Standard guitar tuning:EADGBENo capo
IntroD (Alternate Strum) Am 2x C 2x G 2x
Verse patternSame for all verses): Am 2x C 2x G 2x D (Alternate Strum into next phrase) Give it a listen for the singing/playing cues. Note the F in the chorus could easily be a C, making this a total novice song. When you progress to bar chords, the F is an interesting switch.
Intro 2xAmToday I Cstrike out Gon my Down The dog is dead the kids have grown I fell asleep in my writing chair I dreamt I found my childhood stare To family dinner Christmas night We'd cross the river shipyard lights Before the heartbreak and unknown Tonight I strike out on my own
ChorusDHi-diddley-Amo didn't ya Fknow? G D --(Note: All downstrokes) You fade once you glow Didn't ya Amknow childC? After the Grhyme high Dtime DDiddley-o Amdidn't ya Fknow? G D --(Note: All downstrokes) You fade once you glow Didn't ya Amknow child?C After the Grhyme DhigBah time
Intro 1xThe families gather but we're all Mere shadows in this banquet hall I'm begging mom will you understand I'm begging dad will you hold her hand To play outside was all I'd known And Christmas lights on every home Chorus *Last phrase changes to:
C G D Am GGAfDter the rhyme it's high time
Intro 1xGradually play softer) We find the people of our dreams We find that they're not what they seem I've learned that people come and go I've learned that families break and grow (Get louder!) Toy soldiers brave away those tears Toy soldiers hope for better years (Louder!) Today I strike out on my own The dog is dead we kids have grown Chorus *Original end phrase End phrase 2x