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Sixteen Going On Seventeen chords

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song: Sixteen going on Seventeen (Rodgers/Hammerstein)
From the album:  The Sound of Music
Chord analysis: Mats Fagergren 2016-05-07
This version is from the Album/record.
(In the movie we have an other bridge and outtro..)
Use these chords:
        E,A,D,G,B,e.         E,A,D,G,B,e   
Ebdim.  x,6,7,5,7,5   Eb7-9. x,6,5,6,5,x
Eb13.   x,6,8,6,8,8   Bb7.   6,8,6,7,6,6
Eb7.    x,6,8,6,8,6   C.     x,3,2,0,1,0
Ab.     4,6,6,5,4,4.  D9.    x,5,4,5,5,5
Bb9.    x,1,0,1,1,1.  E.     0,2,2,1,0,0
Eb11.   x,6,6,6,6,x.  A13.   5,7,5,6,7,5
Ab6.    x,x,6,5,6,4.  A7.    5,7,5,6,5,5
Bbm7-5. 6,x,6,6,5,x.  D.     x,x,0,2,3,2
Bbm7.   6,8,6,6,6,6.  Ddim.  x,x,0,1,0,1
Eb+9.   x,6,8,6,6,x.  G/A.   x,0,0,0,0,1
Abdim.  4,5,6,4,6,4.  D6.    x,x,0,2,0,2
F9.     x,8,7,8,8,8.  B9.    x,2,1,2,2,2
Bb13.   6,8,6,7,8,6.  E13.   0,2,0,1,2,0
Eb9.    x,6,5,6,6,6.  A9.    5,4,5,4,x,x alt x,x,7,6,8,7
Db.     x,4,6,6,6,4.  Em7.   0,2,0,0,0,0
Db-5.   x,4,5,6,6,x.  G.    (3),5,5,4,3,(3)
Ab7-9.  x,x,6,5,7,5.  G-5.  (3),5,5,4,2,(3)
D7-9.   x,5,4,5,4,x.  A7.    x,0,2,0,2,0
Adim.   x,0,1,2,1,2.  Em7-5  x,7,6,7,6,x
A7-9.   x,x,7,6,8,6.  Eb6.   x,6,8,8,8,8
G6.     x,10,12,12,12,12

 Ebdim Eb13 Eb7


You wait little girl
On an empty stage
Eb11                 Ab6
For fate to turn the light on
Your life little girl
Is an empty page
Eb11                  Ab6
That men will want to write on

Bbm7-5 Bbm7  Eb+9 Eb7
To   write on

Ab  Abdim Ab Eb11  Eb7
You are   sixteen  going on seventeen
Ab6                F9  Bb13
Baby it's time to think
Better beware
Be canny and careful
Bbm7        Eb9     Eb7 
Baby you're on the brink
Ab  Abdim Ab Eb11 Eb7
You are   sixteen going on seventeen
Ab6                  F9   Bb13
Fellows will fall in line
Eager young lads
And roués and cads
Bbm7         Eb9        Ab
Will offer you food and wine

[part 2]
Db         Db-5  
Totally unprepared are you
   Ab7-9           Db
To face a world of men
Db                Db-5
Timid and shy and scared are you
Ab        F9          Bb13  Eb7
Of things beyond your Kin


Ab  Abdim Ab   Eb11
You need  some-one
Eb7    Bbm7  Ebdim Eb7
Older and    wi----ser
Ab                  Bbm7-5
Telling you what to do
Ab Abdim Ab    Eb11 Eb7     
I  am    seventeen going on eighteen
Bbm7      Eb7-9   Ab
I'll take care of you

[optional bridge ...with constant e-tone over the chords..Liesel sing in the key of D]
Bb7 Eb7-9 ///// C // D9 // E // D9 // 
A13 A7

D Ddim D  G/A A7
I am  sixteen going on seventeen
D6              B9    E13
I know that I'm naive
A9                 D
Fellows I meet may tell me I'm sweet
    Em7       E13 A7
And willingly I   believe
D Ddim D   G/A A7
I am   sixteen going on seventeen
D              B9  E13
innocent as a rose
Bachelor dandies
Drinkers of brandies
Em7       A7      D
What do I know of those?

[part 2]
G             G-5
Totally unprepared am I
   D7-9             G
To face a world of men
G                 G-5   
Timid and shy and scared am I
   D      B9        E13  A7
Of things beyond my Kin

D Ddim D   G/A
I need someone
A7    Em7 Adim A7
Older and wi--ser
D               Em7-5
Telling me what to do
D   Ddim D   G/A  A7
You are seventeen going on eighteen
Em7   A7-9     D
I'll depend on you

[optonal outtro (different versions on different recordings) one hit on each chord]

D Ddim D G/A  A7 Em7 Adim A7  
D G Ddim D
Em7-5 Bb13 Eb6 D7 G6
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