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Forever Young chords

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This is a correction to the chords from Harlan L Thompson (2001)that are
 very widely distributed, but rather innaccurate. 
F#m/C# means F#m chord and play C# in the bass. 
I annotated a chord for each measure it is used 
(to show the extra measures Dylan usually plays between verses.)

[Verse 1]

          D                  D
May God bless and keep you always
           F#m/C#        F#m/C#
May your wishes all come true
        G/B            G/B
May you always do for others
           G           D    D D D 
And let others do for you
          D             D
May you build a ladder to the stars
     F#m/C#        F#m/C#
And climb on every rung
             G  G  A A         D    D D D 
And may you stay      forever young
         A  A  A  A 
Forever young       
        Bm  Bm Bm Bm 
Forever young
          D   D  A  A
May you stay          forever young

[Verse 2]

May you grow up to be righteous 
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth 
And see the lights surrounding you 
May you always be courageous 
Stand upright and be strong 
And may you stay forever young 
May you stay forever young

[Verse 3]

May your hands always be busy 
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation 
When the winds of changes shift 
May your heart always be joyful 
May your song always be sung 
May you stay forever young
May you stay forever young

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jhearnhardt 10 Jun 15, 2011 05:56 AM

sounds pretty good. I think the G/B might be Em/B, but its a subtle difference. Also you probably meant for it to be implied but you didn't have the last bar end on D ("foreveeer D-young"). solid tab though, sounds good

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artierossi 120 Jun 17, 2011 11:05 AM

Thanks, you got the best tab on here......good job.

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frankowillo 60,883 Jul 28, 2014 10:32 AM

This tab is the most accurate, except for that missing D at the end of the verse.

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