difficulty level 4Difficulty level 4/5
 

Chords in this song

Cm7 chordC# chordF# chordG# chord

notes

Alternative (maybe easier) version:
      - Use the transposer to turn the chords 1 half step(s) down.
      - Put a capo on fret 1 (if you want to stay in the same key).

chords or tablatures

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Intro: EbEb chord  Cm7Cm7 chord  BbBb chord  AbAb chord    
 
 
EbEb chord
Don't cry when I die
Cm7Cm7 chord
When it's my time I probably won't die
BbBb chord    
I'll just lie down and close my eyes
AbAb chord    
And think about stuff
 
 
EbEb chord                      
These eyes got too wide 
Cm7Cm7 chord
seen too much of life's goodbyes
BbBb chord    
Should have spent less time making loot
AbAb chord                                            EbEb chord
And spent more time in my birthday suit with you
 
Interlude: EbEb chord  Cm7Cm7 chord  BbBb chord  AbAb chord    
 
EbEb chord                       Cm7Cm7 chord
And everybody upstairs, everybody down stairs
BbBb chord                       AbAb chord    
I'm not gonna have time to hang out with them
AbAb chord                                EbEb chord
'cause I'll be hanging out with you
 
 
    EbEb chord                         Cm7Cm7 chord
Not Jimi Hendrix, Jesus or the dude
               AbAb chord                   BbBb chord    
Who played the sherriff in Blazing Saddles
EbEb chord             EbEb chord                Cm7Cm7 chord               AbAb chord    
You not Chris Farley Mr Rodgers oh I've waited so long
        BbBb chord               EbEb chord
You can finally meet my Mom
 
Interlude: EbEb chord  Cm7Cm7 chord  BbBb chord  AbAb chord
 
EbEb chord                 
Life is good, but love it's better
Cm7Cm7 chord
Even Bieber ain't forever
BbBb chord    
We all got to go you know
AbAb chord    
So you might as well go in style
 
 
EbEb chord                 Cm7Cm7 chord
Everybody prayin, everybody singing
BbBb chord                          AbAb chord    
I'm not gonna have time to hang out with them
AbAb chord                                EbEb chord
'cause I'll be hanging out with you
 
 
    EbEb chord                          Cm7Cm7 chord
Not Gilda Radner, Buddha or the dude
        AbAb chord             BbBb chord    
Who had pop rocks and soda at the same time
EbEb chord        EbEb chord                           Cm7Cm7 chord               AbAb chord    
You, not Jesse James, Paul Newman and oh I've waited so long
        BbBb chord               AbAb chord    
You can finally meet my Mom.
 
 
Cm7Cm7 chord
I'm not making light of things
    BbBb chord                                         AbAb chord    
But who's to say who's right with things like this
 
There's so much that we miss
                    Cm7Cm7 chord
Tryin so hard to be rich and famous
BbBb chord    
Pretty and thin, to win
       AbAb chord    
It's a shame that youth is wasted on the young
          EbEb chord                              EbEb chord  
So forget everything and just be with me here now
                  AbAb chord    
For as long as we can and whoever goes first save a spot
 
 
EbEb chord        EbEb chord                            Cm7Cm7 chord             AbAb chord            BbBb chord    
You, not Etta James, Bob Marley or the girls who won my heart along the way
EbEb chord        EbEb chord                    Cm7Cm7 chord                  AbAb chord    
You, not Sitting Bull, Ella or Bach and I almost forgot
        BbBb chord               EbEb chord
You can finally meet my Mom
 
 
EbEb chord                      Cm7Cm7 chord
You can finally meet my Mom
AbAb chord       BbBb chord               EbEb chord
You can finally meet my Mom
 
 
EbEb chord                      Cm7Cm7 chord
You can finally meet my Mom
AbAb chord       BbBb chord               EbEb chord
You can finally meet my Mom
 
 
EbEb chord                           EbEb chord      
No Steve Jobs, or Ty Cobbs, Al Capone or any other mobs
Cm7Cm7 chord                             AbAb chord                      BbBb chord    
No Whitney Houston, Chet Baker, André the Giant or the Undertaker
 
 
     EbEb chord    EbEb chord                      Cm7Cm7 chord
Just you, you can finally meet my Mom
AbAb chord       BbBb chord               EbEb chord
You can finally meet my Mom
 
 
EbEb chord                      Cm7Cm7 chord
You can finally meet my Mom
AbAb chord       BbBb chord               EbEb chord
You can finally meet my Mom
 
 
EbEb chord                      Cm7Cm7 chord
You can finally meet my Mom
AbAb chord       BbBb chord               EbEb chord
You can finally meet my Mom

This arrangement for the song is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song. You may only use this for private study, scholarship, or research.

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