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Thats Why I Write Songs ukulele

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That's Why I Write Songs - Jamey Johnson


Chords - E A D G B E 
Csus2  - X X X 2 3 X
Cm     - X 4 X 2 3 X
Am7    - 2 2 4 2 3 2
F      - 3 2 X X 3 3
G      - X X 2 2 3 X

I am sure that this is not completely correct, but it is close enough and since 
there are no submissions for this song I felt compelled to post SOMETHING since 
this is an incredible song that deserves to be played. Jamey Johnson holds to the 
true outlaw traditions of the Highwaymen members during their origional careers - 
definetely worth checking out! P.S. This is my virgin post so be kind!


Fingerpick/arpeggiate throughout song - find you'r own pattern n rythm

Csus2  Cm  Am7  F (x2)
G  A  Dsus2  (opt. hammer a string w/ the A chord)

Csus2            Cm
You fell in love and threw it away
Am                             F
You're lookin' for the perfect thing to say
Csus2                              Am7
But you're no good with words well that's OK
F          G       Csus2
That's why I write songs

Csus2                   Cm
Might make you laugh or make you cry
Am7                                F
It might help you make it througha bad good-bye
Csus2                             Am7
Cuz you been through it...(speaks)but so have I
F          G       Csus2
That's why I write songs

F                  G       Csus2
I remember all the times I fell
F                     G      Csus2
Like somebody knew me all to well
F                    Am7
It was my life story I was listening to
F                  G
I don't know 'bout you

Csus2                   Cm
But I buried family and a few good friends
Am7                   F
Held a brand new baby in my hands
Csus2                                 Am7
You see this ain't just what I do.....It's who I am
F          G       Csus2
That's why I write songs

(Break)
Csus2  Cm  Am7  F (x2)
F  G  Csus2

F                 G       Csus2
I remember how it blew my mind
F                                 G           Csus2
When I played my song and watched a grown man cry
F                     G            Am7
It was at that moment where I just knew
F               G
What I was born to do

Csus2                    Cm
You see most songwriters never get the fame
Am7                                 F
And most folks don't even recognize their names
Csus2                           Am7         F   G (emphasize F&G)
But chances are you've probably sang along

Csus2               Cm
To Harlen Howard or Bob Mcdill
Am7                              F
To Whitey Shaffer..and my friend Whispering Bill
Csus2                       Am7
And all the songs that ever gave us chills......(pause)
F          G       Csus2 (hit and hold to fade)
That's why I write songs
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