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Intro: 
    F C Bb F  
    F C F

            F
I know they say, you can't go home again
Am
 I just had to come back one last time
Bb
Ma'am I know, you don't know me from Adam
          F                                 C
But these handprints on the front steps are mine


         F
Up those stairs, in that little back bedroom
           Am
Is where I did my homework and I learned to play guitar
      Bb
And I bet you didn't know, under that live oak
   F                             C
My favorite dog is buried in the yard


  Bb                                       F
I thought if I could touch this place, or feel it
     Gm                               F
This brokenness inside me might start healin'
    Bb
Out here it's like I'm someone else,
  Dm                                Bb
I thought that maybe I could find myself
   F                                 Bb
If I could just come in I swear I'll leave
                         F
Won't take nothin' but a memory
         C                  F
From the house that... built me


     F
Mama cut out pictures of houses for years
      Am
From "Better Homes and Garden" magazine
           Bb
Plans were drawn and concrete poured and
Bb
Nail by nail and board by board
F                               C
  Daddy gave life to Mama's dream


  Bb                                       F
I thought if I could touch this place, or feel it
     Gm                               F
This brokenness inside me might start healin'
    Bb
Out here it's like I'm someone else,
  Dm                                Bb
I thought that maybe I could find myself
   F                                 Bb
If I could just come in I swear I'll leave
                         F
Won't take nothin' but a memory
         C                  F
From the house that... built me
 

    Dm                                 F
You leave home and you move on and you do the best you can
      Gm                            Bb          C
I got lost in this old world and forgot, who I am


  Bb                                      F
I thought if I could touch this place or feel it
     Gm                               F
This brokenness inside me might start healing
    Bb
Out here it's like I'm someone else
  Dm                                Bb
I thought that maybe I could find myself
   F                                Bb
If I could walk around I swear I'll leave
                         F
Won't take nothin' but a memory
         C                   Bb   F  Gm  C F
From the house that.... built me
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8 Comments

  1. Soprano_uku_gal

    I love this song it reminds me of the house I’m living in now but ill be leaving in a few years to go off to college. And its kinda funny how similar it is the line”up those stairs in that little black bedroom is where I did my homework and learned to play guitar” its the same thing except my room is blue. And I learned many more instruments than just guitar. (all woodwinds except the random ones that are too expensive even for a cheap one)

  2. The strum pattern is
    D D U D D UDUD

  3. samantha6, try putting it on +2 without a capo! works for me :)

  4. lol loveukulele

    I have always been fond of this song reminds me of the house that built me in Texas:)

  5. Any tips on how to make it higher for a female voice?

  6. Funderbuglove

    I love this song soooooooo much! It reminds me of the hoise i grew up in

  7. Oh my god i love this song. Italways reminds me of the house that my grammy is leaving for me when she passes

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