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Up On The Roof Chords
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From: sjohnson@usa.net
Subject: CRD Up On The Roof (James Taylor)

Up On The Roof
Gerry Goffin & Carole King  1962

(Starting Note: C)  (Capo 3rd Fret)

Em  D/f#  G6  A7sus4
When this old world starts a getting me down, [ D Bm7 F#m7 ]
And people are just too much for me to face,  [ Em7  G/a (D  A/d  D  G/d  A)]
I'll climb way up to the top of the stairs, [ D  Bm7  F#m7 ]
And all my cares just drift right into space. [ Em7  G/a (D  A/d  D  G/a  A
 D)]
On the roof, it's peaceful as can be,  [ G  A  G/b  A  Em7  (D/f#  G6  A7)]
And there the world below don't bother me, no, no. [D  A/d  Bm7  F#m7  Em7
 G/a]

So when I come home feeling tired and beat,  [ D Bm7  F#m7 ]
I'll go up where the air is fresh and sweet,  [ Em7  G/a (D  A/d  D  G/d  A)
]
I'll get far away from the hustling crowd, [ D  Bm7  F#m7 ]
And all the rat race noise down in the street. [ Em7  G/a (D  A/d  D  G/a  A
 D) ]
On the roof, that's the only place I know,  [ G  A  G/b  A  Em7  (D/f#  G6
 A7) ]
Where you just have to wish to make it so. [ D  A/d  Bm7  F#m7  Em7]

Let's go up on the roof. [ tacet ]

[ D  A/d  D  A/b  Bm7  A/b  Bm7  Em7  D/f#  G  A7  D  A/D  D  G/A  A  D ]

At night the stars put on A show for free [ G  A  G/b  A  Em7  (D/f#  G6  A7)
]
And, darling, you can share it all with me. [ D  A/d  Bm7  F#m7  Em7 ]

That's what I said. Keep on telling you that  [ G/a ]
right smack dab in the middle of town, [ D  Bm7  F#m7  ]
I found A paradise that's trouble proof. [ Em7  G/a  D (A/D  D  G/D A) ]
And if this old world starts a getting you down, [ D  Bm7  F#m7 ]
There's room enough for two up on the roof. [ Em7  G/a ]
[ D  A/d  D  A/b  Bm7  A/b  Bm7  Em7  D/f#  G  A  D ]

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About the artist behind Up On The Roof Chords:

James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.[1]

Taylor's career began in the mid-1960s, but he found his audience in the early 1970s, singing sensitive and gentle acoustic songs. He was part of a wave of singer-songwriters of the time that also included Joni Mitchell, Tom Rush, Cat Stevens, Carole King, John Denver, Jim Croce, Don McLean, and Jackson Browne, as well as Carly Simon, whom Taylor later married.

His 1976 album Greatest Hits was certified diamond and has sold more than 11 million copies. He has retained a large audience well into the 1990s and early 2000s, when some of his best-selling and most-awarded albums were released.

Indexed at Wikipedia.

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