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Careless Love ukulele

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Easy ukulele version, transposed to C. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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Whole song 120 bpm
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This a version of the traditional song "Careless Love" as recorded by Darby & Tarlton, adapted for ukulele
For the original version see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haF6stnvEvE
Key of C - transposed from the original F#.
Tuning - standard ukulele gCEA (re-entrant) or GCEA.
Notes:
1) This version's lyrics differ quite a bit from versions by other performers. The accuracy of last line of
   the 4th verse is a little suspect. It's hard for me to decipher from the recording. Please leave a comment
   if you hear something different.
2) The instrumental is similar to, but not the same as, the verse. It differs in the last 4 bars.
3) Verses and the instrumentals are both 16 bars long, but one or two extra bars of C can be inserted between
   verses for breathing space - Darby & Tarlton do this in places.

[Intro]
C

[Verse 1]
C        G                 C
Love, oh love, oh careless love
                           G
Love, oh love, oh careless love
         C                    F         C
You have broke the heart of a-many poor girls
           Am    G                   C
But you'll never break this heart of mine

[Verse 2]
        C       G               C
Oh it's when my money you could blow
                        G
When my money you could blow
C             F         C
When my money you could blow
          Am     G              C
Love, you always hung around my door

[Instrumental]
C G C C
C C G G
C C F C
C G C C

[Verse 3]
        C       G               C
Oh it's when my money you could spend
                        G
When my money you could spend
C             F         C
When my money you could spend
           Am      G                   C
Now you'll pass my doorway, never look in

[Verse 4]
     C    G                  C
Must I go bound while you go free
                             G
Must I go bound while you go free
     C                F      C
Must I go bound while you go free
       Am         G                  C
Lawd I loves some man, he don't love me

[Instrumental]
C G C C
C C G G
C C F C
C G C C

[Verse 5]
        C          G                     C
Love, I cried last night and the night before
                                   G
I cried last night and the night before
  C                        F       C
I cried last night and the night before
         Am    G              C
But I'll never cry for you anymore

[Instrumental]
C G C C
C C G G
C C F C
C G C C

[Verse 6]
        C               G                C
Oh it's give me back my gold and diamond ring
                              G
Give back my gold and diamond ring
         C                             F               C
You have robbed me of my treasure, you robbed me of my gold
            Am                  G            C
But I'll be doggoned if you can rob me of my soul

            
            
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