WILHELMINA

Chord transcription by Fran┘ois Couture, fcouture@abacom.com

 

In addition to chords, the piano follows the lead melody, but I will let you figure out those notes for yourselves.

 

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C                   Dm

Willie, what can I say to you

        G                       F

to hold true in your changing life?

C                   Dm

You've come into a cruel world;

        G                                       F

little girls can lose their way in the growing night...

                    C       F   C       F

I hope you'll be alright.

 

C                       Dm        

Willie, try to stay a child sometime,

        G                         F

for as long as you feel you can learn.

C                   Dm

Babies all turn to people

    Gm                    F     Am  Cm7 D

and people can really be strange;

     G            Gmaj7           E     F

they change and, changing, bring pain.

 

Bm        

Try to treat your parents well because they care,

                        Em

and what more can you do?

C#m

When you find your lovers, be good to them

                            C

as you hope they'll be to you -

    G       Am  Am7

be honest,

    F       Dm

be true.

        

C                   Dm

Willie, you are the future;

        G                               F

all our lives, in the end are in your hands.

C                                   Dm

Life's hard now; you know it gets harder

    G                       F

and hope is but a single strand:

                                        C

we pass it on and hope you'll understand....

 

(instr. section)

C   F   Dm  G

Em  C   Fsus2   Csus2

C   F   C   F        

 

Bm

We know that we do it wrong,

                                        Em

we're not so strong and not so sure at all;

C#m

groping in our blindness,

C#m                                    

we may seem big now but, really, we're so

C           G           Am          G

small and alone and searching for a home

        F       Dm

in the night.

        

C                           Dm

Meanwhile you're still a baby;

            G

you'll be a lady soon enough

                            F

and then you will feel the burn.

                    C                   Dm

So hold my words: people all turn to children,

            Gm                              F   Am     Cm7  D

spiteful children, and they're really so cruel,

        G

cruel fools!

     Gmaj7        E   F        

Just follow your own rules...

C                     C

don't think that I'm silly, Willie,

C           C                 C

if I say I hope that there is hope for you.

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