Silly Love Songs By Paul McCartney

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Wings - Silly Love Songs
>From the album "Wings At The Speed Of Sound" (1976)
Bass played by Paul McCartney
Words and Music by Paul McCartney

Written by Paul as a "fuck you" to his critics, who said that all
he could write was Silly Love Songs. Imho this song has the
greatest bass line Paul ever did. Hope you'll enjoy it!


Intro: 8 bars

Then that kickass main riff comes in. Here's how it goes.

G|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
D|---------------|---------------|---------------|------0--------|
A|3-3-0-0-----0--|---------------|--------0-3----|0-3-------3-3--|
E|--------3-3----|0-0-2-2-3---3-2|1---2-3--------|---------------|
  ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^

There are some small variations, throughout the song. I'm not gonna
tab them all out here, just listen to the record and you'll be able
to play them, and even think of some by yourself.


At 0:46 the riff stops.

G|---------------|-------------/7|4--------------|
D|---------------|---------------|---------------|
A|---------------|---------------|---------------|
E|0--------------|1--------------|---------------|
  ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^
What's wrong with that? I'd like to know, cause here I go

G|-------------------------------|
D|--0---2---3---4-5--------------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|--------------------3----------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^
  Again!


main riff again:
Paul: I love you (4x)

Paul: I can't explain the feelings plain to me, now can't you see
      Ahh she gave me more, she gave it all to me, now can't you see
Linda: I love you (2x)

what's wrong with that...

Paul & Linda: I love you

Bridge at 2:18

G|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
D|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
A|---------------|--0---3---0----|5--------------|3-3-0-0-----0--|
E|3--------------|--------------3|---------------|--------3-3----|
  ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^
  Love doesn't come in a minute...

G|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
D|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
A|---------------|--0---3---0----|5---5---5---3-5|----5---5---0-5|
E|0--------------|--------------3|---------------|---------------|
  ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^
I only know that when I'm in it...

G|---------------|---------------|---------------|
D|---------------|---------------|--5-5-5--------|
A|--5-5---5--5-5-|---------------|---------------|
E|---------------|3-3---3-3---3--|3-------3-3-3-3|
  ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^
Love isn't silly at all!

Main riff with horns (4x)

[3:10]
G|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
D|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
A|3--------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
E|---------------|---------------|----------13\\-|1-----------3--|
  ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^
Paul: how can I tell you about my loved one

G|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
D|---------------|---------------|3--------------|---------------|
A|3--------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
E|---------------|---------------|---------------|1--------------|
  ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^

G|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
D|---------------|---------------|3--------------|---------------|
A|3--------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
E|---------------|---------------|---------------|1--------------|
  ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^
Paul: How can I tell you about my loved one (2x)
Linda: I love you (2x)

G|---------------|------4---4----|------5---5----|---------------|
D|------5---5----|2--------------|3--------------|3---3-3-3-3-3-5|
A|3--------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
E|------------3--|------------0--|------------1--|---------------|
  ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^

main riff with horns (4x)

G|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
D|---------------|---------------|3--------------|---------------| 2x
A|3--------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
E|---------------|---------------|---------------|1--------------|
   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^
Paul: I love you (2x)

G|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
D|---------------|---------------|3--------------|---------------| 2x
A|3--------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
E|---------------|---------------|---------------|1--------------|
   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^
Paul: I love you (2x)
Linda: I can't explain the feelings plain to me, now can't you see
       Ahh he gave me more, he gave it all to me, now can't you see

G|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
D|---------------|---------------|3--------------|---------------|
A|3--------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
E|---------------|---------------|---------------|1--------------|
  ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^
Paul: I love you
Linda: I can't explain the feelings plain to me, now can't you see
Denny: How can I tell you about my loved one

G|---------------|------4---4----|------5---5----|---------------|
D|------5---5----|2--------------|3--------------|3---3-3-3-3-3-5| 3x
A|3--------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
E|------------3--|------------0--|------------1--|---------------|
  ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^
Paul: I love you (3x)
Linda: Ahh he gave me more, he gave it all to me, now can't you see
       I can't explain the feelings plain to me, now can't you see
       Ahh he gave me more, he gave it all to me, now can't you see
Denny: How can I tell you about my loved one (3x)

main riff with horns once

verse: You'd think that people would have had enough of silly love songs...
(main riff)

What's wrong with that? (end on E)The End                                                      The End

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