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I Started a Joke (Fingerstyle) - Assaf Levavy

 Standard Tuning - 2/4 Time
 Arranged By Assaf Levavy
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Intro: (free style)
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Example:

   D        F#m            G         A
    _   _     _ _ _   _     _   _     _   _
   | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | |   | | | |
e|-----2---|-------------|---------|---------|
B|-------3-|---------2---|-----0---|-----2---|
G|---2-----|-----2-------|-------0-|-------2-| (2x)
D|-0-------|---4-------4-|---0-----|---2-----|
A|---------|-------------|---------|-0-------|
E|---------|-2-----2-----|-3-------|---------|


Verse:
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   D           F#m       G           A
    _   _ _     _   _     _   _ _     _   _
   | | | | |   | | | |   | | | | |   | | | |
e|-5---2-3-5-|-2-------|-------0-2-|-3---5---|
B|-3---------|-2-------|---0-3-----|-2-------|
G|-2---------|-2-------|-----------|-2-------|
D|-0---------|---------|-----------|---------|
A|-----------|---------|-----------|-0-------|
E|-----------|-2-------|-3---------|---------|
1. I started a joke which started the whole world
2. I started to cry which started the whole world

   D         F#m       G         A
    _   _     _   _     _   _     _   _
   | | | |   | | | |   | | | |   | | | |
e|-2---5---|-2-------|-3-------|-------0-|
B|-3-------|-2-------|-0---0-3-|-2---3---|
G|-2-------|-2-------|-0-------|-2-------|
D|-0-------|-4-------|-0-------|---------|
A|---------|-4-------|-2-------|-0-------|
E|---------|-2-------|-3-------|---------|
1. crying                   But I didn't
2. laughing               Oh If I'd only 

   D         F#m       G         A
    _   _     _   _     _   _     _   _
   | | | |   | | | |   | | | |   | | | |
e|---------|-2-------|-3-------|-------0-|
B|---------|-2-------|-0---0-3-|-2---3---|
G|-2-------|-2-------|-0-------|-2-------|
D|-0-------|-4-------|-0-------|---------|
A|---------|-4-------|-2-------|-0-------|
E|---------|-2-------|-3-------|---------|
1. see                 That the joke was on
2. seen                That the joke was on

   D         F#m       G         A
    _   _     _   _     _   _     _   _
   | | | |   | | | |   | | | |   | | | |
e|-2-------|-2-------|-3-------|-------0-|
B|-3-------|-2-------|-0---0-3-|-2---3---|
G|-2-------|-2-------|-0-------|-2-------|
D|-0-------|-4-------|-0-------|---------|
A|---------|-4-------|-2-------|-0-------|
E|---------|-2-------|-3-------|---------|
1. me                         ...to 2nd Verse

   D         D
    _   _     _   _
   | | | |   | | | |
e|-2-------|---------|
B|-3-------|---------|
G|-2-------|---------|
D|-0-------|---------|
A|---------|---------|
E|---------|---------|
2. me         ...to Chorus


Chorus:
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   Bm             F#m
          _               __
    |    | |  |    |     |  | |
e|-10--|-7-9-10-|--9--|-------9-|
B|--7--|--------|-10--|-10-12---|
G|--7--|--------|-11--|---------|
D|--7--|--------|-----|---------|
A|-----|--------|--9--|---------|
E|-----|--------|-----|---------|
 I looked at the skies running my 

    G             D
          __             _
    |    |  | |   |     | | |
e|--7--|------7-|-5---|-3-5-2-|
B|--8--|-8-10---|-7---|-------|
G|--7--|--------|-7---|-------|
D|-----|--------|-----|-------|
A|-10--|--------|-5---|-------|
E|-----|--------|-----|-------|
 hands over  my eyes      and

   F#m           Bm    Bm/A
          _               _
    |    | | |   |     | | |
e|--5--|-2-3-5-|-2---|---0-2-|
B|--2--|-------|-3---|-3-----|
G|--2--|-------|-4---|-4-----|
D|-----|-------|-----|-------|
A|-----|-------|-2---|-0-----|
E|--2--|-------|-----|-------|
   I fell out of bed hurting my

   Em7   Em      A     A
            _
   | |   | | |   |     |
e|-----|-------|-----|-------|
B|-3-0-|-0-2-3-|-----|-------|
G|-0---|-0-----|-2---|-------|
D|-----|-------|-2---|-------|
A|-----|-------|-0---|-------|
E|-0---|-0-----|-----|-------|
 head from things that I said.


Verse 3,  Chorus,  Verse 4,  Fade out ...


*:·..·:*¨¨*:·..·:*¨¨*:·..·:*


Lyrics and Chords:
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Verse 1
------

D            F#m   G
I started a joke
                  A          D      F#m   G
Which started the whole world crying
    A         D   F#m   G
But I didn't see
          A         D   F#m  G  A
That the joke was on me, oh no


Verse 2:
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D            F#m   G
I started to cry
                  A          D      F#m   G
Which started the whole world laughing
    A         D   F#m   G
Oh If I'd only seen 
          A         D   '
that the joke was on me


Chorus:
------

Bm       '       F#m
I looked at the skies
   '         G      '     D    '
Running my hands over my eyes
    F#m      '     Bm
And I fell out of bed
Bm/A      Em7
Hurting my head
              Em     A     '
From things that I'd said


Verse 3:
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D            F#m   G
Till I finally died
                  A          D      F#m   G
which started the whole world living
    A         D   F#m   G
Oh if I'd only seen
          A         D   '
that the joke was on me


Chorus:
------

Bm       '       F#m
I looked at the skies
   '         G      '     D    '
Running my hands over my eyes
    F#m      '     Bm
And I fell out of bed
Bm/A      Em7
Hurting my head
              Em     A     '
From things that I'd said


Verse 4:
-------

D            F#m   G
Till I finally died
                  A          D      F#m   G
which started the whole world living
    A         D   F#m   G
Oh if I'd only seen that the joke was on me
          A         D   F#m  G  A
Oh no that the joke was on me
D   F#m  G  A       D   F#m  G  A
Ooooh
        
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I Started a Joke (Fingerstyle) - Assaf Levavy




I Started a Joke (Fingerstyle) - Assaf Levavy
Adder: Bill Charrette [ willc ]
Date: 1/27/2021
Audio: Assaf Levavy’s Tutorial
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Genre: Pop
 
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I Started a Joke (Fingerstyle)

Please visit Assaf Levavy’s Tutorial for the original tab, full lesson, audio file and complete breakdown of this arrangement.

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I Started a Joke (Fingerstyle) - Assaf Levavy
I Started a Joke (Fingerstyle)

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"I Started a Joke" is a song by the Bee Gees from their 1968 album Idea, which was released as a single in December of that year. It was not released as a single in the United Kingdom, where buyers who could not afford the album had to content themselves with a Polydor version by Heath Hampstead.

Audio: I Started a Joke - Bee Gees (Capo 5th fret using the above chords)

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