"Don't Get My Hopes Up"

by  S. J. Tucker

 

Capo iii: play in G

 

E+/Bb: x1202x   Ebē: xx1212   D7(+2): xx0210    Em6: 022020

 

{} = play strings not chords

 

 

Intro: {G F# F E } Em C7 B7  (repeat 4x) 

 

 

{E F#}      G           Em          A         A

1.         Lately I'm a little bit prickly.

B7                          G  E+/Bb
Everything hurts when you fall in

  C         Am7         G              Em      A   A  B7  B7

love hard enough, rock bottom doesn't feel so bad,    no,
{E F#}    G             Em         A

       I wouldn't quite call this bitchy--when I am on
B7                     G       E+/Bb

my best behavior I'll fool you like a
  C              Am7      G               Em  

grown-up little girl who didn't know how good she
  A         B7

had it before.
      Ebē                      D7(+2)

When desire walks through your door

         G           Em          A        (no chord)
and all hell breaks loose times four, you'll understand and maybe you
  B7                 G      Em       A          B7

won't pull smooth maneuvers on your suitors anymore.  Ahh.

 


       G            Em         A
Ch 1: Don't you go getting my hopes up, girl.

                 C        C/D     G   {b a>g  e>D}
      You'll be sorry and so will I.

       G         Em      A
      Last thing either one of us needs is
       C                     B7

      yet another reason to cry.
          C       C/G       G       Em

      I know that I'm your last in line.
         C            Am             C        B7

      I oughtta know better than to call you mine.
             G        Em         A

      Say a flat out "no" to my face, that's fine,
                 C      B7        Em6

      but don't get my hopes up, girl.


 

2. Lately I'm a pretty good swimmer--
so far up the creek cuz I fell in
love hard enough hot water doesn't seem so dire, no.
I must've quit paying attention, baby,
I have to tell you the line  is
blurred pretty bad between the frying pan and the
fire.
When love sneaks up on you and fries your
circuits through and through you'll understand and maybe
forgive me my trespasses, for I
know not what I do. Oh,

 

Ch 2: Don't you go getting my hopes up, boy.
      You'll be sorry and so will I.
      I'm not one for second chances
      once you've made me cry.
      My dance card's full, my waiting list
      is too backed up for shit like this.
      Go ahead and pretend that I don't exist,
      but don't get my hopes up, boy.

 

3. Da, Da, Da...

        Ebē                    D7(+2)

When desire walks through your door
         G           Em          A          (no chord)
and all hell breaks loose times four, you'll understand and maybe you
 B7                G       Em        A         B7

won't demand good manners from your lovers anymore. Oh,

 

Ch 3: Don't you go getting my hopes up, love.

You'll be sorry 'til the day you die.
I see you wishing on your star
and wishes cannot lie.
I make 'em too, or haven't you heard,
waste a few on you cuz I never did learn.

        G          Em         A          D7
I know courage is harder to show than concern,
         G           Em       A       D7

and you can't steal fire and not get burned.

        G          Em        A       D7       
I will try to hold out and await my turn,
           C      B7        G      Em

but don't get my hopes up, lover.

           C      B7        Em6

Don’t you get my hopes up, love.

 

 
 

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