I’ve Got Friends in Low Places!

The 1990 hit from Garth Brooks titled Friends in Low Places is to this day heralded as an anthem song amongst country music lovers.

It is “every man’s song.” It also sounds awesome on an ukulele tuned with a low G string!!

Friends in Low Places – Garth Brooks

INTRO: [C]  [Gdim7]  [Dm7]  [G]  [G7]  [C]  [G7]

[C] Blame it all on my roots,  I [Gdim7] showed up in boots

And [Dm7] ruined your black tie affair

The [G] last one to know, the [G7] last one to show

I was the [C] last one you thought you’d see [G7] there

And I [C] saw the surprise, and the [Gdim7] fear in his eyes

When [Dm7] I took his glass of champagne

[G] I toasted you,said honey [G7] we may be through

But you’ll never hear me complain – – – –

~

Chorus:        ‘Cause [C] I’ve got friends in low places

Where the whiskey drowns and the beer chases

My [Dm7] blues away….and I’ll [G7] be okay…..

(Ohhh) [C] I’m not big on social graces

Think I’ll slip on down to the Oasis

Oh!! [Dm7] I’ve got friends, [G7] in low-oh [C] places.

Instrumental Break (8 measures)  C  Gdim7 Dm7 – – G  G7  C – –

[C] Well I guess I was wrong……I [Gdim7] just don’t belong

But [Dm7] then, I’ve been there before

Every-[G]thing’s alright, I’ll [G7] just say goodnight

And I’ll [C] show myself to the [G7] door

Hey [C] I didn’t mean to [Gdim7] cause a big scene

Just [Dm7] give me an hour and then

Well [G] I’ll be as high as that Ivory Tower

[G7] That you’re livin’ in!!! – – – –

Chorus, then “Everybody:” Chorus again.

 ~ 

Mysterious Third Verse:

Well [C] I guess I was wrong……I [Gdim7] just don’t belong

But [Dm7] then, I’ve been there before

Every-[G]thing’s alright, I’ll [G7] just say good night

And I’ll [C] show myself to the [G7] door

Hey [C] I didn’t mean to [Gdim7] cause a big scene

Just [Dm7] wait ‘til I finish this glass

And [G] sweet little lady, I’ll head back to the bar – ha ha

[G7] And you can kiss my ass!!! – – – –

Chorus, then “Everybody:”    Chorus again.

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