{title:Cruel to be Kind}
{st:Nick Lowe}

{c:Intro four beats each}
[C] [Em] [F] [G]
[C] [Em] [F] [G] [G]

{c:Verse 1:}
Oh, [C]I can't take another [Em]heartache
Though you [F]say oh my friend, [G]I'm at my wit's end
[C]You say your love is [Em]bonafide,
But that don't [F]coin[Am]cide [Dm]
With the things that you [F]do and when I [Em]ask you to be [F]nice
You [G]say you've got to be...

{c:Chorus}
[F]Cruel to be [G]kind [Em]in the right [Am]measure
[F]Cruel to be [G]kind it's a [Em]very good [Am]sign
[F]Cruel to be [G]kind [Em]means that I [Am]love you
[G]Baby, got to be cruel, got to be cruel to be kind

{c: Repeat Intro}

{colb}
{c:Verse 2:}
Well [C]I do my best to under[Em]stand dear
But you [F]still mystify and [G]I want to know why
[C]I pick myself up[Em]off the ground
To have you [F]knock me [Am]back down [Dm]
Again and [F]again and when I [Em]ask you to ex[F]plain
You [G]say, you've got to be...

{c:Chorus}

[C]Ooh ooh ooh, [A]ooh.. ooh... ooh...

{c:Solo over chorus}
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{c:Repeat second verse}
{c:Repeat chorus and fade}