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Intro: Fm  Ab  Bbm  Ab  Cm7

Verse:
Fm                                     Ab
All the leaves on the Giving Tree have fallen
            Eb        Ab        Cm7
No shade to crawl in underneath
Fm
I've got scars from a pocket knife
      Ab               Bbm         Ab    Eb
Where you carved your heart into me

Chorus:
           Db          Ab
If all you wanted was love
              Eb      Ab
Why would you use me up
       Db     Eb                      Ab    Ab7    
Cut me down, build a boat, and sail away
           Db         Ab      C           Fm
When all I wanted to be was your giving tree
Fm7    Db             Eb                  Ab
Settle down, build a home, and make you happy?

Verse:
Fm                               Ab    
I lie in the dead of night and I wonder
      Eb              Ab      Cm7
Whose covers you're between
Fm
And it's sad laying in his bed
         Ab              Bbm                  Ab    Eb
You feel hollow, so you crawl home back to me

Chorus:
           Db          Ab
If all you wanted was love
              Eb      Ab
Why would you use me up
       Db     Eb                      Ab        Ab7
Cut me down, build a boat, and sail away
           Db         Ab      C           Fm
When all I wanted to be was your giving tree
Fm7    Db             Eb                  Ab
Settle down, build a home, and make you happy?

Bridge:
Bbm
Well, I see a trail that starts
Db                         Ab
a line of broken hearts behind you
              Eb
That lead you back to me
Bbm
The once sad and lonely fool
Db                              Eb     Ebsus4 Eb
With nothing left but roots to show, oh oh

Chorus:
           Db          Ab
If all you wanted was love
              Eb      Ab
Why would you use me up


       Db     Eb                      Ab     Ab7   
Cut me down, build a boat, and sail away
           Db         Ab      C           Fm
When all I wanted to be was your giving tree
Fm7    Db             Eb                  Ab
Settle down, build a home, and make you happy?


       Db             Eb                  Ab
Settle down, build a home, and make you happy?
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8 Comments

  1. I have a low voice but I still prefer +4 even though it’s good for higher voices

  2. A Person Who Loves Ukuleles

    Its so beautiful I’m crying :)

  3. akatsadventure

    +4 sounds better for higher voices :)

  4. LiloStitch

    Just amazing
    \o/
    /\
    Yaaaaaaaaaa
    Wooooooppppp
    Awesoooommmeeeee
    That is how I describe it

  5. If you transpose the song a half step down and you change the chord of B to D it sounds better and flows with the song a bit better I have noticed.

  6. lisa.ellen

    does anyone else think that the AB cord doesn’t sound just right??

  7. laurenwhatsherface

    I’m not an expert, so I find transposing it down one (-1) is a lot easier :)
    I love this song

  8. I like it better with the Cm7 as a C7 chord.

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