Same Old Lang Syne Chords & Lyrics Artist:

Chords (click graphic to learn to play)

Am chord Am7 chord C chord D7 chord Em chord F chord G chord Bb7 chord
D7 over F Sharp chord
Dm6 chord Fm6 chord CM7 chord FM7 chord FM7/G chord
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Chords:
Am      x02210      F       133211
Bb7     x13131      FM7     1x3210  use thumb on 6th (E) string (alt: xx3210)
C       x32010      FM7/G   3x3210
CM7     x35453      Fm6     130111 or 1x0111 use thumb on 6th (E) string
D7/F#   2x0210      G       320003
D7      xx0210
Dm6     xx0431
Em      022000
 
C*      3x2013
Am*     x33555
 
 
[Lick] (in between the two consecutive Am chords in the Chorus)
    Am
e|---0-------------------0-|
B|---1-------------------1-|
G|---2-------------------2-|
D|---2-------------------2-|
A|---0------3--2---------0-|
E|----------------3--0-----|
 
 
INTRO (try and let the notes ring, it resonates really well with this song)
   C                     Am             C                       Am
e|-----------0-----------0-------------------------0---------------0------|
B|-----1--3----3--1--3---1----1----3-3--1----1--3-----3--1------3----3p1--|
G|---0----------------------2-------2------0----------------0---2---------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-3---------------------0--------------3-----------------------0---------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
   C                     Am            D7/F#           F         G
e|-----------0-----------0--------------2--------2-----------1---------3--|
B|-----1--3----3--1--3---1----1---------1----1-----1-------1---------3----|
G|---0----------------------2------2-2--2--2---------2-------------0------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------3----------------|
A|-3---------------------0----------0-------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------2--------------1---------3--------|
 
 
VERSE 1 (you can continue the fingerstyle throughout the whole song, but chords work as well)
C                     Am
Met my old lover in a grocery store
C                              Am
The snow was falling Christmas Eve
C                         Am
I stole behind her in the frozen foods
      D7                 FM7    G
And I touched her on her sleeve.
 
 
VERSE 2
C                        Am
She didn't recognize the face at first
C                           Am
But then her eyes flew open wide
C                          Am
She went to hug me and she spilled her purse
       D7               FM7    G
And we laughed until we cried.
 
 
INTERLUDE (Same fingerstyle as Intro)
C Am C Am
C Am D7 F G
 
 
VERSE 3
C                            Am
We took her groceries to the checkout stand
C                           Am
The food was totaled up and bagged
C                            Am
We stood there lost in our embarrassment
       D7           FM7     G
As the conversation dragged.
 
 
VERSE 4
C                        Am
Went to have ourselves a drink or two
C                          Am
But couldn't find and open bar
C                           Am
We bought a six-pack at the liquor store
       D7              FM7 G
And we drank it in her car.
 
 
CHORUS
Am                  F
We drank a toast to innocence
   G                Am   [Lick]
We drank a toast to now
Am                        F
Tried to reach beyond the emptiness
    G                Am   G
But neither one knew how.
 
 
VERSE 5
C                             Am
She said she'd married her an architect
C                              Am
Who kept her warm and safe and dry
C                               Am
She would have liked to say she loved the man
        D7             F   G
But she didn't want to lie.
 
 
VERSE 6
C                           Am
I said the years had been a friend to her
C                               Am
And that her eyes were still as blue
C                          Am
But in those eyes I wasn't sure if I
    D7             FM7    G
Saw doubt or grati-tude.
 
 
VERSE 7
C                          Am
She said she saw me in the record stores
C                        Am
And that I must be doing well
C                       Am
I said the audience was heavenly
        D7             FM7   G
But the travelling was hell.
 
 
CHORUS
Am                  F
We drank a toast to innocence
   G                Am   [Lick]
We drank a toast to now
Am                        F
Tried to reach beyond the emptiness
    G                Am   G
But neither one knew how.
 
 
CHORUS
Am                  F
We drank a toast to innocence
   G                Am  [Lick]
We drank a toast to time
Am              F
Reliving in our eloquence
   G           Am    G
An-other "auld lang syne".
 
 
VERSE 8
C                          Am
The beer was empty and our tongues were tired
C                            Am
And running out of things to say
C                        Am C* Am*
She gave a kiss to me as I got out
      D7                FM7     G
And I watched her drive away.
 
 
VERSE 9
C                       Am
Just for a moment I was back at school
C                          Am
And felt that old familiar pain
C                          Am  C*   Am*
And as I turned to make my way back home
    D7         FM7/G F       G
The snow turned into rain.
 
 
OUTRO
CM7     Dm6 G
CM7 Am7 F   G
C   Fm6     Em
F   G   Bb7 CM7

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