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The Pretender ukulele

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#-------------------------------PLEASE NOTE-------------------------------------#
# This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
# song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------#
The Pretender chords
Jackson Browne

F F 2x

          F                                       F
I'm gonna rent myself a house in the shade of the freeway
      F                                       G         F
Gonna pack my lunch in the morning, and go to work each day
             F              F
And when the evening rolls around,
           F                    F
I'll go on home and lay my body down
             F                             G
And when the morning light comes streaming in
                       F  F  Dm F
I'll get up and do it again  Amen
        F  F   Dm  F
Say it again  Amen

F
I want to know what became of the changes,
              F
We waited for love to bring
F
Were they only the fitful dreams
                G       F
Of some greater awakening
           F                      F
I've been aware of the time going by
                F                       F
They say in the end it's the wink of an eye
             F                             G
And when the morning light comes streaming in
                       F  F  Dm F
I'll get up and do it again  Amen
        F  F   Dm  F
Say it again  Amen

F                  G
Caught between the longing for love
        F                Am    E7
And the struggle for the legal tender
          F
Where the sirens sing and the church bells ring
        Am                 F
And the junkman pounds his fender
          F                     F
Where the veterans dream of the fight,
      E7                   Am
Fast asleep at the traffic light
        D7                             F         G
And the children solemnly wait for the ice cream vendor

Am           G                    F              Am    G   
Out into the cool of the evening, strolls the pretender
              F                G
He knows that all his hopes an dreams
          F
Begin and end there

F  F   F  F

F                                     F
Ah the lovers as they run through the night
        F                             Am
Leaving nothing but to choose off and fight
    G           F                    F
And tear at the world with all their might
          F                   Am
While the ships bearing their dreams
F           G
Sail out of sight

G         F
I'm gonna find myself a girl,
                     F
Who can show me what laughter means
           F                                             
Then we'll fill in the missing colors in each others
         G      F
Paint by number dreams
               F                    F
And then we'll put our dark glasses on
               F                          F
And we'll make love until our strength is gone
             F                             G
And when the morning light comes streaming in
                        F  F  Dm F
we'll get up and do it again  Amen
           F  F   Dm  F
get it up again  Amen

F              G                F                Am    E7
I'm gonna be a happy idiot, and struggle for the legal tender
          F
Where the ads take aim, and lay their claim
       Am                        F
To the heart and the soul of the spender
    F                       F
And believe in whatever may lie
         E7                    Am
In those things that money can buy
       D7                             G
Though true love could have been a contender

Am      G            F     G           Am
Are you there, say a prayer for the pretender
    F                        G                F
Who started out so young and strong only to surrender

F                       F     Fsus4
Say a prayer for the pretender
F                        F     Fsus4
Are you there for the pretender
F                           F     Fsus4
Are you prepared for the pretender 
F                        F     Fsus4
Are you there for the pretender

(Fsus4 = F chord + high E 3rd fret)

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rumblejess 23 Oct 08, 2015 08:12 AM

Ii is not complete, missing many chord changes, especially the F chords which anchor the song. It's a start but it wont get you there

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