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#1 2013-02-12 19:13:31

rcwalto
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Trying to find the words and chords

I would really like to find the words and chords to "What Am I Living For" by Chuck Willis. I have looked at all the sites I know and can not find anything. Thanks for your help.

Cheers,
Ron

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#2 2013-02-13 18:18:40

Astronomikal
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Re: Trying to find the words and chords

Assuming this is the song:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FYJ9LhGjAs

Here are the lyrics:  http://www.cduniverse.com/chuck-willis- … 997677.htm

The song is in the key of Bb.  To make playing it much easier, put a capo on fret 1 and play this:

Intro:  A
What am I (A) living... (E) you
What am I (E) living... (A) you
What am I (A7) living... (D) you
Oh (A)nobody . . . . (E)nobody ... (A)do.

Repeat that progression over and over.

In the two bridges at 1:04 and 2:45 in the YouTube video above, the chords are:
...(D)close ... (A)know ...(B)all ... (E)so

If you don't want to use a capo but still want to play it in the original key, transpose all of the chords above +1.

Good luck.


"Just because you've always done it that way doesn't mean it's not incredibly stupid." - Despair, Inc.

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#3 2013-02-13 23:32:37

beamer
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Re: Trying to find the words and chords

http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/m/misc_ … or_crd.htm

you missed this page. usually i find stuff there if not on chordie


Mal - Well, lady, I must say, you're my kinda stupid.
Mal - Jayne, your mouth is talking. You might wanna look to that
Kaylee - No power in the verse can stop me. BOOK-  you're going to burn in a very special level of hell. A level they reserve for child molesters and people who talk at the theatre.

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#4 2013-02-14 03:24:27

Astronomikal
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Re: Trying to find the words and chords

Thanks beamer.  I usually go to u-g dot com also, and I went there and did a search for Chuck Willis under "bands" and got no results.  I see the version you found has "Chuck Willis" as part of the title, and the artist is "Misc. Unsigned Bands".  I guess if I had done a broader search I would have found it.

The good news is that from what I can tell, the chords page you found matches what I said above.

Thanks again.


"Just because you've always done it that way doesn't mean it's not incredibly stupid." - Despair, Inc.

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#5 2013-03-18 15:53:25

rcwalto
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Re: Trying to find the words and chords

Thank you all for your responses. I think I will be able to learn the song because of you all.

Cheers,
Ron

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#6 2013-03-20 05:00:05

cblguy
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Re: Trying to find the words and chords

rcwalto wrote:

I would really like to find the words and chords to "What Am I Living For" by Chuck Willis. I have looked at all the sites I know and can not find anything. Thanks for your help.

Cheers,
Ron

If i remember correctly..didn't conway do this song in the early 60's..might check him in artest

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