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    The Luckiest

    Ben Folds

     

    Chord Guide

          3    4

    G:    3x0003

           32 1

    C:    x32010

             132

    D:    xx0232

           12

    Em:   022000

           13421

    Bm:   x24432

             21 34  Cadd9:  x32033

          134211

    F:    133211

             213

    D7:   xx0212

            123

    A:    x02220

               134

    Dsus4:  xx0233

     

     

     

     

    / G - - - / C - - - / G - - - / D - - - /

    / Em - - - / Bm - - - / C - - - / Cadd9 - D - /

     

    G         D              G                     C

    I don't get many things right the first time,

          G          Em         / F - - G / F - - - / 

    In fact I am told that a lot.

                D                          D7            G                  C                       

    Now I know all the wrong turns, and stumbles and falls brought me

      G    Em   Bm   D

    here.

     

    Em                       C                  

         And where was I before the

    Em                     A                     

    day   that I first saw your lovely

      D                 Bm          / C - - D / C - - - / 

    face   Now I see it every day

       G      / D - - D7 / (ritard)

    And I know

     

    Chorus:

           G   D

    That I  am,

    Em  Bm

    I     am,

    C  / Dsus4 - D - / (ritard)   

    I     am,

            G       / D - D7 - / (ritard)

    The luckiest.

     

    / G - - - / C - - - / G - - - / D - - - /

     

               G             D    G                 C

    What if I'd been born fifty years before you

            G                    Em              / F - - G / F - - - / 

    In a house on the street where you live?

               D            D7              G                     C                       

    Maybe I'd be outside as you passed on your bike,

                     G    Em   Bm   D

    Would I know?

     

    Em                 C                  

         And in a white sea of

    Em             A                     

    eyes,  I see one pair that

    D         Bm  / C - - D / C - - - / 

    I recognize

       G      / D - - D7 /  (ritard)

    And I know

     

    Chorus

     

    Am (2)

        I love you more than I have

    Em (2)                  

         Ever found a way to

    G             C    G  D (hold beats 3 + 4)

       say to you.

     

             G                    D                 G               C

    Next door there's an old man who lived to his nineties and one

     G                    Em         / F - - G / F - - - / 

    day, passed away in his sleep.    

                 D             D7             G                 C                       

    And his wife, she stayed for a couple of days,

                           G    Em   Bm   D

    And passed away.

     

    Em                 C                  

          I'm sorry, I know that's a

    Em                         A                  

          strange way to tell you that I

      D             Bm    / C - - D / C - - - / 

    know we belong,

       G      / D - - D7 / (ritard)

    And I know

     

    Chorus 2:

           G   D

    That I  am,

    Em  Bm

    I     am,

    C  / Dsus4 - D - / (ritard)

    I     am,

           Em      Bm   C     / Dsus4 - D - /  (ritard)     G (hold)

    The luckiest.


    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.