When your day is through, and so is your temper,
You know what to do, I'm gonna always be there.
Sometimes if I shout, it's not what's intended.
These words just come out, with no gripe to bear.
Chorus 2:
I'm sorry, but I'm just thinking of the right words to say.(I promise you)
I know they don't sound the way I planned them to be.(I promise you)
But if you'll wait around awhile, I'll make you fall for me,(I promise you)
I promise, I promise you...
Chorus 3:
I'm sorry, but I'm just thinking of the right words to say.(I promise you)
I know they don't sound the way I planned them to be.(I promise you)
And if I had to walk the world, I'd make you fall for me,(I promise you)
I promise you, I promise you I will.
Bridge/Interlude:
I gotta tell you, need to tell ya I gotta tell you, i've gotta tell ya
Chorus 4:
I'm sorry, but I'm just thinking of the right words to say.(I promise you)
I know they don't sound the way I planned them to be.(I promise you)
But if you'll wait around awhile, I'll make you fall for me,(I promise you)
I promise, I promise you...
Chorus 5/Outro:
I'm sorry, but I'm just thinking of the right words to say.(i promise you)
I know they don't sound the way I planned them to be.(i promise you)
And if I had to walk the world, I'd make you fall for me,
I promise you, I promise you I will.
I will. I will.
--I love this song from the '80s. I heard it again in Napoleon Dynamite so I looked for
on the internet, but to no avail so I decided to tab it myself. Hope you enjoy. Great
Thanks for the comment on the chorus chords--I was indeed incorrect. Thanks!!

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