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If I Had Been a Better Man  Colin Hay

[Dadd9] [C] [C/B] [C/A]  
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There were [G]kings and queens and [C]could have beens
And [Dadd9]pretenders t[C]o [C/B]the [C/A]thro[G]ne[C/G] [G]
I was a sweet [Em]contender then
[Am]Now my seeds they've all been [D]sown
I [G]scorched the earth b[Bm]ehind me
I could [Am]have made a better [D]plan[Dsus2] [D]
[Cadd9] Yeah if I had [D]been a better man[G] [C/G] [G]
My promises [C]were not to keep
But [Dadd9]thrown in[C]to [C/B]the [C/A]dirt[G] [C/G] [G]
There must be more I [Em]told myself
As I [Am]buttoned up my [D]shirt
Well I could [G]paint myself in [Bm]glory now
And be [Am]proud of who I [D]am[Dsus2] [D]
[Cadd9] Yeah if I had [D]been a better man[G] [C/G] [G]
[G] [G/F#] [Em] Stumbling through dee[D/F#]p suburbs of my[Cadd4] mind
[G/B] As secrets of[C/B] sile[Em7]nce u[Am]nwin[Asus2]d[Am] [Asus4] [Am]
[Em] I will [D/F#]sing you[Cadd4] so long
[G/B] Now only[C/B] love[Em7] [Am] [Asus2] [Am]
Only love [D]makes me stro[Dsus4]ng[D]
You [G]charity I [C]took as mine
I [Dadd9]claimed it [C]as[C/B] my [C/A]own[G] [C/G] [G]
I followed my [C]ascending star
To [C/B]far [C/A]away from [D/F#]home
Well I was [G]mesmerized by [Bm]shiny things
Now in [Am]frozen time I [D]stand[Dsus2] [D]
[Cadd9] Yeah if I had [D]been a better man[G] [C/G] [G]
Now I'm kneeling and [C]I'm digging deep
[Dadd9]Deep int[C]o [C/B]the [C/A]grou[G]nd[C/G] [G]
I'm searching for my [Em]soul to keep
Like a [Am]burried treasure [D]found
In [G]dreams I speak in [Bm]ancient tongues
[Am]Lost in wind and [D]sand[Dsus2] [D]
[Cadd9] Yeah if only I had [D]been a better man[G] [C/G] [G]

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Am Asus2 Asus4 Bm C C/B C/G Cadd4 Cadd9 D D/F# Dadd9 Dsus2 Dsus4 Em Em7 G G/B G/F#
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