Al Jarreau - We Got By Guitar Chords

Al Jarreau

adult standards, jazz funk, quiet storm, smooth jazz

Chords: Cm9, Abmaj7/Bb, Fmaj9, Gm7, Am7, Abm7, Amaj7/Bb, Fm7, Gbm7, Bbmaj7, Dbm9, Amaj7/B, Gbmaj9, Abmaj7/B
[Intro]
Cm9 Abmaj7/Bb Fmaj9


[Verse 1]
                    Gm7
I hardly had a bellyful
      Am7             Abm7
Never knew a new bicycle
Gm7
Hand-me-down books and shoes
Gm7                 Cm9  Abmaj7/Bb Fmaj9
They brought the yule tides in July


[Verse 2]
  Gm7
I rode a bus, a train and sometimes
              Am7           Abm7
Strolling for miles to a movie show
Gm7
Singing a song "Shoobedoo
Gm7                 Cm9     Abmaj7/Bb
"While birds and rich folks flew
         Fmaj9
Right on by


[Chorus]
N.C.       Abmaj7/Bb Fmaj9 Abmaj7/Bb
But we got by
Cm9    Amaj7/Bb Fmaj9
Lord knows we got by


[Verse 3]
Gm7
Winter wishes wait till June
              Am7
We brightened July with
         Abm7 Gm7
That hot dog fun

Tell your mama you're with Sue
              Cm9     
You bring the beans and I'll
Abmaj7/Bb Fmaj9
Find the wine


[Verse 4]
     Gm7
Them neon lights were bright
Gm7
Till 2:00
                  Am7
And sneaking back home with
          Abm7  Gm7
This girl named Jo

I hurried down to say do"
              Cm9    
And stared my first man-child
Abmaj7/Bb Fmaj9
In the    eye


[Chorus]
N.C.       Abmaj7/Bb    Fmaj9  Abmaj7/Bb
But we got by
Cm9    Amaj7/Bb   Fm7
Lord knows we got by


[Verse 5]
Gbm7     Gm7                 Abm7
And  now baby's got his bellyful
Abm7        Bbmaj7          Am7
And finally here's that new bicycle
Abm7
Working, praying, June to June
           Dbm9   Amaj7/B
And mama's got LA gleaming
       Gbmaj9
In her eye


[Chorus]
N.C.       Amaj7/B   Gbmaj9  Amaj7/B
And we got by
Dbm9     Amaj7/B  Gbmaj9
Lord knows we got by


[Outro]
                   Amaj7/B
You see we kept on walking
Amaj7/B
And talking, hawking
Amaj7/B
Ooing, cooing, wooing
Gbmaj9
Loving, tugging, hugging, rubbing
Gbmaj9            Abmaj7/B
Sugging, fugging, laying, praying, swaying
Abmaj7/B                       Gbmaj9
Letting, fretting, begetting, lying
Gbmaj9
Flying, trying, sighing, dying
Amaj7/B                        Gbmaj9
ad lib scat
Amaj7/B                        Gbmaj9
Amaj7/B                        Gbmaj9

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