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Intro: E


E
 New to town with a made up name 
        Dbm
 In the angel city chasing fortune and fame
          A                                   E
 And the camera flashes make it look like a dream


E
 You had it figured out since you were in school
     Dbm
 Everybody loves pretty everybody loves cool
    A                                    E      B
 So overnight you look like a sixties' queen


          A
 Another name goes up in lights
                        B
 Like diamonds in the sky


  E                                   
 And they'll tell you now 
             B
 You're the lucky one
  A
 Yeah they'll tell you now 

 You're the lucky one
      E 
 But can you tell me now 
             B         A           E
 You're the lucky one  oh oh ohhh

 
           E
 Now it's big black cars and Riviera views
          Dbm
 And your lover in the foyer doesn't even know you
           A                                         E     B
 And your secrets end up splashed on the news front page


           E
 And they tell you that you're lucky

 But you're so confused
           Dbm
 Cause you don't feel pretty you just feel used
      A                                          E      B
 And all the young things line up to take your place


          A
 Another name goes up in lights
                                    B
 You wonder if you'll make it out alive

 
  E                                   
 And they'll tell you now 
             B
 You're the lucky one
  A
 Yeah they'll tell you now 

 You're the lucky one
      E 
 But can you tell me now 
             B         A           
 You're the lucky one  oh oh ohhh

 Interlude:
    E    B    A 
    E    B    A  
    E     


           E
 It was a few years later I showed up here
          Dbm
 And they still tell the legend of how you disappeared
           A                                                E    B
 How they took the money and your dignity and got the hell out


E
 They say you bought a bunch of land somewhere
         Dbm
 Chose the Rose Garden over Madison Square
         A                                  E    B
 And it took some time but I understand it now
 

               A
 Cause now my name is up in lights
                         B
 But I think you got it right


  E                                   
 Let me tell you now 
             B
 You're the lucky one
  A
 Let me tell you now 

 You're the lucky one
  E 
 Let me tell you now 
             B         A           
 You're the lucky one  oh oh ohhh


  E                                   
 Yeah they'll tell you now 
             B
 You're the lucky one
  A
 Yeah they'll tell you now 

 You're the lucky one
      E 
 But can you tell me now 
             B         A           E     B     A
 You're the lucky one  oh oh ohhh
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8 Comments

  1. +1 is pretty nice

  2. ellaplaystheuke

    for a alternative version, but a capo in the 3rd fret and turn the transposer down to -4.

  3. Taylor Swift

    This song is so much fun! Anyone going to the Rep concert this year?

  4. orcadorka3

    It is very easy for beginners if you play it on -4!!!

  5. What is the strumming pattern?

    • It’s DDU-UDU for the verses and the pre-chorus (another name goes up in light, Like diamonds in the sky…. that part) and then I do DUDUDUDUDUDU (you get the idea) for the actual chorus.

  6. Melissa925

    -4!!!!!!

  7. Thank you so so so much!! I love this song and it’s great to now play it on uke! Thank you! B :)

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