Something So Right


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


Gm D7+9 Gm7 Am7 Dm Bb C


No chord       Bb   Fmaj7 
You've got the cool water

F11          F7         Bb   Bbm6 F 
    When the fever runs high

Gm                A+5     A7        Dm7        
   You've got the look of lovelight in your eyes

C/Bb              Bb    Fmaj7  
     And I was in crazy motion

F11      B7            Bb  Bbm 
    'Til you calmed me down

F                  Gm7 
  It took a little time

C11                   F    
    But you calmed me down


                     C/Bb 
 When something goes wrong

Bb                 F     F9 
I'm the first to admit it

Bb7                    F      
    I'm the first to admit it

Gm7                     C11  
    And the last one to know

F                     C/Bb
  when something goes right

                         F   A7
Well it's likely to lose me, mm

Bb7                F   
    It's apt to confuse me

     Gm7       C#dim Dm
It's such an unusual sight

A7    Bb                 F       G7
Oh, I can't, I can't get used to something so right

C11              Bb   F Bb F Gm7 Am7 Dm Bb C
    Something so right


No chord      Bb      Fmaj7 
They've got a wall in China

F11        F7             Bb   Bbm6 F 
    It's a thousand miles long

Gm                 A+5    A7       Dm7        
   To keep out the foreigners they made it strong

C/Bb                Bb    Fmaj7    
     And I've got a wall around me

F11          B7         Bb Bbm 
    That you can't even see

F                  Gm7 
  It took a little time

C11                F  
    To get next to me


                     C/Bb 
 When something goes wrong

Bb                 F     F9 
I'm the first to admit it

Bb7                    F      
    I'm the first to admit it

Gm7                     C11  
    And the last one to know

F                     C/Bb
  when something goes right

                         F   A7
Well it's likely to lose me, mm

Bb7                F   
    It's apt to confuse me

             Gm7       C#dim Dm
because it's such an unusual sight

A7    Bb                 F       G7
Oh, I can't, I can't get used to something so right

C11              F Gm Am A+5 A 
    Something so right


Dm                                      A
Some people never say the words "I love you"

               F7
It's not their style

         Bb  A+5 A 
to be so bold

Dm                                      A
Some people never say the words "I love you"
           Dm   Bb         G7            C7sus C7
But like a child   they're longing to be told, mm



                     F     C/Bb 
 When something goes wrong

Bb                    F     F9 
   I'm the first to admit it

Bb7                    F      
    I'm the first to admit it

Gm7                     C11  
    And the last one to know

F                     C/Bb
  when something goes right

                         F   A7
Well it's likely to lose me, mm

Bb7                F   
    It's apt to confuse me

             Gm7       C#dim Dm
because it's such an unusual sight

  A7       Bb                 F       G7                 Gm7
I swear, I can't, I can't get used to something so right

C11              F     Gm  Am  Bb  F
    Something so right



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