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Lisa’s Weekly Guitar Chords

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I’ll admit it, I can’t get enough of the new JT album “FutureSex/LoveSounds”. And, until last night, I never thought I could channel my ardour for the mellifluous voice of the newly eligible POPthrob into something other than a spirited interpretive dance. You’ll never see those moves on YouTube. But last night that all changed. For it was on this special night that I picked up my sweet sweet Larravee guitar and jammed with Ry and his super phat Fender bass to the Justin groove “What Goes Around”.

How was this possible? One simple chord progression (Am, C, G, D). Great news! And as a bonus: You can use this very same chord progression to play Jewel’s “Save your Soul” if you so choose. 2 for 1. That’s a super deal!

Without further ado, I present to you my weekly guitarmageddon:

“What Goes Around…/…Comes Around Interlude” by Justin Timberlake

Verse, Pre-chorus & Chorus:4/4 ||: Am – C – | G – D – :||

If you can’t read music, all this means that the timing is 4 beats per bar and you strum each chord for two beats each then repeat over and over until you get to the outro. Once you’ve memorized these chords just follow along with JT’s sweet song and you’ll figure it out really quickly.

For example:

Am
Hey girl,
C G D
Is he everything you wanted in a man?
Am
You know I gave you the world
C G D
You had me in the palm of your hand
Am
So why your love went away?
C G D
I just can’t seem to understand
Am
Thought it was me and you, baby
C G
Me and you until the end
D
But I guess I was wrong

Prechorus:
Am
Don’t wanna think about it
C
Don’t wanna talk about it
G
I’m just so sick about it
D Am
I can’t believe it’s ending this way
Just so confused about it
C
Feeling the blues about it
G
I just can’t do without ya
D Am
Tell me is this fate

Chorus:
C G
Is the way it’s really going down?
D Am
Is this how we say goodbye?
C G
Shoulda known better when you came around
D Am
That you were gonna make me cry
C G
It’s breaking my heart to watch you run around
D Am
Cause I know that you’re living a lie
C G
But that’s ok, baby, cause in time you will find

What goes around, goes around, goes around
Comes all the way back around x 4

Verse 2:
Now girl,
I remember everything that you claimed
You said that you were moving on now
Maybe I should do the same
The funny thing about that is
I was ready to give you my name
Thought it was me and you baby
And now, it’s all just a shame
That I guess I was wrong

Prechorus:
Chorus:
Bridge:
What goes around comes around
What goes around comes around
You should know that x 2

Prechorus:
Chorus:

Interlude: 4/4 ||: Cmaj7 – D7 – | Em7 – – – :||

Cmaj7
You spend your nights alone
D7
And he never comes home
Em7
And everytime you call him, all you get is a busy tone
Cmaj7
I heard you found out
D7
That he’s doing to you
Em7
What you did to me
Ain’t that the way it goes
Camj7
When you cheated, girl
D7
My heart bleeded, girl
Em7
So it go without saying that should let the feeling hurt
Just a classic case scenario
Tell is always time
Girl, you got what you deserved
And now you want somebody
To cure the lonely nights
You wish you had somebody
That could come and make it right
But girl, I ain’t somebody
I’m out of sympathy
See..

What goes around comes back around
I thought I told ya (x many)

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Kristin.
    January 29, 2007 at 1:11 AM

    That’s been my fave off his album since day 1…I love that song. I’m sure JT would be impressed.

  • Reply
    Lisa Bettanyhttp://lisabettany.blogspot.com
    January 29, 2007 at 1:51 AM

    My fav too.

    If you dig deep into the lyrics you can tell that he’s totally saying:

    “You had your chance Brit! You coulda had to sooo good, but you cheated on me and karma slapped you with a big howdy doody and now look at you! Yeah, that’s right. Cry me a river honey.

    But, you know, give me a call when you get your hair extensions in order. Maybe we can get a non-fat latté and bust a little crunk or something.”

  • Reply
    J-dog
    April 29, 2007 at 12:08 PM

    thanks for the chords, I ‘m enjoying playing the song. (;

  • Reply
    Lisa Belovely
    April 30, 2007 at 10:58 PM

    you’re welcome! as a variation you can play Am7 for the first chord. it’s a bit jazzier. go JT go!

  • Reply
    Kirsten
    July 3, 2007 at 7:16 AM

    Thank you so much !
    I love this song xD

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