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Welcome to the basic step-by-step Don’t Be A Fool guitar tutorial from the Shawn Mendes’ new album “Illuminate”! Such a simple song with a beautiful waltz feel.

At the end of the video I’ll play the song with a vocal backing for some context! Play along!

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-Dave T

[Verse/Soft Chorus]
   A                         Bm                
e|-------0-----------0-----|-------2-----------2-----|
B|-----2---2-------2---2---|-----3---3-------3---3---|
G|---2-------2---2-------2-|---4-------4---4-------4-|
D|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A|-0-----------0-----------|-2-----------2-----------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

   G                         A                
e|-------------------------|-------0-----------0-----|
B|-------3-----------3-----|-----2---2-------2---2---|
G|-----4---4-------4---4---|---2-------2---2-------2-|
D|---5-------5---5-------5-|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|-0-----------0-----------|
E|-3-----------3-----------|-------------------------|

[Prechorus]
   Bm          G             A                
e|-------2-----------------|-------0-----------0-----|
B|-----3---3---------3-----|-----2---2-------2---2---|
G|---4-------4-----4---4---|---2-------2---2-------2-|
D|---------------5-------5-|-------------------------|
A|-2-----------------------|-0-----------0-----------|
E|-------------3-----------|-------------------------|

   Bm          G             A                
e|-------2-----------------|-------0-----0-----------|
B|-----3---3---------3-----|-----2---2---2-----------|
G|---4-------4-----4---4---|---2-------2-2-----------|
D|---------------5-------5-|-------------2-----------|
A|-2-----------------------|-0-----------0-----------|
E|-------------3-----------|-------------------------|

[Outro]
   A                         Bm                
e|-------5-----------5-----|-------7-----------7-----|
B|-----5---5-------5---5---|-----7---7-------7---7---|
G|---6-------6---6-------6-|---7-------7---7-------7-|
D|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-5-----------5-----------|-7-----------7-----------|

   G                         A                
e|-------3-----------3-----|-5-----------------------|
B|-----3---3-------3---3---|-5-----------------------|
G|---4-------4---4-------4-|-6-----------------------|
D|-------------------------|-7-----------------------|
A|-------------------------|-7-----------------------|
E|-3-----------3-----------|-5-----------------------|
[Verse 1]

A                Bm
  You've got my heart
But I can't let you keep it, babe
G                                      A
 Cause I won't be sure that I can stay
A                   Bm
  Don't waste your time
 
Trying to pull me in
G
  Cause I'm just a mess
                 A
Who don't wanna fix?


[Pre-Chorus]

Bm                G                            A
  Just promise me one thing that you won't forget?
Bm                     G               A
  But for now kiss me softly before I say


[Chorus]

                A
And don't be a fool
               Bm
To wait on me darling
                 G
I know that you don't wanna hear this
                       A
But I'm always on the move
                A
And don't be a fool
                  Bm
And say that you love me
                     G
Cause you'll find a man
Who will stand by your side
                       A
And will be there for you


[Verse 2]

                   A
And just know that I do
             Bm
Oh I really like you babe
             G
And I wanna be there for you
                      A
For the rest of your days
            A
But I know your heart
               Bm
If we keep on doing this
                G
So I'm sorry to end this now
                         A
But I know it's for the best


[Chorus]

            A
Don't be a fool
               Bm
To wait on me darling
                 G
I know that you don't wanna hear this
                       A
But I'm always on the move
                A
And don't be a fool, yeah
                  Bm
And say that you love me
                     G
Cause you'll find a man
Who will stand by your side
                       A
And will be there for you


[Bridge]

                                 A
I don't think you'll ever understand
                                 Bm
I don't think you'll ever understand
                 G                                                   A
I know that you don't wanna hear this but darling please don't be a fool


[Chorus]

               A
Oh don't be a fool, yeah
                Bm
And wait on me darling
                 G
I know that you don't wanna hear this
                       A
But I'm always on the move, yeah, oh
                 A
Just don't be a fool, yeah
                  Bm  
And say that you love me, girl 
                     G
Cause you'll find a man
Who'll stand by your side
                  A
And be there for you


[Outro]

            A
Don't be a fool
                Bm
And wait on me darling
                 G
I know that you don't wanna hear this but,
            A
Don't be a fool