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Life Is a Merry Go Round
by Donovan
(Standard Tuning)

Verse:
      (A)         (F#m)         (Bm)          (E) 
e|---------0------------2-----------2----------0------|
B|--------5-5----------2-2---------3-3--------0-0-----|
G|-------6---6--------2---2-------4---4------1---1----|
D|------7-----7------4-----4-----4-----4----2-----2---|
A|-----------------------------2----------------------|
E|-0--5-----------2-----------------------0-----------|

      (A)         (F#m)         (Bm)          (E) 
e|---------0------------2-----------2----------0------|
B|--------5-5----------2-2---------3-3--------0-0-----|
G|-------6---6--------2---2-------4---4------1---1----|
D|------7-----7------4-----4-----4-----4----2-----2---|
A|-----------------------------2----------------------|
E|----5-----------2-----------------------0-----------|

     (D)            (A)         (C#7)      (F#m) 
e|-----2---0h2---------0---------------------2--------|
B|----3-3-----------0h2-0h2-------2---2-----2-2-------|
G|---2---2----2----2-------2-----4-4-4-----2---2------|
D|--0-------------2---------2---3---3-----4-----4-----|
A|---------------0-------------4----------------------|
E|---------------------------------------2------------|

     (G)       (A)       (E)
e|------3--------5---------0----0~---|
B|-----3-3------5-5-------0-0--------|
G|----4---4----6---6-----1---1-------|
D|---5--------7-----7---2-----2------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|--3--------5---------0-------------|

Pre-chorus:
   
e|--5--6--8--13---12--11---|
B|-------------------------|
G|-----------10---9---8----|
D|--7--8--10---------------|
A|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|

Verse:
  A                   F#m       Bm         E
Beneath the weight of the world I can be found
  A                 F#m       Bm           E
Among the chaos and the wheel scattered all around
   D                    A         C#7          F#m
On the wild windy wave I'm tossed, cast away and lost
 G               A                 E
Now I understand what those sad songs say

 - Pre-chorus - 

Chorus:
 D                      A
Make up your mind to be happy
 D                   A
Life is a merry-go-round
 D
If you miss out this time
 Bm            A
Don't let it fret your mind
 G           F#m           A
Love will come round in the end

Make up your mind to be happy
(Make up your mind to be happy, 'cause life)
Life is a merry-go-round
(Is a merry-go-round)
If'n you miss out this time
(If you miss out) 
Don't let it fret your mind
Love will come round in the end

Between the devil and the deep blue
We find ourselves (often)
Out of the frying pan and into
Left on the shelf
Borne willy nilly here and there
When our hearts are full of care, oh, my
Now we understand what those sad songs say
(Sad, sad songs they say)

Make up your mind to be happy
(Make up your mind to be happy, 'cause life)
Life is a merry-go-round
(Is a merry-go-round)
If'n you miss out this time
(If you miss out) 
Don't let it fret your mind
Love will come round in the end

Makin' up your mind to be happy
You've gotta make up your mind
Makin' up your mind, make up your mind, make up your mind
Makin' up your mind, make up your mind
Makin' up your mind, makin' up your mind, makin' up your mind

Make up your mind to be happy...
notes by Brad Rock