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Played once without vocals, then:
G                                       Am Em
  Happiness hit her like a train on a track...
G                                             Am Em
  Coming towards her, stuck still no turning back...
G
  She hid around corners and she hid under beds
G                       Am       Em
  She killed it with kisses and from it she fled
     G
With every bubble she sank with her drink
      G         Am          Em
And washed it away down the kitchen sink

Chorus:
    G
The dog days are over
    G
The dog days are done
    G          Am
The horses are coming
   Em
So you better run

    G
Run fast for your mother, run fast for your father
G
Run for your children, for your sisters and brothers
G                             Am
Leave all your loving, your loving behind
         Em
You cant carry it with you if you want to survive


    G
The dog days are over
    G
The dog days are done
G                   Am
Can you hear the horses?
       Em              G
'Cause here they come 

- silence -

- play quiet -
    G G            G        Am      Em
And I never wanted anything from you
       G        G             G             Am         Em
Except everything you had and what was left after that too, oh

- loud again -
G                G                     G  Am Em
Happiness hit her like a bullet in the head.....
G                          G               G              Am        Em
 Struck from a great height by someone who should know better than that

    G
The dog days are over
    G
The dog days are done
G                   Am
Can you hear the horses?
       Em             G
'Cause here they come

- Percussion Interlude -

    G
Run fast for your mother, run fast for your father
G
Run for your children, for your sisters and brothers
G                           Am
Leave all your loving, your loving behind
         Em
You cant carry it with you if you want to survive

    G
The dog days are over
    G
The dog days are done
G                   Am
Can you hear the horses?
       Em
'Cause here they come

    G
The dog days are over
    G
The dog days are done
G                Am
The horses are coming
   Em
So you better run 

G    
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22 Comments

  1. kissingkillers

    Me stanning this song and this band bc it’s also Cody Fern’s favorite band anD i LOVE THAT FOR US

  2. the srumming pattern is dduudu :))

  3. I have loved this song since I was just a little toddler. My sister tried teaching it to me on my ukulele, but it was no use! I feel SO accomplished on FINALLY being able to play it

  4. wow, thanks you for telling me that bro. And your right about &##;80;Haruhi&822212. Its is a bigger money maker for them, so “Clannad After Story” might be a long while to release it

  5. I love this song so much!!! It’s almost too easy to just know when to switch chords, just with the way to flows with the lyrics! (In my own opinion of course)

  6. Count G for 5 times, Am once, and Em twice :).

  7. Which strumming?

  8. count when you play and for the G’s just pick your finger up off the uke and replace them with the beat.

  9. If you replace the Em with F the song is way easier to play, and it can also make this song quicker too. Learning this song will be a piece of cake!

  10. I have to learn this for a camp, but it is gonna be so easy! :D

  11. I thought it’s C instead Am. I think it sounds better.

  12. DoctorWho

    There are way too many “G”s in it. It’s way too repetitive. Any suggestions on how to make it sound better?

    • I agree. I tried adding in a C chord on “run fast for your father” to add some variation which worked well.

      • i think if you add “C” to ” sisters and brothers” it works pretty well

  13. this is perfect

  14. I love this song! But there are so many g chords in a row I’m not sure how to change that so it sounds better.

  15. correction for lyrics: leave all your loving and longing behind

  16. 12aclocksharp

    A lot easier than I thought it would be…:)

  17. amazing dident think it was going to be that simple
    :)

  18. TUNE! Love this thank you :]

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