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Intro -x2-: C  Dm  Am  F   G

Verse:
C
He stays home home for work this time
  Dm
He never really told his wife
   Am                           F           
He never really told a lie but this time he 
  G                  C        Dm
decides that it's alright.
    Am         F     G   
It's alright.
C                                Dm
No one really knows his mind and no one knows behind his eyes.
   Am
The man deserves a medal
          F           G             C            Dm
But he's never really won a prize before.
                     Am        F     G
He goes to lock the door.

Pre-Chorus:
F     Am    G
He is falling
     C        Em    G    F 
And though he knows it's not
     Am    G     Em        G
The world looks down and frowns.

Chorus:
C             Dm                 Am
Get up Johnny boy, get up Johnny boy,
                  F                  G              C
Get up cause the world has left you lying on the ground.
                    Dm                       Am
You're my pride and joy, you're my pride and joy.
              F           G                C      Dm
Get up Johnny boy because we all need you now.
            Am  F G
We all need you now.

Interlude: C  Dm  Am  F   G

Verse:
C
Someone said where you going
Dm
Someone said to you goodbye
Am                                F            
They deflect the disrespect when they say that 
      G               C     Dm
they blame it on the times
                      Am         F      G
They blame it on the time.
C                               Dm
We all know you're qualified to fix a chair and love your wife
Am                                 F        
They all know you're qualified but they lie 
           G                C  Dm
when they blame it on the times.
                        Am      F      G
And we blame it on the times.

Pre-Chorus:
F     Am    G
He is falling
     C        Em    G    F 
And though he knows it's not
     Am    G     Em        G
The world looks down and frowns.

Chorus:
C             Dm                 Am
Get up Johnny boy, get up Johnny boy,
                  F                  G              C
Get up cause the world has left you lying on the ground.
                    Dm                       Am
You're my pride and joy, you're my pride and joy.
              F           G               Am      F
Get up Johnny boy because we all need you now.
             C          G    Ab
We all need you now


Am           F                  C            G        Ab     
I will carry all your names and I will carry all your shame
    Am            F                 C             G       Ab     
And I will carry all your names and I will carry all your shame
    Am            F                 C             G       Ab     
And I will carry all your names and I will carry all your shame

Chorus -x2-:
C             Dm                 Am
Get up Johnny boy, get up Johnny boy,
                  F                  G              C
Get up cause the world has left you lying on the ground.
                    Dm                       Am
You're my pride and joy, you're my pride and joy.
              F           G                C
Get up Johnny boy because we all need you now.
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46 Comments

  1. The Actual Tyler Joesph

    Strumming Pattern for those who keep asking in the comments

    For the verses and the chorus I use DuuduD and the Pre-chorus I use ddu-udu then on the bridge I replace the Ab with E7 and use dd-udu

    Idk I thought it sounded good

  2. Suzanna Gignac

    Very easy! Instead on doing the wonky fingers on the Ab I just turned the top line on notes into a barre.

  3. VoltronIsMyCity

    YESSS

  4. I use the strumming pattern DDUU
    and just do one strum when it sounds good.

  5. Blazing_Trailz

    Easiest version i’ve found is +5

  6. TØP lover

    OMG I LOVE THIS SONG!! (Btw I just do a single strum on each note and I think it sounds great)

  7. JeffJefferson

    Tab for intro
    A |—————————————————————–2—-|
    E |——–3——-3——-3——-3——-3——-3——-3——-3|
    C |—-4——-4——-4——-4——-5——-5——-5————-|
    G |———————————————————————-|

  8. iliketomanybandssoicantdooneofthosecoolusernames

    I’m so happy I can play this song now, I didn’t know it was so simple.

  9. Joshua Dun

    Love it

  10. DelaneyIsAlone

    LOVE THIS SO MUCH AND I HAVE PLAYED IT 10000000000000 TIME! ?????????

    • stinkymuffin

      Not trying to be disrespectful, but fun fact: In order to play this song 10 trillion times, you must have 76,103,501 years on your hands. That’s 1.6% of the time since Earth’s creation.

  11. AlexanderTheGreat

    This song is so amazing and now I can play it!

  12. THIS SONG IS SO LIT I LOVE IT ALSO USE E7 INSTEAD OF Ab

  13. AddictWithAUkulele

    Also in the pre-chorus, I use Am instead of Em. I didn’t notice the first time, and it sounded good. (I’m a beginner tho, so yeah XD)

  14. AddictWithAUkulele

    Aren’t the pre-chorus words “He is falling in love, he knows it tonight the world looks down and frowns” becuz it says that he has a wife earlier in the song

  15. EllieIsOnline

    Lyrics are wrong. “He is falling and though he knows it’s not the world. Looks down and frowns” isn’t how it goes. Correct lyrics are “He is falling in love. He knows it’s enough. The world looks down and frowns.”

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