Bobby Gentry

Fancy

Bobby Gentry

chords Advanced advanced

by  ABELAMIN

save to print version add songbook text version e-mail correct tuner
chordsukulelecavacokeyboardtabbassdrumsharmonicaflute Guitar Pro
close

there isn't a video lesson for this song

chords

Fancy

Key:  Em More
Fancy Key BmBm
Fancy Key CmCm
Fancy Key C#mC#m
Fancy Key DmDm(one step down)
Fancy Key D#mD#m(half step down)
Fancy Key EmEm(original key)
Fancy Key FmFm(half step up)
Fancy Key F#mF#m(one step up)
Fancy Key GmGm
Fancy Key G#mG#m
Fancy Key AmAm
Fancy Key A#mA#m
	  		

Intro: Em7 E D 

#1. 
        E 
Well, I remember it all very well lookin' back.. 
           D 
it was the summer that I turned eighteen. 
   A 
We lived in a one-room, run down shack on the  
C 
outskirts of New Orleans. 
   E 
We didn't have money for food or rent..to say  
    D                  
the least we was hard-pressed.. 
     A                                      C 
when momma spent every last penny we had to buy  

me a dancin' dress. 

#2. 
      E 
Momma washed and combed and curled my hair.. 
         A                   G 
then she painted my eyes and lips. 
       E 
Then I stepped into the satin dancin' dress..it had  
  A                        E 
a split in the side, clean up to my hip. 
E                  A                     G 
It was red, velvet-trimmed and it fit me good. 
    E 
And standin' back from the lookin' glass was a woman 
        A                   E 
where a half-growed kid had stood. 

Chorus: 
Am                      D                   Em 
Here's your one chance, Fancy, don't let me down. 
G                       A                   Em 
Here's your one chance, Fancy, don't let me down. 
         G                  A          Am7 
Lord, forgive me for what I do, but if you want out,  
           D 
well, it's up to you. 
     C                       B                        E 
Now, don't let me down, your momma's gonna you move uptown.  

#3. 
E 
Momma dabbed a little bit of perfume on my neck and she  
D 
kissed my cheek. 
       A 
Then I saw the tears welling up in her troubled eyes as  
C 
she started to speak. 
    E 
She looked at our pitiful shack and then she looked at me  
           D                             A 
and took a ragged breath..she said, your Pa's runned off  
                          C 
and I'm real sick and the baby's gonna starve to death. 

#4. 
    E                                             D 
She handed me a heart-shaped locket that said, to thine own  

self be true. 
      A                                              C 
And I shivered as I watched a roach crawl across the toe of  

my high-heeled shoe. 
   E                                              Ab 
It sounded like somebody else was talkin' askin', Momma what  
     Dbm 
do I do? 
          A                                     B 
She said, just be nice to the gentlemen, Fancy, they'll be nice  
   E 
to you. 


Chorus: 
Am                      D                   Em 
Here's your one chance, Fancy, don't let me down. 
G                       A                   Em 
Here's your one chance, Fancy, don't let me down. 
         G                  A          Am7 
Lord, forgive me for what I do, but if you want out,  
           D 
well, it's up to you. 
C                      B                E 
Get up, now, girl, you best be movin' uptown. 

#5. 
E                                                   D 
Well, that was the last time I saw my momma, when I left that rickety  

shack. 
    A                                            C 
The welfare people came and took the baby, momma died and I ain't  

been back. 
        E                                          D 
But the wheels of fate had started to turn and for me there was  

no other way out. 
   A                                                   C 
It wasn't very long after, that I knew exactly what my momma was  

talkin' 'bout. 

#6. 
  E                                   D 
I knew what I had to do, but I made myself this solemn vow.. 
     A                                          C 
that I was gonna to be a lady someday, though I didn't know when or how. 
      E                                                 Ab 
But I couldn't see spendin' the rest of my life with my head hung  
        Dbm 
down in shame. 
  A                                           B            E 
I mighta been born just plain white trash but Fancy was my name. 

Chorus: 
Am                      D                   Em 
Here's your one chance, Fancy, don't let me down. 
G                       A                   Em 
Here's your one chance, Fancy, don't let me down. 

#7. 
   E                                        
It wasn't long after that a benevolent man took me in off the streets. 
D                                         B                     C 
One week later I was pourin' his tea in a five roomed penthouse suite. 
     Dbm               Em 
I've charmed a king, a congressman and an occasional aristocrat. 
      D                              E 
And I got me a Georgia mansion and a New York townhouse flat.. 
                      G A E 
now, I ain't done bad. 

#8. 
E                                                  A 
Now, in this world there's a lot of self-righteous hypocrites who call  
   E 
me bad. 
E                                           A                    E 
They criticize momma for turning me out, no matter how little we had. 
E                                                 Ab              Dbm 
But I haven't had to worry 'bout nothin', now for nigh on fifteen years. 
          A                                             B 
But I can still hear the desperation in my poor momma's voice ringin' in  
   E 
my ears. 

Chorus: 
Am                      D                   Em 
Here's your one chance, Fancy, don't let me down. 
G                       A                   Em 
Here's your one chance, Fancy, don't let me down. 
         G                  A          Am7 
Lord, forgive me for what I do, but if you want out,  
           D 
well, it's up to you. 
     C                       B                             E 
Now, don't let me down, your momma's gonna help you move uptown.  

(And I guess she did.) 


OUTRO: E G A E..E G A E..(Fade.) 



A seventies smash from Kraziekhat. 
		  

Full key step upFull key step up
Half key step upHalf key step up
Half key step downHalf key step down
Full key step downFull key step down
hide glossary

See also:

chords Lady Antebellum - Need You Now chords Paul Simon & Garfunkel - The Boxer chords Willie Nelson - Always On My Mind chords Don McLean - Vincent chords Kris Kristofferson - Me and Bobby Mcgee chords Bob Seger - Night Moves
e-chords

Other versions:

chords Reba McEntire - Fancy chords Iggy Azalea - Fancy chords Madilyn Bailey - Fancy chords Bobby Gentry - Fancy chords Twice - Fancy chords Liquits - Fancy Blue
auto scroll beats size up size down change color hide chords simplify chords drawings columns
tab show chords e-chords YouTube Clip e-chords hide all tabs e-chords go to top tab

share