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Lyle Lovett - Bears


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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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BEARS (Steven Fromholz, 1975)
performed by Lyle Lovett on STEP INSIDE THIS HOUSE (1998)
transcribed by Mark Albert markalbert@pipeline.com

Key of Ab, capo 1

suggested chord fingerings

   G          Em7        CaddD       F6/9
|--3--|     |--3--|     |--3--|     |--3--|
|--3--|     |--3--|     |--3--|     |--3--|
|--0--|     |--0--|     |--0--|     |--0--|
|--0--|     |--0--|     |--2--|     |--3--|
|--2--|     |--2--|     |--3--|     |-----|
|--3--|     |--0--|     |-----|     |-----|


CHORD CHART
G Em 2C F C 2G


INTRO (acoustic guitar):
          ___                 ___        
  |   |  |   |  |     |   |  |   |  |     |  |  |  |   |  |  |  |  
  |   |  |   |  |     |   |  |   |  |     |  |  |  |   |  |  |  |  
|-----3---------3---|-----3---------3---|----3-------|-------------|
|-----3---------3---|-----3---------3---|----3-------|-------------|
|-----0---------0---|-----0---------0---|----0--/--/-|-/--/--/--/--|
|-----0---------0---|-----0---------0---|----2-------|-------------|
|--------0---2------|--------0---2------|-3----------|-------------|
|-3-------\/--------|-0-------\/--------|--------------------------|
           H                   H

   ___                 ___                      
  |   |  |   |   |    |   |  |   |   |    |  |  |  |   |  |  |  |  
  |   |  |   |   |    |   |  |   |   |    |  |  |  |   |  |  |  |  
|--------3-------3--|--------3-------3--|----3-------|-------------|
|--------3-------3--|--------3-------3--|----3-------|-------------|
|--------0-------0--|--------0-------0--|----0--/--/-|-/--/--/--/--|
|-2---3------3------|-0---2------2------|-0----------|-------------|
|--\/---------------|--\/---------------|------------|-------------|
|--H----------------|---H---------------|--------------------------|



G                    Em                C
Some folks say there ain't no bears in Arkansas
F                       C        G
Some folks never seen a bear at all
G                   Em                     C
Some folks say that bears go around eating babies raw
F                C               G
Some folks got a bear across the hall


G                   Em              C
Some folks say that bears go around smelling bad
F                 C             G
Others say that a bear is honey sweet
G                   Em                 C
Some folks say this bear's the best I ever had
F                C                  G
Some folks got a bear beneath their feet


G          Em                         C
Some folks drive the bears out of the wilderness
F             C                G
Some to see a bear would pay a fee
G         Em               C
Me I just bear up to my bewildered best
F                   C                G
And some folks even seen the bear in me


BRIDGE (mandolin followed by dobro)


G          Em                         C
Some folks drive the bears out of the wilderness
F             C                G
Some to see a bear would pay a fee
G         Em               C
Me I just bear up to my bewildered best
F                   C                G
And some folks even seen the bear in me


   G                Em                C
So meet a bear and take him on out to lunch with you
    F                 C                    G
And even though your friends may stop and stare
G                           Em           C
Just remember that's a bear there in the bunch with you
F                           C             G
And they just don't come no better than a bear


   G                Em             C
So meet a bear and take him on out to lunch with you
    F                 C                    G
And even though your friends may stop and stare
G                           Em           C
Just remember that's a bear there in the bunch with you
F                           C             G
And they just don't come no better than a bear


F                           C             G
No they just don't come no better than a bear
F                           C             
No they just don't come no better than
F                           C             
No they just don't come no better than
F                           C            G
No they just don't come no better that a bear



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