Chords for "I Believed You"
Date: February 25, 1999 3:54 PM From: carey fleiner, ph.d. I Believed You words & music: Dave Davies Bm E I believed you, I believed you C F#m I believed you, now it's up to me G C 1. I believed what you said G D The loving days are through G C But you were fooling around G D I found somebody who Em Am Will never never take your place Em Am Will never give me your embrace Em Am But now that you've shown your face F G You've broken her heart, too I believed you, etc. 2. Now what am I to do Now that you want me so I just can't leave her blue Or else I'll be alone Well, I just can't leave her now It wouldn't be fair somehow She loved me when my love was down Now you've broken her heart, too. I believed you, etc. 3. same as 2. I believed you, etc. --------------------------- There's no real ending here, so just sheepishly trail off at will. For those of you playing along at home, Dave uses the traditional I-IV-I-V here with a nice pivot to the supertonic key on the tonic submediant, which shifts the action to the supertonic v-i, v-i for added melodic interest (in direct contrast to his brother whose style is characterized by an extensive use of plagal, or subdominant, shifts). Using the supertonic submediant to shift back to the tonic does not exactly keep with Fux's strict rules of invertible counterpoint in his seminal *Gradus ad Parnassum* (1725), but, heck, J. S. "Dr Rhythm" Bach knew better, and he knew when to throw in an efficacious power chord on occasion, too.
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