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............................... Fakin' It .................................

Copyright  1967 Paul Simon

From Welcome in Holland, Amsterdam 1970.

Transcribed by John McGann.

% indicates a repeat of the previous measure.


Capo 3rd fret  (see tuning info on main page)

      C7
e:||----------------|----------------||
B:||-----1----------|----------------||
G:||-----3---strum--|----------------||
D:||-----2----------|--------1p0-----||
A:||--3--3----------|-----1----------||
E:||----------------|--3----------1--||

     (main riff)  repeat 3-4 X at beginning


Section A:

     C7                C7
e:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B:|------1----------|-----------------|------1----------|-----------------|
G:|------3---strum--|--3-----strum----|------3---strum--|-----------------|
D:|------2----------|--2--------------|------2----------|--------1p0------|
A:|--3---3----------|-----------------|--3---3----------|-----1-----------|
E:|-----------------|--3--------------|-----------------|--3----------1---|

         When  she    goes       she's  gone


     F                 Cmaj7             F                 E              @
e:|--1--------------|--0--------------|--1--------------|--0--------------|
B:|--1--------------|--0--------------|--1--------------|--0--------------|
G:|--2-----strum----|--0-----strum----|--2-----strum----|--1-----strum----|
D:|--3--------------|--2--------------|--3--------------|--2--------------|
A:|--3--------------|--3--------------|--3--------------|--2--------------|
E:|--1--------------|-----------------|--1--------------|--0--------------|

          If she      stays                   she stays    here


     A                 A                 A                 A
e:|--0--------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B:|--2--------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G:|--2-----strum----|------strum------|------strum------|------strum------|
D:|--2--------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A:|--0--------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

                                                                      The

Section B:

     D                 A                 A                 D7
e:|--2--------------|--0--------------|-----------------|--2--------------|
B:|--3--------------|--2--------------|-----------------|--1--------------|
G:|--2-----strum----|--2-----strum----|------strum------|--2-----strum----|
D:|--0--------------|--2--------------|-----------------|--0--------------|
A:|-----------------|--0--------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

    girl does what she wants to do                       She knows what she


     F                  F    Em   Dm
e:|--1--------------|---1----0----1---|
B:|--1--------------|---1----0----3---|
G:|--2-----strum----|---2----0----2---|
D:|--3--------------|---3----2----0---|
A:|--3--------------|---3----2----0---|
E:|--1--------------|---1----0--------|

    wants to do  and    I   know  I'm


Chorus:

     C                C   Dm        Em   F                 F     Em   Dm  *
e:|--0--------------|---------------0-|-----1-1---------|--1-----0----1---|
B:|--1--------------|-1-1-3---------0-|-----1-1---------|--1-----0----3---|
G:|--0-----strum----|-0-0-2--strum--0-|-----2-2--strum--|--2-----0----2---|
D:|--2--------------|-2-2-3---------2-|-----3-3---------|--3-----2----0---|
A:|--3--------------|-3-3-0---------2-|-----3-3---------|--3-----2----0---|
E:|-----------------|---------------0-|--1--1-1---------|--1-----0--------|

    fakin' it                                       I'm   not   real  ly


     C                 C7
e:|--0--------------|-----------------|
B:|--1--------------|--1--------------|
G:|--0-----strum----|--3-----strum----|   --> play main riff 2-3 X
D:|--2--------------|--2--------------|
A:|--3--------------|--3--------------|
E:|-----------------|-----------------|

     makin'            it


     C7                C7/G              C7
e:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B:|-----1-----------|--1--------------|-----1-----------|-----------------|
G:|-----3--strum----|--3-----strum----|-----3--strum----|-----------------|
D:|-----2-----------|--2--------------|-----2-----------|--------1p0------|
A:|--3--------------|-----------------|--3--3-----------|-----1-----------|
E:|-----------------|--3--------------|-----------------|--3----------1---|

       I'm such  a    dubious           soul


     F                C       G          F                 E7
e:|--1--------------|-----------------|--1--------------|-----------------|
B:|--1--------------|-1-------0-------|--1--------------|--0--------------|
G:|--2-----strum----|-0-strum-0-strum-|--2-----strum----|--1-----strum----|
D:|--3--------------|-2-------0-------|--3--------------|--0--------------|
A:|--3--------------|-3---------------|--3--------------|--2--------------|
E:|--1--------------|---------3-------|--1--------------|--0--------------|

           and  a    walk      in the   gar     -   den            it just


     A      A/G#       A/F#              A         D/A     A
e:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------5------|
B:|-----------------|-------2-------2-|----2----2--3----|--2-------2--0-0-|
G:|--2-strum--2-2---|-------2-strum---|----2----2--2----|--2-strum----0-0-|
D:|--2--------2-2---|-------2---------|----2----2--4----|--2----------0-0-|
A:|--0--------------|-------0---------|--0-0------------|--0----------0-0-|
E:|---------4-------|--2--2-----------|-------0---------|-----------------|

    wears   me down


For "Tangled in the fallen vines..." verse play section B with chorus.

Then jump back to section A, then B with chorus for the "Is there any
	danger..." verse.  This time through, jump from * to tab below:


* jump (play 2-3X):

     C                 C    Dm      Em   F                 F    Em   Dm
e:||-0--------------|---------------0-|----1-1----------|--1----0----1---||
B:||-1--------------|--1-1--3-------0-|----1-1----------|--1----0----3---||
G:||-0-----strum----|--0-0--2-strum-0-|----2-2--strum---|--2----0----2---||
D:||-2--------------|--2-2--3-------2-|----3-3----------|--3----2----0---||
A:||-3--------------|--3-3--0-------2-|----3-3----------|--3----2--------||
E:||----------------|---------------0-|--1-1-1----------|--1----0--------||

    makin' it                                     this    fee  ling  of
    fakin' it                                       I     still haven't


     C7
e:|-----------------|-----------------|
B:|--1--------------|-----------------|
G:|--3-----strum----|-----------------|
D:|--2--------------|--------1p0------|
A:|--3--------------|-----1-----------|
E:|-----------------|--3----------1---|

    shaken       it


Now the "Prior to this lifetime" verse begins at section A.  This time
	through, jump from @ to tab below:

@ jump:

     A
e:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B:|-----2----2------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G:|--------------2--|-------%---------|-------%---------|--------%--------|
D:|-----2------2----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A:|--0--------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E:|--------0--------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

    Look at me                                                     well I


     D                 A                                   D7
e:|-----------------|----0-------0----|----0-------0----|------2--------2-|
B:|-------3---------|--------2------2-|--------2------0-|-----------1-----|
G:|-----2-------2---|------2------2---|------2------0---|----2--------2---|
D:|--0-------0------|-----------------|-----------------|--0------0-------|
A:|-----------------|--0--------------|--0--------------|-----------------|
E:|-----------------|----------0------|----------0------|-----------------|

    own the tailor's  face and hands                      I am the tailor's


     F                 F     Em    Dm    F    Em    Dm
e:|--1--------------|--1-----0--------|-----------------|
B:|--1--------------|--1-----0-----3--|-----------------|
G:|--2-----strum----|--2-----0-----2--|-------%---------|
D:|--3--------------|--3-----2-----3--|-----------------|
A:|--3--------------|--3-----2--------|-----------------|
E:|--1--------------|--1-----0--------|-----------------|

    face and hands                       I   know   I'm


Now return to the chorus, taking the * jump and finish by playing the main
	riff 2-3 X.


Lyrics:

When she goes, she's gone.
If she stays, she stays here.
The girl knows what she wants to do.
She knows what she wants to do,
And I know I'm fakin' it.
I'm not really makin' it.

I'm such a dubious soul,
And a walk in the garden, 
it just wears me down.
Tangled in the fallen vines,
Pickin' up the punch lines,
I've just been fakin' it,
I'm not really makin' it.

Is there any danger?
No, no, not really,
Just lean on me.
Take the time to treat your friendly neighbors honestly.
I've just been fakin' it.
I'm not really makin' it.
This feelin' of fakin' it,
I still haven't shaken it.

Prior to this lifetime,
I surely was a tailor, look at me.
I own the tailor's face and hands.
I am the tailor's face and hands,
And I know I'm fakin' it.
I'm not really makin' it.
This feelin' of fakin' it,
I still haven't shaken it.