Dan Mangan - Fool For Waiting Guitar Chords

Dan Mangan

canadian folk, canadian indie, deep new americana, vancouver indie

Song versions: 1 2
Chords: C/G, G, D/F#, Em, C, D
Note: This song is obviously played on the piano so the chording can be tricky to make it match exactly.
Any variation of the chords will work, but I always try to get as many strings involved to have it mirror the
fullness of the piano.

[Verse 1]
  C/G                      G
I can’t tell you what it means
              D/F#             Em
When you are here, I am at ease
  C/G                            G
I don’t blame you when you’re gone
         D/F#             Em
For the sadness in my song

C/G                         G
  That weight is mine alone, that shadow is my own
D/F#                     Em
    The coast is never clear
C/G                          G
  I’ll wait for morning though, you will arrive
           D/F#                   Em
  So we can watch that shadow disappear

[Chorus]
       C         G                D          G
If you try to be with me, I will try to get by
               C        Em
Some say I’m a fool for waiting
                      G            C
They don’t know, this fool doesn’t mind

              G          C
They tell me “Give it up”
                 G        Em
But I won’t ever give it up

[Verse 2]
 C/G                          G
Because when the night does fade
      D/F#                 Em
I’m alive in the strangest way
     C/G                  G
Those first few cracks of dawn
      D/F#                   Em
Are a taste of what’s to come

    C/G           G                      D/F#
And yes I hum and haw about nothing at all
              Em
I get lost in fear
  C/G                     G                          D/F#
But no thief or act of god could take this grin I’ve got
                   Em
I know you will be here

[Chorus]
       C         G                D           G
If you try to be with me, I will try to get by
               C        Em
Some say I’m a fool for waiting
                      G            C
They don’t know, this fool doesn’t mind

              G          C
They tell me “Give it up”
                 G        Em
But I won’t ever give it up

[Bridge]
Ah, they tell me…
C
  So what she’s in your head?
D
  She’s gonna leave again?
Em
  What’s gonna happen then?
G
  She’s just enabling
C
  And there is truth to that
D
  But I ain’t holding back
Em            G
  If you try, try, try

[Chorus]
C               G                D             G
 If you try to be with me, I will try to get by
               C        Em
Some say I’m a fool for waiting
                      G            C
They don’t know, this fool doesn’t mind

C               G                D            G
 If you try to be with me, I will try to get by
               C        Em
Some say I’m a fool for waiting
                      G            C
They don’t know, this fool doesn’t mind

              G          Em
They tell me “Give it up”
                 G        C
But I won’t ever give it up
              G          C
They tell me “Give it up”
                 G        C
But I won’t ever give it up

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