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    Poor Little Fool

    by Sharon Sheeley, as performed by Ricky Nelson

     

    Chord Guide

           32 1

    C:    x32010

           231

    Am:  x02210

          134211

    F:    133211

          3    4

    G:    3x0003

     

                >       >

            B   D   D U D U     w/swing feel

    Strum:  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

     

     

    / C - - - / Am - - - / F - - - / G - - - / x2

     

      C                     Am                           F                     G

    I used to play around with hearts that hastened at my call,

             C                     Am            F                     G

    But when I met that little girl I knew that I would fall.

     

    Chorus:

                     C          Am    F              G          C    Am    G

    Poor little fool, oh yeah,       I was a fool, uh-huh

     

              C                      Am                        F                  G

    She'd play around and tease me with her carefree devil eyes,

          C                 Am              F                 G

    She'd hold me close and kiss me but her heart was full of lies.

     

    Chorus

     

             C                      Am                      F                     G

    She told me how she cared for me and that we'd never part,

             C                   Am           F                     G

    And so for the very first time I gave away my heart.

     

    Chorus

     

            C                        Am               F                      G

    The next day she was gone and I knew she'd lied to me,

            C                     Am                    F               G

    She left me with a broken heart and won her victory.

     

    Chorus

     

                   C                            Am                       F                        G

    Well I'd played this game with other hearts but I never thought I'd see,

             C                      Am                             F                         G

    The day that someone else would play love's foolish game with me.

     

    Chorus

     

    Final Chorus:

                     C          Am  F             G          C    F

    Poor little fool, oh yeah,    I was a fool, uh-huh

     

    / C - - - / - - - (hold 3rd beat) /


    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.