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        F                       Gm7                        
I could while away the hours conferrin' with the flowers, 
consultin' with the rain
       Gm7                             C7          
And my head I'd be scratchin' while my thoughts were busy hatchin'
If I only had a brain

       F                   Gm7                F
I'd unravel any riddle for any individ'le in trouble or in pain

         Gm7                                  C7
With the thoughts you'd be thinkin' you could be another Lincoln
If you only had a brain

    Bb               F       Gm7     C7       F
Oh, I would tell you why the ocean's near the shore
        Gm7      A7                   Dm
I could think of things I never thunk before
             G                  C7
And then I'd sit and think some more

        F                         Gm7                        
I would not be just a nuffin', my head all full of stuffin', 
my heart all full of pain
        Gm7                            C7
I would dance and be merry, life would be a ding-a-derry
If I only had a brain
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  1. I probably sound incredibly dumb right now, but does anyone know what the starting note is? I can’t seem to make it sound right.

    • I believe it would be the third of the first chord. So, if the first chord were D, the first note would be F#.

  2. admiralessing10

    -3 works really well

  3. Ukulele72

    The chords sound great and are pretty easy to play!

  4. I think it is fine.

  5. ThePastelKittyKat

    *Great !! Lol ?

  6. ThePastelKittyKat

    THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!! ????? Grat job!!!!!!! ???

  7. Innernet Critick

    Wrong, wrong, WRONG! F, G-7, A-7, Ab dim. And on and on. You should have researched this a bit better.

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