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Chords (click graphic to learn to play)

A chord Bm chord Bm7 chord Dm chord G chord Dsus2 chord
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How To Play

Fingerpick/arpeggiate throughout song - find your own pattern & rhythm
Dsus2  Dm  Bm7  G (x2)
G  A  Dsus2  (opt. hammer a string w/ the A chord)
Dsus2            Dm
You fell in love and threw it away
Bm                             G
You're looking for the perfect thing to say
Dsus2                              Bm7
But you're no good with words well that's OK
G          A       Dsus2
That's why I write songs
Dsus2                   Dm
Might make you laugh or make you cry
Bm7                                G
It might help you make it througha bad good-bye
Dsus2                             Bm7
Cuz you been through it...(speaks)but so have I
G          A       Dsus2
That's why I write songs
G                  A       Dsus2
I remember all the times I fell
G                     A      Dsus2
Like somebody knew me all to well
G                    Bm7
It was my life story I was listening to
G                  A
I don't know 'bout you
Dsus2                   Dm
But I buried family and a few good friends
Bm7                   G
Held a brand new baby in my hands
Dsus2                                 Bm7
You see this ain't just what I do.....It's who I am
G          A       Dsus2
That's why I write songs
Dsus2  Dm  Bm7  G (x2)
G  A  Dsus2
G                 A       Dsus2
I remember how it blew my mind
G                                 A           Dsus2
When I played my song and watched a grown man cry
G                     A            Bm7
It was at that moment where I just knew
G               A
What I was born to do
Dsus2                    Dm
You see most songwriters never get the fame
Bm7                                 G
And most folks don't even recognize their names
Dsus2                           Bm7         G   A (emphasize G&A)
But chances are you've probably sang along
Dsus2               Dm
To Harlen Howard or Bob Mcdill
Bm7                              G
To Whitey Shaffer..and my friend Whispering Bill
Dsus2                       Bm7
And all the songs that ever gave us chills......(pause)
G          A       Dsus2 (hit and hold to fade)
That's why I write songs

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