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Elton John

 DGmaj7AF#m
 It's a little bit funny, this feeling inside
 BmBm/ABm/AbG
 I'm not one of those who can easily hide
 DAF#Bm
 Don't have much money, but, boy if I did
 DEm7GA
 I'd buy a big house where we both could live

 DGmaj7AF#m
 If I was a sculptor, but then again no
 BmBm/ABm/AbG
 Or a man who makes potions in a traveling show
 DAF#Bm
 I know it's not much but it's the best I can do
 DEm7GD
 My gift is my song, and this one's for you

 ABmEm7G
 And you can tell everybody this is your song
 ABmEmG
 It may be quite simple but now that it's done
 BmBm/A
hope you don't mind, I hope you don't mind
 Bm/AbG
 That I put down in words,
 DEmGA
How wonderful life is while you're in the world

 DGmaj7AF#m
 I sat on the roof and kicked off the moss
 BmBm/ABm/AbG
 Well a few of the verses well they've got me quite cross
 DAF#Bm
 But the sun's been quite kind, while I wrote this song
 DEm7GA
 It's for people like you that they keep it turned on

 DGmaj7AF#m
 So excuse me forgetting, but these things I do
 BmBm/ABm/AbG
 You see I've forgotten if they're green or they're blue
 DAF#Bm
 Anyway, the thing is, what I reallly mean
 DEm7GD
 Yours are the sweetest eyes I've ever seen

 ABmEm7G
 And you can tell everybody this is your song
 ABmEmG
 It may be quite simple but now that it's done
 BmBm/A
hope you don't mind, I hope you don't mind
 Bm/AbG
 That I put down in words,
 DEmGA
How wonderful life is while you're in the world

 BmBm/A
hope you don't mind, I hope you don't mind
 Bm/AbG
 That I put down in words,
 DEmGAD
How wonderful life is while you're in the world



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A Bm Bm/A Bm/Ab D Em Em7 F# F#m G Gmaj7
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souke (report comment to admin):
you really think this song is for an "ABSOLUTE BEGINNER"??!! are you one? do you remember being one? often times it makes "absolute beginners" feel like idiots if they can't play this... even though there is no way they should know all this!
vanfireman (report comment to admin):
An easy way to play this *may not match tone of recording but nice sounding nonetheless*...transpose -2 (Capo2)...easy chords.  Don't get freaked by the Am/G, Am/F.  Play a normal Am, move your ring finger to top string ("C" handshape), so you play 302010 and 202010 respectively. Trust me.
aphomegrown (report comment to admin):
I agree that this is definitely NOT aimed at the newbie, but it's not overly difficult this way, either, when considering the original instrument. That said, I think the A that follows the Gmaj7 in the verses is off. I'm not really sure where to take it, but it seems of. I tried Bm7 and it seemed a little better, but then, I'm fingering the song, so I may just be missing the note in the A somehow. 
cashew (report comment to admin):
As far as for difficulty levels, this one is not bad at all, and most if not all of the chords are EASY first position chords on the ukulele.
champlambert (report comment to admin):
As a beginner, I found this easier to play by transposing to the key of G (+ 5 semitones). Then, in line 2 of each verse, I play Em7 instead of Em/D, and Cmaj7 instead of Em/Db. Sounds OK to me. Regarding the lyrics: in verse 1, line 3, the word "have" is missing (I don't have much money). In verse 3, line 2, I suggest "cross" instead of "crossed", and in line 3, "kind now" (or perhaps "quiet now") instead of "quite king", and in line 4 "keep me" instead of "they keep". In verse 4, line 1 should be "So excuse me forgetting, but these things I do". Hope this helps someone!
curak (report comment to admin):
I think it should be.."but the suns been quite KIND, ..."

For the Am/G Am/F# - just play normal Am then move your thumb over the G, then F#, then a Full F for the Base line (G,F#,F).