Artist The Foundations
Album Baby Now That I've Found You
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Intro - x2 -: E Ab7 A B

           E                         Ab7
Why do you build me up - build me up - Buttercup, baby 
        A                             B
Just to let me down - let me down - and mess me around 
         E                           Ab7
And then worst of all - worst of all - you never call, baby 
         A                               B
When you say you will - say you will - but I love you still 


       E                          E7
I need you - I need you - more than anyone, darlin' 
    A                         Am
You know that I have from the start 
   E           B
So build me up Buttercup, 
               A     E
Don't break my heart 


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


 A    E    Gbm        
- Hey, hey, hey! - Baby, baby, try to find 
 B    Am   Abm                         
- Hey, hey, hey! - a little time and I'll make you mine 
 A                 
I'll be home 
        Gbm                             B
I'll be beside the phone waiting for you 
 B          B
Ooo-oo-ooo, ooo-oo-ooo 


           E                         Ab7
Why do you build me up - build me up - Buttercup, baby 
        A                             B
Just to let me down - let me down - and mess me around 
         E                           Ab7
And then worst of all - worst of all - you never call, baby 
         A                               B
When you say you will - say you will - but I love you still 
       E                          E7
I need you - I need you - more than anyone, darlin'
           A                  Am
You know that I have from the start 
   E                         B
So build me up - build me up - Buttercup, 
               A    E
Don't break my heart 


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


           E                         Ab7
Why do you build me up - build me up - Buttercup, baby 
        A                             B
Just to let me down - let me down - and mess me around 
         E                           Ab7
And then worst of all - worst of all - you never call, baby 
         A                               B
When you say you will - say you will - but I love you still 
       E                          E7
I need you - I need you - more than anyone, darlin'
           A                  Am
You know that I have from the start 
   E                         B
So build me up - build me up - Buttercup 
               A    D B E
Don't break my heart    
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159 Comments

  1. ode to sleep

    the strumming pattern that i do is DD-UU-DU :)

  2. Tipsy-Dripsy

    If the G FM EM “Hey Hey Hey-“ part is too hard, i recommend playing DM through that part
    It fits decently and its better then screwing up if youre preforming

  3. Or maybe it’s on top because it is a good song by The Foundations, not because somebody else made it popular.

  4. I’m here because of the tiktok

  5. It sounds better if you change the Dm to a regular D

  6. fundamentally adequate quintessentials

    the great thing about music videos is that I don’t have to preserve my voice ’cause I’m not actually singing

  7. came here cuz of that episode of wendell and vinnie

  8. What strumming pattern do you guys use for this?

  9. MissFailz

    A lot of people here for top, dodie, and tik tok. But anyone here for Chloe Moriondo?

  10. SKELETONCAT

    yeah so I like the ORIGINAL FOUNDATIONS SONG, don’t get me wrong, I love tyjo forever- but if you haven’t heard the original song by the foundations, you should! It has such a jazzy 70s pick-me-up feel and I love the singer’s voice…go listen!

  11. strumming pattern????

  12. anyone else here because its actually a good song and they didnt get it from twenty one pilots or dodie or tik tok or conan gray? no just me?

    • I hear the original song in Quality Save (British shop kind of like target) and I love it. It was my parents wedding song too, so me and my mum dance around the isles singing it really over the top 😂

  13. Shaughnessy

    Yes!!

  14. melbelonie

    who is here from tik tok?

  15. yeeeeehaw

    anyone know anything easier that i could use instead of E7??

  16. anyone know anything easier I could swap E7 for??

  17. amst3rr

    I came here because I actually listen to this kind of music lmaoo

  18. quinnstead

    A lot of people from tøp but anyone from Dodie?

  19. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaapple

    the G Fm Em is like doing parkour with my fingers

  20. AnAverageAmoeba

    i have to wonder if this song is on the top ten because of checkmate by conan gray,, hm

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