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Irene ukulele

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Artist: Toby Mac
Song: Irene
Album: Momentom

Chords used:
   Dm  Am  E7(b9)  E7
E:--1---0----1----0--
B:--3---1----0----0--
G:--2---2----1----1--
D:--0---2----0----0--
A:--0---0----2----2--
E:-------------------

Intro: 
Dm                  Am
Hush, little baby, don't you cry.
E7(B9)                      E7(b9)/B
Daddy's gonna sing you a lullaby.
Dm                   Am                             (X2)
Everything's gonna be alright.
    E7(B9)                     E7(b9)/B
The Lord's gonna answer your prayer tonight.  (1st time)
    E7(B9)                     E7(b9)/B
The Lord's gonna answer your prayer.          (2nd time)

Verse 1:
Dm                                     Am
Last night you had a dream you was the home-comin' queen,
E7(B9)                         E7(b9)/B
today you're eighteen, happy birthday, Irene.
     Dm                             Am
Quit school, you had to drop out to raise your little child.
E7(B9)                        E7(b9)/B 
(Doesn't seem to be any one around.)
    Dm                 Am 
You got to reach up to touch rick bottom.
    E7(B9)               E7(b9)/B
The powers the be keep you down trodden.
Dm                Am
Daughter of Zion, I heard your prayer.
     E7(B9)                E7(b9)/B            Dm
Just cast your cares and please beware of snakes.
             Am                     E7(B9)           E7(b9)/B
They come in all shapes and sizes,  tempt you, put scales on your eyelids.
Dm                             Am                          E7(b9)
Don't waste your sorrows, they give you strength tomorrow.
     E7(B9)/B                   Dm                    Am
Your cavalry's about to come, so keep your head up, don't you ever let up.
E7(B9)                         E7(b9)/B
The storm will pass, you be ready for the next one.

Pre-chorus:
Am                                                       Dm   
Hey, little girl with the pressures of the world on Your shoulders,
      E7
don't say that it's over. 
Am                                             Dm
I heard your prayers, just cast your cares and I'll be there,
   E7
so don't you fear.
Am                                                              Dm
I say, hey, little girl with the pressures of the world on your shoulders,
      E7
don't say that it's over.
Am                                             E7
I heard your prayers, just cast your cares and I'll be there, 

so don't you fear.

(repeat chorus)

Verse 2:
Dm                                Am
Irene, I carried you when you was too weak to walk,
E7(B9)                   E7(b9)/B
I took to you when you gave your heart to God.
Dm                              Am
Faithful and true, that's what I'll always be to you.
E7(B9)                      E7(b9)/B            
believe in you, believe in Me 
                            Dm             
and these mountains have to move.
                      Am               E7(b9)
You have dreams as aspirations; I knew you before creation,
     E7(B9)/B   
your foundation's solid.
Dm                 Am
I will build you a palace, restore your soul,
E7(B9)                 E7(b9)/B 
you'll be up for any challenge.
                       Dm                       Am
many storms are on the way, better sharpen your faith;
          E7(B9)                        E7(b9)/B
count the cost, take up your cross and wear it ev'ryday.
Dm                    Am
Rest in me and I will give you strength.

Blessed is she, Irene, who seeks My face.

(repeat pre-chorus)
(repeat chorus)

Bridge:
Dm                    Am
Everything's gonna be alright.  (X3)
Am
Father, I'm stronger. I say,     (X2)
Am
Father, I'm stronger than when I first believed, yeah! 
Am
Father, I'm stronger. I say,     (X2)
Am
Father, I'm stronger than when I first believed, yeah!

Ending:
Dm                 Am
Everything's gonna be alright. 
    E7(B9)                 E7(b9)/B  
The Lord's gonna answer your prayer tonight.

The Lord's gonna answer your prayer tonight. 

The Lord's gonna answer your prayer.

THE END

I hope this helps, if you have any questions, just send me a message.

tabber: Robby Sheets
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