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Chords in this song

C chordDm chordDsus2 chordEm chordF chordG chordG7 chord

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Intro: CC chord
 
Verse:
CC chord           GG chord  FF chord
So now I am older
EmEm chord              FF chord
Than my mother and father
EmEm chord              DmDm chord
When they had their daughter
    GG chord              FF chord         GG chord  G7G7 chord
Now what does that say about me?
   CC chord           GG chord     FF chord
Oh how could I dream of
EmEm chord                  FF chord
Such a selfless and true love
EmEm chord             DmDm chord
Could I wash my hands of?
GG chord           FF chord       GG chord  G7G7 chord
Just lookin out for me
 
Chorus:
   FF chord          EmEm chord      DmDm chord Dsus2Dsus2 chord
Oh man what I used to be
   FF chord   EmEm chord DmDm chord FF chord  GG chord  G7G7 chord
Oh man oh my oh me
   FF chord          EmEm chord      DmDm chord Dsus2Dsus2 chord
Oh man what I used to be
   FF chord   EmEm chord DmDm chord FF chord  GG chord  G7G7 chord
Oh man oh my oh me
 
Verse -same as first-:
In dirth or in excess
Both the slave and the empress
Will return to the dirt I guess
Naked as when they came
I wonder if I'll see
Any faces above me
Or just cracks in the ceiling
Nobody else to blame
 
Chorus:
   FF chord          EmEm chord      DmDm chord Dsus2Dsus2 chord
Oh man what I used to be
   FF chord   EmEm chord DmDm chord FF chord  GG chord  G7G7 chord
Oh man oh my oh me
   FF chord          EmEm chord      DmDm chord Dsus2Dsus2 chord
Oh man what I used to be
   FF chord   EmEm chord DmDm chord FF chord  GG chord  G7G7 chord
Oh man oh my oh me
 
Verse -same as first-:
Gold teeth and gold jewelry
Every piece of your dowry
Throw them into the tomb with me
Bury them with my name
Unless I have someday
Ran my wandering
In my underwaaaa
 
Interlude:
EmEm chord DmDm chord
aaaay
GG chord FF chord GG chord G7G7 chord
ooooo
 
Outro:
   FF chord          EmEm chord      DmDm chord -hold-
Oh man what I used to be
     FF chord    EmEm chord     DmDm chord Dsus2Dsus2 chord
Montezuma to tripoli
   FF chord   EmEm chord DmDm chord FF chord  GG chord
Oh man oh my oh me

This arrangement for the song is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.

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