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  The FOUNDATIONS - BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP (DIABO/MACAULAY)
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  Tabbed by:PJVillanueva


Intro        C         E         F   G
      Csus4  C   E7-9  E7   F6   F   G

 
        
Chorus

G               C        Csus4 C         E7
Why do you build me up (build me up) Buttercup, baby
        F            F6  F           G
Just to let me down (let me down)and mess me around
         C             Csus4 C           E7  
And then worst of all (worst of all) you never call, baby
         F                               G   
When you say you will (say you will) but I love you still

C                                  C7
I need you (I need you) more than anyone, darlin'
    F                            Ab
You know that I have from the start
       C                     G
So build me up (build me up) Buttercup,
                   F  C G C G
don't break my heart



Verse

G        C          G              Bb            F
"I'll be over at ten", you told me time and again
             C  G             F
But you're late, I'm waitin' 'round and then (bah-dah-dah)
  C              G             Bb        F
I run to the store, I can't take any more
          C G           F          
without you, you let me down again



Middle eight


 F   Fmaj7 Dm                  G
(Hey, hey, hey!) Baby, baby, try to find
              Em                    A             A7
(Hey, hey, hey!) A little time, and I'll make you happy
                 F
(Hey, hey, hey!) I'll be home
           D7                        G
I'll be beside the phone waiting for you, ooo-oo-ooo

 

CHORUS



Verse

C             G           Bb         F        C  G
You were my toy but I could be the boy you adore
              F
If you'd just let me know (bah-dah-dah)
    C                G           Bb        F           C   G
Although you're untrue, I'm attracted to you all the more
           F           
Why do you treat me so



Middle eight


 F    Fmaj Dm                  G
(Hey, hey, hey!) Baby, baby, try to find
              Em                   A             A7
(Hey, hey, hey!) A little time and I'll make you happy
                  F
(Hey, hey, hey!) I'll be home
          D7                         G
I'll be beside the phone waiting for you, ooo-oo-ooo



CHORUS


G               C        Csus4 C         E7
Why do you build me up (build me up) Buttercup, baby
        F            F6  F           G
Just to let me down (let me down)and mess me around
         C             Csus4 C           E7  
And then worst of all (worst of all) you never call, baby
         F                               G   
When you say you will (say you will) but I love you still
          C           C7      
I need you more than anyone, darlin'
    F                           Ab
You know that I have from the start
     C                        G                     A
Build me up (build me up) Buttercup, don't break my heart
A            D                  D7      
I-I-I need you-oo-oo more than anyone, baby
    G                          Gm
You know that I have from the start
    D                       A             
Build me up (build me up) Buttercup, don't break my heart

...........................fade.......................... 






12/8 Time




Intro
                                     
  C                        E
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|-------------------------5-|----5------5--5------------|
G|5----------5--5------------|---------------------------|
D|-------------------------2-|----2------2--2------------|
A|3----------3--3------------|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|

  F                        G                           Csus4
e|------ ------ ------ ----3-|----3- ----3- 3----- ------|
B|6----------6--6------------|-------------------------6-|
G|-------------------------0-|----0------0--0----------5-|
D|3----------3--3------------|-------------------------5-|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|

      C                    E7-9   E7                   F6
e|------ ------ ------ ----1-|----0- 0----- ----0- ----1-|
B|----5--5-----------------0-|----0--0---3------0------3-|
G|----5--5-----------------1-|----1--1---1------1------2-|
D|----5--5-----------------0-|----0--0---0------0------3-|
A|3----------3--3------------|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|0----------0--0------------|

      F                           G
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|----1--1-------------------|----3--3---3--3---3--3---3-|
G|----2--2-------------------|----0--0---0--0---0--0---0-|
D|----3--3-------------------|----0--0---0--0---0--0---0-|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|1----------1--1------------|----3--3---3--3---3--3---3-|

  
e|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|---------------------------|
G|0---0--0---0--0---0--0---0-|
D|0---0--0---0--0---0--0---0-|
A|---------------------------|
E|3---3--3---3--3---3--3---3-|
         Why    do     you build



Chorus

  C          Csus4  C         E7
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|5----------6------5--5-----|----3------3------3--------|
G|5----------5------5--5-----|----1------1------1--------|
D|5----------5------5--5-----|----0------0------0--------|
A|3----------3--3------------|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|0----------0--0------------|
      me up                bu..ttercup   baby      just to
 

  F                           G
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|1----------3------1--1-----|-------3----------3--------|
G|2----------2------2--2-----|-------0----------0--------|
D|3----------3------3--3-----|-------0----------0--------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|1----------1--1------------|3----------3--3------------|
  let me down             and mess me around   and the worst


  C          Csus4  C         E7
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|5----------6------5--5-----|----3------3------3--------|
G|5----------5------5--5-----|----1------1------1--------|
D|5----------5------5--5-----|----0------0------0--------|
A|3----------3--3------------|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|0----------0--0------------|
      of all              you never  call baby    when you
 

  F                           G
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|1----------3------1--1-----|-------3----------3--------|
G|2----------2------2--2-----|-------0----------0--------|
D|3----------3------3--3-----|-------0----------0--------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|1----------1--1------------|3----------3--3------------|
  say you will            but I love you still  I  need you



  C                           C7
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|-------1-------------1-----|-------1-------------1-----|
G|-------0-------------0-----|-------0-------------0-----|
D|-------2-------------2-----|-------2-------------2-----|
A|3----------3--3------------|1----------1--1------------|
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|
                   more than a....nyone darling       you


  F                           Ab
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|-------1-------------1-----|---------------------------|
G|-------2-------------2-----|-------5-------------5-----|
D|-------3-------------3-----|-------6-------------6-----|
A|0----------0--0------------|-------6-------------6-----|
E|---------------------------|4----------4--4------------|
 know that I have from the start                       build


  C          Csus4  C         G
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|-----------6------5--5-----|----3-------------3--------|
G|-----------5------5--5-----|----0-------------0--------|
D|-----------5------5--5-----|----0-------------0--------|
A|3----------3--3------------|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|3----------3--3------------|
      me up                bu..ttercup      don't break my


      F         C      G   C      G
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|----1---------1------0-----|---------------------------|
G|----2---------0------0-----|---------------------------|
D|----3---------2------0---2-|----0--0---0--0---0--0---0-|
A|-------------------------3-|----2--2---2--2---2--2---2-|
E|-------------------------3-|----3--3---3--3---3--3---3-|
  heart                                         I'll be o..






Verse

  C             G             Bb            F
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|-------5---5---------3---3-|-------3---3---------1---1-|
G|-------5---5---------4---4-|-------3---3---------2---2-|
D|-------5---5---------5---5-|-------3---3---------3---3-|
A|3--------------------------|1--------------------------|
E|--------------3------------|--------------1------------|
  ...ver at ten   you told me time and a...gain but you're la.


  C             G             F
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|-------5---5---------3---3-|-------1---1---------1-----|
G|-------5---5---------4---4-|-------2---2---------2-----|
D|-------5---5---------5---5-|-------3---3---------3-----|
A|3--------------------------|---------------------------|
E|--------------3------------|1-------------1------------|
  ..te             I wait around and then              I


  C             G             Bb            F     
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|-------5---5---------3---3-|-------3---3---------1---1-|
G|-------5---5---------4---4-|-------3---3---------2---2-|
D|-------5---5---------5---5-|-------3---3---------3---3-|
A|3--------------------------|1--------------------------|
E|--------------3------------|--------------1------------|
  run to the door  I  can't take any more      it's not you


  C             G             F                 Fmaj7  Dm
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ----1-|
B|-------5---5---------3---3-|-------1------1---1------3-|
G|-------5---5---------4---4-|-------2------2---2------2-|
D|-------5---5---------5---5-|-------3------3---2--------|
A|3--------------------------|---------------------------|
E|--------------3------------|1--------------------------|
                   you let me down again





Middle eight

  Dm                          G
e|------ 1---1- ------ 1---1-|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|-------3---3---------3---3-|-------3---3--3---3------0-|
G|-------2---2---------2---2-|-------0---0--0---0------0-|
D|0--------------------------|-------0---0--0---3------2-|
A|--------------0------------|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|3--------------------------|
         baby   baby        try  to  find


  Em                          A                 A7     F
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|-------0---0---------0-----|-------2------2---2------1-|
G|-------0---0---------0-----|-------2------2---2------2-|
D|-------2---2---------2-----|-------2------2---2------3-|
A|--------------2------------|0-------------0------------|
E|0--------------------------|------------------3--------|
       a little time      and I'll   make you happy    I'll  


                              D7
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|-------1---1---------1-----|-------1---1---------1-----|
G|-------2---2---------2-----|-------2---2---------2-----|
D|-------3---3---------3-----|-------0---0---------0-----|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|1----------1--1------------|2----------2--2------------|
      be home      I'll be beside the phone waitin'    for

 
  G                          
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|3----------3---------------|3--------------------------|
G|0----------0---------------|0--------------------------|
D|0----------0---------------|0--------------------------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|3----------3--3------------|3--------------------------|
  you
 
                             G
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|---------------------------|----3--3---3--3---3--3---3-|
G|---------------------------|----0--0---0--0---0--0---0-|
D|---------------------------|----0--0---0--0---0--0---0-|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|----3--3---3--3---3--3---3-|
                                     why    do     you build

                                 
Last Chorus                          

  C                           E7
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|5----------6------5--5-----|----3------3------3--------|
G|5----------5------5--5-----|----1------1------1--------|
D|5----------5------5--5-----|----0------0------0--------|
A|3----------3--3------------|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|0----------0--0------------|
      me up               Bu....ttercup  ba....by  just to
 

  F                           G
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|1----------3------1--1-----|-------3----------3--------|
G|2----------2------2--2-----|-------0----------0--------|
D|3----------3------3--3-----|-------0----------0--------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|1----------1--1------------|3----------3--3------------|
  let me down             and mess me a round and  the worst


  C                           E7
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|5----------6------5--5-----|----3------3------3--------|
G|5----------5------5--5-----|----1------1------1--------|
D|5----------5------5--5-----|----0------0------0--------|
A|3----------3--3------------|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|0----------0--0------------|
      of all             you  never  call ba...by when you


  F                           G
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|1----------3------1--1-----|-------3----------3--------|
G|2----------2------2--2-----|-------0----------0--------|
D|3----------3------3--3-----|-------0----------0--------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|1----------1--1------------|3----------3--3------------|
  say you will            but I love   you still I need you


  C                           C7
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|-------1-------------1-----|-------1-------------1-----|
G|-------0-------------0-----|-------0-------------0-----|
D|-------2-------------2-----|-------2-------------2-----|
A|3----------3--3------------|1----------1--1------------|
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|
                  more than a......nyone ba...by       you 


  F                           Ab
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|-------1-------------1-----|---------------------------|
G|-------2-------------2-----|-------5-------------5-----|
D|-------3-------------3-----|-------6-------------6-----|
A|0----------0--0------------|-------6-------------6-----|
E|---------------------------|4----------4--4------------|
  know  that  I have from the start                     build


  C          Csus4  C         G
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|5----------6------5--5-----|----3-------------3--------|
G|5----------5------5--5-----|----0-------------0--------|
D|5----------5------5--5-----|----0-------------0--------|
A|3----------3--3------------|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|3----------3--3------------|
      me up                Bu...ttercup     don't break my 


  A
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|-------2-------------2-----|----2----2----2---2----2---|
G|-------2-------------2-----|----2----2----2---2----2---|
D|-------2-------------2-----|----2----2----2---2----2---|
A|0----------0--0------------|----0----0----0---0----0---|
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|
  heart                           I ...I ...I   need    you


  D                           D7
e|------ 2----- ------ 2-----|------ 2----- ------ 2-----|
B|-------3-------------3-----|-------3-------------3-----|
G|-------2-------------2-----|-------2-------------2-----|
D|0----------0--0------------|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|3----------3--3------------|
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|
                   more than a....nyone  baby          you


  G                           Gm
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|3---3----3----3---3----3---|-------3-------------3-----|
G|0---0----0----0---0----0---|-------0-------------0-----|
D|0---0----0----0---0----0---|-------0-------------0-----|
A|2---2----2----2---2----2---|1----------1--1------------|
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|
 know that I   have from the   start                   build
                                    Fade.................
  D                    
e|2----- ----3- ----2- 2-----|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|3----------3------3--3-----|2----------3------2--2-----|
G|2----------2------2--2-----|2----------2------2--2-----|
D|0----------0--0------------|2----------2------2--2-----|
A|---------------------------|0----------0--0------------|
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|
      me up                bu..ttercup      don't break my
 ........................................................

      B  Bend
      R  Release
      /  slide up
      \  slide down
      h  hammer-on
      P pull-off
      ~  vibrato
      +  harmonic
      x  Mute note
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bobbobandbob wrote on December 19 2003, 12:00 am

Pretty good tab...

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Mosdef248 wrote on February 26 2005, 12:00 am

Wat does Csus4 and Bb mean?

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Chris_Parker wrote on April 30 2006, 12:05 am

i think Csus4 means C sustain 4 (not sure...) and Bb means B flat

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