Topic: 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

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.

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

Music is a tribal experience, and it is about connection.  Figure out how to reach in and change their emotions. Learn how to put them in a mood. That’s what music is for.”-JH.
“..And remember, a song should contain only one story, or one message, told from a single point of view” - DG
Its the little mistakes that become great. and when it falls in place, the feeling is  indescribable.

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.

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

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