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Chorus:
    Ab                    Db
She asked me, "Son, when I grow old,
     Fm           Eb
Will you buy me a house of gold?
    Ab                Db
And when your father turns to stone,
     Ab        Eb       Ab
Will you take care of me?"

Chorus:
    Ab                    Db
She asked me, "Son, when I grow old,
     Fm           Eb
Will you buy me a house of gold?
    Ab                Db
And when your father turns to stone,
     Ab        Eb       Ab
Will you take care of me?"

Bridge:
Db      F7
I will make you
Bbm       Gbm            Db
Queen of everything you see
                    Ab
I'll put you on the map
                 Db            Ab
I'll cure you of disease

Verse:
      Ab             Db
Let's say we up and left this town
     Fm               Eb
And turned our future upside-down
      Ab                 Db
We'll make pretend that you and me
      Ab     Eb     Ab
Lived ever after, happily

Chorus:
    Ab                    Db
She asked me, "Son, when I grow old,
     Fm           Eb
Will you buy me a house of gold?
    Ab                Db
And when your father turns to stone,
     Ab        Eb       Ab
Will you take care of me?"

Bridge:
Db      F7
I will make you
Bbm       Gbm            Db
Queen of everything you see
                    Ab
I'll put you on the map
                 Db            Ab
I'll cure you of disease

Verse:
    Ab                  Db
And since we know that dreams are dead
    Fm                  Eb
And life turns plans up on their head
Ab              Db
I will plan to be a bum
   Ab      Eb       Ab
So I just might become someone

Chorus:
    Ab                    Db
She asked me, "Son, when I grow old,
     Fm           Eb
Will you buy me a house of gold?
    Ab                Db
And when your father turns to stone,
     Ab        Eb       Ab
Will you take care of me?"

Bridge:
Db      F7
I will make you
Bbm       Gbm            Db
Queen of everything you see
                    Ab
I'll put you on the map
                 Db
I'll cure you of disease
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525 Comments

  1. Strum patter for 0 pls

  2. Campbelltheyeetmachine

    For the strumming pattern do just do D dududududududu

  3. This is great! Thanks ?

  4. dd uu du

  5. For the first chorus play c chord all the way through and mute first 3 strings when you strum :)

  6. I use D-DUDUDU
    The “-” its a little pause

  7. Hey! so instead of all of the harder notes for beginners, I found that using C F Am G7 and G worked best throughout the song and for the Bridges this is what I came up with:

    F G7
    I will make you Queen,

    Am G7
    Of everything you see,
    F
    I’ll put you on the map
    G7
    I’ll cure you of disease,

    Strum pattern for bridge is just down, and 1 strum per note

    Strum pattern for the rest of the song is down, down, up, down, down, for the whole song

    Hope this helps!

  8. sharkidy coconut

    easy

  9. at the end i like to do a simple F G C pretty fast after the final bridge.. adds some nice closure! ?

    • I don’t think that sounds as good. I just strum extra hard on that final f…. I thought it sounded pretty good.

  10. 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

    • Alien Balloons! at the Disco

      Hey! Just a question, did you mean mute all of them but the A string on third fret? Either way this post was helpful thanks :)

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

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

  13. 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 :)

  14. 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)

  15. EApAsikuurt

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

  16. PeteWenzFromMyChemicalRomance

    DD UU DU

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

  18. Chorus & Verses
    DDU UDU
    Bridge
    Single downstrums

  19. Down up
    D U

  20. danandphilneedapupper

    WoW that sounded really good!

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