I am what I am    (video)


    C    - C - F - C# - Bb - C     - - -


    C                 Em                F                     G

1. I am what I am, I am my own special creation,

     C                       Em                         F                Dm G

    so come, take a look, give me the hook or the ovation.

           C     E             Am

    It's my world that I want to have a little pride in,

Dm      D7                Dm                 G

    my world, and it's not a place I have to hide in.

    C                          Em                      Am

    Life's not worth a damn till you can say :

                         Dm     G     C

    Hey, world, I am what I am.


    D               F#m                       G                           A

2. I am what I am, I don't want praise, I don't want pity,

    D                       F#m                           G                         A

    I bang my own drum, some think it's noise, I think it's pretty.

            D     F#      Bm

    And so what if I love each feather and each spangle,

Em      E7              Em                        A

    why not try and see things from a different angle.

       D                F#m                   Bm

    Your life is a sham till you can say :

                         Em     A     D

    Hey, world, I am what I am.


(orig. moves up half a note to capo 6th here)


    D               F#m                   G                        A

3. I am what I am, and what I am needs no excuses,

    D                      F#m                           G                              A

    I deal my own deck, sometimes the ace, sometimes the deuces.

           D  F#                    Bm

    It's my life and there's no return and no deposit,

Em      E7             Em               A

    one life, so it's time to open up your closet.

     D                        F#m                       G

    Life's not worth a damn till you can say :

                         Em     A     D - Bm - G - Em - D# - D

    Hey, world, I am what I a.....................................m.


(orig. = capo 5th)    (Shirley Bassey)