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I Was Only Joking Chords
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Date: Sun, 28 Dec 1997 13:16:26 -0500
From: Dan Nicholas 
Subject: CRD:I Was Only Joking   by Rod Stewart

I Was Only Joking
By Rod Stewart
Words & Music by (Stewart & Grainger) ASCAP 1977
>From the LP "Footloose and Fancy Free"
Transcribed by Dan Nicholas
nicholdb@istar.ca


This is the riff which is played after the Chorus

E-|----------------------|
B-|----------------------|
G-|----------------------|
D-|-0-2-4-2-0------------|
A-|-----------2-0-2-0----|
E-|----------------------|


Chords used...

EADGBE
======
002220     A
002120     Amaj7
002020     A7
X00232     D
X00231     Dm
022100     E


A                  Amaj7
Ever since I was a kid at school
A7                   D
I messed around with all the rules
Dm               A                E              A
Apologized then realized I'm not different after all
                         Amaj7         A7         D
Me & the boys thought we had it sussed Valentinos all of us
Dm                      A            E                  A
My dad said we looked rediculous but boy we broke some hearts


                    Amaj7      A7               D
In and out of jobs runnin free wagin war with society
Dm                      A            E            A
Some blank faces stare back at me & nothin ever changed
                     Amaj7             A7                     D
Promises made in the heat of the night creepin home before it got too light
Dm                  A                 E               A
I wasted all that precious time and blamed it on the wine

      A          D  E         A
Cho...I was only jo-king  my dear (my dear)
                    D      E        A
      Looking for a way to hide my fear (my fear)
                   D  E      A
      What kind of fo-ol was I (was I)
               E
      I could never win (never win)      ......Riff


A              Amaj7     A7                    D
Never found a comprimise collected lovers like butterflies
Dm                 A               E            A
Illusions of that grand first prize are slowly wasted
                    Amaj7      A7             D
Suzie baby you were good to me givin' love unselfishly
Dm                       A
But you took it all too seriously
E                 A
I guess it had to end


Cho...

Inst...verse,cho,verse,cho..


                  Amaj7       A7                         D
Now you ask me if I'm sincere that's the question that I always fear
Dm                  A                   E                       A
The first seven is never clear but I'll tell you what you wanna hear
                     Amaj7        A7                          D
I'll try to give you all you want but givin' love is not my strongest point
Dm                                A        E               A
If that's the case it's pointless goin' on I'd rather be alone
                     Amaj7         A7                   D
'Cause what I'm doin must be wrong pourin' my heart out in a song
Dm                 A               E                  A
Owning up for prosperity for the whole damn world to see
                    Amaj7       A7                     D
Quietly now while I turn a page Act 20's over without costume change
    Dm                       A
The principal would like to leave the stage
     E                 A
The crowd don't understand


Dan Nicholas
Heldan Enterprises
e-mail: nicholdb@istar.ca
e-mail: dan.nicholas@ottawa.com
e-mail: az252@freenet.carleton.ca
e-mail: dan.nicholas@homemail.com
http://home.istar.ca/~nicholdb

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About the artist behind I Was Only Joking Chords:

Roderick "Rod" David Stewart, CBE (born January 10, 1945), is a singer and songwriter born and raised in London, England and currently residing in Epping. He has Scottish and English parentage.

With a distinctive, raspy voice, Stewart came to prominence in the late 1960s and early '70s with The Jeff Beck Group and then The Faces and began a solo career in 1969, with his debut album An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down.

With his career in its fifth decade, Stewart has achieved numerous hit singles worldwide, most notably in the UK, where he has garnered six consecutive number one albums and his tally of 62 hit singles include 24 that reached the top 10, six of which gained the number one position. It has been estimated that Stewart's album and single sales total more than 250 million,[1] earning him a place on the list of best-selling music artists. His biggest-selling song was the 1978 disco hit "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?", which was atypical of his earlier output, marking the beginning of a blatantly commercial era for Stewart, and which actually damaged his credibility amongst many critics and longtime fans.[2]

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