If I die young    (video)    (clip)

 

†††††††††† ††††††G††††††††††††††††††††††††† D†††††††††††††††††† A†††††††††††††††††††††††† Bm

††† If I die young, bury me in satin, lay me down on a bed of roses,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††G†††††††† ††D†††††††††††††††††††† ††††A

††† sink me in the river at dawn, send me away

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Bm†††††††††††† - G†††††††††††† - D††††††††††††† - A - A7

††† with the words of a love song.††††††† Uh oh,††††††† uh oh.

 

††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††G†††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††D†††

1. Lord, make me a rainbow, Iíll shine down on my mother,

††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††A†††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††Bm†††††††††††††††††

††† sheíll know Iím safe with you, when she stands under my colors.

††††††††††††††††† - G††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† D

††† Oh well,†††††† life ainít always what you think it ought to be, no,

A††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††Bm

††† ainít even grey, but she buries her baby.

G††††††††††††† †††††††††††- D†††††††††††††† †††A††† - Bm

††† The sharp knife ††††††of a short life,†††

††††††††††† - G††††††††††††††† - D†††††††††††††††††††† A†††††† - A7

††† well,††††††† Iíve had ††††††just enough time.

 

†††††††††††††††† G††††††††††††††††††††††††† D†††††††††††††††††† A†††††††††††††††††††††††† Bm

††† If I die young, bury me in satin, lay me down on a bed of roses,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††† G†††††††††† D†††††††††††††††††††††††† A

††† sink me in the river at dawn, send me away

††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††Bm

††† with the words of a love song.

G†††††††††††††††††††††††† - D††††††††††††††††† A††† - Bm

††† The sharp knife†††††† of a short life,†††

††††††††††† - G††††††††††††††† - D†††††††††††††††††††† A†††††† - A7

††† well,††††††† Iíve had††† †††just enough time.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††G†††††††††††††††† D

2. And Iíll be wearing white when I come into your kingdom,

††††††††††††††††† A††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††Bm

††† Iím as green as the ring on my little cold finger,

††††† ††††- G††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††D

††† Iíve ††††††never known the loviní of a man,

†††††††††††† ††A†††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††Bm

††† but it sure felt nice, when he was holdiní my hand.

†††††††††††††††††† - G†††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††- D

††† Thereís a ††††††boy here in town, says ††††††heíll love me forever,

†††††† A†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††Bm††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††G

††† who could have thought forever could be severed by

†† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††- D†††† †††††††††††††A††† - Bm

††† the sharp knife†††††† of a short life,†††

†††††††††† - G††††††††††††† - D†††††††††††††††††††† A†††† - A7

††† well,†††† Iíve had††††† just enough time.††††††††††† +G - D - A - Bm (2x)

 

††††††††† G†††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††D

+So put on your best, boys, and Iíll wear my pearls,

††††††† A†††††††††††††††††††††† A7

††† what I never did is done.

 

†††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††G††††††††††††††††††††††††† D

3. A penny for my thoughts, oh no, Iíll sell them for a dollar,

††††† A††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††Bm

††† theyíre worth so much more after Iím a goner,

††††††††††† ††G†††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††D

††† and maybe then youíll hear the words Iíve been singing,

††† A†††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††Bm

†† funny when youíre dead, how people start listeniní.†† +G - D - A - A7

 

†††††††††††††††† G††††††††††††††††††††††††† D†††††††††††††††††† A†††††††††††††††††††††††† Bm

††† If I die young, bury me in satin, lay me down on a bed of roses,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††† G†††††††††† D†††††††††††††††††††††††† A

††† sink me in the river at dawn, send me away

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Bm

††† with the words of a love song.

†††††††††† G††††† ††D†††††††††††††††††††††††† - A††† ††††††††††††Bm

††† Uh oh, the ballad of a dove,††††††† go with peace and love,

††††† G††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††D

††† gather up your tears, keep them in your pocket,

††††† A†††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††Bm

††† save them for a time when youíre really gonna need them.

†††† G†††††††††††††††††††† †††††††- D††††††††††††††††† A††† - Bm

††† Oh, the sharp knife†††††† of a short life,†††

††††††††††† - G††††††††††††††† - D†††††††††††††††††††† A†††††† - A7

††† well,††††††† Iíve had†††††† just enough time.

†††††††† ††G†††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††- D†††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††A

††† So put on your best boys, ††††††and Iíll wear my pearls.

 

(orig. = capo 2nd)††† (The Band Perry)