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Chorus:
    C                    F
She asked me, "Son, when I grow old,
     Am           G
Will you buy me a house of gold?
    C                F
And when your father turns to stone,
     C        G       C
Will you take care of me?"

Chorus:
    C                    F
She asked me, "Son, when I grow old,
     Am           G
Will you buy me a house of gold?
    C                F
And when your father turns to stone,
     C        G       C
Will you take care of me?"

Bridge:
F      A7
I will make you
Dm       Bbm            F
Queen of everything you see
                    C
I'll put you on the map
                 F            C
I'll cure you of disease

Verse:
      C             F
Let's say we up and left this town
     Am               G
And turned our future upside-down
      C                 F
We'll make pretend that you and me
      C     G     C
Lived ever after, happily

Chorus:
    C                    F
She asked me, "Son, when I grow old,
     Am           G
Will you buy me a house of gold?
    C                F
And when your father turns to stone,
     C        G       C
Will you take care of me?"

Bridge:
F      A7
I will make you
Dm       Bbm            F
Queen of everything you see
                    C
I'll put you on the map
                 F            C
I'll cure you of disease

Verse:
    C                  F
And since we know that dreams are dead
    Am                  G
And life turns plans up on their head
C              F
I will plan to be a bum
   C      G       C
So I just might become someone

Chorus:
    C                    F
She asked me, "Son, when I grow old,
     Am           G
Will you buy me a house of gold?
    C                F
And when your father turns to stone,
     C        G       C
Will you take care of me?"

Bridge:
F      A7
I will make you
Dm       Bbm            F
Queen of everything you see
                    C
I'll put you on the map
                 F
I'll cure you of disease
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486 Comments

  1. for the fun intro part… i personally mute the last strings or G C and E with my pointer finger like youre barring it but youre not barring it… and then i would use my ring finger to press down the E string 3 fret and strum ddud

  2. down, down, up, down, up is whats working for me.

  3. You can try muting first two fret at the intro. Makes it sounds closer to the original.

  4. i did down down up down up but i’ve been playing for a few months, probably single down strums would be the easiest for people who are just learning :)

  5. I personally use D-U-D for the chorus and verses and the single down strokes for the bridges and last lines in the verses and chorus (the c g c part)

  6. EApAsikuurt

    I personally think that an A sounds better to replace Bbm if you can’t quite get it.

  7. PeteWenzFromMyChemicalRomance

    DD UU DU

  8. I used D-DU-UDU and it’s really simple! You just kinda have to do it fast.

  9. Chorus & Verses
    DDU UDU
    Bridge
    Single downstrums

  10. Down up
    D U

  11. danandphilneedapupper

    WoW that sounded really good!

  12. just don’t press 3 it sounds about the same

  13. Brendon Flurrie

    I use DDUD

  14. same^^^

  15. xDiamondSlasherx

    I was playing this song in my school talent show and me and my friend studied this every day and we got it! Thanks!

  16. I would suggest D-D-U-D-U-D-U. Might seem confusing at first, but try to learn the pattern at first. Once you’re used to that, you can start playing the chords.

  17. AnAverageAmoeba

    The C after “disease” sounds a bit off, I use G7, which works a bit better

  18. dduudu

  19. How is Bb HARD?!

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