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Tears of a Clown

covered by The Wallflowers

originally by Smokey Robinson

tabbed by Ian (ickis@new.rr.com)

IN THE wallflowers version, some lyrics were not used

 

Chords

 

G=320033

A=x022xxx

D=xx023x

A7=x02020

E=022100

 

JUST ORGAN INTRO

 

G.....A.....D.....Ax

 

B-5-5-5-5-5

 

G A D A

Now if there's a smile on my face,

it's only there tryin' to fool the public,

but when it comes down to foolin' you

Now honey, that's quite a different subject

 

But don't let my glad expression

give you the wrong impression

Really I'm sad I'm sadder than sad

You're gone and I'm hurtin' so bad

Like a clown I pretend to be glad

 

A A7

Now there's some sad things known to man,

G E

but ain't too much sadder than the tears of a clown

nc

when there's no one around

 

Now if I appear to be carefree,

it's only to camouflage my sadness

In order to keep my pride

I try to cover the hurt with a show of gladness

 

But don't let my show convince you

that I've been happy since you decided to go

Oh, I need you so I'm hurt and I want you to know

 

Now there's some sad things known to man,

but ain't too much sadder than the tears of a clown

when there's no one around

 

 

You can improvise a solo here.....I think it's played up towards the 12 and 15th frets.

 

 

Just like Pagliacci did I try to keep my surface hid

Smiling in the crowd I try

But in a lonely room I cry

The tears of a clown When there's noone around,

 

oh yeah, baby baby Now if there's a smile on my face

Don't let my glad expression

Give you the wrong impression

Don't let this smile I wear Make you think that I don't care

Cos really I'm sad

 

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