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The Saddest Song

The Ataris

 

All strings tuned down a whole step

 

Intro: / C - - - / - - - - / Am - - - / - - - - /

          / G - - - / - - - - / F - - - / - - - - /  (Whole Progression x2)

 

C                         Am                        

    Only two more days, until your

G                       F

birthday, yesterday was mine
C                          Am                        

   You’ll be turning five I know what it’s

G                                          F

like growing up without your father in your life

 

Pre-Chorus:

Am        G            C             F
So I pretend, I’m doing all I can

           Am                        G                  F
And I hope someday you’ll find it in your heart
Am           G            C             F
To understand why I’m not around

             Am                 G                  F
And forgive me for not being in your life

 

Chorus:

                    C
I remember waiting for you to come
                   Am

Remember waiting for you to call
                   G                                         F

Remember waiting there to find nothing at all
                    C
I remember waiting for you to come
                   Am

Remember waiting for you to call
                   G                                         F

Remember waiting there to find nothing at all

 

(Repeat Intro)

C                      Am   
    Maybe someday you’ll really get to

   G                                       F

know me, not just the letters read to you

C                           Am
   I pray I get the chance to make it up

G                                 F

to you--We got a lot of catching up to do

(Repeat Pre-Chorus and Chorus)


                    C
I remember waiting for you to come

Am                                   G   F

      Waiting for you to call

                    C
I remember waiting for you to come

                                 Forgive me

 

Am                                     G

      Waiting for you to call

                       I’m so sorry

F                                 C (hold)

I will make it up to you


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.