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    Branching Out - Capo 4
    John Gorka
    Chord Guide
          3 2 1
    C/G:  3x2010
    F:    xx3211
          3    4
    G:    3x0003
           32 1
    C:    x32010
           3   14
    Gsus4: 3x0013
            2 1
    C/E:  xx2010
    Dm7:  xx0211
           2  1
    C/B:  x2x010
            2 1
    Am7:  x02010
    Strum: D DUD DU UD DUDU
           1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
    Intro: / C/G - - - / F - - - / C/G - - - / G - - - / C - - - /
    When I grow up I want to be a tree
    Want to make my home with the birds and the bees
    And the squirrels, they can count on me
         G                                    Gsus4
    When I grow up to be a tree
    I'll let my joints get stiff, put my feet in the ground
    Take the winters off and settle down
    Keep my clothes till they turn brown
             G                                 Gsus4
    When I grow up, I'm gonna settle down
                      C/G                   F
    I'm gonna reach, I'm gonna reach
                      C/G                      G
    I'm gonna reach, reach for the sky
                      C/G                   F
    I'm gonna reach, I'm gonna reach
                       C/G                   G       Gsus4
    I'm gonna reach, ‘til I know why
    When the spring comes by I'm gonna get real green
    If the dogs come by I'm gonna get real mean
    On windy days, I'll bend and lean
             G                                                  Gsus4
    When I grow up I'm gonna get real green
    F                       / F C/E Dm7 - /         C (½)         C/B (½)   Am7 (½)   C/G (½)
    If I should fall in storm or    slumber,  Please don't turn me   into         lumber
    F                       / F C/E Dm7 - /   G                             Gsus4 
    I'd rather be a Louisville slug-ger    Swinging for the seats
    Chorus, replace last line with this:
                      C/G                   G (hold)                    F (hold)     
    I'm gonna reach, ‘til I know why         ‘til I know why

    End on C

    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.