Cavetown - Fool (Kalimba Tab)

The song 'Fool' by Cavetown revolves around the theme of unrequited love and the realization of one's foolishness in pursuing a relationship that may not be reciprocated. The lyrics convey a sense of self-awareness and introspection about the futile nature of the chase and the pretense of love. The opening lines relate to recognition of the futility in chasing after something that is not perceived as "great" or meaningful. The repetition of the phrase "I am just a fool" emphasizes the acknowledgment of the speaker's own foolishness in persisting with the pursuit.

The lyrics also refer to the personal interactions, such as phone calls and conversations with the other person. The speaker describes being engaged in the relationship to some extent, even though there are complaints and challenges. The mention of taking the other person to the cemetery adds a somber and introspective element, possibly symbolizing a recognition of the challenges or even the end of the relationship.

The lines about cycling to school at 7:30 in the morning and being stuck in 2013 introduce a nostalgic element, suggesting a longing for a simpler or happier times. The confusion about one's body and the washing machine adds a layer of complexity and a sense of being overwhelmed or lost in the present. The repeated refrain of being a fool to chase after "nothing great" and the uncertainty of where to go reinforce the theme of confusion and the realisation that the pursuit may not lead to a fulfilling destination. The closing lines, with the repeated refrain and the inner thoughts in parentheses, further emphasise the internal conflict and emotional struggle of the speaker. Below you will find the number notation and letter notes so that you can play it on the kalimba. 

Number notation

(3° 1 3 5) 2° 3° 2° 3° 2° 3° 5

(1 6°) 5° 3° 5° 3° 3° 2° 1°

(3° 1° 6 3) 2° 3° 2° 3° 2° 3° 5

(3 6°) 5° 3° 5° 3° 3° 2° 1°

(6 4 2°) 6 1° 3° (1 6 4)

1° 6 1° 2° 1°

(1° 6 4 1) 1° 6 1° 6 6 5

2-5 1° 6 1° 3° 5° 3°

(3° 1 3 5) 2° 3° 2° 3° 2° 3° 5

(1 6°) 5° 3° 5° 3° 3° 2° 1°

(3° 1° 6 3) 2° 3° 2° 3° 2° 3° 5

3-6° 5° 3° 5° 3° 3° 2° 1°

(6 4 2°) 3° 2° 1° (6 4 2°) 3° 2° 1°

(6 4 2°) 3° 2° 1° (6 4 2°) 3° 2° 1°

(1 6 4) 3° (5 7 2°)

3 5 3 (3° 1 3 5)

Letter notes

(E° C E G) D° E° D° E° D° E° G

(C A°) G° E° G° E° E° D° C°

(E° C° A E) D° E° D° E° D° E° G

(E A°) G° E° G° E° E° D° C°

(A F D°) A C° E° (C A F)

C° A C° D° C°

(C° A F C) C° A C° A A G

D-G C° A C° E° G° E°

(E° C E G) D° E° D° E° D° E° G

(C A°) G° E° G° E° E° D° C°

(E° C° A E) D° E° D° E° D° E° G

E-A° G° E° G° E° E° D° C°

(A F D°) E° D° C° (A F D°) E° D° C°

(A F D°) E° D° C° (A F D°) E° D° C°

(C A F) E° (G B D°)

E G E (E° C E G)

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