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Buttercup

Buttercup 
    by Jewel
        Transcribed by Mike Carmona (mikecarmona@earthlink.net)

Picking Patter: Example for "D" chord, pick strings like this:
4,2,4,1,2,3

Chords:
G: 320033
Gb:200033
D:xx0232
D5: xx0565
D7: xx787
C: x320010
A: x02220
E: 022100

Ledgen:
/ = slide up
\ = slide down


                Buttercup by Jewel
Transcribed by Mike Carmona (mikecarmona@earthlink.net)

VERSE 1
   D                        C
   Gee your mom looked like shit last night
   D                              C
   Hope that tinker toy boyfriend talks her right
   D                                C
   Then again, I could never tell a fist fight from fun
   G          Gb            E
   Maybe I've never really known anyone


   D                  C
   Just sat still and spit in the fire
   D                                    C
   I thought I might strangle you but I couldn't find a wire
   D                             C
   You've never been the type to make your heart clear
   G     Gb        E
   Least someone overhear

CHORUS
   A C D/D5/D7 A  C    D7 \ D5 \ D
   Words drown in your martini glass
   A      C         D  /    D5  / D7
   Entire sentences slowly drunk up
   G                                    A
   But before they slipped away I swore I coulda heard
                  D           A       G
   Them say you wanted me, to be your buttercup
           D         A        G
   Say you need me to be your buttercup

VERSE 2
   D                   C
   The party reached a feverish pitch
   D                  C
   Good time soldiers drunk and in a ditch
   D             C
   Infidelity a bomb that went off
   G             Gb                 E
   That left the world to swerve and cough

   D                   C
   Stepped over bodies strewn like shipwrecks
   D                 C
   Love's last call, warning puke reflex
   D                 C
   Faith is for that frozen few
   G             Gb        E
   That never met someone quite like you

CHORUS
   A C D/D5/D7 A  C    D7 \ D5 \ D
   Words drown in your martini glass
   A      C         D  /    D5  / D7
   Entire sentences slowly drunk up
   G                                    A
   But before they slipped away I swore I coulda heard
                  D           A       G
   Them say you wanted me, to be your buttercup
           D         A        G
   Say you need me to be your buttercup


BRIDGE
   A                        G                    D
   Fish don't know they're short, they just feel sideways
   A                    G                    D
   And words to you are just the same, they shy away

   A
   When legs and limbs are all tucked in
   C                             G
   You pull me close to you come night
   A                        C                                    G
   And I just like a fleshy fruit and hung from the bowl of your side

   D
   Your lips may not sell or say

   What your eyes give away
                            G
   You're sweet as pumpkin pie

VERSE 3
   D                                  C
   I take the keys from your hand that stutters up
   D                 C
   Let the night air sober you up
   D             C
   Driving home, you make me pull over
   G                 Gb          E
   You press my hand gently as a four leaf clover

   D                   C
   You say sweetheart, I'm a foolish man
   D                                  C
   I'm ornry and I'm stubborn like my coffee from a can
   D                       C
   But without you I would shrivel up and die
   G         Gb
   Won't you be my
   G         Gb
   Won't you be my
   G         Gb
   Won't you be my

CHORUS
   A C D/D5/D7 A  C    D7 \ D5 \ D
   Words drown in your martini glass
   A      C         D  /    D5  / D7
   Entire sentences slowly drunk up
   G                                    A
   But before they slipped away I swore I<

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