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Intro: BmBm chord  GG chord  
 
Verse:
BmBm chord
Four years old with my 
            GG chord
back to the door
BmBm chord
All I could hear 
               GG chord
was the family war
     BmBm chord
Your selfish hands
            AA chord    GG chord
always expecting more
BmBm chord
am I your child or
            AA chord   GG chord
just a charity award?
 
Pre-Chorus:
           BmBm chord
You have a hollowed out heart
         GG chord
But it’s heavy in your chest
  EmEm chord
I try so hard to fight it
DD chord
But it’s hopeless
BmBm chord      GG chord       EmEm chord
hopeless You’re hopeless
 
Chorus:
GG chord          BmBm chord
  Oh father  please father
DD chord
  I’d love to leave you alone
GG chord
  but I can’t let you go
GG chord          BmBm chord
  Oh father  please father
DD chord                GG chord
  Put the bottle down for
the love of a daughter
 
Interlude: BmBm chord DD chord GG chord  
 
Verse:
          BmBm chord
It’s been 5 years since 
             GG chord
we’ve spoken last
        BmBm chord
And you can’t take back 
              GG chord
what we never had oh
           BmBm chord
I can be manipulated 
AA chord              GG chord
  only so many times
               BmBm chord
Before even “I love you”
                       GG chord
starts to sound like a lie
 
Pre-Chorus:
           BmBm chord
You have a hollowed out heart
         GG chord
But it’s heavy in your chest
  EmEm chord
I try so hard to fight it
DD chord
But it’s hopeless
BmBm chord      GG chord       EmEm chord
hopeless You’re hopeless
 
Chorus:
GG chord          BmBm chord
  Oh father  please father
DD chord
  I’d love to leave you alone
GG chord
  but I can’t let you go
GG chord          BmBm chord
  Oh father  please father
DD chord                GG chord
  Put the bottle down for
              GG chord       AA chord
the love of a daughter
 
Bridge:
BmBm chord
Don’t you remember
              DD chord
I’m your baby girl?
GbGb chord   
How could you push me
            DD chord
out of your world?
AA chord
Lied to your flesh 
and your blood
         EE chord   
Put your hands on the ones
 
that you swore you loved
BmBm chord
Don’t you remember 
 
I’m your baby girl?
GbGb chord   
How could you throw me
 
right out of your world?
   AA chord
So young when the pain had begun
       EE chord   
Now forever afraid of being loved
 
Chorus:
GG chord          BmBm chord
  Oh father  please father
DD chord
  I’d love to leave you alone
GG chord
  but I can’t let you go
GG chord          BmBm chord             DD chord  GG chord
  Oh father  please father!
GG chord          BmBm chord
  Oh father  please father
DD chord                GG chord
  Put the bottle down for
              GG chord       BmBm chord DD chord GG chord
the love of a daughter
                  GG chord       BmBm chord DD chord
for the love of a daughter

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

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Carefully listen to the song and "feel" the rhythm. Once you get the basics of strumming, it'll go real quick. Maybe the strumming guide can help you.

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