Bee Gees - I Started A Joke - Acoustic Guitar Rendition Unplugged

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"I Started a Joke" is a song by the Bee Gees from their 1968 album Idea, which was released as a single in December of that year. It was not released as a single in the United Kingdom.

Robin Gibb's son played "I Started a Joke" on his phone just after his father died from kidney failure on 20 May 2012. Robin-John Gibb told The Sun:
When he passed away we went out, they took the equipment away and we came back in, I picked up my phone and found "I Started a Joke" on YouTube and played it. I put the phone on his chest and that was the first time I broke down. I knew that song and its lyrics were perfect for that moment. That song will always have new meaning to me now.
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I Started A Joke

G Bm C D x2

G Bm C
I started a joke
D G Bm C
Which started the whole world crying
D G Bm C
But I didn't see
D G Bm C D
That the joke was on me, oh no

G Bm C
I started to cry
D G Bm C
Which started the whole world laughing
D G Bm C
Oh, if I'd only seen
D G
That the joke was on me


Em Bm
I looked at the skies
C G
Running my hands over my eyes
Bm Em
And I fell out of bed
D Am
Hurting my head
D N.C.
From things that I'd said

G Bm C
'Til I finally died
D G Bm C
Which started the whole world living
C D G Bm C
Oh, if I'd only seen
D G
That the joke was on me

[Chorus]

G Bm C
'Til I finally died
D G Bm C
Which started the whole world living
D G Bm C
Oh, if I'd only seen
D G Bm C
That the joke was on me

[Coda]
D G Bm C D
That the joke was on me
G Bm C D G
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