The Great Pretender

Words & Music:

Buck Ram

(arr: Roberto Guimarčes & Roberto Crescioni)

 

You can, of course, play the easier version of any of these chords (i.e. D7 for Dsus4/7/9) and it will sound fine.

 

D   Ddim   D7

 

[n.c.] G9           D7/9     G9  G7/9    C9               C6/9  G9  G7/9

Oh---! Yes, I'm the great pretender.  Pretending that I'm doing well.

   C9      D/C        G9       C9         G9         D7/9        G9  D7/9

My need is such, I pretend too much.  I'm lonely, but no one can tell.

 

     G9          Am9      G9    G7/9   C9                    G9  G7/9

Oh! Yes, I'm the great pretender---, adrift in a world of my own.

  C9       D/C          G/B      C#dim        G9          D/C       G9  G7/9

I play the game, but to my real shame, you've left me to dream all alone.

 

CHORUS:

     C9                    G9

Too real is the feeling of make-believe

     C9           Am9           G9           D7/13   Dsus4/7/9

Too real when I feel what my heart can't conceal

 

     G9           D7/9     G9  G7/9     C9                      G9   G7/9

Oh!  Yes, I'm the great pretender, just laughing and gay like a clown.

  C9      D/C         G/B      C#dim    G9         D/C          E/G#  Am6

I seem to be what I'm not, you see, I'm wearing my heart like a crown.

   G9           D7/9          G9     G7/9.

Pretending that you're still around.

 

CHORUS:

 

G9           D7/9     G9  G7/9          C9                      G9   G7/9

Oh!  Yes, I'm the great pretender, just laughing and gay like a clown.

 

  C9      D/C         G/B      C#dim    G9         D/C          E/G#  Am6

I seem to be what I'm not, you see, I'm wearing my heart like a crown.

    G9            D7/9          G9

Pretending that you're still around.

 

 





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