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You’re So Vain

Carly Simon

 

Intro:  / Am - - - / x8

 

         Am (2)

You walked into the party

                        F                    Am
Like you were walking onto a yacht

                   Am (2)
Your hat strategically dipped below one eye

            F                   Am
Your scarf it was apricot

              F (½)     G (½)    C (½) (Am) (½)
You had one eye in the mirror as

         F                       C

you watched yourself gavotte

                  G (½)                       F (2)
And all the girls dreamed that they'd be your partner, they'd be your partner, and

 

Chorus:

C (2)
   You're so vain

         Dm7                                 C
You probably think this song is about you

                Am
You're so vain (you're so vain)

      F                                     G (2)
I'll bet you think this song is about you--Don't you? Don't you?

 

        Am (2)  
You had me several years ago

         F                        Am
When I was still quite naive

              Am (2)  
Well, you said that we made such a pretty pair

          F                             Am
And that you would never leave

               F (½)   G (½)      C (½)         (Am) (½)
But you gave away the things you loved

         F                       C
And one of them was me

                    G (½)                       F (2)
I had some dreams they were clouds in my coffee, clouds in my coffee, and

Chorus

Instrumental Verse (sing last line):

                    G
(½)                       F (2)
I had some dreams they were clouds in my coffee, clouds in my coffee, and


Chorus

          Am
(2)  

Well, I hear you went up to Saratoga

         F                           Am
And your horse naturally won

                Am (2)  
Then you flew your Lear jet up to Nova Scotia

                  F                          Am
To see the total eclipse of the sun

                       F (½)         G (½)     C (½)       (Am) (½)
Well, you're where you should be all the time

         F                                 C
And when you're not, you're with
                             G
(½)         F (2)

Some underworld spy or the wife of a close friend, wife of a close friend, and

Chorus

/ C - - - / - - - - / Dm7 - - - / C - - - /
 

C (2)
   You're so vain

         Dm7                                 C
You probably think this song is about you
C
(2)
   You're so vain

         Dm7                                 C
You probably think this song is about you

 

/ C - - - / - - - - / Dm7 - - - / G (hold) /

 

 

Note:  Original recording fades out.  I made this ending up.


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.