Artist The Foundations
Album Baby Now That I've Found You
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Intro - x2 -: C E7 F G

           C                         E7
Why do you build me up - build me up - Buttercup, baby 
        F                             G
Just to let me down - let me down - and mess me around 
         C                           E7
And then worst of all - worst of all - you never call, baby 
         F                               G
When you say you will - say you will - but I love you still 


       C                          C7
I need you - I need you - more than anyone, darlin' 
    F                         Fm
You know that I have from the start 
   C           G
So build me up Buttercup, 
               F     C
Don't break my heart 


          C       G                Bb       F                          
"I'll be over at ten," you told me time and again 
             C          F
But you're late, I wait around and then 
  C           G             Bb       F             
I went to the door, I can't take any more 
         C               F
It's not you, you let me down again


 F    C    Dm        
- Hey, hey, hey! - Baby, baby, try to find 
 G    Fm   Em                         
- Hey, hey, hey! - a little time and I'll make you mine 
 F                 
I'll be home 
        Dm                             G
I'll be beside the phone waiting for you 
 G          G
Ooo-oo-ooo, ooo-oo-ooo 


           C                         E7
Why do you build me up - build me up - Buttercup, baby 
        F                             G
Just to let me down - let me down - and mess me around 
         C                           E7
And then worst of all - worst of all - you never call, baby 
         F                               G
When you say you will - say you will - but I love you still 
       C                          C7
I need you - I need you - more than anyone, darlin'
           F                  Fm
You know that I have from the start 
   C                         G
So build me up - build me up - Buttercup, 
               F    C
Don't break my heart 


   C         G         Bb           F          
To you I'm a toy but I could be the boy you 
 C                    F
Adore, if you'd just let me know 
   C            G 
Although you're untrue, 
    Bb           F           C
I'm attracted to you all the more 
         F
Why do I need you so 
           
     
 F    C    Dm        
- Hey, hey, hey! - Baby, baby, try to find 
 G    Fm   Em                         
- Hey, hey, hey! - a little time and I'll make you mine 
 F                 
I'll be home 
        Dm                             G
I'll be beside the phone waiting for you 
 G          G
Ooo-oo-ooo, ooo-oo-ooo 


           C                         E7
Why do you build me up - build me up - Buttercup, baby 
        F                             G
Just to let me down - let me down - and mess me around 
         C                           E7
And then worst of all - worst of all - you never call, baby 
         F                               G
When you say you will - say you will - but I love you still 
       C                          C7
I need you - I need you - more than anyone, darlin'
           F                  Fm
You know that I have from the start 
   C                         G
So build me up - build me up - Buttercup 
               F    Bb G C
Don't break my heart    
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159 Comments

  1. ukulele is fun

    well there is no right reason to be here its anyones choice dont make yourselves special thanks

  2. (dm)baby baby, (G)try to find. (Em)A little time and (A7)I”ll make you mine. (F)I’ll be home. i’ll be (D7)beside the phone waiting for (G)you.
    Ooo-oo-ooo, ooo-oo-ooo

    This how I play the pre-chorus and i think it sounds much better

  3. Is there an easier way to do Fm? Can you bar the first fret?

  4. Natalia Franco

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFJCRAc77u8 very good tutorial for the song

  5. I don’t know what everyone here is talking about about how they got here, I just like the song by The Foundations, its on my playlist and i find it very wholesome.

  6. I LOVE this song

  7. What I use for strumming is DDUDDUD hope this helps :)

  8. D D U U D U works well as a strumming pattern

  9. I use UUDU UDU I really like how it sounds.

  10. -prettyodd

    does anyone have an alternative for Bb? thank you x

  11. okay everyone is here because of tiktok and stuff but who is actually here because of Davids vlogs?

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