Pretending - Eric Clapton sur Guitariff.netFrom citron@VNET.IBM.COM Sun Mar 9 21:32:55 1997 PRETENDING by Jerry Lynn Williams (performed by Eric Clapton) Tab(chords and words actually) submitted by Andy Citron Piano intro, a few drum hits, then guitar solo around verse chords (lick 1*) E5 How many times must we tell the tale? G/E How many times must we fall? A/E Living in lost memory E5 You just recalled (lick 1, guitar only) Working on the sound of the band (2 part harmony) Trying to get the music right Two go out working Three stay home at night (lick 2) A E D That's when she said she was pretending A E D Like she knew the plan A E D That's when I knew she was pretending A E D Pretending to understand E5 Em7 Pretending, pretending A E Pretending, pretending (2nd time, repeat 'pretending' part before solo) (second time guitar solo here) Satisfied but lost in love (2 part harmony) Situations change (2 part harmony) You're never who you used to think you are How strange (lick 2) Chorus I get lost in alibis Sadness can't prevail Everybody knows strong love Can't fail (lick 2) Don't be pretending about how you feel (3 part harmony when singing) Don't be pretending that your love is real (the word 'pretending') Don't be pretending about how you feel Don't be pretending that your love is real E5 Em7 Pretending, pretending A E5 Pretending, pretending * lick 1 = E D B A G E E (octave lower) * lick 2 = A B D B G D E Notes: E5 may be E maj or E min, it isn't clear. The rythm plays E5 and the solo sometimes plays major 3rd sometimes minor 3rd. Also, the its not clear if the Em7 is an Em7 or a G with an E in the bass. I find that these ambiguities are part of the appeal of the song.