John Cale
Fear Is A Man's Best Friend

John Cale Tabs

Paris 1919 (Fragments of a Rainy Season version)

Tabbed by: Ziggy Bell <>

John Cale
Album: Fragments of a Rainy Season (1992)
Key: C major

When playing the G11 chord, the notes of which in ascending order are G, A, C, D and F cover the bottom two notes G and A with the thumb.

Right Hand plays rhythm: (C chord) ascending order  (middle C. G. C.)
Left Hand plays lead: C, D, Eb, D, D, Bb, C ........G, Ab, Bb, Bb, B, C 

....C/C           G/B       F/A     G11/G
She makes me so unsure of myself
C/C                G/B           F/A     G11/G
Standing there but never talking sense
.......F/F         C/E
Just a visitor you see
........F/F           C/E
So much wanting to be seen
......F/F         C/E              
She'd open up the door 
............G11/D     (bass notes /F-/G)
and vaguely carry us              a..way

.........C/C       G/B             F/A     G11/G
It's the customary thing to say or do
.....C/C          G/B              F/A     G11/G
To a disappointed proud man in his grief
.......F/F              C/E
And on Fridays she'd be there
.......F/F              C/E
And on Wednesday not at all
.....F/F       C/E 
Just casually appearing 
.........G11/D        ((bass notes /F-/G) 
from the clock across             the..hall

.........C/C         G/B      F/A     G11/G
You're a ghost la la la       la
.........C/C         G/B      F/A     G11/G
You're a ghost la la la       la
...........F/F             C/E
I'm in the church and I've come
...F/F               C/E
To claim you with my iron drum
Eb/Eb   Eb/Eb    Bb/D    Bbm/Db     C/C     
la      la       la      la         la

The Continent's just fallen in disgrace
William William William Rogers put it in its place
Blood and tears from old Japan
Caravans and lots of jam and maids of honor
singing crying singing tediously

You're a ghost la la la
You're a ghost
I'm the bishop and I've come
To claim you with my iron drum
la la la la la la

Efficiency efficiency they say
Get to know the date and tell the time of day
As the crowds begin complaining
How the Beaujolais is raining
Down on darkened meetings on the Champs Elysee

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