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I Am... I Said - Neil Diamond

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Introduction: 
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    _   _   _   _     _   _   _   _ 
   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |
e|-----0-----------|-----0-------2---|
B|-----2---3-------|-----2---3---3---|
G|---------4-------|---------4-------|
D|---2-------------|---2-------------| (2 times)
A|-0---------------|-0---------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|


Suggested Picking Pattern:
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   A           (Asus4)     A           (Asus4)
          _     _   _             _     _   _   
   | | | | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | | | | |
e|-----0---0---------0---|-----0---0---------0---|
B|-----2---------3-------|-----2---------3-------|
G|-------------2---------|-------------2---------|
D|---2-------2---------2-|---2-------2---------2-|
A|-0-----0---------0-----|-0-----0---------0-----|
E|-----------------------|-----------------------|

   D            (Dsus4)    D           (Dsus4)
          _     _   _             _     _   _   
   | | | | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | | | | |
e|-----2---2---------3---|-----2---2---------3---|
B|-----3---------3-------|-----3---------3-------|
G|---2---------2-------2-|---2---------2-------2-|
D|-0---------0-----------|-0---------0-----------|
A|-------0---------0-----|-------0---------0-----|
E|-----------------------|-----------------------|

   E                       E           (E7)
          _     _   _             _     _   _   
   | | | | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | | | | |
e|-----0---0---------0---|-----0---0---------0---|
B|-----0---------0-------|-----0---------3-------|
G|-------------1---------|-------------1---------|
D|-----------2---------2-|-----------2---------2-|
A|---2-------------2-----|---2-------------2-----|
E|-0-----0---------------|-0-----0---------------|


A (played 1 time)


A                                  A
L.A. is fine, sunshine most of the time
        D                          D
And the feeling is laid back
E
Palm trees grow and the rents are low
E 
But you know I keep thinking about
A                    A
Making my way back


          A                               A
Well, I'm New York City born and raised
                                   D      D
But nowadays, I'm lost between two shores
E
L.A. is fine, but it ain't home
E                                  A      A
New York's home but it ain't mine no more


Chorus:
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         A           A         D          D
I am, I said,     to no one there
    D                     [f#  e      d]  A (hold)
And no one heard at all, not even the chair
         A           A         D          D
I am, I cried,    I am,   said I 
    D                     [f#  e      d]  A
And I am lost,  and I    can't even say  why
[c#  b    a  ]   E (hold)      Intro. (2 times)
Leavin'   me     lonely still


Did you ever read about a frog who dreamed of being a king
And then became one
Well, except for the names and a few other changes
If you talk about me, the story's the same one

But I got an emptiness deep inside
And I've tried but it won't let me go
And I'm not a man who likes to swear
But I've never cared for the sound of being alone


Chorus:
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         A           A         D          D
I am, I said,     to no one there
    D                     [f#  e      d]  A (hold)
And no one heard at all, not even the chair
         A           A         D          D
I am, I cried,    I am,   said I 
    D                     [f#  e      d]  A
And I am lost,  and I    can't even say  why


         A           A         D          D
I am, I said,     to no one there

I Am . . . .(fade out)
        
 
 

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I Am... I Said - Neil Diamond




I Am... I Said - Neil Diamond
Adder: Bill Charrette [ willc ]
Date: 3/23/2016
Updated: 6/27/2019
Audio: willc's Music Library
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Genre: Rock
 
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I Am... I Said - Neil Diamond
I Am... I Said

"I Am... I Said" is a song written and recorded by Neil Diamond. Released as a single on March 15, 1971, it was quite successful, at first slowly climbing the charts, then more quickly rising to number 4 on the U.S. pop singles chart by May 1971. It fared similarly across the Atlantic, reaching number 4 on the UK pop singles chart as well.

"I Am... I Said" took Diamond four months to compose. One of his most intensely personal efforts, it depicts the singer lost between two worlds

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