Fakin' It


written by Paul Simon
performed by Simon & Garfunkel
from "Bookends."
Transcribed by Rudi Riet.

(tune down 1/2 step)

E                     |  E7 
  When she goes, she's gone.

A        G#m     A          G#     C#  
  If she stays,   she stays here.

    F#                 C#            
The girl does what she wants to do.

B9                 A
She knows what she wants to do.

      G#m  F#m E         
And I know I'm fakin' it,

A         G#m F#m E         E7       
  I'm not really  makin' it.


E                    E7 
I'm such a dubious soul,

A       G#m         A  G#   
  And a walk in the garden

C#    D#m7 C#        
Wears me   down.

F#                    C#     
Tangled in the fallen vines,

F#                   Amaj7
Pickin' up the punch lines,

     G#m  F#m7 E         
I've just been fakin' it,

A     G#m7 F#m7 E         E7       
  Not real-ly   makin' it.


E               E7      
  Is there any danger?

A     G#m7        A   G#
  No, no, not not really.

     C#              
Just lean on me.

F# C#6               
     Takin' time to treat

                        F#maj7 F#   
Your friendly neighbors honest-ly.

A      G#m  F#m  E             F#m E 
  I've just been fakin' it, fakin' it

A     G#m F#m E         
  Not really  makin' it.

A         G#m   F#m E        F#m E 
  This feeling  of  fakin' it

A         G#m F#m  E         E7       
  I still haven't  shaken it.


Eb                  Eb7  
  Prior to this lifetime

Ab  Gm           Ab G7 
  I surely was a tailor

        C        G7  
Look at me...


("Good moming, Mr Leitch.

         C#         
Have you had a busy day?")

  F#               C#              
I own the tailor's face and hands.

F#                A
I am the tailor's face and hands

   G#m7  F#m7 E                   
 I know  I'm  fakin' it, fakin' it

A         G#m7 F#m7 E
  I'm not real-ly   makin' it.

A          G#m7 F#m E
  This feeling  of  fakin' it

A         G#m F#m   E         
  I still haven't   shaken it.

A  G#m7  F#m7 E         
 I know  I'm  fakin' it,

A         G#m7 F#m7 E          A   E   
  I'm not real-ly   makin' it.



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