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/ Jimmy Buffett / Last Mango in Paris (1985) / If the Phone Doesn't Ring, It's Me guitar tab

Subject: b/buffett_jimmy/if_the_phone_doesnt_ring_its_me.crd
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 1997 14:02:12 -0400 (EDT)
From: CRichBurch@aol.com

"If the Phone Doesn't Ring, It's Me" by Jimmy Buffett
>From "The Last Mango in Paris" album
Submitted by Richard Burchett
======================================

I wrote the intro-melody part out in tab format.  This part needs to be
played by finger-picking.  The chords above the tab usually give an easy
reference to the proper positioning of the left hand while the individual
notes are played.

Intro-melody:
           (C)                           (Em)           (F)           (repeat
2x)

E:----------0------------0----------------0---------1-------------------------
---

B:----------------------------3----------------3-----1---------------0--1--3--
-

G:-----------------0----------------------------------------2-----2-----------
---

D:-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

A:----------3-----------------------------------------------------------------
-----

E:-----------------------------------0------------------1---------------------
----

            (C)                          (Em)             (F)

E:----------0------------0-----------------0---3------5-----------------------
--

B:-----------------------------3----------------------------------------------
-----

G:-----------------0----------------------------------------------------------
-----

D:-------------------------------------------------------3--------------------
-----

A:----------3-----------------------------------------------------------------
-----

E:-----------------------------------0----------------------------------------
-----


Verse 1:
                     C               Em             F        C
     There  are  oceans  of  feelings  be-tween  us,
     Am                                     C
     currents  that  take  us  and  sweep  us  away.
     C                      Em                F      C
     That's  why  we  seldom  have  seen  us,
                Am            G              C
     in  the  light  of  a  cold  hard  day.
     Am                                           C
     Lot's  of  new  friends,  with  the  same  old  answers,
     Am                                       G     G7
     open  your  eyes  you  might  see,
               C                       Em              F                C
     if  our  lives  were  that  simple  we'd  live  in  the  past,
               Am                  G           C
     if  the  phone  doesn't  ring,  its  me.


Chorus:
               G                                    C
     If  the  phone  doesn't  ring,  you  know  that  it's  me,
               G                                  C
     I'll  be  out  in  the  eye  of  the  storm,
               G                                    C
     if  the  phone  doesn't  ring,  you  know  that  I'll  be,
                 G                                           C
     where  someone  can  make  me  feel  warm.
           C                  Em                  F               C
     It's  too  bad  we  can't  turn  and  live  in  the  past,
               Am                  G            C-(first chord of intro)
     if  the  phone  doesn't  ring,  it's  me.


Intro-melody:  No repeats this time.


Verse 2:
                   C                       Em                   F
               C
     I've  had  good  days  and  bad  days  and  going - half - mad  days,
        Am                                C
     I  try  to  let  go,  but  your  still  on  my mind.
           C                 Em                  F                   C
     I've  lost  all  the  old  ways,  I'm  searching  for  new  ways,
     Am           G               C
     Putting  it  all  on  the  line.
     Am                                          C
     Lots  of  new  friends,  with  the  same  old  problems,
     Am                                       G     G7
     open  your  eyes  you  might  see,
               C                      Em              F                C
     if  our  lives  were  that simple  we'd  live  in  the  past,
                Am                 G            C
     if  the  phone  doesn't  ring,  it's  me.


Repeat chorus.


Intro-melody:  Play the tab part, singing these words over it.  All repeats
this time.
     C    Em        F
     It's  me,  it's  me,
     C    Em        F
     it's  me,  it's  me,
     C    Em        F
     it's  me,  it's  me,
     C    Em        F
     it's  me,  it's  me.


Coda:  (Slowly)
            C                    Em             F                        C
     If  it  takes  all  our  future  we'll  live  through  the  past,
               Am                  G            C   C/F   C
     if  the  phone  doesn't  ring,  it's  me.

That's All.  Once again, this song sounds much better if you finger-pick it.
 Also, it's a  nice touch to add a high "g" note to the Em chords.

                                                              -Richard
Burchett


"We're wanted men, we'll strike again, but first let's have a beer!"

                                                               -J. Buffett


Jimmy Buffett albums
2004 License to Chill
2002 Far Side of the World
1996 Banana Wind
1995 Barometer Soup
1994 Fruitcakes
1986 Floridays
1985 Last Mango in Paris
1984 Riddles in the Sand
1983 One Particular Harbour
1981 Coconut Telegraph
1979 Volcano
1978 Son of a Son of a Sailor
1977 Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes
1976 Havana Daydreamin'
1976 High Cumberland Jubilee
1974 A-1-A
1974 Living and Dying in 3/4 Time
1973 A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean
1970 Down to Earth
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