Learn How To Fall


written and performed by Paul Simon
from "There Goes Rhymin' Simon."
Transcribed by Erik Strom.


E                         A    G#m
  You got to learn how to fall

C#9            F#7          B7
    Before you learn to fly

               E7          Gdim E 
And mama, mama it ain't no lie

F#7                         
    Before you learn to fly

F#m7              E    Bm A  E  Bm A  E  Bm A  E  Bm A  E  
     Learn how to fall


E                         A      G#m
  You got to drift in the breeze

C#9        F#7            B7
Before you set your sails

                             E7      Gdim E 
It's an occupation where the wind prevails

F#7                           
    Before you set your sails

F#m7              E      Bm A  E  Bm A  E  
     Drift in the breeze


Bm              A        E     
Oh and it's the same old story

Bm             A       E  
Ever since the world began

     Bm           A        E     
Everybody got the runs for glory

       Bm       A              E    
Nobody stop and scrutinize the plan

       Bm       A              E    Bm A  E  Bm A  E  
Nobody stop and scrutinize the plan


E                         A    G#m
  You got to learn how to fall

C#9            F#7          B7
    Before you learn to fly

               E7           Gdim E 
The tank towns they tell no lie


F#7                         
    Before you learn to fly

F#m7              E    Bm A  E  Bm A  E  Bm A  E  Bm A  E  
     Learn how to fall


Fade out:
Bm A  E    


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