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Chords (click graphic to learn to play)

C5 chord A5 chord G5 chord B5 chord D5 chord
D Sharp 5 chord
Eb5 chord E5 chord F5 chord
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How To Play

Verses
C5, A5, A5, G5
think one two THREE for rhythm maybe pluck just the bass note for the first two hang on 
three a bit
my altered version
Cm7 Am7 A7 G (power chord with added 3rd on 4th string or G played like an F without the
highest strings)
 
2nd half of verses/ bridge to chorus
B5, C5, D5, D5?, D#5 or Eb5
 
Chorus
C5, E5, F5, D5
 
guitar solo at end is over the chorus progression the bridge instumental part is pretty
a do whatever you want part with slides and stuff
okay heres the song with chords placed as close as possible the verse is weird when
the vocals to the chords
 
 
If You Only Knew
 
verse progression 4x (C5, A5, A5, G5)
 
come in on G5 4th time
 
Verse 1
 
          C5          A5       A5       G5
     A5  A5  G5
I wake up thoughts of you tied to to my mind as I wonder,
 
        C5               A5        A5         G5
  A5  A5  G5
What to wear what to eat who to be will I see you again,
 
BRIDGE
B5        C5              D5
And as my car breaks down I shake my head and say,
 
       Eb5
What a day,  hey hey
 
Chorus
 
C5          E5        F5                    D5
If you only knew what I went though just to get to you,
 
C5               E5      F5                  D5
I'm hanging from you and I'll hold on if you want me to,
 
Verse 2 riff for 2x come in on 2nd G5
 
      C5         A5           A5         G5      C5
Every bus, every train, every cab, every lane is jammed,
 
     C5              A5          A5         G5
So I look to the sky and I reach for planes with my hands,
 
B5        C5                 D5
If all my days go wrong I'll think about last night,
 
        Eb5
It went right, hey hey
 
Chorus
 
C5          E5        F5                    D5
If you only knew what I went though just to get to you
 
C5               E5      F5                  D5
I'm hanging from you and I'll hold on if you want me to
 
Instumental Bridge slide around or chromatic stuff at end
 
Last Chorus guitar improv outro starts during
 
C5          E5        F5                    D5
If you only knew what I went though just to get to you, hey
 
C5           E5      F5                      D5
I'm swinging you and there's nothing i would rather do
 
Guitar Outro
make sure to slide down at end

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