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            G           G7         C             C7
Look for the bare necessities, the simple bare necessities
   G              A7             Am7     D7
Forget about your worry and your strife 
          G           G7       C               C7
I mean the bare necessities or Mother Nature's recipes
     G         A7     Am7  D7      G
That bring the bare necessities of life

           D7                 G                   D7               G    G7
Wherever I wander, wherever I roam, I couldn't be fonder of my big home
             C              D                G               Am7
The bees are buzzin' in the tree to make some honey just for me

    Am7                                 D7
You look under the rocks and plants and take a glance at the fancy ants, 
          G     A7        
and maybe try a few

           Am7          D7                G    D7              G 
The bare necessities of life will come to you, they'll come to you
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  1. aren’t there more verses to this song?

  2. I come here to refresh my memory and was suprised about the second line. I think
    C A7 D7 G7 (in +5, mind you…)
    sounds a lot more like the Disney Classic.

  3. Moooollyy

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

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

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

  6. What’s the strumming pattern?

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