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When Im Up chords

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  • Chord placement is accurate to the syllable (vocals).
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Great Big Sea - When I'm Up (I Can't Get Down)

Note: Meant to be played on one guitar but if you'd like to use two, try capo second guitar on fifth fret.

[Intro]
(1 strum)
         F             C
I am the fountain of affection
                      F
I'm the instrument of joy
                      C
to keep the good time rolling,
        F            G
I'm the boy, I'm the boy
             F                  C
You know the world could be our oyster
                         F
If you put your trust in me
                          C                 F             G (start strumming)
We'll keep the good times rolling; wait and see, wait and see
         Am     G     F     G (full bar each)
Wait and see

Am                     G
  There's exaltations, sweet disintegrations
  F                                 G
A few discolorations then it comes along
Am                        G
Up is why he chooses, the kisses and the bruises
            F                                 G
There ain't nothing he refuses then it comes along


[Pre-Chorus]
(strum lightly)
          F             C
It comes along and I am lifted 
     F            G
I am lifted, I am lifted


[Chorus]
         F              C
When I'm up I can't get down 
          F              G
Can't get down can't get level
         F              C
When I'm Up I can't get down
       F                G
Get my feet back on the ground
         F              C
When I'm up I can't get down 
          F              G
Can't get down can't get level
         F              C
When I'm Up I can't get down
       F                G
Get my feet back on the ground


[Verse]
        Am
He just needs something to bind him
G
Something to wind him up
   F
It won't take long to find him
                 G
When it comes on strong

Am                      G
 Black skies a grinning, street lights are spinning
    F                                         G
The night is just beginning, when it comes on strong


[Pre-Chorus]
(Strum lightly)
           F                 C
It comes on strong, and I am lifted
     F            G
I am lifted, I am lifted


[Chorus]
         F              C
When I'm up I can't get down 
          F              G
Can't get down can't get level
         F              C
When I'm Up I can't get down
       F                G
Get my feet back on the ground
         F              C
When I'm up I can't get down 
          F              G
Can't get down can't get level
         F              C
When I'm Up I can't get down
       F                G
Get my feet back on the ground


[Bridge]
 Am            G        F
Oh I can't get down,
   G
Oh no, no, no, no
            Am     G     F     G (full bar each)
I can't get down


[Pre-Chorus]
(Strum lightly)
           F                 C
It comes on strong, and I am lifted
           F                 C
It comes on strong, and I am lifted
     F            G
I am lifted, I am lifted


[Chorus]
         F (one strum)
When I'm up I can't get down

Can't get down can't get level

When I'm Up I can't get down
                        G (strum hard)
Get my feet back on the ground
         F              C
When I'm up I can't get down 
          F              G
Can't get down can't get level
         F              C
When I'm Up I can't get down
       F                G
Get my feet back on the ground


[Outro]
 Am            G        F
Oh I can't get down,
   G
Oh no, no, no, no
            Am     G
I can't get down
F
Oh no, oh no
G (1 strum)
No, oh, oh, oh, I can't get down.

            
            
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