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It Is What It Is chords

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This version shows the chorus repeating through out the song and the B bar chord has been replaced with a B7 for easier play. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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"It Is What It Is"
Jonny Cash
Willie Nelson
Kris Kristofferson
Waylon Jennings

[Verse 1]
E
I’ve been obnoxious, I’ve been unconscious,
I’ve been all kind of things that are hard to spell.
          A  
I’ve been unruly, speaking truly,
I’ve been so cool I couldn't hardly even stand myself.
 
[Verse 2]
             E          
I’ve been a monster, without a sponsor,
I’ve been Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
             A
I’ve been a goner, I’ve been a loner,
And when my mixture was right,
I’m a nice bunch of guys.

[Chorus]
      B7                                     A      
I am what I am cause I ain’t what I used to be.
       B7                                            A      
'Cause it is what it is but it ain’t what it used to be.

[Verse 3]
             E
I’ve been a mover, I was a shaker,
He had a girlfriend, I tried to snake her.
        A
I been mysterious, I been delirious,
I been so weird it woulda killed a normal man.

[Verse 4]
          E
I wanted money, I wanted power,
I want a monument kinda like the Eiffel Tower.
        A   
I been lost at sea, I been lost in space,
And when I fall in love I fall all over the place.

[Chorus]
     B7                                     A     
I am what I an cause i ain't what I used to be.
       B7                                            A     
'Cause it is what it is but it ain't what it used to be.
 
[Verse 5]
        A
And you can go on forever and make the same mistakes,
          B7  
Or you can stand up on your hind legs and change your fate.
        A 
Go on and do it till you finally see,
        B7 
What it is that it was that you don't want to be.

[Verse 6]
          E
I was an outlaw, I was an in-law,
I was a scapegoat, that was the last straw.
           A 
I hit the highway, singin' my way,
But it wound up sounding like 'you’ll never walk alone'.

[Verse 7]
         E 
I got a story, reflected glory,
Is the way that I been seeing for most of my life.
             A
I heard the laughter, up in the rafters,
But I never ever thought that the joke was on me.

[Chorus]
      B7                                    A     
I am what I an cause i ain't what I used to be.
       B7                                            A     
'Cause it is what it is but it ain't what it used to be.

[Chorus]
      B7                                    A     
I am what I an cause i ain't what I used to be.
       B7                                            A     
'Cause it is what it is but it ain't what it used to be.






            
            
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