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Build Me Up Buttercup  Foundations



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      [Csus4]       [C]    [E7-9]      [E7]     [F6]     [F]   [G] 
Chorus

[G]Why do you build[C] me up (b[Csus4]uild m[C]e up) Butt[E7]ercup, baby
Just to [F]let me down ([F6]let [F]me down)and [G]mess me around
And then [C]worst of all ([Csus4]worst [C]of all) you [E7]never call, baby
When you [F]say you will (say you will) but [G]I love you still

[C]I need you (I need you) more than a[C7]nyone, darlin'
You [F]know that I have from the sta[Ab]rt
So buil[C]d me up (build me up) [G]Buttercup,
don't break my hear[F]t  [C]  [G]  [C]  [G]
Verse

[G]"I'll be [C]over at ten[G]", you told me [Bb]time and again[F]
But you're la[C]te,[G] I'm waitin' '[F]round and then (bah-dah-dah)
I [C]run to the stor[G]e, I can't tak[Bb]e any more[F]
without yo[C]u,[G] you let me [F]down again

Middle eight


([F]Hey,[Fmaj7] hey, [Dm]hey!) Baby, baby, tr[G]y to find
(Hey, hey, hey[Em]!) A little time, and [A]I'll make you [A7]happy
(Hey, hey, hey!) [F]I'll be home
I'll be bes[D7]ide the phone waiting for [G]you, ooo-oo-ooo
CHORUS


Verse

[C]You were my to[G]y but I coul[Bb]d be the bo[F]y you ado[C]re [G]
If you'd just [F]let me know (bah-dah-dah)
Alth[C]ough you're untru[G]e, I'm attra[Bb]cted to yo[F]u all the mo[C]re  [G]
Why do you [F]treat me so

Middle eight


([F]Hey, [Fmaj]hey, [Dm]hey!) Baby, baby, tr[G]y to find
(Hey, hey, hey[Em]!) A little time and [A]I'll make you [A7]happy
(Hey, hey, hey!) I[F]'ll be home
I'll be be[D7]side the phone waiting for [G]you, ooo-oo-ooo
CHORUS


[G]Why do you build[C] me up (b[Csus4]uild m[C]e up) Butt[E7]ercup, baby
Just to [F]let me down ([F6]let [F]me down)and [G]mess me around
And then [C]worst of all ([Csus4]worst [C]of all) you [E7]never call, baby
When you [F]say you will (say you will) but [G]I love you still
I need you[C] more than a[C7]nyone, darlin'
You [F]know that I have from the st[Ab]art
Build[C] me up (build me up) Butt[G]ercup, don't break my [A]heart
[A]             [D]                   [D7]                                               
I-I-I need you-oo-oo more than anyone, baby

You [G]know that I have from the s[Gm]tart
Buil[D]d me up (build me up) Bu[A]ttercup, don't break my heart
...........................fade..........................


12/8 Time


Intro
  [C]                         [E]                                                    
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|-------------------------5-|----5------5--5------------|
G|5----------5--5------------|---------------------------|
D|-------------------------2-|----2------2--2------------|
A|3----------3--3------------|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|


  [F]                         [G]         [Csus4] 

e|------ ------ ------ ----3-|----3- ----3- 3----- ------|
B|6----------6--6------------|-------------------------6-|
G|-------------------------0-|----0------0--0----------5-|
D|3----------3--3------------|-------------------------5-|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|


      [C]                     [E7-9]       [E7]                     [F6]                        
e|------ ------ ------ ----1-|----0- 0----- ----0- ----1-|
B|----5--5-----------------0-|----0--0---3------0------3-|
G|----5--5-----------------1-|----1--1---1------1------2-|
D|----5--5-----------------0-|----0--0---0------0------3-|
A|3----------3--3------------|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|0----------0--0------------|


      [F]                            [G]                                             
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|----1--1-------------------|----3--3---3--3---3--3---3-|
G|----2--2-------------------|----0--0---0--0---0--0---0-|
D|----3--3-------------------|----0--0---0--0---0--0---0-|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|1----------1--1------------|----3--3---3--3---3--3---3-|
e|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|---------------------------|
G|0---0--0---0--0---0--0---0-|
D|0---0--0---0--0---0--0---0-|
A|---------------------------|
E|3---3--3---3--3---3--3---3-|

Why do you build


Chorus

  [C]           [Csus4]       [C]          [E7]                                                 
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|5----------6------5--5-----|----3------3------3--------|
G|5----------5------5--5-----|----1------1------1--------|
D|5----------5------5--5-----|----0------0------0--------|
A|3----------3--3------------|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|0----------0--0------------|

me up bu..ttercup baby just to
  [F]                            [G]                                                 
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|1----------3------1--1-----|-------3----------3--------|
G|2----------2------2--2-----|-------0----------0--------|
D|3----------3------3--3-----|-------0----------0--------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|1----------1--1------------|3----------3--3------------|

let me down and mess me around and the worst


  [C]           [Csus4]       [C]          [E7]                                                 
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|5----------6------5--5-----|----3------3------3--------|
G|5----------5------5--5-----|----1------1------1--------|
D|5----------5------5--5-----|----0------0------0--------|
A|3----------3--3------------|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|0----------0--0------------|

of all you never call baby when you
  [F]                            [G]                                                 
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|1----------3------1--1-----|-------3----------3--------|
G|2----------2------2--2-----|-------0----------0--------|
D|3----------3------3--3-----|-------0----------0--------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|1----------1--1------------|3----------3--3------------|

say you will but I love you still I need you


  [C]                            [C7]                                                 
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|-------1-------------1-----|-------1-------------1-----|
G|-------0-------------0-----|-------0-------------0-----|
D|-------2-------------2-----|-------2-------------2-----|
A|3----------3--3------------|1----------1--1------------|
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|

more than a....nyone darling you


  [F]                            [Ab]                                                 
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|-------1-------------1-----|---------------------------|
G|-------2-------------2-----|-------5-------------5-----|
D|-------3-------------3-----|-------6-------------6-----|
A|0----------0--0------------|-------6-------------6-----|
E|---------------------------|4----------4--4------------|

know that I have from the start build


  [C]           [Csus4]       [C]          [G]                                                 
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|-----------6------5--5-----|----3-------------3--------|
G|-----------5------5--5-----|----0-------------0--------|
D|-----------5------5--5-----|----0-------------0--------|
A|3----------3--3------------|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|3----------3--3------------|

me up bu..ttercup don't break my


      [F]          [C]       [G]    [C]       [G]                                             
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|----1---------1------0-----|---------------------------|
G|----2---------0------0-----|---------------------------|
D|----3---------2------0---2-|----0--0---0--0---0--0---0-|
A|-------------------------3-|----2--2---2--2---2--2---2-|
E|-------------------------3-|----3--3---3--3---3--3---3-|

heart I'll be o..


Verse

  [C]              [G]              [Bb]              [F]                                   
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|-------5---5---------3---3-|-------3---3---------1---1-|
G|-------5---5---------4---4-|-------3---3---------2---2-|
D|-------5---5---------5---5-|-------3---3---------3---3-|
A|3--------------------------|1--------------------------|
E|--------------3------------|--------------1------------|

...ver at ten you told me time and a...gain but you're la.


  [C]              [G]              [F]                                                 
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|-------5---5---------3---3-|-------1---1---------1-----|
G|-------5---5---------4---4-|-------2---2---------2-----|
D|-------5---5---------5---5-|-------3---3---------3-----|
A|3--------------------------|---------------------------|
E|--------------3------------|1-------------1------------|

..te I wait around and then I


  [C]              [G]              [Bb]              [F]                                   
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|-------5---5---------3---3-|-------3---3---------1---1-|
G|-------5---5---------4---4-|-------3---3---------2---2-|
D|-------5---5---------5---5-|-------3---3---------3---3-|
A|3--------------------------|1--------------------------|
E|--------------3------------|--------------1------------|

run to the door I can't take any more it's not you


  [C]              [G]              [F]                  [Fmaj7]       [Dm]                        
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ----1-|
B|-------5---5---------3---3-|-------1------1---1------3-|
G|-------5---5---------4---4-|-------2------2---2------2-|
D|-------5---5---------5---5-|-------3------3---2--------|
A|3--------------------------|---------------------------|
E|--------------3------------|1--------------------------|

you let me down again


Middle eight

  [Dm]                            [G]                                                 
e|------ 1---1- ------ 1---1-|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|-------3---3---------3---3-|-------3---3--3---3------0-|
G|-------2---2---------2---2-|-------0---0--0---0------0-|
D|0--------------------------|-------0---0--0---3------2-|
A|--------------0------------|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|3--------------------------|

baby baby try to find


  [Em]                            [A]                  [A7]       [F]                        
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|-------0---0---------0-----|-------2------2---2------1-|
G|-------0---0---------0-----|-------2------2---2------2-|
D|-------2---2---------2-----|-------2------2---2------3-|
A|--------------2------------|0-------------0------------|
E|0--------------------------|------------------3--------|

a little time and I'll make you happy I'll


                              [D7]                                                 
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|-------1---1---------1-----|-------1---1---------1-----|
G|-------2---2---------2-----|-------2---2---------2-----|
D|-------3---3---------3-----|-------0---0---------0-----|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|1----------1--1------------|2----------2--2------------|

be home I'll be beside the phone waitin' for

  [G]                                                                             
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|3----------3---------------|3--------------------------|
G|0----------0---------------|0--------------------------|
D|0----------0---------------|0--------------------------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|3----------3--3------------|3--------------------------|

you
                             [G]                                                  
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|---------------------------|----3--3---3--3---3--3---3-|
G|---------------------------|----0--0---0--0---0--0---0-|
D|---------------------------|----0--0---0--0---0--0---0-|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|----3--3---3--3---3--3---3-|

why do you build

Last Chorus

  [C]                            [E7]                                                 
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|5----------6------5--5-----|----3------3------3--------|
G|5----------5------5--5-----|----1------1------1--------|
D|5----------5------5--5-----|----0------0------0--------|
A|3----------3--3------------|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|0----------0--0------------|

me up Bu....ttercup ba....by just to
  [F]                            [G]                                                 
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|1----------3------1--1-----|-------3----------3--------|
G|2----------2------2--2-----|-------0----------0--------|
D|3----------3------3--3-----|-------0----------0--------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|1----------1--1------------|3----------3--3------------|

let me down and mess me a round and the worst


  [C]                            [E7]                                                 
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|5----------6------5--5-----|----3------3------3--------|
G|5----------5------5--5-----|----1------1------1--------|
D|5----------5------5--5-----|----0------0------0--------|
A|3----------3--3------------|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|0----------0--0------------|

of all you never call ba...by when you


  [F]                            [G]                                                 
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|1----------3------1--1-----|-------3----------3--------|
G|2----------2------2--2-----|-------0----------0--------|
D|3----------3------3--3-----|-------0----------0--------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|1----------1--1------------|3----------3--3------------|

say you will but I love you still I need you


  [C]                            [C7]                                                 
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|-------1-------------1-----|-------1-------------1-----|
G|-------0-------------0-----|-------0-------------0-----|
D|-------2-------------2-----|-------2-------------2-----|
A|3----------3--3------------|1----------1--1------------|
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|

more than a......nyone ba...by you


  [F]                            [Ab]                                                 
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|-------1-------------1-----|---------------------------|
G|-------2-------------2-----|-------5-------------5-----|
D|-------3-------------3-----|-------6-------------6-----|
A|0----------0--0------------|-------6-------------6-----|
E|---------------------------|4----------4--4------------|

know that I have from the start build


  [C]           [Csus4]       [C]          [G]                                                 
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|5----------6------5--5-----|----3-------------3--------|
G|5----------5------5--5-----|----0-------------0--------|
D|5----------5------5--5-----|----0-------------0--------|
A|3----------3--3------------|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|3----------3--3------------|

me up Bu...ttercup don't break my


  [A]                                                                             
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|-------2-------------2-----|----2----2----2---2----2---|
G|-------2-------------2-----|----2----2----2---2----2---|
D|-------2-------------2-----|----2----2----2---2----2---|
A|0----------0--0------------|----0----0----0---0----0---|
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|

heart I ...I ...I need you


  [D]                            [D7]       
e|------ 2----- ------ 2-----|------ 2----- ------ 2-----|
B|-------3-------------3-----|-------3-------------3-----|
G|-------2-------------2-----|-------2-------------2-----|
D|0----------0--0------------|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|3----------3--3------------|
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|

more than a....nyone baby you


  [G]                            [Gm]                                                 
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|3---3----3----3---3----3---|-------3-------------3-----|
G|0---0----0----0---0----0---|-------0-------------0-----|
D|0---0----0----0---0----0---|-------0-------------0-----|
A|2---2----2----2---2----2---|1----------1--1------------|
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|

know that I have from the start build
Fade.................
  [D]                                                                             
e|2----- ----3- ----2- 2-----|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|3----------3------3--3-----|2----------3------2--2-----|
G|2----------2------2--2-----|2----------2------2--2-----|
D|0----------0--0------------|2----------2------2--2-----|
A|---------------------------|0----------0--0------------|
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|

me up bu..ttercup don't break my
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