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The Winner

Noel Stookey - 1977 Public Domain Foundation, Inc.


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This song is recorded in the key of F#. In order to match the recorded pitch, detune 1/2 step down (D# G# C# F# A# D#) and play it with these chords out of the key of G. (hint -- the 'lighter' sound that Noel gets when he plays many of the 'D' chords is achieved by strumming ONLY the 5th, 4th and 3rd strings)

INTRO -- G C G D

VERSE I

            G                           C
Oh, there's one thing that brings us to-gether
            G                           D
And there's one thing that'll tear us a-part C G
And you get to choose the one or the other D Em
There's no room for both in your heart A7 D
There's no room

VERSE II:
G C Some people say life has no purpose G D And it doesn't matter if you do good or bad
C G
Well don't you be-lieve them, their greed has de-ceived them
D Em This can be the best life you ever had
A7 D This can be the best life
CHORUS:

C G And there's one thing that brings us to-gether C D
And there's one thing that'll tear us a-part C G
And you get to choose the one or the other D Em
And invite the Winner into your heart A7 D
Invite the Winner
VERSE III:


G C
Some people take a word and they a-buse it
G D Hang it on a billboard, oh, how they use it
C G If you get a message, you might re-fuse it
D Em Oh, but if you get the meaning you never lose it
A7 D If you get the meaning
CHORUS:

C G And there's one thing that brings us to-gether C D
And there's one thing that'll tear us a-part C G
And you get to choose the one or the other D Em
And invite the Winner into your heart A7 D
Invite the Winner
OUTRO -- C G D C G

 

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