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Rita Coolidge guitar chords for Better days

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Intro: Bb7M Eb7M Ab7M Bb7M Eb7M Eb chord diagramEbEb/F chord diagramFF

Verse one
Bb7M        Eb7M        Ab7M      Gm7 chord diagramGm7Gm7  Fm7 chord diagramFm7Fm7
Silver gray hair neatly combed in place
           Eb7M    C7 chord diagramC7C7/E chord diagramEE         D7 chord diagramD7D7   D chord diagramDD/E chord diagramEE  D chord diagramDD/Gb chord diagramGbGb  Gm7 chord diagramGm7Gm7
There were four generations of love  on   her   face
   Fm7 chord diagramFm7Fm7     Eb7M        Dm7 chord diagramDm7Dm7            Dbdim      Cm9 chord diagramCm9Cm9             Ab7M   Eb chord diagramEbEb/F chord diagramFF Ab6 chord diagramAb6Ab6
She   was so wise, no surprise passed her eyes,       she'd seen it all
Bb7M        Eb7M        Ab7M      Gm7 chord diagramGm7Gm7  Fm7 chord diagramFm7Fm7
I was a child, oh about three or four
    Eb7M        C7 chord diagramC7C7/E chord diagramEE          D7 chord diagramD7D7   D chord diagramDD/E chord diagramEE  D chord diagramDD/G chord diagramGG Gm7 chord diagramGm7Gm7
All day I'd ask questions at night I'd  ask  more
Fm7 chord diagramFm7Fm7    Eb7M     Dm7 chord diagramDm7Dm7            Dbdim Cm9 chord diagramCm9Cm9        Ab7M      Eb chord diagramEbEb/F chord diagramFF     Ebdim/F chord diagramFF
But whenever, she never, would ever           turn me away.      No oh.

       Ab chord diagramAbAb/Bb chord diagramBbBb            Ab chord diagramAbAb/Bb chord diagramBbBb  Eb7M
I'd say   how can I be sure what is right or wrong
Eb7M Gb chord diagramGbGb/Ab chord diagramAbAb               Gb chord diagramGbGb/Ab chord diagramAbAb  Db7M
And   why does what I want always take so long
Db7M   A7M                                         B chord diagramBB                    Db chord diagramDbDb/Eb chord diagramEbEb   Eb chord diagramEbEb/F chord diagramFF
Please tell me where does God live and why won't He talk to me
        Ab chord diagramAbAb/Bb chord diagramBbBb                             Ab chord diagramAbAb/Eb chord diagramEbEb  Eb7M        Eb7M
I'd say, grandma what is love  will I ever find out?
Gb chord diagramGbGb/Ab chord diagramAbAb               Gb chord diagramGbGb/Ab chord diagramAbAb  Db7M
Why are we so poor, what is life about
Db7M  A7M                  B chord diagramBB              Db chord diagramDbDb/Eb chord diagramEbEb     Eb chord diagramEbEb/F chord diagramFF          Db chord diagramDbDb/Eb chord diagramEbEb Eb chord diagramEbEb/F chord diagramFF
I   wanna know the answers before I fall off to sleep. Oooh oh

Verse two
Bb7M         Eb7M           Ab7M     Gm7 chord diagramGm7Gm7 Gbm7 Fm7 chord diagramFm7Fm7
 She sort of smiled as she tucked me in,
         Eb7M           C7 chord diagramC7C7/E chord diagramEE         D7 chord diagramD7D7   D chord diagramDD/E chord diagramEE  D chord diagramDD/Gb chord diagramGbGb  Gm7 chord diagramGm7Gm7
Then she pulled up that old rocking chair once  again.
 Fm7 chord diagramFm7Fm7   Eb7M     Dm7 chord diagramDm7Dm7            Dbdim7  Cm9 chord diagramCm9Cm9            Ab7M    Eb chord diagramEbEb/F chord diagramFF Ab6 chord diagramAb6Ab6
But tonight she was slightly, remarkably,      different somehow
 Bb7M       Eb7M         Ab7M    Gm7 chord diagramGm7Gm7  Fm7 chord diagramFm7Fm7
Slowly she rocked, looking half asleep
        Eb7M          C7 chord diagramC7C7/E chord diagramEE               D7 chord diagramD7D7    D chord diagramDD/E chord diagramEE  D chord diagramDD/Gb chord diagramGbGb  Gm7 chord diagramGm7Gm7
Grandma yawned as she streched then she started   to   speak
    Fm7 chord diagramFm7Fm7     Eb7M         Dm7 chord diagramDm7Dm7            Dbdim    Cm9 chord diagramCm9Cm9              Ab7M   Eb chord diagramEbEb/F chord diagramFF Ebdim/F chord diagramFF
What   she told me, would mould me, and holds me  together inside

          Ab chord diagramAbAb/Bb chord diagramBbBb                  Ab chord diagramAbAb/Bb chord diagramBbBb  Eb7M
She said all the things you ask you will know someday,
Eb7M Gb chord diagramGbGb/Ab chord diagramAbAb                  Gb chord diagramGbGb/Ab chord diagramAbAb Db7M         Db7M A7M
But   you have got to live   in   a patient way  God  put us here by fate
        B chord diagramBB               Db chord diagramDbDb/Eb chord diagramEbEb       Eb chord diagramEbEb/F chord diagramFF
And by fate that means better days
         Ab chord diagramAbAb/Bb chord diagramBbBb                Ab chord diagramAbAb/Bb chord diagramBbBb  Eb7M
She said, child we all moons in the dark of night
Eb7M     Gb chord diagramGbGb/Ab chord diagramAbAb               Gb chord diagramGbGb/Ab chord diagramAbAb   Db7M
Ain't no morning gonna come 'til the time is right
Db7M  A7M                         B chord diagramBB                   Db chord diagramDbDb/Eb chord diagramEbEb   Eb chord diagramEbEb/F chord diagramFF
Can't get to better days lest you make it through the night
                              Db chord diagramDbDb/Eb chord diagramEbEb     Eb chord diagramEbEb/F chord diagramFF
You gotta make it through the night, yes you do.

Bridge
Db7M
  You can't get to no better days,
           Fm11 chord diagramFm11Fm11                   F chord diagramFF  F chord diagramFF G chord diagramGG Ab chord diagramAbAb   Bb chord diagramBbBb C chord diagramCC Eb chord diagramEbEb F chord diagramFF Ddim chord diagramDdimDdim
Unless you make it through the night.
 Db7M
Oh, you will see those better days
   Cm7 chord diagramCm7Cm7  Fm7 chord diagramFm7Fm7        E chord diagramEE/Gb chord diagramGbGb   Gb chord diagramGbGb/E chord diagramEE    Db chord diagramDbDb/Eb chord diagramEbEb   Eb chord diagramEbEb/F chord diagramFF  Db chord diagramDbDb/Eb chord diagramEbEb Eb chord diagramEbEb/F chord diagramFF
Be pa - tient, be  pa  - tient, oh baby, be patient

Verse three
Bb7M       Eb7M         Ab7M     Gm7 chord diagramGm7Gm7 Gbm7 Fm7 chord diagramFm7Fm7
Later that year, at the turn of spring,
       Eb7M        C7 chord diagramC7C7/E chord diagramEE          D7 chord diagramD7D7  D chord diagramDD/E chord diagramEE  D chord diagramDD/Gb chord diagramGbGb Gm7 chord diagramGm7Gm7
Heaven sent angels down and gave grandma  her  wings.
Fm7 chord diagramFm7Fm7       Eb7M        Dm7 chord diagramDm7Dm7          Dbdim  Cm9 chord diagramCm9Cm9        Ab7M     Eb chord diagramEbEb/F chord diagramFF Ebdim/F chord diagramFF
Now she's flying, and sliding, and gliding         in better days

      Ab chord diagramAbAb/Bb chord diagramBbBb                   Ab chord diagramAbAb/Bb chord diagramBbBb  Eb7M
And although I'm all grown up, I still get confused.
Eb7M  Gb chord diagramGbGb/Ab chord diagramAbAb                     Gb chord diagramGbGb/Ab chord diagramAbAb  Db7M
 I   stumble through the dark, getting bumped and bruised,
Db7M  A7M                                              B chord diagramBB
When the night gets in my way, I could still hear my grandma say
Db chord diagramDbDb/Eb chord diagramEbEb               Eb chord diagramEbEb/F chord diagramFF  Db chord diagramDbDb/Eb chord diagramEbEb  Eb chord diagramEbEb/F chord diagramFF
     I can hear her say.  I can hear her say

Coda
Db7M
  You can't get to no better days
           Fm11 chord diagramFm11Fm11                           F chord diagramFF  F chord diagramFF G chord diagramGG Ab chord diagramAbAb   Bb chord diagramBbBb C chord diagramCC Eb chord diagramEbEb F chord diagramFF Ddim7
Unless you make it through the night baby
 Db7M
Oh, you will see those better days,
                 Fm11 chord diagramFm11Fm11                                 F chord diagramFF  F chord diagramFF G chord diagramGG Ab chord diagramAbAb   Bb chord diagramBbBb C chord diagramCC Eb chord diagramEbEb F chord diagramFF  Ddim chord diagramDdimDdim
But you gotta be patient child, do you hear me yeah, well,  well, well well well
Db7M
  You can't get to no better days
           Fm11 chord diagramFm11Fm11                                    F chord diagramFF  F chord diagramFF G chord diagramGG Ab chord diagramAbAb   Bb chord diagramBbBb C chord diagramCC Eb chord diagramEbEb F chord diagramFF
Unless you make it, you got to make it, you got to make it
Ddim chord diagramDdimDdim
You got to make it through the night yeah
 Db7M
Oh grandma, oh grandma
       Fm11 chord diagramFm11Fm11                      F chord diagramFF  F chord diagramFF G chord diagramGG Ab chord diagramAbAb Bb chord diagramBbBb C chord diagramCC Eb chord diagramEbEb F chord diagramFF Ddim chord diagramDdimDdim
Do you see me now lady oh oh oh
           Db7M
She used to sit me on her knee, she used to comb my hair
            Fm11 chord diagramFm11Fm11
She used to tell me stories (fade out)

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