The Band Perry – “If I Die Young”

Standard Tuning, Capo 2

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

G D
Lord make me a rainbow, I’ll shine down on my mother
A D
She’ll know I’m safe with You when she stands under my colors
G D
Oh and life ain’t always what you think it ought to be
A D
No, ain’t even grey (?) but she buries her baby
G D A
The sharp knife of a short life
G D 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
So put on your best boys
D
And I’ll wear my pearls
A
What I never did is done

(Chords same as 1st & 2nd verse)
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 D
Oh oh, the ballad of a dove
A D
Go in peace and love
G
Gather up your tears
D
Keep em in your pocket
A 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

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