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Intro: Em   C   D   Em 

-Once upon a time, not so long ago ....-

Em                                 
Tommy used to work on the docks, Union's been on strike. He's down on his luck
      C      D       Em
It's tough,   so tough.
Em
Gina work the dinner all day, Working for her man. She brings home her pay
    C     D        Em
For love,     for love.

Chorus:
                       C     D        Em
She says we've got to hold   on to   what we've got.
C                 D                 Em
It doesn't make a difference if we make it or not.
       C        D         Em                C
We've got each other and that's a lot, for love.
      D
We'll give it a shot.


Em     C           D            G    C      D7
Woo - oo,  we're halfway there, wo - oo,   livin' on a prayer.
Em       C          D
Take my hand we'll make it, I swear
G     C     D7
Wo - oo,    livin'   on a prayer

Verse:
Em
Tommy's got his six strings in hock, Now he's holding in, 

what he used to make it talk
    C      D            Em
So tough,      it's so tough.
Em
Gina dreams of running away, when she cries in the night, Tommy whispers:
           C     D        Em
Baby its O.K,       some day.

Chorus:
              C     D        Em
We’ve got to hold   on to   what we've got.
C                 D                 Em
It doesn't make a difference if we make it or not.
       C        D         Em                C
We've got each other and that's a lot, for love.
      D
We'll give it a shot.


Em     C           D            G    C      D7    
Woo - oo,  we're halfway there, wo - oo,   livin' on a prayer.
Em       C          D
Take my hand we'll make it, I swear
G     C     D7    
Wo - oo,    livin'   on a prayer

C
Livin' on a prayer.

Solo -x2-: Em   C    D     G      C     D

Chorus:
Em                        C   D     Em      D
Oooooooooh, we've got to hold on, ready or not
      C                           D
You live for the fight when it's all that you've got.


-key change-
Bb     Eb         F           F
Woo - oooo,   we're half  -  way there
Bb      Eb      F7    
Woo  - oooo,    livin' on a prayer
Gm      Eb             F
Take my hand and we'll make it I swear
Bb    Eb     F7    
Woo - oo,    living on a prayer   AND FADE

Interlude:Gbm   D     E    Gbm

-Once upon a time, not so long ago ....-

Gbm
Tommy used to work on the docks, Union's been on strike. He's down on his luck
      D      E       Gbm
It's tough,   so tough.
Gbm
Gina work the dinner all day, Working for her man. She brings home her pay
    D     E        Gbm
For love,     for love.

Chorus:
                       D     E        Gbm
She says we've got to hold   on to   what we've got.
D                 E                 Gbm
It doesn't make a difference if we make it or not.
       D        E         Gbm               D
We've got each other and that's a lot, for love.
      E
We'll give it a shot.


Gbm    D           E            A    D      E7    
Woo - oo,  we're halfway there, wo - oo,   livin' on a prayer.
Gbm      D          E
Take my hand we'll make it, I swear
A     D     E7    
Wo - oo,    livin'   on a prayer

Verse:
Gbm
Tommy's got his six strings in hock, Now he's holding in, 

what he used to make it talk
    D      E            Gbm
So tough,      it's so tough.
Gbm
Gina dreams of running away, when she cries in the night, Tommy whispers:
           D     E        Gbm
Baby its O.K,       some day.

Chorus:
              D     E        Gbm
We’ve got to hold   on to   what we've got.
D                 E                 Gbm
It doesn't make a difference if we make it or not.
       D        E         Gbm               D
We've got each other and that's a lot, for love.
      E
We'll give it a shot.


Gbm    D           E            A    D      E7    
Woo - oo,  we're halfway there, wo - oo,   livin' on a prayer.
Gbm      D          E
Take my hand we'll make it, I swear
A     D     E7    
Wo - oo,    livin'   on a prayer


D
Livin' on a prayer.

Solo -x2-: Gbm  D    E     A      D     E

Chorus:
Gbm                       D   E     Gbm     E
Oooooooooh, we've got to hold on, ready or not
      D                           E
You live for the fight when it's all that you've got.


-key change-
C      F          Gsus4       G
Woo - oooo,   we're half  -  way there
C       F       G7sus4
Woo  - oooo,    livin' on a prayer
Am      F              G
Take my hand and we'll make it I swear
C     F      G7sus4
Woo - oo,    living on a prayer
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one Comment

  1. try +5 for maybe easier version

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