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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
I climb way up to the top of the stairs
    C                 Am               G
And all my cares just drift right into space

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)
I get away from the hustling crowd
    C                 Am                G
And all that rat-race noise down in the street (up on the roof)

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

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
Up on the roof (up on the roof)
Up on the roof (up on the roof)
Oh, come on, baby (up on the roof)
Oh, come on, honey (up on the roof)


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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