Artist Glen Hansard And Marketa Irglova
Album Once - Soundtrack
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Intro - x3 -: C F Am F

    C                   F                                                                             
xA|-----5----------5--------5------------|
xE|----------0------------------1----0---|
xC|-0-------------------0----------------|
xG|---0---0----0-----0----2---2---2----2-|

    C                  F                                                                             
xA|-----5---------5--------3---3---3----|
xE|----------0--------------------------|
xC|-0------------------0----------------|
xG|----0---0----0----0----2---2---2---2-|


C                F
I don t know you but I want you
C                F
All the more for that
C                     F
Words fall through me and always fool me
C             F
And I can t react


Am         G      F        G               Am
Games that never amount to more than their meant
     G               F 
Will play themselves out


C         G       Am       G        F
Take this sinking boat and point it home
      C         G  F
We ve still got time
C          G       Am        G      F
Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice
       C       G   F
You ve make it known


C               F 
Falling slowly, eyes that know me
C              F
And I can t go back
C                  F
Moods that take me and erase me
C               F
And I m painted black


Am       G         F         G               Am
You have suffered enough and warred with yourself
     G             F
It s time that you won


C         G       Am       G        F
Take this sinking boat and point it home
      C         G  F
We ve still got time
C          G       Am        G      F
Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice
       C       G   F
You ve make it known
C       G       Am        G
Falling slowly, sing your melody
F    C       G  F
I ll sing it loud


Outro - x3 -: C G Am G F C G F



Alternate Intro:
xA|--3---5---7---5---3---5---8---7---|
xE|----------------------------------|
xC|----0---0---0---0---5---5---5---5-|
xG|--0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|

xA|--3---5---7---5---3---3---3---3---|
xE|----0---0---0---0---5---5---5---5-|
xC|----------------------------------|
xG|--0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|    
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9 Comments

  1. i cant believe ive been playing this intro diffrently/wrong for so many years now wow

  2. My_Pretty_Weeper

    The alternate intro is great, but does any know where I can find tabs for the whole thing?

  3. I am using d-du strumming pattern, what did you use?

  4. hollyhopkins

    Ladies if you’re having trouble singing this, I use capo 2. It’s makes the range easier to sing. Love this song so much I’m glad the chords are simple

  5. Chlorella101

    This helped me a lot with learning songs I will be using ukutabs a lot more now;)

  6. Harleymaybedead

    Love this- only thing is I’m fairly sure it’s “made it now” rather than “made it known” during the chorus. Thank you for this piece!

  7. primordialmonkeysoup

    I really love this arrangement and it was super helpful, but I feel like the C in the last line of the chorus should be a G instead, just so it isn’t quite so dissonant.

  8. love this song so so muchhhh !! <3 amazingggg yaarr

  9. happyface613

    The chords are great! My only comment would be that the last line of the chorus is, “You’ll make it now.” Other than that, great stuff

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