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Intro: Cm7 Abadd9 Bb 

Da Da Da Da

Verse:
Cm7 Abadd9 Bb 			Cm7 Abadd9 Bb
The smell of your skin lingers on me now
Cm7 Abadd9 Bb			Cm7 Abadd9 Bb
You're probably on your flight back to your home town
Cm7 Abadd9 Bb			Cm7 Abadd9 Bb
I need some shelter of my own protection baby
Cm7 Abadd9 Bb			Cm7 Abadd9 Bb - hold -
To be with myself and center, clarity
Peace, Serenity

Chorus:
Ab         Eb                    Bb
   I hope you know, I hope you know
     Bb                       
   That this has nothing to do with you
Ab         Eb                    Bb
   It's personal, myself and I
     Cm                     
   We've got some straightenin' out to do
Ab             Eb                                Bb
   And I'm gonna miss you like a child misses their blanket
     Cm                     
   But I've got to get a move on with my life
Ab         Eb                    Bb
   It's time to be a big girl now
    Bb                        
   And big girls don't cry
Cm7 Abadd9 Bb 			Cm7 Abadd9 Bb
   Don't cry, Don’t cry, Don’t cry...

Verse:
Cm7 Abadd9 Bb 			Cm7 Abadd9 Bb
The path that I'm walking, I must go alone
Cm7 Abadd9 Bb 			Cm7 Abadd9 Bb
I must take the baby steps 'til I'm full grown, full grown
Cm7 Abadd9 Bb 			Cm7 Abadd9 Bb
Fairytales don't always have a happy ending, do they?
Cm7 Abadd9 Bb 			Cm7 Abadd9 Bb - hold it -
And I foresee the dark ahead if I stay

Chorus:
Ab         Eb                    Bb
   I hope you know, I hope you know
     Bb                       
   That this has nothing to do with you
Ab         Eb                    Bb
   It's personal, myself and I
     Cm                     
   We've got some straightenin' out to do
Ab             Eb                                Bb
   And I'm gonna miss you like a child misses their blanket
     Cm                     
   But I've got to get a move on with my life
Ab         Eb                    Bb
   It's time to be a big girl now
    Bb                        
   And big girls don't cry
   
Verse:
Cm7 Abadd9 Bb 			Cm7 Abadd9 Bb
Like the little school mate in the school yard
Cm7 Abadd9 Bb 			Cm7 Abadd9 Bb 
We'll play jacks and uno cards
Cm7 Abadd9 Bb 			Cm7 Abadd9 Bb 
I'll be your best friend and you'll be my Valentine
Cm7 Abadd9 Bb 			Cm7 Abadd9 Bb 
Yes you can hold my hand if you want to
Cm7 Abadd9 Bb 			Cm7 Abadd9 Bb 
'Cause I want to hold yours too
Cm7 Abadd9 Bb 			Cm7 Abadd9 Bb 
We'll be playmates and lovers and share our secret worlds

Bridge:
  G                          Cm  
But it's time for me to go home
  G                      Ab  
It's getting late, dark outside
  G                    
I need to be with myself and center, clarity
Peace, Serenity

Chorus:
Ab         Eb                    Bb
   I hope you know, I hope you know
     Bb                       
   That this has nothing to do with you
Ab         Eb                    Bb
   It's personal, myself and I
     Cm                     
   We've got some straightenin' out to do
Ab             Eb                                Bb
   And I'm gonna miss you like a child misses their blanket
     Cm                     
   But I've got to get a move on with my life
Ab         Eb                    Bb
   It's time to be a big girl now
    Bb                        
   And big girls don't cry


Outro: Cm7 Abadd9 Bb

La Da Da Da Da Da    
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6 Comments

  1. -7

  2. Jenna Goddard

    Can strumming patterns be included with each song? Learning to do so by ear is really hard, because I’ll think I’m doing correct one second and then I get told that I got it all wrong, it’s quite frustrating really.

  3. Grace Ferrara

    for chorus I use DDUD UUDU

  4. Emmalee shnavosky

    Instead of Caad9 I just do C

  5. I end it with a G chord, but I’m not sure it sounds completely right….

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