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In this lesson, we will learn another song that uses only two chords, the D and the Em.

You'll find the lyrics, and chords for this song at the 'Image Tab', and you can print them out by going to the 'Print This Lesson' tab.

Remember to skip over the low E and A string with your pick as you strum the D chord Have fun with learning to play 'Begin Again'!

It is totally normal and natural for it to be very challenging to keep up with the chord changes as we put them in the context of a song and a rhythm.

Remember, you can always go back and review the specific chord change tips you learned for the chord changes in this particular song.

Practice them nice and slow until you begin to pick up a little more speed.


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BEGIN AGAIN (chart)

INTRO:
/ D / D / D / D /

VERSE:
/ D / D / D / D /
/ D / D / D / D /
/ Em / Em / Em / Em /
/ D / D / D / D /

VERSE:
/ D / D / D / D /
/ D / D / D / D /
/ Em / Em / Em / Em /
/ D / D / D / D /

CHORUS:
/ Em / Em / Em / Em /
/ D / D / D / D /
/ Em / Em / Em / Em /
/ D / D / D / D /

VERSE:
/ D / D / D / D /
/ D / D / D / D /
/ Em / Em / Em / Em /
/ D / D / D / D /

VERSE:
/ D / D / D / D /
/ D / D / D / D /
/ Em / Em / Em / Em /
/ D / D / D / D /

CHORUS:
/ Em / Em / Em / Em /
/ D / D / D / D /
/ Em / Em / Em / Em /
/ D / D / D / D /

VERSE:
/ D / D / D / D /
/ D / D / D / D /
/ Em / Em / Em / Em /
/ D / D / D / D /

CHORUS:
/ Em / Em / Em / Em /
/ D / D / D / D /
/ Em / Em / Em / Em /
/ D / D / D / D /

OUTRO:
/ Em / Em / Em / Em /
/ D / D / D / D /


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BEGIN AGAIN (lyrics)

VERSE:
Cowgirl Jane fell off her horse
Really freaked her out of course
Nothing broken, just a bruise
Now Cowgirl Jane has got to choose
What does a Cowgirl do now?

VERSE:
Dominique was counting sheep
Desperate to get to sleep
Lost his count at 48
Now Dominique is wide awake again
So he goes right on back to One
(sheep, Two sheep...)

CHORUS:
And I say oooo
Sometimes the only thing to do
Is Begin Again
Oooo, the only thing to do is Begin Again

VERSE:
Learning how to speak Chinese
Did not come to Ed with ease
Characters and conjugations
Twisty tongue pronunciations
And then the summer came

VERSE:
And Ed he set his books aside
Took the misses for a ride
Summer days flew like the breeze
Now he can't say thank you,
Can't say please
What became of Ed's Chinese?

CHORUS:
And I say oooo
Sometimes the only thing to do
Is Begin Again
Oooo, the only thing to do is Begin Again

VERSE:
So if your horse has thrown you down
If your sheep are leaving town
If you forgot your ABCs
You're not alone - just look at me
Everybody knows that kind of day

CHORUS:
And I say oooo
Sometimes the only thing to do
Is Begin Again
Oooo, the only thing to do is Begin Again

OUTRO:
The only thing to do
The only thing to do is Begin Again

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Words and Music (c)2014, Lisa McCormick.
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