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Couldn't I Just Tell You Tabs

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Todd Rundgren

                       "Couldn't I Just Tell You"
                            (Todd Rundgren)


	12-string [2X, w/bass drum 1st time, full band 2nd time]:

	(E)   (B)     (A)
	 v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v
	-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|   (let open E and B strings ring)

	[1: bass enters]

	(B)   (A)     (E)
	 v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v
	                     ^^^^^^^^^^^ omit before bridge, before and
	                                 during coda

Verse 1:

	D                                            D5 C#5 B
	  Keep your head and everything will be cool
	You didn't have to make me feel like a fool
	      Asus2    A     Asus2     A         F#m  E
	When I try to say, I feel the way that I do
	B                   F#m  E
	I want to talk with you
	B            E    B   A
	And make it loud and clear
	Though you don't care to hear, but


	(w/12-string as per intro)

	 E               B            A
	Couldn't I just tell you the way that I feel
	         B              A     E
	I can't keep it bottled up inside
	     E              B            A
	And couldn't we pretend that its no big deal
	             B              A       E
	And there's really nothing left to hide

Verse 2:

	Something sure doesn't seem right to me
	When you can turn your back whenever you please
	And you stroll away, calmly bid me adieu
	Why can't I talk with you
	And put it in your ear
	Though you don't care to hear, but

[repeat chorus]


	  A   A#  B                  A
	(Hear me out) Why don't you lend me an ear
	  A   A#  B               A
	(Hear me out) You got no reason to fear
	  A   A#  B                  A         E
	(Hear me out) I'll make it perfectly clear
	       F#m   A A# B
	I love you

[guitar solo over bridge chords]

[pickup into last verse]

	(B)      B C C# D
	 /   /   /   /

Verse 3:

	I don't come whining with my heart on my sleeve
	I'm not a coward if that's what you believe
	And I'm not afraid but not ashamed if it's true
	I got to talk with you
	And then I'll make it clear
	Make it clear
	Make it clear

[variation on intro]:

	12-string [2X, w/band 2nd time]:

	(E)   (B)         (A)
	 v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v

	(B)   (A)         (E)
	 v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v

[repeat chorus]


[repeat intro 1X w/band; end cold (sort of - drums continue) on E]

-- another ace 70's tab from Andrew Rogers
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