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"OPERATOR (THAT'S NOT THE WAY IT FEELS)" by Jim Croce
From the 1972 album You Don't Mess Around with Jim
Words and music by Jim Croce jimcroce.com
Transcribed by T-rev www.t-rev.net

INTRO:
G      Bm                   Am                 C /B  /A  D7/F#

G      Bm                   C   /B  /A    G    C /B /A G
   Operator, well could you help me place this call
Am                        D7/F#                  Em  D C /B /A
   See, the number on the match book is old and faded
G                     Bm         C   /B  /A    G    C /B /A G
   She's living in L.A. with my best old ex-friend Ray
Am                    D7/F#                    Em   D  C /B /A
   A guy she said she knew well and sometimes hated

         CHORUS:
      G                     C                G
         But isn't that the way they say it goes
                       C       D7
         Well let's forget all that
             G                     Am
         And give me the number if you can find it
            C /F# Em           Bm           D
         So I can call just to tell 'em I'm fine
                Am   D7
         And to show... I've overcome the blow
      C
         I've learned to take it well
      G/B                 Am                         C
         I only wish my words could just convince myself
                              D7
         That it just wasn't real
             C
         But that's not the way it feels

REPEAT INTRO

   Operator, well could you help me place this call
  'Cause I can't read the number that you just gave me
   There's something in my eyes you know it happens every time
   I think about the love that I thought would save me

         REPEAT CHORUS

          G  C
	           No, no, no, no
          G  C
               That's not the way it feels

   Operator, well let's forget about this call
   There's no one there I really wanted to talk to
   Thank you for your time, you've been so much more than kind
   You can keep the dime

         REPEAT CHORUS

REPEAT INTRO 2×

Transcribed 2022-04-24 by T-rev
More tab available at www.t-rev.net

320003 G
x24432 Bm
x02210 Am
x32010 C
x2x010 C/B
x0x010 C/A
2x0212 D7/F#
022000 Em
xx0232 D
xx0212 D7
x20033 G/B

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