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For What It's Worth
Buffalo Springfield

 

Here's my lesson showing you how to strum and sing this great tune. Subscribe to my YouTube channel for more lessons like this one.


 

Chord Guide

       231

E:    022100

        123

A:    x02220

         132

D:    xx0232

       32 1

C:    x32010

 

Strum: D   D U   U D U

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

 

Intro:  / E - - - / A - - - / (x2)

 

VERSE 1:

E                                                    A
   There's something happening here
           E                           A
What it is ain't exactly clear
                 E                                   A
There's a man with a gun over there
             E                            A
Telling me I've got to beware

CHORUS:

                     E (hold ½)             D (hold ½)
It's time we stop children what's that sound
(hold ½)                           C (hold ½)   

Everybody look what's going down      

 

/ E - - - / A - - - / (x2)

 

VERSE 2:

E                                               A
  There's battle lines being drawn
                E                             A
Nobody's right if everybody's wrong
E                                                   A
  Young people speaking their minds
                 E                             A
Are getting so much resistance from behind

Chorus

 

/ E - - - / A - - - / (x2)

 

VERSE 3:

E                                             A
   What a field day for the heat
E                                              A
   Ten thousand people in the streets
            E                                   A
Singing songs and carrying signs
            E                                 A
Mostly say "hooray for our side"

Chorus

/ E - - - / A - - - / (x2)

 

Verse 4:

E                        A
Paranoia strikes deep
E                           A
Into your life it will creep
    E                                     A
It starts when you're always afraid
                  E                                A
Step out of line the man come and take you away

Chorus

 

/ E - - - / A - - - / (x2)

 

End on E

 

 

Main Riff:

 


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.