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If It Makes You Happy Chords

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The key to getting this song to sound just like the original is to play a standard 
G chord with fingers 1, 2 & 3 and then use finger 4 (index) to tap on and off fret 
1 string 2 then again fret 2 string 3 (verses only, not the chorus). Listen to the 
song to get the feel for the strum and the tap on/off timing. It’ll come to you 
easily enough … enjoy!


[Verse 1]

G                                    G 
I've been long, a long way from here
G                                  
Put on a poncho, played for mosquitoes,
G                                C*
And drank 'til I was thirsty again

G                                                G 
We went searching through thrift store jungles
G                        
Found Geronimo's rifle, Marilyn's shampoo
G                               C*
And Benny Goodman's corset and fan


[Pre-Chorus]

                        D      C                            D
Well, o.k. I made this up…  I promised you I'd never give up


[Chorus]

               Am       C                  G          D
If it makes you happy     it can't be that ba-aa-aa-ad
                  Am    C                               G 
If it makes you happy   then why the hell are you so sad?


[Verse 2]

You get down, real low down
You listen to Coltrane, derail your own train
Well who hasn't been there before?

I come round, around the hard way
Bring you comics in bed; scrape the mold off the bread,
And serve you French toast again


[Pre-Chorus]

Well, o.k. I still get stoned… I'm not the kind of girl you'd take home


[Chorus]    

 
[Verse 3] 

G                                  G 
We've been far, far away from here
G                        
Put on a poncho, played for mosquitoes,
G                       C*
And everywhere in between


[Pre-Chorus]

                       D      C                                 D
Well, o.k. we get along…   so what if right now everything's wrong?

[Chorus & close]


C* - this particular C chord is played similarly to the preceding G chord with 
your pinky on the string 1; G note (fret 3). When changing from the preceding G 
chord merely drop fingers 2 and 3 one string down 
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