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

^C-A        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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