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Intro:
    EE chord  GbmGbm chord  AbmAbm chord   BB chord   AbmAbm chord  GbmGbm chord  EE chord   GbmGbm chord  
    EE chord  GbmGbm chord  AbmAbm chord   BB chord   AbmAbm chord  GbmGbm chord  EE chord   GbmGbm chord    EE chord   
 
Verse:
  GbmGbm chord   AbmAbm chord          BB chord     AbmAbm chord  GbmGbm chord  EE chord  GbmGbm chord  EE chord
I don't know how I'm gonna tell you 
  GbmGbm chord   AbmAbm chord       BB chord      AbmAbm chord  GbmGbm chord  EE chord  GbmGbm chord  EE chord
I can't play with you no more
  GbmGbm chord   AbmAbm chord          BB chord     AbmAbm chord     GbmGbm chord  EE chord        GbmGbm chord  EE chord 
I don't know how I'm gonna do what mama told me
GbmGbm chord AbmAbm chord         BB chord        AbmAbm chord  GbmGbm chord  EE chord  GbmGbm chord  
My  friend, the boy next door
 
Interlude:
    EE chord  GbmGbm chord  AbmAbm chord   BB chord   AbmAbm chord  GbmGbm chord  EE chord   GbmGbm chord  
    EE chord  GbmGbm chord  AbmAbm chord   BB chord   AbmAbm chord  GbmGbm chord  EE chord   GbmGbm chord  
    EE chord  GbmGbm chord  AbmAbm chord   BB chord   AbmAbm chord  GbmGbm chord  EE chord   GbmGbm chord    EE chord   
 
Verse:
  GbmGbm chord   AbmAbm chord          BB chord      AbmAbm chord    GbmGbm chord  EE chord  GbmGbm chord  EE chord
I can't believe what people saying
       GbmGbm chord   AbmAbm chord      BB chord         AbmAbm chord  GbmGbm chord  EE chord  GbmGbm chord  EE chord
You're gonna let your hair hang down
    GbmGbm chord  AbmAbm chord     BB chord        AbmAbm chord     GbmGbm chord EE chord        GbmGbm chord  EE chord
I'm satisfied to sit here working all day long
       GbmGbm chord    AbmAbm chord    BB chord       AbmAbm chord  GbmGbm chord  EE chord  GbmGbm chord
You're in the darker side of town
 
Interlude:
    EE chord  GbmGbm chord  AbmAbm chord   BB chord   AbmAbm chord  GbmGbm chord  EE chord   GbmGbm chord  
    EE chord  GbmGbm chord  AbmAbm chord   BB chord   AbmAbm chord  GbmGbm chord  EE chord   GbmGbm chord  
    EE chord  GbmGbm chord  AbmAbm chord   BB chord   AbmAbm chord  GbmGbm chord  EE chord   GbmGbm chord    EE chord   
 
Verse:
    GbmGbm chord      AbmAbm chord   BB chord       AbmAbm chord     GbmGbm chord  EE chord  GbmGbm chord  EE chord    
And when I'm out I see you walking 
    GbmGbm chord        AbmAbm chord  BB chord   AbmAbm chord  GbmGbm chord  EE chord  GbmGbm chord  EE chord
Why don't your eyes see me?
GbmGbm chord      AbmAbm chord       BB chord      AbmAbm chord    GbmGbm chord     EE chord      GbmGbm chord  EE chord
Could it be you've found another game to play?  
GbmGbm chord  AbmAbm chord      BB chord      AbmAbm chord  GbmGbm chord  EE chord  GbmGbm chord
What did mama say to me?
 
Chorus:
BmBm chord                                            -main pattern x1-
That's the way, Oh, that's the way it ought to be
BmBm chord                                              BB chord     E7E7 chord  GbmGbm chord
Yeah, yeah, mama say that's the way it ought to stay
 
Interlude: EE chord  GbmGbm chord  AbmAbm chord   BB chord   AbmAbm chord  GbmGbm chord  EE chord   GbmGbm chord   EE chord  
 
Verse:
    GbmGbm chord   AbmAbm chord   BB chord       AbmAbm chord      GbmGbm chord    EE chord     GbmGbm chord  EE chord    
And yesterday I saw you standing by the river
    GbmGbm chord     AbmAbm chord              BB chord           AbmAbm chord   GbmGbm chord  EE chord  GbmGbm chord  EE chord 
And weren't those tears that filled your eyes?
    GbmGbm chord     AbmAbm chord       BB chord      AbmAbm chord   GbmGbm chord   EE chord     GbmGbm chord  EE chord
And all the fish that lay in dirty water dying
GbmGbm chord AbmAbm chord          BB chord    AbmAbm chord   GbmGbm chord  EE chord  GbmGbm chord  
Had they got you hypnotized?
 
Interlude:
    EE chord  GbmGbm chord  AbmAbm chord   BB chord   AbmAbm chord  GbmGbm chord  EE chord   GbmGbm chord  
    EE chord  GbmGbm chord  AbmAbm chord   BB chord   AbmAbm chord  GbmGbm chord  EE chord   GbmGbm chord  
    EE chord  GbmGbm chord  AbmAbm chord   BB chord   AbmAbm chord  GbmGbm chord  EE chord   GbmGbm chord   
    EE chord  GbmGbm chord  AbmAbm chord   BB chord   AbmAbm chord  GbmGbm chord  EE chord   GbmGbm chord   EE chord  
 
Verse:
    GbmGbm chord   AbmAbm chord   BB chord       AbmAbm chord     GbmGbm chord  EE chord       GbmGbm chord  EE chord
And yesterday I saw you kissing tiny flowers
    GbmGbm chord      AbmAbm chord      BB chord       AbmAbm chord  GbmGbm chord  EE chord  GbmGbm chord  EE chord
But all that lives is born to die
    GbmGbm chord  AbmAbm chord    BB chord        AbmAbm chord     GbmGbm chord    EE chord       GbmGbm chord  EE chord
And so I say to you that nothing really matters 
    GbmGbm chord     AbmAbm chord   BB chord         AbmAbm chord  GbmGbm chord  EE chord  GbmGbm chord  EE chord
And all you do is stand and cry
 
Interlude:
    EE chord  GbmGbm chord  AbmAbm chord   BB chord   AbmAbm chord  GbmGbm chord  EE chord   GbmGbm chord  
    EE chord  GbmGbm chord  AbmAbm chord   BB chord   AbmAbm chord  GbmGbm chord  EE chord   GbmGbm chord  
    EE chord  GbmGbm chord  AbmAbm chord   BB chord   AbmAbm chord  GbmGbm chord  EE chord   GbmGbm chord   
    EE chord  GbmGbm chord  AbmAbm chord   BB chord   AbmAbm chord  GbmGbm chord  EE chord   GbmGbm chord   EE chord   
 
Verse:
  GbmGbm chord        AbmAbm chord     BB chord    AbmAbm chord  GbmGbm chord  EE chord  GbmGbm chord  EE chord 
I don't know what to say about it 
     GbmGbm chord     AbmAbm chord  BB chord            AbmAbm chord  GbmGbm chord  EE chord  GbmGbm chord  EE chord
When all you ears have turned away
    GbmGbm chord       AbmAbm chord     BB chord        AbmAbm chord   GbmGbm chord     EE chord        GbmGbm chord   EE chord
But now's the time to look and look again at what you see
   GbmGbm chord      AbmAbm chord    BB chord        AbmAbm chord   GbmGbm chord  EE chord  GbmGbm chord
Is that the way it ought to stay?
 
Chorus:
BmBm chord                                            
That's the way               
                                                          BmBm chord
Oh, that's the way it ought to be, Oh don't you know now
                                      BB chord           E7E7 chord     GbmGbm chord  
Mama said   that's the way it's gonna stay, yeah
 
Outro -2x-: 
    EE chord  GbmGbm chord  AbmAbm chord  AA chord  BB chord
    AA chord  BB chord  EE chord   
    AA chord  BB chord  EE chord  

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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