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20 classic, not-too-hard songs to enjoy with your family while you ride out the apocalypse.

Beatles - Petty - Johnny Cash - Eagles - John Denver - Dylan

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    I Don’t Know Why

    Shawn Colvin

     

    Capo 2

     

    Strum:    D  UD D  UD DUDU   (FOR CHORDS THAT LAST WHOLE

              1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +    MEASURES)

     

    Strum:    D   D DU           (FOR CHORDS THAT LAST ½          

              1 + 2 +            MEASURE)

     

    Intro:  / G - - - / A7 – - - - /

     

                       D

    I don't know why

          G        A        D
    The sky is so blue

                                 A7
    And I don't know why

          Cadd9   G             Em    A7
    I'm so in     love with you
    G                               D/F#

    But if there were no music

            Bm7      A            Esus4  E  A7
    Then I would not get through
                                 D

    and I don't know why

         G               A               G    D
    I know these things, but I do

                               D
    and I don't know why

           G                 A                  D
    But somewhere dreams come true

                                  A7
    And I don't know where

                        Cadd9     G          Em   A7
    But there will be a     place for you

    G                           D/F#
    And every time you look that way

                Bm7             A          Esus4  E  A7
    I would lay down my life for you

                          D
    I don't know why

         G               A               G   D
    I know these things, but I do

                         D
    I don't know why

           G                           A           D
    But some are going to make you cry

                               A7
    And I don't know how

         Cadd9   G         Em         A7
    But I will    get you by, I will try

    G                                        D/F#
    ’Cause they're not trying to cause you pain

                       Bm7      A        Esus4  E  A7
    They're just afraid of loving you
                          D
    I don't know why

         G               A               G   D
    I know these things, but I do

    Solo (instrumental verse)

     

                       D
    I don't know why

            G      A         D
    The trees grow so tall

                              A7
    And I don't know why

        Cadd9      G               Em    A7
    I don't know anything at all
    G                               D/F#

    But if there were no music

            Bm7      A            Esus4  E  A7
    Then I would not get through
                          D

    I don't know why

         G               A               C
    I know these things, but I do
                          D
    I don't know why

         G               A               G   D
    I know these things, but I do


    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.