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It sounds best when you only hit the three lower strings.

Intro: Am, Am7, G, G7, F, F7, C, C7

Am                  Am7 
Well I was sitting, waiting, wishing 
G               G7
You believed in superstitions 
F                F7      C
Then maybe you'd see the signs 
    Am                   Am7
The Lord knows that this world is cruel 
  G                      G7          
I ain't the Lord, no I'm just a fool 
         F               F7              C
Learning lovin' somebody don't make them love you 
       E                             Am     Am7   Am   Am7 
Must I always be waiting, waiting on you 
       E                               Am   Am7   Am   Am7  
Must I always be playing, playing your fool 
  Am                 Am7 
I sang your songs, I danced your dance 
  G                 G7
I gave your friends all a chance 
    F        
But putting up with them 
F7                 C            C7
Wasn't worth never having you 
Am                        Am7
Maybe you've been through this before 
         G                G7
But it's my first time so please ignore 
    F                    F7
The next few lines cause they're directed at you 
       E                             Am     Am7   Am   Am7 
Must I always be waiting, waiting on you 
       E                               Am   Am7   Am   Am7  
Must I always be playing, playing your fool 
C                   E                    F              
I keep playing your part but it's not my scene 
     F            G               F
Want this plot to twist I've had enough mystery 
C                    E                   F
You keep building it up then shooting me down 
        F       G         G              
But I'm already down just wait a minute 
Am Am7 G     G7          F    F7
        Just sitting, waiting 
C    C7        Am  Am7  G    G7       F        F7  C  C7              
Just wait a minute      Just sitting, waiting 
      Am          Am7
Well, if I was in your position 
    G               G7
I'd put down all my ammunition 
    F               F7          C     C7
I'd wonder why'd it taken me so long 
    Am                  Am7
But Lord knows that I'm not you 
    G                    G7
And if I was, I wouldn't be so cruel 
      F                    F7         C    C7    
Cause waitin' on love aint so easy to do 
       E                             Am     Am7   Am   Am7 
Must I always be waiting, waiting on you 
       E                               Am   Am7   Am   Am7  
Must I always be playing, playing your fool 
              E                             Am   Am7   Am   Am 
No, I can't I always be waiting, waiting on you 
        E                                Am   Am7   Am   Am 
I can't always be playing, playing your fool    
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6 Comments

  1. Does anyone know of a good replacement for the c7 chord? That chord is slightly off.

  2. gracyncarter

    hi everyone! is Am7 just an open strum on all of the strings? it’s not showing and dots on the strings for me. thank you!

  3. GladRagDoll

    Can someone please clue me in as to what this strumming pattern is?

  4. Hey!

    The last line you should try E – Am – Am7 – G – G7 – Am.
    Just holding at Am doesn’t make the cut and sound more plane.

    (Y)!

  5. Man i play the rhytm like this: on Am when the song starts i go down twice, then, switching the chord i go down up down up. You can do this all along the song and after playing a lot you will feel free to change the rhytm

  6. Matheus Cunha

    I need your help in rhythm of the music! Can you make one video playing this music on ukulele soprano? Thanks for you attencion!

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