difficulty level 4Difficulty level 4/5
 

Chords in this song

Abm7 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).

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Intro: BB chord  Abm7Abm7 chord  GbGb chord  EE chord    
 
 
BB chord
Don't cry when I die
Abm7Abm7 chord
When it's my time I probably won't die
GbGb chord    
I'll just lie down and close my eyes
EE chord    
And think about stuff
 
 
BB chord                      
These eyes got too wide 
Abm7Abm7 chord
seen too much of life's goodbyes
GbGb chord    
Should have spent less time making loot
EE chord                                            BB chord
And spent more time in my birthday suit with you
 
Interlude: BB chord  Abm7Abm7 chord  GbGb chord  EE chord    
 
BB chord                       Abm7Abm7 chord
And everybody upstairs, everybody down stairs
GbGb chord                       EE chord    
I'm not gonna have time to hang out with them
EE chord                                BB chord
'cause I'll be hanging out with you
 
 
    BB chord                         Abm7Abm7 chord
Not Jimi Hendrix, Jesus or the dude
               EE chord                   GbGb chord    
Who played the sherriff in Blazing Saddles
BB chord             BB chord                Abm7Abm7 chord               EE chord    
You not Chris Farley Mr Rodgers oh I've waited so long
        GbGb chord               BB chord
You can finally meet my Mom
 
Interlude: BB chord  Abm7Abm7 chord  GbGb chord  EE chord
 
BB chord                 
Life is good, but love it's better
Abm7Abm7 chord
Even Bieber ain't forever
GbGb chord    
We all got to go you know
EE chord    
So you might as well go in style
 
 
BB chord                 Abm7Abm7 chord
Everybody prayin, everybody singing
GbGb chord                          EE chord    
I'm not gonna have time to hang out with them
EE chord                                BB chord
'cause I'll be hanging out with you
 
 
    BB chord                          Abm7Abm7 chord
Not Gilda Radner, Buddha or the dude
        EE chord             GbGb chord    
Who had pop rocks and soda at the same time
BB chord        BB chord                           Abm7Abm7 chord               EE chord    
You, not Jesse James, Paul Newman and oh I've waited so long
        GbGb chord               EE chord    
You can finally meet my Mom.
 
 
Abm7Abm7 chord
I'm not making light of things
    GbGb chord                                         EE chord    
But who's to say who's right with things like this
 
There's so much that we miss
                    Abm7Abm7 chord
Tryin so hard to be rich and famous
GbGb chord    
Pretty and thin, to win
       EE chord    
It's a shame that youth is wasted on the young
          BB chord                              BB chord  
So forget everything and just be with me here now
                  EE chord    
For as long as we can and whoever goes first save a spot
 
 
BB chord        BB chord                            Abm7Abm7 chord             EE chord            GbGb chord    
You, not Etta James, Bob Marley or the girls who won my heart along the way
BB chord        BB chord                    Abm7Abm7 chord                  EE chord    
You, not Sitting Bull, Ella or Bach and I almost forgot
        GbGb chord               BB chord
You can finally meet my Mom
 
 
BB chord                      Abm7Abm7 chord
You can finally meet my Mom
EE chord       GbGb chord               BB chord
You can finally meet my Mom
 
 
BB chord                      Abm7Abm7 chord
You can finally meet my Mom
EE chord       GbGb chord               BB chord
You can finally meet my Mom
 
 
BB chord                           BB chord      
No Steve Jobs, or Ty Cobbs, Al Capone or any other mobs
Abm7Abm7 chord                             EE chord                      GbGb chord    
No Whitney Houston, Chet Baker, André the Giant or the Undertaker
 
 
     BB chord    BB chord                      Abm7Abm7 chord
Just you, you can finally meet my Mom
EE chord       GbGb chord               BB chord
You can finally meet my Mom
 
 
BB chord                      Abm7Abm7 chord
You can finally meet my Mom
EE chord       GbGb chord               BB chord
You can finally meet my Mom
 
 
BB chord                      Abm7Abm7 chord
You can finally meet my Mom
EE chord       GbGb chord               BB 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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