If I Die Young Uke tab by The Band Perry

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In Loving Memory 
R.I.P. Nathan Stidham

Standard Tuning, Capo 2

G G
If I die young
D D
Bury me in satin
A A D D
Lay me down on a bed of roses
G G D D
Sink me in the river at dawn
A A D D
Send me away with the words of a love song
G G D D A A
Oh oh, oh oh

G G D D
Lord make me a rainbow, I'll shine down on my mother
A A D D
She'll know I'm safe with You when she stands under my colors
G G D D
Oh and life ain't always what you think it ought to be
A A D D
No, ain't even grey (?) but she buries her baby
G G D D A A
The sharp knife of a short life
G G D D A A
Well, I've had just enough time

(Chords are the same for chorus and second verse)
If I die young
Bury me in satin
Lay me down on a bed of roses
Sink me in the river at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song
The sharp knife of a short life
Well, I've had just enough time

And I'll be wearing white when I come into Your kingdom
I'm as green as the ring on my little cold finger
I've never known the loving of a man but it sure felt nice when he was holding my hand
There's a boy here in town says he'll love me forever
Who would have thought forever could be severed by
The sharp knife of a short life
Well, I've had just enough time

G G
So put on your best boys
D D
And I'll wear my pearls
A A
What I never did is done

(Chords same as 1st & 2nd verse)
A A penny for my thoughts
Oh no, I'll sell them for a dollar
They're worth so much more after I'm a goner
And maybe then you'll hear the words I've been singing
Funny when you're dead how people start listening

(chords same as Chorus)
If I die young
Bury me in satin
Lay me down on a bed of roses
Sink me in the river at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song

G G D D
Oh oh, the ballad of a dove
A A D D
Go in peace and love
G G
Gather up your tears
D D
Keep em in your pocket
A A D D
Save em for a time when you're really gonna need them.

(Same as before)
Oh oh, the sharp knife of a short life
Well, I've had just enough time

So put on your best boys
And I'll wear my pearls

End: Strum A A

 

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Alisa_Melon avatar
strumming pattern?
30 Apr 2020
MrsPracna avatar
flag for US(ISO2) (Chico)
The chords are listed in wonkey spots, but if you know the song, just listen for the changes, it's fairly simple :)
06 Feb 2019
About this song

According to the If I Die Young Songfacts, the song was penned by the trio at home in East Tennessee. They wanted to write a song about making the most of whatever time we are given.