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.......................... Song for the Asking ............................

Copyright  1970 Paul Simon

From Paris concert, 1970.

Transcribed by John McGann.

% indicates a repeat of the previous measure.


No capo    (see tuning info on main page)

    C                     (G)            C
e:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B:|-----(5)---------|--5---------3----|----------4-bend-|-----------------|
G:|-----------------|---------------0-|-----------------|-----------------|
D:|-3s5--------3s5--|----5s3--3-------|--0--------------|-----------------|
A:|-----------------|-----------------|------3----------|---3----2----0---|
E:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

                                                           Here  is   my


   #  G                 F/C           $   Am
e:||----------------|---1----1---1-1--|--------------0--|---------0-------|
B:||-------0---0-0--|---1----1---1-1--|------------1----|-------1---------|
G:||-------0---0-0--|---2----2---2-2--|------------2----|-------2---------|
D:||-------0---0-0--|---3----3---3-3--|------------2----|-------2-----2---|
A:||----------------|---3----3---3-3--|---0----0--------|---0-------------|
E:||--3-------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

     song              for        the    ask- ing


      Dm                G                 E7                G#o           *
e:|--------0----1---|-----------------|---0----0-0------|---4----4-4---4--|
B:|---3-------------|---0----1----3---|--------0--------|---3----3-3---3--|
G:|--------0----2---|-----------------|--------1--------|---4----4-4---4--|
D:|---3-------------|-----------------|--------------0--|---3----3-3---3--|
A:|-----------------|--------0----2---|-----------------|---0----0-0---0--|
E:|-----------------|---3-------------|---0-------------|-----------------|

     Ask   me  and      I        will   play                so


      Dm                                  C                 F
e:|---5-------------|---5-------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B:|---6----6--------|---6----6---(0)--|-----------------|---1---1-1---1---|
G:|--------7----7---|--------7---(0)--|--------0--------|---2---2-2---2---|
D:|-------------7---|-----------------|---2----2----2---|---3---3-3---3---|
A:|-----------------|-----------------|---3---------3---|-----------------|
E:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

      sweetly  I'll                      make you smile


      F               (C)     (G)     %       C
e:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------0--0--|----------------||
B:|--------1--------|------5--------3-|-----------1-----|---------1----1-||
G:|---0h2-----------|-----------------|-0---------0-----|--0-0----0----0-||
D:|-------------3---|--3s5---5s3--3---|----0------2-----|--2-------------||
A:|-----------------|-----------------|-------3---------|--3----2----0---||
E:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||

                                                          This  is   my ...


Return to # and repeat for the second verse.  At %, jump to:


        C               Am                                 Em
e:|--------0--------|---0---0-0--0-0--|-----------------|--0--------------|
B:|--------1--------|---1---1-1--1-1--|-----------------|--0--------------|
G:|-0------0--------|---2---2-2--2-2--|--------%--------|--0-(light strum)|
D:|---0----2--------|---2---2-2--2-2--|-----------------|--2--------------|
A:|-----3-----3s2-0-|---0---0-0--0-0--|-----------------|--2--------------|
E:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--0--------------|

                           Thinkin' it over I've been      sad


     E7                Go7                                  G
e:|--0--------------|--3--------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B:|--0--------------|--2--------------|-----------------|---0----1----3---|
G:|--1-(light strum)|--3---(strum)----|--------%--------|-----------------|
D:|--0--------------|--2--------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A:|--2--------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------0----2---|
E:|--0--------------|-----------------|-----------------|---3-------------|

                           Thinkin' it over  I'd be         more      than


      G7/B              C                 Bb6               A7
e:|---1-------------|---0-------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B:|---0-------------|-----------------|---3-------------|---2--------0----|
G:|-----------------|---0-------------|---0-------------|---0--------0----|
D:|-------------0---|-----------------|---3-------------|---2--------0----|
A:|---2-------------|---3-------------|---1-------------|---0--------0----|
E:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

     glad       to    change my ways


      F/C
e:|---1---1-1---1---|
B:|---1---1-1---1---|
G:|---2---2-2---2---|
D:|-----------------|
A:|---3---3-3---3---|
E:|-----------------|

     for       the


Return to $, playing through to the double bars, then return again back to
#.  This time at *, jump to:


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

     mmm  mmm  mmm ...


      F               (C)     (G)        C
e:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B:|--------1--------|------5--------3-|----------4-bend-|
G:|---0h2-----------|-----------------|--0--------------|
D:|-------------3---|--3s5---5s3--3---|-----0-----------|
A:|-----------------|-----------------|--------3--------|
E:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


Lyrics:

Here is my song for the asking.
Ask me and I will play,
So sweetly, I'll make you smile.

This is my tune for the taking.
Take it, don't turn away.
I've been waiting all my life.

Thinking it over, I've been sad.
Thinking it over, I'd be more than glad,
To change my ways for the asking.

Ask me and I will play,
All the love that I hold inside.