Artist The Foundations
Album Baby Now That I've Found You
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Intro - x2 -: Db F7 Gb Ab

           Db                         F7
Why do you build me up - build me up - Buttercup, baby 
        Gb                             Ab
Just to let me down - let me down - and mess me around 
         Db                           F7
And then worst of all - worst of all - you never call, baby 
         Gb                               Ab
When you say you will - say you will - but I love you still 


       Db                          Db7
I need you - I need you - more than anyone, darlin' 
    Gb                         Gbm
You know that I have from the start 
   Db           Ab
So build me up Buttercup, 
               Gb     Db
Don't break my heart 


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


 Gb    Db    Ebm        
- Hey, hey, hey! - Baby, baby, try to find 
 Ab    Gbm   Fm                         
- Hey, hey, hey! - a little time and I'll make you mine 
 Gb                 
I'll be home 
        Ebm                             Ab
I'll be beside the phone waiting for you 
 Ab          Ab
Ooo-oo-ooo, ooo-oo-ooo 


           Db                         F7
Why do you build me up - build me up - Buttercup, baby 
        Gb                             Ab
Just to let me down - let me down - and mess me around 
         Db                           F7
And then worst of all - worst of all - you never call, baby 
         Gb                               Ab
When you say you will - say you will - but I love you still 
       Db                          Db7
I need you - I need you - more than anyone, darlin'
           Gb                  Gbm
You know that I have from the start 
   Db                         Ab
So build me up - build me up - Buttercup, 
               Gb    Db
Don't break my heart 


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


           Db                         F7
Why do you build me up - build me up - Buttercup, baby 
        Gb                             Ab
Just to let me down - let me down - and mess me around 
         Db                           F7
And then worst of all - worst of all - you never call, baby 
         Gb                               Ab
When you say you will - say you will - but I love you still 
       Db                          Db7
I need you - I need you - more than anyone, darlin'
           Gb                  Gbm
You know that I have from the start 
   Db                         Ab
So build me up - build me up - Buttercup 
               Gb    B Ab Db
Don't break my heart    
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159 Comments

  1. d du udu

  2. I play Dodie’s version of this song and i think it sounds perfect

  3. Twentyonegoofs

    I like this song, but at the end of the chorus instead of F C, I suggest F G

  4. FrentotheBlurryfaces

    Tyler Joseph, anyone? I love his cover so so much! It makes me so happy!

  5. MillaMalou

    This is one of my favourite songs to play :) I love that you can play it in a really happy tune but also a sad tune if you want since the lyrics is actually quite sad.

  6. lmao I love this song so much it’s so fun to play

  7. tbh the chords sound correct

  8. Alexbutnotreally

    Im playing this on a soprano and it sounds perfect?
    Chords sounded accurate to me and its easy enough for me to play along with as i just started the ukulele

  9. doddleoddle

    anyone here from dodie?

  10. Am i the only one here bc of Dodie cause her version is so sweet and sentimental

  11. pastel.panda1210

    You guys should listen to Dodie Clark sing this ? ? ? ? I wish I was as talented as her.

  12. twentlyonemeese

    am i the only one here from Dodie? no one else? just me? alright

  13. Tyler* and everyone Is* sorry I just can’t type

  14. Everyone talking about how they’re here because of tyke, and although I love him I love dodie a version, sorry (but also his was my childhood song so I love the original the most because it brings back memories of my dad and I)

  15. phanntylrr

    were all here because of tyler

  16. twentyonetrashs

    Thank you Tyler Joseph for getting me completely obsessed with this song

  17. Supremeoverlord

    Tyler sang this and my ovaries were literally exploding

  18. leggomyeggo

    im only here because of tylerr

  19. The dm chord on the “I’ll be beside the phone…” is wrong. Sounds better as a d7.

  20. jesus christ

    I thought dis was cool xD rawr

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