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This Is The Life Chords And Strumming, Amy MacDonald

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Did You Know? This song was a huge hit internationally reaching number 1 in 10 countries and top 10 in 9 others. Although in the UK it only reached 28 in the charts. 

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Difficulty Level Of Original Recorded Song: Orange Pick

Most Advanced Rhythm:  Orange Pick (White Pick when played with The Bouncer throughout 

Most Advanced Chord Change: Orange Pick (White Pick when played with Django chords only)

Image: Amy MacDonald at I EM Music in Emmendingen by Florian Straub

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This Is The Life Chords And Strumming, Amy MacDonald

Django Chords:  

(capo: fret 4) 

Django A Chord

Django F Chord

Django C Chord

Django Em Chord


Key: Am

Strumming:

"The Bouncer":

|D    D U D    D U |


"1 Strum":

|D                      |


Tempo:

190 bpm

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Intro -

|A - - - |A - - - |F - - - |F - - - |

|C - - - |C - - - |Em - - - |Em - - - |


Verse-

||A - - - |A - - - |F - - - |F - - - |

|C - - - |C - - - |Em - - - |Em - - - || x2

 

Oh the (A)wind whistles (A)down the (F)cold dark street to(F)night and the (C)people they were (C)dancing (Em) to the music (Em)vibe

And the (A)boys chase the (A)girls, with curls in their hair while the (F)shocked too many sit (F)way over there and the (C)songs get louder each (C)one better than be(Em)fore (Em)


Chorus -

||A - - - |A - - - |F - - - |F - - - |

|C - - - |C - - - |Em - - - |Em - - - || x2

 

And you singing the (A)song thinking this is the (A)life and you wake up in the (F)morning and your head feels twice the (F)size
Where you gonna go, (C)where you gonna go, (C)where you gonna sleep to(Em)night? (Em)


And you singing the (A)song thinking this is the (A)life and you wake up in the (F)morning and your head feels twice the (F)size
Where you gonna go, (C)where you gonna go, (C)where you gonna sleep to(Em)night? (Em)Where you gonna sleep tonight?


Bridge (Instrumental) -

||A - - - |A - - - |F - - - |F - - - |

|C - - - |C - - - |Em - - - |Em - - - || x2

 

Verse 2 -

||A - - - |A - - - |F - - - |F - - - |

|C - - - |C - - - |Em - - - |Em - - - || x2

 

So you're (A)heading down the road in your (A)taxi for 4 and you're (F)waiting outside (F)jimmy's front door but (C)nobody's in and (C)nobody's home till (Em)4 (Em)

So you're (A)sitting there with (A)nothing to do talking a(F)bout Robert Ragger and his (F)motley crew and (C)where you gonna go, (C)where you gonna sleep to(Em)night? (Em)


Chorus -

||A - - - |A - - - |F - - - |F - - - |

|C - - - |C - - - |Em - - - |Em - - - || x2

 

And you singing the (A)song thinking this is the (A)life and you wake up in the (F)morning and your head feels twice the (F)size
Where you gonna go, (C)where you gonna go, (C)where you gonna sleep to(Em)night? (Em)


And you singing the (A)song thinking this is the (A)life and you wake up in the (F)morning and your head feels twice the (F)size
Where you gonna go, (C)where you gonna go, (C)where you gonna sleep to(Em)night? (Em)Where you gonna sleep tonight?


Bridge (Instrumental) -

||A - - - |A - - - |F - - - |F - - - |

|C - - - |C - - - |Em - - - |Em - - - || x2

 

Final Chorus -

|A(1Strum)|- - - - |F(1Strum)|- - - - |

|C(1Strum)|- - - - |Em (1Strum)|- - - - |

||A - - - |A - - - |F - - - |F - - - |

|C - - - |C - - - |Em - - - |Em - - - || x2

|A - - - |A - - - |F - - - |F - - - |

|C - - - |C - - - |Em (1Strum)|- - - - |- - - - |

|A - - - |A - - - |F - - - |F - - - |

|C - - - |C - - - |Em - - - |Em - - - |


And you singing the (A)songs thinking this is the life and you wake up in the (F)morning and your head feels twice the size
Where you gonna go, (C)where you gonna go, where you gonna sleep to(Em)night?


And you singing the (A)songs thinking this is the (A)life and you wake up in the (F)morning and your head feels twice the (F)size
Where you gonna go, (C)where you gonna go, (C)where you gonna sleep to(Em)night? (Em)


And you singing the (A)songs thinking this is the (A)life and you wake up in the (F)morning and your head feels twice the (F)size
Where you gonna go, (C)where you gonna go, (C)where you gonna sleep to(Em)night?


And you singing the (A)songs thinking this is the (A)life and you wake up in the (F)morning and your head feels twice the (F)size
Where you gonna go, (C)where you gonna go, (C)where you gonna sleep to(Em)night?

 

Where you gonna sleep to(A)night? (A) (F) (F) (C) (C) (Em) (Em)

 

Final Chord Strum: A

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This Is The Life Chords And Strumming - Amy MacDonald

Open Chords:  

(capo: fret 4) 

Open Am Chord

Open Fmaj7 Chord (F∆7)

Django C Chord

Django Em Chord


Key: Am


Tempo:

190 bpm

Strumming:

"The Bouncer":

|D    D U D    D U |


"The Everyman":

|D    D U    U D U |


(Alternate the above 2 rhythms)


"1 Strum":

|D                      |

​​

Intro -

|Am - - - |Am - - - |F∆7 - - - |F∆7 - - - |

|C - - - |C - - - |Em - - - |Em - - - |


Verse-

||Am - - - |Am - - - |F∆7 - - - |F∆7 - - - |

|C - - - |C - - - |Em - - - |Em - - - || x2

 

Oh the (Am)wind whistles (Am)down the (F∆7)cold dark street to(F∆7)night and the (C)people they were (C)dancing (Em) to the music (Em)vibe

And the (Am)boys chase the (Am)girls, with curls in their hair while the (F∆7)shocked too many sit (F∆7)way over there and the (C)songs get louder each (C)one better than be(Em)fore (Em)


Chorus -

||Am - - - |Am - - - |F∆7 - - - |F∆7 - - - |

|C - - - |C - - - |Em - - - |Em - - - || x2

 

And you singing the (Am)song thinking this is the (Am)life and you wake up in the (F∆7)morning and your head feels twice the (F∆7)size
Where you gonna go, (C)where you gonna go, (C)where you gonna sleep to(Em)night? (Em)


And you singing the (Am)song thinking this is the (Am)life and you wake up in the (F∆7)morning and your head feels twice the (F∆7)size
Where you gonna go, (C)where you gonna go, (C)where you gonna sleep to(Em)night? (Em)Where you gonna sleep tonight?


Bridge (Instrumental) -

||Am - - - |Am - - - |F∆7 - - - |F∆7 - - - |

|C - - - |C - - - |Em - - - |Em - - - || x2

 

Verse 2 -

||Am - - - |Am - - - |F∆7 - - - |F∆7 - - - |

|C - - - |C - - - |Em - - - |Em - - - || x2

 

So you're (Am)heading down the road in your (Am)taxi for 4 and you're (F∆7)waiting outside (F∆7)jimmy's front door but (C)nobody's in and (C)nobody's home till (Em)4 (Em)

So you're (Am)sitting there with (Am)nothing to do talking a(F∆7)bout Robert Ragger and his (F∆7)motley crew and (C)where you gonna go, (C)where you gonna sleep to(Em)night? (Em)


Chorus -

||Am - - - |Am - - - |F∆7 - - - |F∆7 - - - |

|C - - - |C - - - |Em - - - |Em - - - || x2

 

And you singing the (Am)song thinking this is the (Am)life and you wake up in the (F∆7)morning and your head feels twice the (F∆7)size
Where you gonna go, (C)where you gonna go, (C)where you gonna sleep to(Em)night? (Em)


And you singing the (Am)song thinking this is the (Am)life and you wake up in the (F∆7)morning and your head feels twice the (F∆7)size
Where you gonna go, (C)where you gonna go, (C)where you gonna sleep to(Em)night? (Em)Where you gonna sleep tonight?


Bridge (Instrumental) -

||Am - - - |Am - - - |F∆7 - - - |F∆7 - - - |

|C - - - |C - - - |Em - - - |Em - - - || x2

 

Final Chorus -

|Am (1Strum)|- - - - |F∆7(1Strum)|- - - - |

|C(1Strum)|- - - - |Em(1Strum)|- - - - |

||Am - - - |Am - - - |F∆7 - - - |F∆7 - - - |

|C - - - |C - - - |Em - - - |Em - - - || x2

|Am - - - |Am - - - |F∆7 - - - |F∆7 - - - |

|C - - - |C - - - |Em(1Strum)|- - - - |- - - - |

|Am - - - |Am - - - |F∆7 - - - |F∆7 - - - |

|C - - - |C - - - |Em - - - |Em - - - |


And you singing the (Am)songs thinking this is the life and you wake up in the (F∆7)morning and your head feels twice the size
Where you gonna go, (C)where you gonna go, where you gonna sleep to(Em)night?


And you singing the (Am)songs thinking this is the (Am)life and you wake up in the (F∆7)morning and your head feels twice the (F∆7)size
Where you gonna go, (C)where you gonna go, (C)where you gonna sleep to(Em)night? (Em)


And you singing the (Am)songs thinking this is the (Am)life and you wake up in the (F∆7)morning and your head feels twice the (F∆7)size
Where you gonna go, (C)where you gonna go, (C)where you gonna sleep to(Em)night?


And you singing the (Am)songs thinking this is the (Am)life and you wake up in the (F∆7)morning and your head feels twice the (F∆7)size
Where you gonna go, (C)where you gonna go, (C)where you gonna sleep to(Em)night?

 

Where you gonna sleep to(Am)night? (Am) (F∆7) (F∆7) (C) (C) (Em) (Em) 

 

Final Chord Strum: A

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