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Intro: Em

Verse:
Em
Well, I had me a boy, turned him into a man
Em
I showed him all the things that he didn't understand
B7                        Em
Whoa, and then I let him go


Em
Now, there's one in California who's been cursing my name
Em
'Cause I found me a better lover in the UK
B7                              Em
Hey, hey, until I made my getaway

Pre-Chorus -mute strings-:
One, two, three, they gonna run back to me
'Cause I'm the best baby that they never gotta keep
One, two, three, they gonna run back to me
They always wanna come, but they never wanna leave

Chorus:
G             D                Em
Ex's and the oh, oh, oh's they haunt me
B                G              D
Like ghosts they want me to make 'em all
A               C
They won't let go
            Em
Ex's and oh's

Verse:
Em
I had a summer lover down in New Orleans
Em
Kept him warm in the winter, left him frozen in the spring
B7                           Em
My, my, how the seasons go by


Em
I get high, and I love to get low
Em
So the hearts keep breaking, and the heads just roll
B7                                Em
You know that's how the story goes

Pre-Chorus -mute strings-:
One, two, three, they gonna run back to me
'Cause I'm the best baby that they never gotta keep
One, two, three, they gonna run back to me
They always wanna come, but they never wanna leave

Chorus:
G             D                Em
Ex's and the oh, oh, oh's they haunt me
B                G              D
Like ghosts they want me to make 'em all
A               C
They won't let go


   G             D                Em
My ex's and the oh, oh, oh's they haunt me
B                G              D
Like ghosts they want me to make 'em all
A               C
They won't let go
            Em
Ex's and oh's

Interlude: Em B7 Em

Pre-Chorus -mute strings-:
One, two, three, they gonna run back to me
Coming over mountains and a-sailing over seas
One, two, three, they gonna run back to me
They always wanna come, but they never wanna leave

Chorus:
   G             D                Em
My ex's and the oh, oh, oh's they haunt me
B                G              D
Like ghosts they want me to make 'em all
A               C
They won't let go


G             D                Em
Ex's and the oh, oh, oh's they haunt me
B                G              D
Like ghosts they want me to make 'em all
A               C
They won't let go
            Em
Ex's and oh's
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33 Comments

  1. elle king is my cousin

  2. Does anyone know the strum pattern

  3. -2

  4. virgiandreu

    -5

  5. -2 uke, -7 guitar (capo 7)

  6. Does anyone have ideas on how to play the muted chords a different way? I find it quite odd and hard to follow with singing ??

  7. alrightalrightalrightalright

    0 works best for me when singing. During the verses I did strum slap strum strum slap. Then during the muted part I played one strum per line. And DDUUDU during the chorus.

  8. brooklyn_louis

    -2

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