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April Fool  Soul Asylum

Soul Asylum - April Fool
Fig. 1

(Loud slide played at the beginning of the song)
At the start of the song, play the slide and then Fig. 1 twice.
Then start Verse 1:
[E5] [/] Quittin' after one more last one. [/] [//] Tired of playin' the clown.
[E5] [/] If I want your opinion I'll ask ya. [/] [//] I can get myself down.
[E5] [/] Night d[G5]riv[E5]ing w[A5]ithout h[/]ea[G5]dlig[D5]hts, wearing [A5]sungla[G5]sses [E5]too.
[E5] [/] Looking [G5]good[E5], but [A5]sure don't f[/]ee[G5]l ri[D5]ght. Anyt[A5]hing to[G5] be cool.
After the final G5 power cord of the verse, slide down to the low
E on the sixth string and start Fig. 1 again, playing it twice and
then continuing on with the second verse: (same chords as first)
Doin' hopscotch with my legs tied, jumpin' rope in wet cement.
Black leather in midday sunshine. All you mother's money spent.
Doin' time on the metal detector. I'd like to drown in your pool.
Covering up everything that's defective. Anything to be cool.
The only change is that a new twist is added during the phrase
'all you mother's money spent' it goes something like this:

After this verse, go back into Fig. 1 with the following lyrics,
and midway through switch to the chords:
A burning heart could be so cool.
Won't you be my fas[A]hion [Asus4]vic - t[A]im?
C[G]ome on I'm [G]an A[C5]pri[A5]l f[G5]ool for you.
And slide down again into this break:

Improvise over this second measure
six times before going on, with
another guitar improvising over
the next figure:

After this, we go back to a structure much like verse 1:
[E5] [/] Holdin' on to what's left of real life.[/] [//] Anything to be cool.
[E5] [/] A[/]ny[/]th[/]in[/]g [/]to[/] b[/]e [/]co[/]ol[/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/]
[E5] [/] A[/]ny[/]th[/]in[/]g [/]to[/] b[/]e [/]co[/]ol[/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/]
[E5] [/] A[/]ny[/]th[/]in[/]g [/]to[/] b[/]e [/]co[/]ol[/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/]
Then slide back down into Fig. 1 as before:
A burning heart Like an April fool.
Won't you be my fas[A]hion v[Asus4]ic - t[A]im?
C[G]ome on I[Gsus4]'m [G]an [C5]Apr[A5]il f[G5]ool.
I'm a mid[A]spring s[Asus4]now - f[A]all. Joke[G]'s on yo[Gsus4]u.
[G]I'm an [C5]Apr[A5]il [G]fool for you.
And then repeat Fig. 1 six times over the remaining lyrics:
I'm______________ an April fool for you. I'm an April fool
I'm______________ an April fool for you. I'm an April fool
I'm______________ an April fool for you. I'm an April fool
And finish strong on an E5 power chord.
[--] a.k.a. Iain a.k.a Mosher a.k.a. long-haired git
Why don't you bore a hole in yourself | Lucky guess, Miss Wormwood! Wooooooh,
and let the sap run out? (Groucho) | The pants are hovering over the class
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