7 years    (video)

 

    Em - G - C (2x)

 

      Em                                 G                              C

    Once I was seven years old, my momma told me,

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    go make yourself some friends or you'll be lonely,

     Em              D                 G    - C

    once I was seven years old.

 

   Em                   D     G                                                   C

1.    It was a big big world, but we thought we were bigger,

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    pushing each other to the limits, we won't learn 'em quicker.

Em                    D         G

    By eleven smoking herb and drinking burning liquor,

C                                                                    D

    never rich, so we were out to make that steady figure.

 

     Em               D                  G                          C

    Once I was eleven years old, my daddy told me,

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    go get yourself a wife or you'll be lonely.

     Em                D                 G      - C

    Once I was eleven years old.

 

  Em                         D     G                                        C

2.     I always had that dream like my Daddy before me,

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    so I started writing songs, I started writing stories.

Em                                   D G                                               C

    Something about the glory, just always seemed to bore me,

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    ’cause only those I really love will ever really know me.

 

      Em                          D     G                           C

    Once I was twenty years old, my stories got told,

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    before the morning sun, when life was lonely.

     Em                D                G     - C

    Once I was twenty years old.

 

   Em                 D     G

3.     I only see my goals, I don't believe in failure,

C                                                                          D

    ’cause I know the smallest voices, they can make it major.

Em                       D    G

    I got my boys with me, at least those in favour,

C                                                                          D

    and if we donŽt see before I leave, I hope I’ll see you later.

 

     Em                    D      G                       C

    Once I was 20 years old my story got told,

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    I was right about everything, I saw before me.

      Em             D             G    - C

    Once I was 20 years old.

 

      Em                       D     G                                       C

    Soon weŽll be 30 years old, our songs have been sold,

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    weŽll travel around the world and weŽre still rolling.

      Em                D            G     - C

    Soon weŽll be 30 years old.

 

   Em                               D   G                                                      C

4.     IŽm still learning about life, my woman brought children for me,

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    so I can sing them all my songs and I can tell them stories.

Em                                  D            G

    Most of my boys are with me, some are still out seeking glory,

C                                                                          D

    and some I had to leave behind, my brother, IŽm still sorry.

 

       C                     D     Em                                  D

+  Soon IŽll be 60 years old, my daddy got sixty-one,

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    remember life and then your life becomes a better one.

C                                            D                     Em

    I made a man so happy when I wrote the letter once,

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    I hope my children come and visit once ore twice a month.

 

       C              D            Em                                           C

    Soon IŽll be 60 years old, when I think the world is cold,

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    when I have a lot of children who can bore me.

        C             D            Em    - C

    Soon IŽll be 60 years old.

 

      Em                    D     G                                           C

    Soon IŽll be 60 years old when I think the world is cold,

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    when I have a lot of children who can bore me.

      Em                   C      G     - C

    Soon IŽll be 60 years old.

 

 

 

 

      Em                                 G                              C

    Once I was seven years old, my momma told me,

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    go make yourself some friends or you'll be lonely,

     Em                          D     G    - C

    once I was seven years old

      Em             D                 G

    Once I was seven years old.

 

(orig. = capo 3rd)    (Lukas Graham)