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Fairytale Chords


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by Sara Bareilles

Capo 1

G                   F
Cinderella's on her bedroom floor

She's got a
F                       C       F      C
Crush on the guy at the liquor store
G                             F
Cause Mr. Charming don't come home anymore
F                       C    F      C
And she forgets why she came here
G                      F
Sleeping Beauty's in a foul mood

For shame she says
F                              C       F      C
None for you dear prince, I'm tired today
G                   F
I'd rather sleep my whole life away than have you keep me
     C    F
from dreaming

F  E     Am            F  E  Am
I don't care for your fairytales
           Dm							  Am
You're so worried about the maiden though you know
                           F    E    Am
She's only waiting on the next best thing
E           F		C
next best thing

G				 F
Snow White is doing dishes again cause
What else could you do
 		  C         F    C
With seven itty-bitty men?
G                         F
Sends them to bed and she calls up a friend
F                        C   F          C
Says will you meet me at midnight?
G                          F
The tall blonde lets out a cry of despair says
F                                  C           F     C
Would have cut it myself if I knew men could climb hair
G                          F
I'll have to find another tower somewhere and keep away
	    C   F
from the windows


Am                    Dm
Once upon a time in a faraway kingdom
F                                          E
Man made up a story said that I should believe him
Am                E                       C
Go and tell your white knight that he's handsome in
    F                      C    F
But I don't want the next best thing
So I sing
   Am  E  F                Am    E     F
I hold my head down and I break these walls round me
F          C   D            F
Can't take no more of your fairytale love

F E      Am
I don't care
         F   E  Dm
For your fairytales
           Dm                                 Am
You're so worried bout the maiden though you know
                           F     E    Am
She's only waiting on the next best thing
F  E     Am   F  E     Dm
I don’t care, I don’t care
Worried bout the maiden
Oh you know she’s only waiting
spent her whole life being
E             Dm           Am             F
graded on the sanctity of patience and a dumb
        Dm                             Am            Dm
But the story needs some mending and a better happy ending
      F                      C    F
Cause I don't want the next best thing
Am    F                 E         Am
No no I don't want the next best thing
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