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I Don’t Know Why

Shawn Colvin

 

Capo 2

 

Strum:    D  UD D  UD DUDU   (FOR CHORDS THAT LAST WHOLE

          1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +    MEASURES)

 

Strum:    D   D DU           (FOR CHORDS THAT LAST ½          

          1 + 2 +            MEASURE)

 

Intro:  / G - - - / A7 – - - - /

 

                   D

I don't know why

      G        A        D
The sky is so blue

                             A7
And I don't know why

      Cadd9   G             Em    A7
I'm so in     love with you
G                               D/F#

But if there were no music

        Bm7      A            Esus4  E  A7
Then I would not get through
                             D

and I don't know why

     G               A               G    D
I know these things, but I do

                           D
and I don't know why

       G                 A                  D
But somewhere dreams come true

                              A7
And I don't know where

                    Cadd9     G          Em   A7
But there will be a     place for you

G                           D/F#
And every time you look that way

            Bm7             A          Esus4  E  A7
I would lay down my life for you

                      D
I don't know why

     G               A               G   D
I know these things, but I do

                     D
I don't know why

       G                           A           D
But some are going to make you cry

                           A7
And I don't know how

     Cadd9   G         Em         A7
But I will    get you by, I will try

G                                        D/F#
’Cause they're not trying to cause you pain

                   Bm7      A        Esus4  E  A7
They're just afraid of loving you
                      D
I don't know why

     G               A               G   D
I know these things, but I do

Solo (instrumental verse)

 

                   D
I don't know why

        G      A         D
The trees grow so tall

                          A7
And I don't know why

    Cadd9      G               Em    A7
I don't know anything at all
G                               D/F#

But if there were no music

        Bm7      A            Esus4  E  A7
Then I would not get through
                      D

I don't know why

     G               A               C
I know these things, but I do
                      D
I don't know why

     G               A               G   D
I know these things, but I do


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.