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Soak up the Sun

Sheryl Crow

 

Capo 2

 

Chords in parentheses are anticipated (played ½ beat early)

 

Strum: D   D U   U D U

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Chord Guide

         132

D:    xx0232

        123

A:    x02220

      3    4

G:    3x0003

       12

Em:   022000

      134211

F:    133211

 

Intro: / D - - - / A - (G) - / (x4)

 

w/intro riff:

My friend the communist
Holds meetings in his RV
I can’t afford his gas
So I’m stuck here watching TV
I don’t have digital
I don’t have diddly squat
It’s not having what you want
It’s wanting what you’ve got

 

CHORUS:

D (2)                              A (2)
I’m gonna soak up the sun

                        Em
Gonna tell everyone

     G        A (2)
To lighten up (I’m gonna tell 'em that)

D (2)                       A (2)
I’ve got no one to blame

                              Em
For every time I feel lame

      G         A (2)
I’m looking up--I’m gonna soak up the sun

 

w/intro riff:
I’ve got a crummy job
It don’t pay near enough
To buy the things it takes
To win me some of your love

 

 

 

 

 

Bridge:

D                
Every time I turn around

      C (½)                     G (½)
I’m looking up, you’re looking down

     D      
Maybe something’s wrong with you

          F (½)                     G (½)
That makes you act the way you do

 

Chorus

w/intro riff:
While it’s still free
I’m gonna soak up the sun
Before it goes out on me


Don’t have no master suite
I’m still the king of me
You have a fancy ride, but baby
I’m the one who has the key

Bridge II:

D
Every time I turn around

      C (½)                      G (½)
I’m looking up, you’re looking down

     D      
Maybe something’s wrong with you

        F (½)                       G (½)
That makes you act the way you do
F
(½)              G (½)

Maybe I am crazy too

 

Chorus x2

 

D (2)                             A (2)

I’m gonna soak up the sun
                Em

Got my 45 on
     G              A
(hold)

So I can rock on.


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.