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F               Am
There is no combination of words
        Dm                   C
I could put on the back of a postcard
Bb           F
No song that I could sing,
    Gm            C
but I can try for your heart
F   Am                   Dm               C       
Our dreams, and they are made out of real things
      Bb          F
Like a, shoebox of photographs
     Gm          C
With sepia-toned loving
F           Am
Love is the answer
             Dm                       C
At least for most of the questions in my heart like
Bb         F                     Gm
why are we here? And where do we go?
And how come it's so hard?
F        Am  
It's not always easy and
          Dm            C
Sometimes life can be deceiving
Bb                F                  Gm                  C
I'll tell you one thing, it's always better when we're together

Bb                C
Mmm, it's always better when we're together
Bb                     C
Yeah, we'll look at the stars when we're together
Bb                C
Well, it's always better when we're together
Bb               C
Yeah it's always better when we're together

Interlude - x2 -: F Am Dm C Bb F Gm C

And all of these moments
           Am                     Dm       C
Just might find their way into my dreams tonight
      Bb                   F
But I know that they'll be gone 
         Gm            C
When the morning light sings
           F          Am
And brings new things
     Dm                C
For tomorrow night you see
     Bb          F
That they'll be gone too
         Gm               C
Too many things I have to do
                    F            Am
But if all of these dreams might find their way
        Dm             C
Into my day to day scene
       Bb                F
I'd be under the impression
      Gm                C
I was somewhere in between
With only two
Just me and you,
            Dm               C
Not so many things we got to do
   Bb               F
Or places we got to be
            Gm              C
We'll sit beneath the mango tree now

Bb                C
Mmm, it's always better when we're together
Bb                     C
Yeah, we'll look at the stars when we're together
Bb                C
Well, it's always better when we're together
Bb               C
Yeah it's always better when we're together

Interlude - x2 -: F Am Dm C Bb F Gm C

Gm           C
I believe in memories
              Gm               C
They look so, so pretty when I sleep
            Gm       C
Hey now, and when I wake up,
            Gm                      C
You look so pretty sleeping next to me
           Bb           C
But there is not enough time,
           Bb                C
And there is no, no song I could sing
              Bb               C
And there is no combination of words I could say
           Bb                 C
But I will still tell you one thing

We're better together.

Outro - x2 -: F Am Dm C Bb F Gm C - end on F  -    

“Better Together” is a song written and performed by Jack Johnson. It is the first track on Johnson’s album In Between Dreams, which was released in February 2005. “Better Together” was released as a single in January 2006. It charted at #24 in the United Kingdom.

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  1. Kylethesurgeon

    If instead of normal strumming it sounds really good if you pluck all 4 strings, then just the C string, then slap.

  2. krhawker

    -5 is easier!!:)

  3. PiperMRandall

    use -5 and if you have a higher voice putting a capo on 1 works wonders

  4. DD DU UDU

  5. PiperMRandall

    if y’all need a strumming pattern i use DU*chuck*U

  6. ukelover765

    a great strumming pattern for this song is down, up, chop, except for on the instrumental breaks, where I go down, down, up, chop.

  7. GirlWithSpear

    Down Up Down works best for me. Maybe not perfect, but close enough.

  8. What’s a good strumming pattern for this song?

  9. The part that repeats Bb and C four times (“mmm it’s always better when we’re together”) sounds good playing Gm instead of Bb if Bb is too difficult to play for you

  10. whats the strumming pattern?

  11. This song I good but I like it with capo 1 better

  12. I usually play C, Em, Am, G, F, C, Dm, G :)

    • This is great! works really well for a beginner :) I was wondering how you would play the chorus? I’ve tried a few things but none of them seem to do the trick! Help!

  13. sophstahh

    it sounds better with capo 1

  14. I love this song it’s the best the only problem is that we’re they tell you to play the chords was off!

  15. heatherann85

    I prefer to play at -5

  16. I like to play the chorus sliding from C (3-3-4-5) to Bb.
    Also try replacing F with Bbmaj7 (0-1-2-3) after Bb and before Gm. Sounds a lot better to me.

  17. I love it, thanks :)

  18. For the interlude, it sounds better to play each chord but pick each string like this instead (C C E A).

  19. I love this song. Everything is fine apart from the chorus, which I play B, Bb, quickly then C.

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