Jewel
Foolish Games (Guitar tab)

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Subject: TAB: 'Foolish Games' by 'Jewel'
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 16:09:08 -0600
From: John Schneider

NOTE: this is, basically, a piano tune transcribed for acoustic guitar.

NOTE: a tab already available on the web, done by Wilson Miner

the tab provided here differs in the following respects:

1) the guitar is tuned up; (low E and A strings tuned up 1/2 step

2) the variation on the 'C' chord during the intro is different;

3) the chord progression during the chorus is different,

and has been tabbed in full.



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song: Foolish Games

artist: Jewel Kilcher

from: the CD 'Pieces of You', track 4.



(transcribed here by 'Daydreamer': schneids@centuryinter.net)

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guitar. vocal.

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[intro.]

[v.line] You took your coat off and stood in the rain,

You were always crazy like that

[v.line] I watched from my window,

Always felt I was outside looking in on you

[v.line] You were always the mysterious one with dark eyes and careless

hair... You were fashionably sensitive, but too cool to care.

[v.line] You stood in my doorway, with nothing to say...

besides some comment on the weather

[v.line] Well in case you failed to notice; in case you failed to see..

This is my heart bleeding before you; this is me down on my knees



[c.line] These foolish games are tearing me apart

[c.line] Your thoughtless words are breaking my heart

You're breaking my heart

[intro.]

[v.line] You were always brilliant in the morning

Smoking your cigarettes, talking over coffee...

[v.line] Your philosophies on art, Baroque moved you, You loved Mozart

you'd speak of your loved ones As I clumsily strummed my guitar

[v.line] You'd teach me of honest things...

Things that were daring, things that were clean...

Things that knew what an honest dollar did mean

[v.line] So I hid my soiled hands behind my back,

Somewhere along the line I must've gone off track with you

[v.line] Excuse me, think I've mistaken you for somebody else

Somebody who gave a damn, Somebody more like myself



[c.line] These foolish games are tearing me apart

[c.line] Your thoughtless words are breaking my heart

You're breaking my heart

[intro.]

[Dm x 4]

[v.line] You took off your coat and stood in the rain

You were always like that



[repeat intro and fade...]

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Tab: (note the guitar tuning... tune 5th and 6th strings up 1/2 step to

Bb and F respectively. This makes it considerably easier to play.)



[intro]

-------

Dm Bb

E |---------0---1---3---1---0---1---|---------0---1---3---1---0---1---|

B |-----3---------------------------|-----3---------------------------|

G |---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-|---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-|

D |-0-------------------------------|---------------------------------|

Bb|---------------------------------|-0-------------------------------|

F |---------------------------------|---------------------------------|



F C

E |---------1---3---5---3---1-------|---------0---1---3---1---0-------|

B |-----1-----------------------1---|-----1-----------------------1---|

G |---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-|

D |---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

Bb|---------------------------------|-2-------------------------------|

F |-0-------------------------------|---------------------------------|



[v.line]

--------

Dm Bb

E |---------1---------------1-------|---------0---------------0-------|

B |-----3-----3---3-----3-----3---3-|-----3-----3---3-----3-----3---3-|

G |---2---2-----2-----2---2-----2---|---3---3-----3-----3---3-----3---|

D |-0---------------0---------------|---------------------------------|

Bb|---------------------------------|-0---------------0---------------|

F |---------------------------------|---------------------------------|



F C

E |---------1---------------1-------|---------0---------------0-------|

B |-----1-----1---1-----1-----1---1-|-----1-----1---1-----1-----1---1-|

G |---2---2-----2-----2---2-----2---|---0---0-----0-----0---0-----0---|

D |---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

Bb|---------------------------------|-2---------------2---------------|

F |-0---------------0---------------|---------------------------------|



[c.line]

--------

Bb C

E |---------0---------------0-------|---------0---------------0-------|

B |-----3-----3---3-----3-----3---3-|-----1-----1---1-----1-----1---1-|

G |---3---3-----3-----3---3-----3---|---0---0-----0-----0---0-----0---|

D |---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

Bb|-0---------------0---------------|-2---------------2---------------|

F |---------------------------------|---------------------------------|



F F/Dm

E |---------1---------------1-------|---------1---------------1-------|

B |-----1-------1-------1-----1---1-|-----1-------1-------1-----1---1-|

G |---2---2---2---2---2---2-----2---|---2---2---2---2---2---2-----2---|

D |-3---------------2---------------|-0---------------0---------------|

Bb|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

F |---------------------------------|---------------------------------|



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It's a fun one once you have it - vary the picking during

the verses and/or chorus to give more feel to things.



- Daydreamer (schneids@centuryinter.net)

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