Only the good die young    (video)    (midi)

 

    instrumental intro = verse 1

 

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1. Come out Virginia, don't let me wait,

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    you Catholic girls start much too late.

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    Ah, but sooner or later it comes down to fate,

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    I might as well be the one.

 

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2. Well, they showed you a statue and told you to pray,

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    they built you a temple and locked you away,

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    ah, but they never told you the price that you pay

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    for things that you might have done.

 

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For only the good die young,     that's what I said !

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Only the good die young, only the good die young !

 

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3. You might have heard I run with a dangerous crowd,

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    we ain't too pretty, we ain't too proud.

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    We might be laughing a bit too loud,

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    oh, but that never hurt no one.

 

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4. So, come on, Virginia, show me a sign,

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    send up a signal, I'll  throw you the line.

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    The stained-glass curtain you're hiding behind,

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    never lets in the sun.

 

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Darlin, only the good die young,       woah, woah woah !

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Only the good die young, only the good die young !

 

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    You got a nice white dress and a party on your confirmation,

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    you got a brand new soul and a cross of gold.

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    But, Virginia, they didn't give you quite enough information,

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    you didn't count on me when you were counting on your rosary, oh !

 

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5. And they say there's a heaven for those who will wait,

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    some say it's better, but I say it ain't.

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    I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints,

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    the sinners are much more fun.

 

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You know that only the good die young,       woah, well, well !

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I tell you, only the good die young, only the good die young !

 

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 You say, your mother told you all that I could give you was a reputation,    

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   oh, she never cared for me, for did she ever say a prayer for me ?

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   Oh, woah, woah !

 

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6. Come out, come out, come out Virginia, don't let me wait,

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    you Catholic girls start much too late.

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    Ah, but sooner or later it comes down to fate,

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    I might as well be the one.

 

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You know that only the good die young,      I’m telling you, baby !

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You know that only the good die young, only the good die young !

 

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+  Only the good,       only the good die young !

 

+  C - F - G - C (3x) ...

 

    (Billy Joel)