FREE Christmas Carol Songbook

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    Always Love

    Nada Surf

     

    Capo 2

     

    Chord Guide

           T 321

    Fmaj7: 1x3210

           32 1

    C:    x32010

           12

    Em:   022000

            231

    Am:   x02210

          3    4

    G:    3x0003

          134211

    F:    133211

            12 4

    Em7:   022030

             231

    Dm:   xx0231

     

    Strum Guide

    Folk Strum:

     

    D   D U   U D U

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

    Punk Strum:

     

    D D D D D D D DU

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

    Backbeat Strum:

        >       >

    D U D U D U D U    > = accent

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

     

     

    (w/folk strum)

    Intro: / Fmaj7 - - - / C - - - / Em - - - / Am - - - /

     

                Fmaj7             C

    To make a mountain of

            Em               Am

    Your life is just a choice

              Fmaj7             C

    But I never learned enough

         Em               Am

    to listen to the voice that told me

     

    Chorus 1:

    Fmaj7    C

    Always Love

      G                      Fmaj7

    Hate will get you every time

    Fmaj7   C

    Always Love

      G                       Fmaj7

    Don't wait ‘til the finish line

     

    (w/punk strum)

    / F - - - / C - - - / Em7 - - - / Am - - - /

     

       F                                  C

    Slow demands come ‘round

    Em7                             Am

    Squeeze the air and keep the rest out

    F                 C

    Helps to write it down

    Em7                   Am

    Even when you then cross it out

     

    Chorus 2:

    F          C

    Always Love

    G                        F

    Hate will get you every time

    F           C

    Always Love

    G                 F

    Even if you wanna fight

     

    (w/backbeat strum)

    F             C

    Self directed lives

      Em7                             Am

    I want to know what it'd be like to

    F           C

    Aim so high above

    Em7                             Am

    Any card that has been dealt to you

     

    (w/punk strum)

    Chorus 3:

    F                C

    Always Love

    G                            F

    Hate will get you every time

    F                C

    Always Love

    G                       F

    Hate will get you

     

    Bridge:

                                                     F

    I've been held back by something

             C                       Dm                      F

    Yeah, you said to me quietly on the stairs.

                                                     F

    I've been held back by something

             C                       Dm                      F

    Yeah, you said to me quietly on the stairs.   You said

    G (½)  F (½)          C

       Hey, you good ones

    G (½)  F (½)          C

       Hey, you good ones

     

    (one strum per chord)

                Fmaj7            C

    To make a mountain of

            Em               Am

    Your life is just a choice

              Fmaj7             C

    But I never learned enough

         Em               Am

    to listen to the voice that told me

     

    Repeat Chorus 3 (w/punk strum)

     

    Repeat Bridge (w/punk strum)

     

    G (½)  F (½)          C

       Hey, you good ones

    G (½)  F (½)          C (hold)

       Ahhh ahhh ahhh

     


    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.