Styx - Fooling Yourself Chords & Tabs

 

Fooling Yourself Chords & Tabs

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FOOLING YOURSELF - STYX
Written by Tommy Shaw


Intro fig 1:

--0-2-3-2-3-5-3-2-3-2-0-|--0-2-3-2-3-5-3-2-0-----|
3-----------------------|3-------------------3-2-|
------------------------|------------------------|
-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|
------------------------|------------------------|
------------------------|------------------------|
with other acoustic guitar strumming D like a mad dog.


Repeat, then fig 2:

---5-3--------------------------|
---5-3----5-5-3-----------------|
---6-4----6-6-4----6-4----------|
----------7-7-5----7-5---7-7-5--|
-------------------7-5---7-7-5--|
-------------------------5-5-3--|
With G strumming on the quarter notes underneath.

Repeat figure 1, then figure 2

then figure 3:

2-3-5-7-5-353-2---0-|2-3-5-7-5-353-2---0-|
----------------3---|----------------3---|
--------------------|--------------------|
--------------------|--------------------|
--------------------|--------------------|
--------------------|--------------------|
while the guitar 2 does:

2-3-5-7-5-3---2-----|2-3-5-7-5-3---2-----|
3-3-5-8-5-3---3-3-5-|3-3-5-8-5-3---3-3-5-|
2-4-6-7-6-4---2-4-6-|2-4-6-7-6-4---2-4-6-|
----------------5-7-|----------------5-7-|
--------------------|--------------------|
--------------------|--------------------|
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/s/styx/fooling_yourself_tab.html ]
The little synthesizer fill that follows each
repetition of the above:

--3----3----|-5--------|
---3--------|--875-----|
----4-4-----|-----7646-|
0----5------|----------|
------------|----------|
------------|----------|

While the acoustic strums these chords:

-0----------|-0--------|
-3----------|-5--------|
-4----------|-6--------|
-5----------|-7--------|
-5----------|-7--------|
-3----------|-5--------|


Then figure 1 twice, figure 2 twice,
slowing and ending with a G and hold......

then begin the song:

play this (figure 4) three times:

2--2-2-0-3---|0--0-0-2----0|
3--3-3-1-0---|1--1-1-3----1|
2--2-2-0-0---|0--0-0-2----0|    relax,
0--0-0-0-0---|0--0-0-0----0|    take it easy.
-------------|-------------|
-------------|-------------|

then this to end the figure:

2--2-2-0-3---|7--0--2----|
3--3-3-1-0---|8--1--3----|
2--2-2-0-0---|7--0--2----|
0--0-0-0-0---|0--0--0----|
-------------|-----------|
-------------|-----------|

JY plays this little harmonic thing over the
fourth and sixth measures of figure 4 (above):

-------------------|
---------(7)-------|
------(5)---(7)----|    (let ring)
---------------(7)-|
-------------------|
-------------------|

Then, the rest of the song is basically just
straight strumming of the chords.

I'm not tabbing out the middle instrumental
portion, because is repeats a great deal of
the intro, and has a wicked synth solo that
I'm intimidated by. Do what I do - just wing it!

Chords:
D-xx0232
C/Dbass-000553
B- -000331
C/B-bass - 012010
D/Abass-x00232
G/Abass-300033
Em7/Abass-000000 
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