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Intro -x2-: G  Em  A7  D

       G                             B7
That's life -that's life-, that's what all the people say
Em                          A7
You're ridin' high in April, shot down in May
G                    B7           Em
But I know I'm gonna change that tune
      A7                              D
When I'm back on top, back on top in June


               G                      B7
I said that's life -that's life-, and as funny as it may seem
Em                          A7
Some people get their kicks stompin' on a dream
    G                   B7         Em
But I don't let it, let it get me down
             A7             D                 G     C  G
'cause this fine old world, it keeps spinnin' around


G                                                 G7
I've been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, a poet, a pawn and a king
           C                           C7
I've been up and down and over and out and I know one thing
A7
Each time I find myself flat on my face
D              D          D    D      D
I pick myself up and get back in the race


       G                              B7
That's life -that's life-, I tell you I can't deny it
Em                           A7
I thought of quitting, baby, but my heart just ain't gonna buy it
G                        B7                  Em
And if I didn't think it was worth one single try
A7                          D              G   C  G
I'd jump right on a big bird and then I'd fly


G                                                 G7
I've been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, a poet, a pawn and a king
           C                           C7
I've been up and down and over and out and I know one thing
A7
Each time I find myself flat on my face
D              D          Eb
I pick myself up and get back in the race


Ab                                          C7
That's life -that's life-, that's life and I can't deny it
Fm                                  Bb7
Many times I thought of cuttin' out but my heart won't buy it
Ab                    C7                      Fm
But if there's nothin' shakin' come this here July
          Bb7                  Eb            Ab   B7  E  Em
I'm gonna roll myself up in a big ball a-and die

Outro:
Em  Ab
My, my!
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4 Comments

  1. The best set of chords on this website, awesome work!

  2. Does anyone know a good strumming pattern?

  3. I have tried playing it but the Am seems a little weird! Is there another chord??? Great chords though.

  4. Is there an easier version?

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Please do not ask for strumming patterns. Sharing online how to literally play a song (i.e. strumming, rhythm and tempo) is not allowed by the MPA (Music Publishers Association) because of copyright issues.

Carefully listen to the song and try to really "feel" the rhythm. Once you get the basics of strumming, I can assure you it'll go real quick. Maybe the strumming guide can help you on your way.

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