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    For What It's Worth
    Buffalo Springfield

     

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    Chord Guide

           231

    E:    022100

            123

    A:    x02220

             132

    D:    xx0232

           32 1

    C:    x32010

     

    Strum: D   D U   U D U

           1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

     

     

    Intro:  / E - - - / A - - - / (x2)

     

    VERSE 1:

    E                                                    A
       There's something happening here
               E                           A
    What it is ain't exactly clear
                     E                                   A
    There's a man with a gun over there
                 E                            A
    Telling me I've got to beware

    CHORUS:

                         E (hold ½)             D (hold ½)
    It's time we stop children what's that sound
    (hold ½)                           C (hold ½)   

    Everybody look what's going down      

     

    / E - - - / A - - - / (x2)

     

    VERSE 2:

    E                                               A
      There's battle lines being drawn
                    E                             A
    Nobody's right if everybody's wrong
    E                                                   A
      Young people speaking their minds
                     E                             A
    Are getting so much resistance from behind

    Chorus

     

    / E - - - / A - - - / (x2)

     

    VERSE 3:

    E                                             A
       What a field day for the heat
    E                                              A
       Ten thousand people in the streets
                E                                   A
    Singing songs and carrying signs
                E                                 A
    Mostly say "hooray for our side"

    Chorus

    / E - - - / A - - - / (x2)

     

    Verse 4:

    E                        A
    Paranoia strikes deep
    E                           A
    Into your life it will creep
        E                                     A
    It starts when you're always afraid
                      E                                A
    Step out of line the man come and take you away

    Chorus

     

    / E - - - / A - - - / (x2)

     

    End on E

     

     

    Main Riff:

     


    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.