Artist The Beach Boys
Album Pet Sounds
Genre
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Intro: A  E  Gbm  A  B  C   

Verse:
D                Bm
I may not always love you,
Gbm      Gbm            B7  
But long as there are stars above you,
E            C       
You’ll never need to doubt it,
E                Dbm   
I'll make you so sure about it.

Pre-Chorus:
A        E                 Gbm         E
God only knows what I'd be without you. 

Verse:
D                  Bm
If you should ever leave me,
Gbm      Gbm              B7  
Though life would still go on believe me,
E                    C            
The world could show nothing to me,
E                Dbm   
So what good would living do me.

Post-Chorus:
A        E                 Gbm         E
God only knows what I'd be without you.

Interlude:
    G Em6 Bm Bm7  E7
    A F   A  Ebm7

Pre-Verse:
A        E                 Gbm         E
God only knows what I'd be without you.

Verse:
D                  Bm
If you should ever leave me,
Gbm      Gbm              B7  
Though life would still go on believe me,
E                    C       
The world could show nothing to me,
E                  Dbm   
So what good would living do me.

Outro - x6 -:
A        E                 Gbm         E
God only knows what I'd be without you,
A        E                 Gbm         E
God only knows what I'd be without you, - God only knows... -
A        E                 Gbm         E
God only knows what I'd be without you.    
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8 Comments

  1. Lewibatooy

    for the C, I just played a C chord and an Am chord fingerings at the same time.
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  2. When I heard the C problem, it also didn’t sound right to me. Instead I played Am. Sounds much better. Hope this helps.

  3. When I heard the C, it also didn’t sound right to me. Instead I played Am. Sounds much better. Hope this helps.

  4. i tried to find an alternative chord for the unappealing ‘C’, although I am playing this on piano and i’ve moved it to +3 (so it is my range for singing) and I think a a/cm chord works perfectly on piano, I’m just not sure how to adapt this chord for the ukulele..

    for the original key, try am with a c base :D hope this helps!!

  5. I hear it as a Cdim7. I’ve got the Es at 4447 and Cdim7 at 5656. Also, I like the sound of a Dbm6, so the verse goes:

    2220 4222 2120 2322
    4447 5656 4447 3444

  6. Yeah, i think the C should be Cdim! That sounds good to my ear, at least :-)

  7. I agree, Ewan, it sounds dreadful to me.

  8. The “C” on this line just doesn’t sound correct when I play it.

    E C
    The world could show nothing to me,

    Is it just me?

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