Chords in this song

A7 chordAm7 chordC chordC7 chordD chordD7 chordG chordG7 chord

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            GG chord           G7G7 chord         CC chord             C7C7 chord
Look for the bare necessities, the simple bare necessities
   GG chord              A7A7 chord             Am7Am7 chord     D7D7 chord
Forget about your worry and your strife 
          GG chord           G7G7 chord       CC chord               C7C7 chord
I mean the bare necessities or Mother Nature's recipes
     GG chord         A7A7 chord     Am7Am7 chord  D7D7 chord      GG chord
That bring the bare necessities of life


           D7D7 chord                 GG chord                   D7D7 chord               GG chord    G7G7 chord
Wherever I wander, wherever I roam, I couldn't be fonder of my big home
             CC chord              DD chord                GG chord               Am7Am7 chord
The bees are buzzin' in the tree to make some honey just for me


    Am7Am7 chord                                 D7D7 chord
You look under the rocks and plants and take a glance at the fancy ants, 
          GG chord     A7A7 chord        
and maybe try a few


           Am7Am7 chord          D7D7 chord                GG chord    D7D7 chord              GG chord 
The bare necessities of life will come to you, they'll come to you
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26 Comments

  1. Moooollyy

    I personally like
    D-D-U U-D-U
    Or
    D-D U slowly.

  2. The strumming pattern is DDUUDU. If at least it works for me!

  3. Can someone either give me a plucking tab or a strum pattern

  4. What’s the strumming pattern?

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Carefully listen to the song and try to really "feel" the rhythm. Once you get the basics of strumming, I can assure you it'll go real quick. Maybe the strumming guide can help you on your way.

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