Harry Chapin - Poor Damned Fool Guitar Chords

Harry Chapin

folk, folk rock, mellow gold, singer-songwriter

Chords: C, F, Dm, G, Am, Em, D, Bb, G/B, Eb, C7, Dm7, Gsus4, G7
Open: C F C (x2)

         Dm
You're a livin' walkin' dream
           G
You're the best I've ever seen,
          C          F C
Oh God I wanted you.
            Dm
I've often dreamed what I would do,
            G
If I could give myself to you,
          C         F C     
Oh God I wanted to.
            Am
But up 'til now you've not been free to be
Em
Foolin' around with the likes of me.
           D                       Bb
But it's changed now, though it's strange how,
                    G
He's the one that arranged it now.

            C    G      Am
But he's a poor damned fool
          Dm               G  
'Cause he went and let you go now.
        C    G     Am
Just a poor damned fool.
    Dm             G
He never will know now.
C        G/B   Am
Maybe someday he'll be sad.
F                 Dm
I say that that's too bad,
   C     G/B      Am
He never knew how much he had.
     F     G      C      F C
I'm glad I got you now.

         Dm
Yes I've had my ups and downs
               G
As I've been ramblin' around
              C      F C
And I'll be candid.
        Dm
I could not believe my eyes
       G    
When I finally realized
                C       F C
Just what that man did.
  
          Am
Yes I've heard 'bout finders keepers
         Em
And how losers are the weepers,
      D                 Bb
It's ok,I know it's my lucky day
         G
Still I just got to say. ..

             C    G      Am
That he's a poor damned fool
          Dm               G
'Cause he went and let you go now.
        C    G     Am
Just a poor damned fool.
   Dm              G
He never will know now.
 C     G/B     Am
Maybe someday he'll be sad.
F           Dm
I say that that's too bad,
    C    G/B      Am
He never knew how much he had.
     F     G       C     F C
I'm glad I got you now.

   Bb           
Oh how I'd love to hear you say
        Eb
You're glad that it worked out this way
     C7              
And you'll forget about yesterday
            F
'Cause you feel so good.
                Dm7
It's worked out real good.
           Gsus4 G  Gsus4  G
You make me feel so good.

[Solo]
Dm-G-C-F-C
Am-Em-Dm-G

          Dm        
I've been tryin' to find a way to cope
      G
With grasping straws And fallen hopes.
         C           F C
But he's made a way

        Dm    
And now his misfortune is my gain.
  G 
Though for now it gives you pain
       C         F C
It'll fade away
           Am
And you'll find that as the years roll by
     Em
The memories of the time you cried
         D
Will be laid away
             Bb          G
Yes, they'll fade away, fade away

                        C    G     Am
And you'll forget that poor damned fool
          Dm               G
'Cause he went and let you go now.
        C    G      Am
Just a poor damned fool.
   Dm              G
He never will know now.
 C     G/B     Am
Maybe someday he'll be sad.
F           Dm
I say that that's too bad
    C    G/B      Am
He never knew how much he had.
     F     G        C    F C
I'm glad I got you now.
         Dm    G7   C    F C (let C ring)
He was a poor damn fool.

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