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The Luckiest

Ben Folds

 

Chord Guide

      3    4

G:    3x0003

       32 1

C:    x32010

         132

D:    xx0232

       12

Em:   022000

       13421

Bm:   x24432

         21 34  Cadd9:  x32033

      134211

F:    133211

         213

D7:   xx0212

        123

A:    x02220

           134

Dsus4:  xx0233

 

 

 

 

/ G - - - / C - - - / G - - - / D - - - /

/ Em - - - / Bm - - - / C - - - / Cadd9 - D - /

 

G         D              G                     C

I don't get many things right the first time,

      G          Em         / F - - G / F - - - / 

In fact I am told that a lot.

            D                          D7            G                  C                       

Now I know all the wrong turns, and stumbles and falls brought me

  G    Em   Bm   D

here.

 

Em                       C                  

     And where was I before the

Em                     A                     

day   that I first saw your lovely

  D                 Bm          / C - - D / C - - - / 

face   Now I see it every day

   G      / D - - D7 / (ritard)

And I know

 

Chorus:

       G   D

That I  am,

Em  Bm

I     am,

C  / Dsus4 - D - / (ritard)   

I     am,

        G       / D - D7 - / (ritard)

The luckiest.

 

/ G - - - / C - - - / G - - - / D - - - /

 

           G             D    G                 C

What if I'd been born fifty years before you

        G                    Em              / F - - G / F - - - / 

In a house on the street where you live?

           D            D7              G                     C                       

Maybe I'd be outside as you passed on your bike,

                 G    Em   Bm   D

Would I know?

 

Em                 C                  

     And in a white sea of

Em             A                     

eyes,  I see one pair that

D         Bm  / C - - D / C - - - / 

I recognize

   G      / D - - D7 /  (ritard)

And I know

 

Chorus

 

Am (2)

    I love you more than I have

Em (2)                  

     Ever found a way to

G             C    G  D (hold beats 3 + 4)

   say to you.

 

         G                    D                 G               C

Next door there's an old man who lived to his nineties and one

 G                    Em         / F - - G / F - - - / 

day, passed away in his sleep.    

             D             D7             G                 C                       

And his wife, she stayed for a couple of days,

                       G    Em   Bm   D

And passed away.

 

Em                 C                  

      I'm sorry, I know that's a

Em                         A                  

      strange way to tell you that I

  D             Bm    / C - - D / C - - - / 

know we belong,

   G      / D - - D7 / (ritard)

And I know

 

Chorus 2:

       G   D

That I  am,

Em  Bm

I     am,

C  / Dsus4 - D - / (ritard)

I     am,

       Em      Bm   C     / Dsus4 - D - /  (ritard)     G (hold)

The luckiest.


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