Papa

Paul Anka

 EmEmAmB7Em
Verse 1

 Em
 Everyday my Papa would work
 Am
To help to make ends meet
 B7
To see that we would eat
 Em
Keep those shoes upon my feet
 Em
 Every night my Papa would take me
 Am
And tuck me in my bed
 B7
 Kiss me on my head
 Em
After all my prayers were said
 Em
 Growing up with him was easy
 Am
 Time just flew on by
 B7
The years began to fly
 Em
He aged and so did I

Chorus

 CB7Em
 I could tell, that Mama wasn't well 
 CAmEm
 Papa knew and deep down so did she, so did she...
 CB7Em
 When she died, Papa broke down and cried
 CAmEm
 All he said was, "God, why not take me?"

Verse 2

 Em
 Everynight he sat there sleeping
 Am
 In his rocking chair
 B7
He never went upstairs
 Em
All because she wasn't there
 Em
 Then one day my Papa said, "Son,
 Am
I'm proud the way you've grown...
 B7
 Make it on your own...
 Em
Oh, I'll be ok alone."

Soloing during Verse 1

e|--------------------------10--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------12--13---------12-10--12------------------------------------------|
G|-8-11---8-9---------9-12--------------9-----------------12-11-9-9-------------------------|
D|9------------------9-----------------------------------------------12-9-9-----------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------12-10----------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------10-12-----|
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------10----------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------9-8-------------8----9-11----12------12---9------|
D|---------7-9-10------7-9-10----7-9---10-------------9-11------------------------9---------|
A|7-9-10-----------------------7------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Soloing during Verse 2

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------9--12-9--------------------------------------------------------8---11-9----------|
D|9-11-13-----------------10-12-12\10-----------9-10--9-7/9-9--------9-11-------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------12---------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


| / slide up
| \ slide down
| h hammer-on
| p pull-off
| ~ vibrato

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