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Keep Your Heart Young

Brandi Carlile

 

Guitars originally tuned down ½ step.

 

Chord Guide

      3    4

G:    3x0003

       32 1

C:    x32010

         132

D:    xx0232

       12

Em:   022000

 

           >       >

Strum: B   D     U D

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

 

   G (2)                                     C            G

Grandpa gave a wheat penny and I put it in my pocket

   G (2)                                        D (2)

I had big plans in my back yard to build me a space rocket

     G (2)                                                 C                     G

I talked to my brother on a fake CB that I made from a tic-tac box

    G (2)                                                      D             G

I packed my snowballs nice and tight but in the middle I put rocks

 

Chorus:

  C (3)                                                                    G

Don’t trade in your tic-tac box for a ball on the end of a chain

        G (3)                                                                D (2)

And don’t go spending Grandpa’s pennies buying into the game

               C (2)                G (2)

You gotta keep your heart young

 D (2)                        Em          (2)      

Don’t go growin old before your time has come

                     C (2)                      G (2)

You can’t take back what you have done

                   D (2)              G (2)

You’ve gotta keep your heart young

 

        G (2)                                             C                          G

Dad took the wheels off of my bike and he pushed me down the hill

   G (2)                                     D (2)

But speed got the best of me and I took my first spill

   G (2)                                   C                 G

That was back when alcohol was only used on cuts

      G (2)                                                       D                    G

It stung like hell so I turned my leg and momma said it’d give me guts

 

Chorus

 

      G (2)                                               C                      G

So take a picture of the one you love and put it in a locket

 G (2)                                              D (2)

Go dig up your time capsule and the blueprints for your rocket

   G (2)                                     C                  G

Keep in touch on a fake CB, that same old tic-tac box

  G (2)                                                        D (hold)        G

Pack your snowballs a little less tight but in the middle still put rocks

 

Final Chorus:

         C (2)               G (2)

And keep your heart young

 D (2)                        Em          (2)      

Don’t go growin’ old before your time has come

                      C (2)                     G (2)

You can’t take back what you have done

                 D (2)                           G (2)

You gotta keep your heart young

 

                C (2)                G (2)

You gotta keep your heart young

         D (2)                                 Em (2) 

Sometimes you don’t die quick just like you wished you done

                 C (2)                G (2)

And though love is a loaded gun

                   D (2)               G (2)

You’ve gotta keep your heart young

 

                      C (2)                     G                Em

You can’t take back what you have done, yeah, done

                   D (2)              G

You’ve gotta keep your heart young

 

End on G

 


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.