Townes Van Zandt - For The Sake Of The Song Chords

 
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
         
         
         
         
         
X
2
1
X
3
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
X
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4

9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3
11 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
         
         
         
         
         
2
3
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
X
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
2
4
3
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
2
1
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1

9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X
9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X

F

variations
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
2
1
1
6 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
2
4
3
9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1
11 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X

11 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo
BWhy does she sing Eher sad songs for mBe I?m not the one, BTo tenderly bring Eher soft sympathBy I?ve just begun, FTo see my way clear and it?s plain if I stop I will fBall, FI can lay down a tear for her pain, just a tear and that?s aBll. EWhat does she want me to dBo? EShe says that she knows that mFoments are rare, And I suppoEse that it?s tBrue. Then oEn she goes to sFay I don?t care and she kEnows that I dBo.

Chorus

Ah, but mFaybe she just has to sing for the sake of the sBong, And wFho do I think that I am to decide that she?s wrBong. She?d like to think I was cruel, but she knows that?s a lie for I would be, No more than a tool if I allowed her to cry all over me, Oh my sorrow is real even though I can?t change my plans, If she could see how I feel then I know that she?d understand. Oh does she actually think I?m to blame? Does she really believe that some word of mine can relieve all her pain? Can?t she see that she grieves just because she?s been blindly deceived by her pain? Ah, but nothing?s what it seems, maybe she?ll start someday to realize, If she abandons her dreams, then all the words she can say are only lies, Ah when will she see that to gain is only to lose? All that she offers me are her chains, I got to refuse. Oh but it?s only to herself that she?s lied. She likes to pretend it?s something that she should defend with her pride, I don?t intend to stand here and be the friend from who she must hide.