Guitar Tabs, Chords and Lyrics
Major upgrade!! After one year development the new version of Chordie is now online! Please give feedback.

TELL IT LIKE IT IS  Aaron Neville

        If you [C7/G]want  [Gm]  something to p[C7]lay with
        Go and f[Gm]ind your[C7]self a t[F]oy[Fmaj7/C] [F6]
        Baby my [D7/F#]time is too e[C7/G]xpensive[Gm] [C7]
        And I'm [Gm]not  [C7]   a little b[F]oy[Fmaj7/C] [F6]
        [Am]If you are s[Dm]erious
        [Am]Don't play with my heart, it makes me f[Dm]urious
        [Am]But if you want me to l[Bb]ove you
        Then baby I w[C]ill, [Bb/C]    girl you know I [Am/C]will
Verse 2:
        [C7]Tell it like it is
Don't be ashamed to let your conscience be your guide
But I... know deep down inside of me
I believe you love me
Forget your foolish pride
Life is too short to have sorrow
We may be here today and gone tomorrow
You might as well get what you want
So go on and live, baby go on and live
Coda (repeat first half of verse 2):
Tell it like it is
I'm nothing to play with
Go and find yourself a toy
But I... tell it like it is
My time is too expensive
And I'm not your little boy
Tell it like it is... (fade)
1) The guitar part is mostly played in 6ths. Over the C7/G...Gm... etc.
progression it's:
        xxx[1]2x[1]2   xxx[1]0x[1]0   xxx9x8   xxx9x8
want... some... with... your...
...; over the F Fmaj7/C F6 (D7/F#) it's all
since the C and A are common to all of the chords.
2) The D7/F# sounds like it might be F#dim, but careful listening reveals
a D (not a D#) in the right-hand piano voicing.
-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers

Important: The song above is NOT stored on the Chordie server. The original song is hosted at Chordie works as a search engine and provides on-the-fly formatting. Chordie does not index songs against artists'/composers' will. To remove this song please click here.

Text color:
Chord color:
Chord grids: 
Font size:    
Page size: 

Am Am/C Bb Bb/C C C7 C7/G D7/F# Dm F F6 Fmaj7/C Gm

Login - add to songbook


You need to log in to post comments