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Build Me Up Buttercup Chords

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Build Me Up, Buttercup - The Foundations

Other postings of this song have been slightly incorrect.  
I doubt this version is spot-on but it's slightly better than the others.

!C          !E7          !F          !G
!C          !E7          !F          !G        !G        !

!C          !E7          !F          !G         !
!C          !E7          !F          !G         !
!C          !C#dim/Bb    !F/A        !Fm/Ab     !
!C/G        !G           !   F Em Dm !C F       !

Why do you build me up, Buttercup, baby
Just to let me down, and mess me around.
And then worst of all, you never call, baby,
When you say you will, but I love you still
I need you, more than anyone darling,
You know that I have from the start.
So build me up, Buttercup, don't break my heart.

!C      G     !Bb      F      !C           ! F            !
!C      G     !Bb      F      !C           !F     F C/E Dm!
!Dm           !G     G D/F# Em!Em          !A       A G F !
!F            !D              !G           ! (pause)      !

I'll be over at ten you told me time and again,
But you're late, I wait around and then,
I run to the door I can't take anymore,
It's not you, you let me down again.
(Hey, hey, hey) Baby, baby, try to find.
(Hey, hey, hey) A little time and I'll make you mine.
(Hey, hey, hey) I'll be home, I'll be beside the phone,
Waiting for you.

Verse 2
You are me toy but I could be th boy you adore,
If you just let me know.
Until you do I'm attracted to you all the more,
Why do I need you so.


All standard chords except:-

C#dim/Bb = xx2323
F/A   = F chord with A bass.
Fm/Ab = Fm chord with Ab bass.
C/G   = C chord with G bass.
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grommet37 10 wrote on July 12 2004, 12:00 am

Verse 2, first 5 words: "For you I'm a toy"

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wolfey89 159 wrote on July 30 2006, 09:13 am

Instead of C#dim/Bb just play this chord: [x12010] its basically a C7/Bb

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jimmy776 10 wrote on March 14 2007, 10:12 pm

The C#Dim/Bb Chord (going by the actual 'Tab' of it) should be an Edim Chord.

And According to the Pop-up of the C#dim/Bb Chord (when you hover the mouse ofer the blue highlighted letters) The Actual Chords Name Would be G Diminished (Gdim)

Also The C7/Bb Comment would not be the Same chord as C#dim/Bb as there is no C in the Chord Of C#dim/Bb, Though the Actual Chord Being Edim.
The Chord C/Bb, (basically a C7 chord with the Bb in the bass) or a C7 Would work as a similar sounding alternative to playing the actual chord in the song though

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