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We Got By

Year: 1994 - Album: Tenderness

Intro: Cm9 Abmaj7/Bb Fmaj9 

verse 1 
I hardly had a bellyful 
      Am7             Abm7 
Never knew a new bicycle 
Hand-me-down books and shoes 
Gm7                 Cm9  Abmaj7/Bb Fmaj9 
They brought the yule tides in July 

verse 2 
I rode a bus, a train and sometimes 
              Am7           Abm7 
Strolling for miles to a movie show 
Singing a song "Shoobedoo 
Gm7                 Cm9     Abmaj7/Bb 
"While birds and rich folks flew 
Right on by 

N.C. Abmaj7/Bb Fmaj9 Abmaj7/Bb But we got by Cm9 Amaj7/Bb Fmaj9 Lord knows we got by
verse 3 Gm7 Winter wishes wait till June Am7 We brightened July with Abm7 Gm7 That hot dog fun Tell your mama you're with Sue Cm9 You bring the beans and I'll Abmaj7/Bb Fmaj9 Find the wine verse 4 Gm7 Them neon lights were bright Gm7 Till 2:00 Am7 And sneaking back home with Abm7 Gm7 This girl named Jo I hurried down to say do" Cm9 And stared my first man-child Abmaj7/Bb Fmaj9 In the eye
N.C. Abmaj7/Bb Fmaj9 Abmaj7/Bb But we got by Cm9 Amaj7/Bb Fm7 Lord knows we got by
Verse 5 Gbm7 Gm7 Abm7 And now baby's got his bellyful Abm7 Bbmaj7 Am7 And finally here's that new bicycle Abm7 Working, praying, June to June Dbm9 Amaj7/B And mama's got LA gleaming Gbmaj9 In her eye
N.C. Amaj7/B Gbmaj9 Amaj7/B And we got by Dbm9 Amaj7/B Gbmaj9 Lord knows we got by
Outro Amaj7/B You see we kept on walking Amaj7/B And talking, hawking Amaj7/B Ooing, cooing, wooing Gbmaj9 Loving, tugging, hugging, rubbing Gbmaj9 Abmaj7/B Sugging, fugging, laying, praying, swaying Abmaj7/B Gbmaj9 Letting, fretting, begetting, lying Gbmaj9 Flying, trying, sighing, dying Amaj7/B Gbmaj9 ad lib scat Amaj7/B Gbmaj9 Amaj7/B Gbmaj9

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