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Up On The Roof chords

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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. #
#-------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
Up On The Roof Chords
Written by Carole King
Performed by The Drifters

G                          Em
When this old world starts getting me down
    C                   Am             G
And people are just too much for me to face
                      Em
I climb way up to the top of the stairs
    C                 Am               G
And all my cares just drift right into space

C          
On the roof, it's peaceful as can be
    G                 Em               C (C-C#) D
And there the world below can't bother me

Let me tell you now

G                        Em
When I come home feelin' tired and beat
  C               Am               G
I go up where the air is fresh and sweet (up on the roof)
                    Em
I get away from the hustling crowd
    C                 Am                G
And all that rat-race noise down in the street (up on the roof)

C
On the roof, the only place I know
      G                Em              C (C-C#) D
Where you just have to wish to make it so
                   G
Let's go up on the roof (up on the roof)

C
At night the stars put on a show for free
     G                Em                C (C-C#) D
And, darling, you can share it all with me

I keep a-tellin' you

G                      Em
Right smack dab in the middle of town
     C             Am                  G
I've found a par-a-dise that's trouble-proof (up on the roof)
    G                    Em
And if this world starts getting you down
        C               Am
There's room enough for two
          G   
Up on the roof (up on the roof)
          Em         
Up on the roof (up on the roof)
             G
Oh, come on, baby (up on the roof)
             Em
Oh, come on, honey (up on the roof)

(fade)

NOTE: Most chord arrangements have a D in place of the Am in this version,  
but if you listen carefully to the Drifters' 1962 hit (or the Grass 
Roots cover done a few years later) it's definitely a minor chord. 
Now I don't mean to imply that my rendition is perfect...the Drifters played it in A-flat.

            
            
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