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Intro: B  E  B  E  B  E

B                           E
Seven AM, the usual morning lineup
B                                                  E
Start on the chores and sweep 'til the floor's all clean
C                                       G
Polish and wax, do laundry, and mop and shine up
       B            E              Gb7       B
Sweep again, and by then it's like seven fifteen

            E      A
And so I'll read a book
         Gbm     E
Or maybe two or three
           Dbm      Gbm              A    E
I'll add a few new paintings to my gallery
          Dbm         Gbm
I'll play guitar and knit
             A E   Dbm
And cook and basically
            Gb7           B      E             
Just wonder when will my life begin?

Interlude: B  E  B  E

B                                           E
Then after lunch it's puzzles and darts and baking
B                                E
Paper mache, a bit of ballet and chess
C                                G
Pottery and ventriloquy, candle making
          B              E              Gb7
Then I'll stretch, maybe sketch, take a climb
Sew a dress!

         E           A
And I'll re-read the books
          Gbm      E
If I have time to spare
               Dbm         Gbm
I'll paint the walls some more
                 A        E
I'm sure there's room somewhere
              Dbm        Gbm
And then I'll brush and brush
              A     E   Dbm
And brush and brush my hair
             Gbm              A E    Dbm
Stuck in the same place I've always been

              Gbm            E
And I'll keep wanderin' and wanderin'
    A             E    Dbm
And wanderin' and wonderin'
Gbm            B     E
When will my life begin?

Tomorrow night
    E             A
The lights will appear
E              A        E        A        B
Just like they do on my birthday each year
Dbm         Gb7 
What is it like
B                    E7
Out there where they glow?
A            E
Now that I'm older
Mother might just
Let me go...
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  1. Great for the most part but i’d change E to Eb

  2. Evie.Grace

    Love this

  3. At “wanderin’ and wanderin’ and wanderin’ and wondering” it’s supposed to be “Wonderin’ and wonderin’ and wonderin’ and wondering” Thanks!

  4. faithisapenguin


  5. janglinsoul

    thanks so much!! i’d been expecting this!

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