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OH! BETTYE JEAN

WORDS & MUSIC:   Earl P. Reinhalter



         INTRO:  A


                 F#m         E
      CHORUS A:  how it must hurt.
                 A        E
                 gotta be hard.
                 D          A
                 oh! Bettye Jean,
                 D          A
                 oh! Bettye Jean.
                 F#m         E
                 climbin' up mountains
                 A         E
                 makes one tired.
                 D          A
                 oh! Bettye Jean,
                 D          A
                 oh! Bettye Jean.


                      E
             I.  your hands are bleeding
                      D               A
                 from cliffs that you scale.
                     F#m           E
                 you find that you can't
                          D           A
                 put your feelings in jail.
                     E
                 you wake up cryin'
                      D             A
                 it's not the right trail.
                      F#m       E
                 they say, "why try?
                        D        A
                 you're just a female."
                        D
                 so you quit
                   A            E
                 before you can fail.


                 /// REPEAT CHORUS A ///


                 E
            II.  I'll follow
                     D        A
                 wherever you lead:
                         F#m           E
                 through mountains and snow
                       D        A
                 where Hannibal skied;
                             E
                 through the shadows of valleys
                    D             A
                 of death where I plead,
                        F#m           E
                 "these mountains and valleys
                     D          A
                 are not what I need."
                     D
                 but I want
                    A          E
                 to see you succeed.


                 /// REPEAT CHORUS A ///


                    E
           III.  of all the mountains,
                     D      A
                 not many remain.
                 F#m      E
                 is there one
                          D          A
                 has your kind of terrain?
                    E
                 or is this life
                        D         A
                 just a futile campaign?
                 F#m  E
                 I  recall
                        D          A
                 when I move to complain:
                      D
                 it's you
                     A              E
                 who feels the most pain.


                     F#m          E
      CHORUS B:  but you're gonna win,
                 A        E
                 win this game.
                 D          A
                 oh! Bettye Jean,
                 D          A
                 oh! Bettye Jean.
                 F#m         E
                 down in the fields,
                     A            E
                 the sheep will exclaim:
                 D          A
                 oh! Bettye Jean,
                 D          A
                 oh! Bettye Jean.


                 D   A      E      E7
        ENDING:  oh! Bettye Jean.
                 D   A      E      E7
                 oh! Bettye Jean.
                 D          A
                 oh! Bettye Jean.
                 D          A
                 oh! Bettye Jean.
                 D          A
                 oh! Bettye Jean.
                 D          A
                 oh! Bettye Jean.

© Copyright 1982 Earl P. Reinhalter.   All Rights Reserved.

 



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