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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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542 Comments

  1. ichyeeteeuchhinfort

    I use DD UU DU

  2. I used DDU UDU for strumming paddern

  3. read the fine print

    guys if you scroll all the way down, you’ll see that you arent supposed to ask for strumming patterns or post them. seriously just make one up already, its not that hard

  4. Pet Person

    I use ddududd

  5. anonymous

    for the intro you mute 3 of the strings and play a high C on the A string (finger on the 3rd fret)

  6. ukulele_rose_

    for this song, you can play a c and mute all the other strings for the first time you play the chorus, and then play the chorus again twice. (just like in the song, it sounds cool)

  7. My 20-year-old son is so crazy about this group, and the music , the lyrics Tyler Josh – I’m sending him to Houston and San Antonio with his sister who is equally in sane about this group, all expenses paid and you think I would’ve just bought them a mansion they’re so excited

  8. uk'en do it!

    i suggest that for the first chorus you play c all the way through but you mute the other strings so only the a sounds like its being strummed
    dont know if that made any sense but good luck!

  9. Cheesie_Kitten

    Strumming pattern: DD UDUDD

  10. LlamawithHats

    for strumming pattern i did:
    DUUDUDU

  11. Teri Matthews

    for strumming pattern i did:
    DUUDUDU

  12. I use DDUDUDD for the strumming pattern. It’s easiest to start off with after the basic D strum

  13. Atlantis

    Um, I prefer DUDUDUDU. But you can do however you want

  14. DomEqualsHouse

    I do ddu udu, the final bridge, I do one soft strum down on each chord

  15. TOP Trash

    yah yeet I’m doing this song for Mother’s Day.

  16. HarshRooster

    I suggest playing 0, it sounds right and it’s easier

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