I Hope That I Don't Fall In Love With You
Tom Waits (1973)

          
  A|---------M------     2 Beat FP Pattern
4 E|-----I---M---I--     - Middle Finger plucks upwards
4 C|-T--------------       and catches 2 strings)
  G|----------------
     1   &   2   &

Intro
| [D]  [G]   | [A]   | [A]
| [D]  [G]   | [A]   | [A]

Well, I | [D] hope that I don't [G] fall in love with | [A] you | [A]
'Cause | [D] falling in [G] love just makes me | [A] blue, | [A]
Well the | [G] music plays and [D] you display
Your | [Em] heart for me to [D] see,
I | [G] had a beer and [D] now I hear
You | [Em] calling out for [A] me | [1/2A] | [A] |
And I | [D] hope that I don't [G↓] fall in [A↓] love with | [D] you. | [D]

Well, the [D] room is crowded, there's [G] people every- [A] where [A]
And I [D] wonder, should I [G] offer you a [A] chair? [A]
Well, if [G] you sit down with [D] this old clown,
I'll [Em] take that frown and [D] break it,
Be- [G] fore the evening's [D] gone away,
I [Em] think that we could [A] make it, [A]
And I [D] hope that I don't [G↓] fall in [A↓] love with [D] you. [D]

I can [D] see that you are [G] lonesome just like [A] me, [A]
and it [D] being late, you'd [G] like some compa- [A] ny, [A]
Well [G] I've had two, I [D] look at you,
And [Em] you look back at [D] me,
The [G] guy you're with has [D] up and split,
The [Em] chair next to you is [A] free, [A]
And I [D] hope that you don't [G↓] fall in [A↓] love with [D] me. [D]

Solo (Sing melody with La la la...)
| [D]  [G]   | [A]   | [A]
| [D]  [G]   | [A]   | [A]
| [G]  [D]   | [Em] [D]
| [G]  [D]   | [Em] [A] | [A]...
| [D]  [G↓] [A↓] | [D] | [D]

Now the [D] night does funny [G] things inside a [A] man [A]
These old [D] tomcat feelings [G] you don't under- [A] stand [A]
I [G] turn around and [D] look at you, you [Em] light a cigar- [D] ette
I [G] wish I had the [D] guts to bum one, [Em] but we've never [A] met [A]
And I [D] hope that I don't [G↓] fall in [A↓] love with [D] you. [D]

Now it's [D] closing time, the [G] music's fading [A] out [A]
Last [D] call for drinks I'll [G] have another [A] stout [A]
I [G] turn around and [D] look at you, you're [Em] nowhere to be [D] found
I [G] search the place for [D] your lost face,
I [Em] guess I'll have another [A] round
And I [D] think that I just [G] fell in [A] love with [D] you [D]


#Play along with original in this key.
#Good fingerpicking song with plenty of suspended chord decoration opportunities (not in chart).
#Last Updated 9-02-18 JJ
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