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    The Saddest Song

    The Ataris

     

    All strings tuned down a whole step

     

    Intro: / C - - - / - - - - / Am - - - / - - - - /

              / G - - - / - - - - / F - - - / - - - - /  (Whole Progression x2)

     

    C                         Am                        

        Only two more days, until your

    G                       F

    birthday, yesterday was mine
    C                          Am                        

       You’ll be turning five I know what it’s

    G                                          F

    like growing up without your father in your life

     

    Pre-Chorus:

    Am        G            C             F
    So I pretend, I’m doing all I can

               Am                        G                  F
    And I hope someday you’ll find it in your heart
    Am           G            C             F
    To understand why I’m not around

                 Am                 G                  F
    And forgive me for not being in your life

     

    Chorus:

                        C
    I remember waiting for you to come
                       Am

    Remember waiting for you to call
                       G                                         F

    Remember waiting there to find nothing at all
                        C
    I remember waiting for you to come
                       Am

    Remember waiting for you to call
                       G                                         F

    Remember waiting there to find nothing at all

     

    (Repeat Intro)

    C                      Am   
        Maybe someday you’ll really get to

       G                                       F

    know me, not just the letters read to you

    C                           Am
       I pray I get the chance to make it up

    G                                 F

    to you--We got a lot of catching up to do

    (Repeat Pre-Chorus and Chorus)


                        C
    I remember waiting for you to come

    Am                                   G   F

          Waiting for you to call

                        C
    I remember waiting for you to come

                                     Forgive me

     

    Am                                     G

          Waiting for you to call

                           I’m so sorry

    F                                 C (hold)

    I will make it up to you


    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.