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

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

Bridge:
C      E7
I will make you
Am       Fm            C
Queen of everything you see
                    G
I'll put you on the map
                 C            G
I'll cure you of disease

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

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

Bridge:
C      E7
I will make you
Am       Fm            C
Queen of everything you see
                    G
I'll put you on the map
                 C            G
I'll cure you of disease

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

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

Bridge:
C      E7
I will make you
Am       Fm            C
Queen of everything you see
                    G
I'll put you on the map
                 C
I'll cure you of disease
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542 Comments

  1. kirishima

    if anyone’s using a metronome, if you’re wondering what the BPM is, it’s 115!! :)

  2. a random alto

    is ddudu a good pattern or nah

  3. In the intro I will play a C with the GCE strings muted.

  4. -5 is the easiest for beginners

  5. I personally repeat the last bridge i have no idea why but i think it sounds like more of an ending. Also as for strokes, i put a songle stroke on the notes in the verses and bride and then repeated downstrokes in the chorus to make it stand out since it is the same notes. Hopes this helps someone =D

  6. killourdreams_ ourdreas

    You know, this is why the Clique has a bad rep

  7. incognito

    I play a muted C for the intro, which you play a regular C but you put a finger on the other 3 strings, not hard enough to bar and change the chord, just so that the other strings dont play.

  8. UncleCloughie

    I got your back big-shoots.

  9. I personally prefer DDUUDU for the whole song…..But it comes down to personal preference so :)

  10. Thank you very helpful! Have a nice day!

  11. just dududududududududu thats what I did lol

  12. I found the strumming pattern was DDUUDU

  13. DDUUDU

  14. Ukeplayer8999

    This helps a lot Thanks!! Is there a cord that I can replace Bbm with? I have trouble with switching to it.

    • moltrra_ on ig

      if this is easier i do:
      Dm: instead o the middle and ring finger, use your thumb
      Bbm: instead of ring finger, use your thumb.
      this helps the switing process much easier :)

  15. Uku_Beginner

    Do you need a capo to play chord D?

  16. Uke_Beginner

    Ok so do you need a capo to play the chord Bbm?

  17. guys make sure your transposer is on 0 because it sounds weird other ways:)

  18. hey just thought i should let everyone know that the first “chorus” is actually the intro and should be played as follows: play a c, but gentlly muffle the other strings so that all you hear is the sound of the string being played. if you listen to the actual song that’s what happened what he does in the beginning. when you strum, keep you’re hand so close to the strings that they strum no matter what. it might sound messy at first but if you get the hang of it it sounds great

  19. 99redballoonsgoby

    +7 and -5 are much easier for beginners. If you want to stay in the same key and have a higher range, go for +7 with a capo on the seventh fret. (I think that’s how it works, I’m something of a beginner myself. Correct me if I’m wrong!) If you use either of those transpositions but find the E7 chord tricky (I definitely do), go for Em7 instead of E7. It’s fretted 0202 instead of 1202 and is much easier to transition to and from. I wish I had a suggestion for an easier version of Fm.

    • 99redballoonsgoby

      Also the first chorus(es) and bridge are, I think, this:
      1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
      D D U D U D U

      After that DDU UDU works for me

  20. The strumming pattern i used was DDUUDU

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