Proof


written and performed by Paul Simon
from "Rhythm Of The Saints."
Transcribed by Erik Strom.


G        C        C/D     G     Dm7 C
Soon our fortunes will be made, my  darling

D           G          C         C/D    G   Dm7 
And we will leave this loathsome little town

C D        G     C        C/D       G     G9     C         C/D
    Silver bells jingling from your black lizard boots, my baby

       G       C        C/D         G   Dm7 
Silver foil to trim your    wedding gown


C C/D G  C C/G G  D7 G D7 


G  C C/G G   D7 


G               C        C/D       G   
  It's true the tools of love wear down

Dm7      C     
    Time passes

D        G  
  A mind wanders 

         C         C/D    G   Dm7 
It seems mindless, but it does

C D           G        C       C/D        G     G9  C      C/D
  Sometimes I see your face as if through   reading glasses

         G           C      C/D         G  Dm7 
And your smile seems softer     than it was


C C/D G7                 G     D bass     

G
Proof

                  C
Some people gonna call you up
 
         D                  G            C D  
Tell you something that you already know

G
Proof

     C         D 
Sane people go crazy on you

    G
Say "No man, that was not


The deal we made

  C            D          
I got to go, I got to go"

G       
  Faith

C           D             G           
Faith is an island in the setting sun

C D     G          
    But proof, yes

C              D               G        C D  G  C D  G  C D  
  Proof is the bottom line for everyone

G      C          D        G    C D  
Helah,   wahela a tonga he hela

G      C          D        G    C D  
Helah,   wahela a tonga he hela


G             C
  My face, my race

      D         G
Don't matter anymore

           C 
My sex, my cheques

  D             G    C D  D bass     
Accepted at the door


G
Proof

                  C
Some people gonna call you up
 
         D                  G            C D  
Tell you something that you already know

G
Proof

     C         D 
Sane people go crazy on you

    G
Say "No man, that was not


The deal we made

  C            D          
I got to go, I got to go"

G       
  Faith

C           D             G           
Faith is an island in the setting sun

C D     G          
    But proof, yes

C              D               G        C D  G  C D  G  C D  
  Proof is the bottom line for everyone


G           C      D      G          C
  Half moon hiding in the clouds, my darling

D         G      C            D        G    
  And the sky is flecked with signs of hope

C D            G     C      D          G        C   
    Raise your weary wings against the rain, my baby

D           G       C          D         G    C G  D bass     
  Wash your tangled curls with gambler's soap



G
Proof

                  C
Some people gonna call you up
 
         D                  G            C D  
Tell you something that you already know

G
Proof

     C         D 
Sane people go crazy on you

    G
Say "No man, that was not


The deal we made

  C            D          
I got to go, I got to go"

G       
  Faith

C           D             G           
Faith is an island in the setting sun

C D     G          
    But proof, yes

C              D               G        C D  G  C D  G  C D  
  Proof is the bottom line for everyone



Repeat and fade:

G      C          D        G    C D  
Helah,   wahela a tonga he hela

G      C          D        G    C D  
Helah,   wahela a tonga he hela   


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