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Killing Me Softly with His Song (Fingerstyle) - Nicola Mandorino (1)
 Standard Tuning - 4/4 Time
 Arranged By Nicola Mandorino
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Verse:
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   Am            D7          G             C
      _     _       _           _     _       _
   | | | | | |   | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | |
e|-----------0-|-----------|-----0-------|-----------|
B|-----0h1-3---|---3-----3-|-------3-1-0-|---1-------|
G|-----2-------|-----2-----|---0---------|-----0-----|
D|---2---------|-0---------|-------------|-----------|
A|-0-----------|-----------|-------------|-3-------2-|
E|-------------|-----------|-3-----------|-----------|
 I heard he sang the good song.
                            I heard he had a style.

   Am            D7          Em
      _     _       _             _   _       _
   | | | | | |   | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | |
e|-----------0-|-----0---2-|-3-2---0---0-|---------|
B|-----0h1-3---|---3-------|-0-------3---|-----3---|
G|-----2-------|-----------|-0-----------|---0-----|
D|---2---------|-0---------|-------------|---------|
A|-0-----------|-----------|-------------|---------|
E|-------------|-----------|-0-----------|-0-------|
 And so I came to see him, and listen for a while.

   Am            D7          G             B7
      _     _       _           _     _       _   _ 
   | | | | | |   | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|-----3-0-----|-----------|-------------|-----0---2---|
B|-------1-1-0-|-----0---1-|-----3-3-3s4-|---4---------|
G|---2---2-----|---2-----2-|-------0-----|-------------|
D|-------------|-0---------|---0---------|-------------|
A|-0-----------|-----------|-------------|-2-----------|
E|-------------|-----------|-3-----------|-------------|
 And there he was a young boy a stranger to my eyes.


Chorus:
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   Em                Am        D7                G
    _   _   _   _               _   _   _   _
   | | | | | | | |   | | | |   | | | | | | | |   | | | |
e|-3-3-3-3---0-----|---------|-2-2-2-2---------|---------|
B|-0-----------0-3-|---1-----|-1---------3---0-|---------|
G|-0---------------|-----0---|-2-----------2---|---0---0-|
D|-----------------|-------2-|-0---------------|---------|
A|-----------------|-0-------|-----------------|---------|
E|-0---------------|---------|-----------------|-3---2---|
 Strumming my pain with his fingers.
                              Singing my life with his words.

   Em            A7                  D
    _   _   _   _           _   _           _
   | | | | | | | |   | |   | | | |   | | | | |
e|-----------0-3-2-|---0-4s5-5-5-3-|---2-----2-|
B|-0-0-0-0-------2-|---------------|---3---3---|
G|-0-------------0-|---------------|---2-------|
D|-----------------|---------------|---0-------|
A|---------------0-|---------------|-----------|
E|-0---------------|---------------|-----------|
 Killing me softly with his song.
                          Killing me softly with his song.

   C             G           C
        _   _           _         _
   | | | | | |   | | | | |   | | | | |
e|---0-0-0-3-0-|-----------|-----------|
B|---3---------|---3-----3-|---1-1-1-0-|
G|---0---------|-------0---|-----0-----|
D|-------------|-----------|-----2-----|
A|---3---------|-----------|-3---------|
E|-------------|-3---------|-----------|
        Telling my whole life with his words.
   F                   E

   | | | |   | | | |   | | | |   | | | |
e|---------|---------|---------|-0-------|
B|-0-------|-------0-|---------|-0-------|
G|---2-2---|---2-2---|-------1-|---------|
D|---------|---3-----|-----2---|---------|
A|-------3-|---------|---2-----|---------|
E|-1-------|-1-------|-0-------|---------|
 Killing me softly,  with his song.


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Lyrics and Chords:
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Chorus:
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 Em                       Am
Strumming my pain with his fingers.
D7                       G
Singing my life with his words.
 Em                      A7
Killing me softly with his song.
                 D        C
Killing me softly with his song.
           G               C
Telling my whole life with his words.
            F                 E
Killing me softly,  with his song.

 
Verse 1:
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Am         D7
I heard he sang the good song.
G          C
I heard he had a style.
Am         D7
And so I came to see him,
    Em                '
and listen for a while.
Am           D7
And there he was a young boy
G          B7
a stranger to my eyes.
 
 
Chorus:
------

 Em                       Am
Strumming my pain with his fingers.
D7                       G
Singing my life with his words.
 Em                      Am
Killing me softly with his song.
                 D        C
Killing me softly with his song.
           G               C
Telling my whole life with his words.
            F                 E
Killing me softly,  with his song.
 
 
Verse 2:
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Am         D7
I felt all flushed with fever
G          C
embarrassed by the crowd.
Am         D7
I felt he found my letters
    Em                '
and read each one out loud.
Am           D7
I prayed that he would finish
G          B7
but he just kept right on.
 
 
Chorus:
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 Em                       Am
Strumming my pain with his fingers.
D7                       G
Singing my life with his words.
 Em                      Am
Killing me softly with his song.
                 D        C
Killing me softly with his song.
           G               C
Telling my whole life with his words.
            F                 E
Killing me softly,  with his song.
 
 
Chorus:
------

 Em                       Am
Strumming my pain with his fingers.
D7                       G
Singing my life with his words.
 Em                      Am
Killing me softly with his song.
                 D        C
Killing me softly with his song.
           G               C
Telling my whole life with his words.
            F                 E
Killing me softly,  with his song.
        
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Killing Me Softly with His Song (Fingerstyle) - Nicola Mandorino

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

The Tab file here is my own work and represents my interpretation of the song. Tab files with reference to any artist are not meant to be actual transcriptions of copyrighted material. All rights belong to the copyright holders.

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Killing Me Softly with His Song (Fingerstyle) - Nicola Mandorino
Killing Me Softly with His Song (Fingerstyle)

This version of the song is arranged by: Nicola Mandorino.

At https://www.guitarnick.com you will find lots of guitar lessons and full songs with tabs, sheet music, backing tracks, chords and tutorials, for beginners or advanced guitarists.

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"Killing Me Softly with His Song" is a song composed by Charles Fox with lyrics by Norman Gimbel. In 1973 it became a number-one hit in the United States, Australia and Canada for Roberta Flack, also reaching number six in the UK Singles Chart. In 1996, Fugees recorded the song with Lauryn Hill on lead vocals, their version became a number-one hit in twenty countries.

Roberta Flack's Video: Killing Me Softly with His Song

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Adder: Bill Charrette [ willc ]
Date: 5/8/2021
Audio: Nicola Mandorino’s Tutorial
Rated: (1)
Views: 101
MyTab: 63 downloads
Genre: Pop