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Giving It All Away – guitar crd

Giving It All Away | guitar crd
By Roger Daltrey
>From Daltrey, 1973
Written by Courtney-Sayer, (c)1973 Track Music, Inc.

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Transcribed by:
Justin Harris <jph@phys.soton.ac.uk>

1999-12-12                       Whotabs               www.thewho.net/whotabs/

Intro: play C

C                          Em
I paid all my dues so  I picked up my shoes
G                                  C
Got up and walked away
F
Oh! I was just a boy
C        G        C
Giving it all away

Verse 2 played the same as first verse then:-

Mid 8
F/C           F/C      C   G
Sailaway, sailaway

Chorus
F                                      C
Ooooooooo Well I know better now                 ( play chorus twice)
Bb                            F
I know better now, giving it all away

I didn't know how to say?


Play the next verses same as the first and second

Mid 8

Chorus (x2)- finishing with
Bb                        F
I was just a boy, giving it all away
Bb                        F
I was just a boy, giving it all away
Bb
just a boy

End on F



LYRICS:

"Giving it all away"

I paid all my dues so
I picked up my shoes
got up and walked away
Oh! I was just a boy
I didn't know how to say?

Worked hard and failed
now all I can say
is I threw it all away
Oh! I was just a boy
giving it all away

Sail away, Sail away

Oooooooh! Well I know better now
I know better now
giving it all away

Oooooooh! Well I know better now
I know better now
giving it all away

Went out in this world
to much for my nerve
only myself to blame
Oh! I was just a boy
nobody else to blame

I've done all I can
now it's out of my hands
stand on my head and say

Oh! I was just a boy
giving it all away

Sail away, Sail away

Ooooooh! Well I know better now
I know better now
giving it all away...   (repeat this chorus several times and then)
....Just a boy, giving it all away
I was just a boy giving it all away
I was just a boy, giving it all away   ( I'm not too sure how many times these words
Just a boy giving it all away               are repeated???)
Just a boy!


jph@phys.soton.ac.uk


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