Little Boxes – Malvina Reynolds

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Written and performed by Malvina Reynolds in 1962, then later a hit for Pete Seeger, 'Little Boxes' is a very catchy, well-known tune which is perfect for beginners to practice.

Did you know? This song was used as the intro for the TV series 'Weeds' and each episode featured a stylized cover by different artists, some of which include Elvis Costello, Death Cab for Cutie, Linkin Park, Regina Spektor, Walk Off the Earth and Engelbert Humperdinck.

 

G-A     E-.C     G    A    E-.C
Little boxes on the hillside

G-A      C-C      C    ^(D   E-D)    C-C
Little boxes made of ticky-tacky

C-A      G-G    G     A      F-F
Little boxes on the hillside

F-G      E-E    E     F      .D
Little boxes all the same.

G            A     E      .C     G    A     E       .C
There's a pink one and a green one

G      A     C      C     C ^(D   E-D)    C
And a blue one and a yellow one

C        A           G      G       G     A    F-F    F-F
And they're all made out of ticky-tacky

F        G       E     E      E      D     .C
And they all look just the same

 

G        A      E-.C     G   A     E-.C
And the people in the houses

G       C       C   C    C-^(D-E-D)-C
All went to the university

CA         G         G       G    A     F-F
Where they were put in boxes

F         G        E         E      E    F    .D
And they came out all the same.

G         A            E-.C       G       E-.C
And there's doctors and lawyers

G          C-C        ^(D-E-D)-C
And business executives

C           A         G       G      G    A    F-F    F-F
And they're all made out of ticky-tacky

F        G       E     E      E      D      .C
And they all look just the same.

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