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It’s the Hard-Knock Life – Annie

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  • _C
  • _D
    _C#
    _Db
  • _E
    _D#
    _Eb
  • _F
  • _G
    _F#
    _Gb
  • _A
    _G#
    _Ab
  • _B
    _A#
    _Bb
  • .C
  • .D
    .C#
    .Db
  • .E
    .D#
    .Eb
  • .F
  • .G
    .F#
    .Gb
  • .A
    .G#
    .Ab
  • .B
    .A#
    .Bb
  • C
  • D
    C#
    Db
  • E
    D#
    Eb
  • F
  • G
    F#
    Gb
  • A
    G#
    Ab
  • B
    A#
    Bb
  • ^C
  • ^D
    ^C#
    ^Db
  • ^E
    ^D#
    ^Eb
  • ^F
  • ^G
    ^F#
    ^Gb
  • ^A
    ^G#
    ^Ab
  • ^B
    ^A#
    ^Bb
  • *C
  • *D
    *C#
    *Db
  • *E
    *D#
    *Eb
  • *F
  • *G
    *F#
    *Gb
  • *A
    *G#
    *Ab
  • *B
    *A#
    *Bb
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From the 2014 film version of Annie, it shares the same overall melody and chorus with the original 1982 version, however the verses are slightly different.

I hope this is similar enough for you to enjoy the letter notes, whichever version you know best :)

 

F       F        D - F          .Bb   C   D
It's the hardknock life for us!

F       F       D - F          A    Bb  ^C
It's the hardknock life for us!

Bb-Bb    G-Bb    ^F   ^D     Bb
'Steada treated we get tricked!

Bb-Bb    G-Bb   ^F  ^D  ^C
Steada kisses we get kicked

^F  ^F    ^D - ^F      Bb
It's the hardknock life!

 

Bb   ^C  ^C# ^C#
Don't it feel like

^C#  ^C# ^C Bb-G# F#-F#
The wind is always howl'n?

G#      Bb   B       B        B        B-Bb   G#-F#  E
Don't it seem like there's never any light?

F#    G#    A     A      A
Once a day don't you

A - G#        F#     E      D      D
Wanna throw the towel in?

G   B-B-B    B        B-B    ^C    B   E
It's easier than putting up a fight

 

G       A         Bb      Bb       Bb
No one's there when your

Bb           A       G      F    D#-D#
Dreams at night get creepy!

F      G       G#   G#   G#   G#  G  F   D#    C#
No one cares if you grow or if you shrink!

 

G-G       A-A    Bb   ^C-^C    Bb-Bb   G
Empty belly life! Rotten smelly life!

G    Bb    G-F     F         G      Bb-G-F    D#
Full of sorrow life! No tomorrow life!

F - F        D         F   .Bb-C    D
Santa Claus, we never see

F -F       D          A           A           Bb    ^C
Santa Claus, what's that? Who's he?

Bb    Bb    G    Bb   ^F  ^D Bb
No one cares for you a bit

Bb          G    Bb  ^F-^D  ^C
When you're a foster kid

^F    ^F    ^D - ^F   Bb
It's the hardknock life

 

F       F      D - F     .Bb   C     D
It's the hardknck life for us

F      F         D - F         A   Bb  ^C
It's the hardknock life for us

Bb-Bb     G-Bb    ^F   ^D     Bb
'Steada treated we get tricked!

Bb-Bb     G-Bb   ^F  ^D   ^C
'Steada kisses we get kicked!

 

^E   ^E  ^C#-^E     A    B  ^C#
It's the hardknock life for us

E       E     C#       E       G#   A   B
It's the hard knock life for us

A     A      F#     A   ^E ^C# F#
No one cares for you a bit

A            F#    A   ^E-^C#  B
When you're a foster kid

^E  ^E  ^C#   ^E    A
It's a hard knock life!

 

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