Ukulele - Aloha way

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Here's a song I wrote in Hawaii for the amazing Heidi. :)

Song: Aloha way

 KEY:
 #1 FINGERING:  (string *4) ---- D(5) -- C(3) -- B(2) -- A(0) -- B(2)
 #1 FINGERING:  (string *4) ---- D(5) -- C(3) -- B(2) -- C(3) -- D(5)
 
 INTRO (slow):
 |C  -  -(#1) |F  -  -  (#2)  |G  -  F  -  |C  -  -  -
 VERSE #1:
  |C            F             -                    -    |C       F                      -                            -
 EVERYBODY is  ON the beach; when the sun is out.       AND the GIRL who's talking to you; wants to know what you're ABOUT.
  |G            F             /                   /     |G       F                      Em                          F
 She ASKS are you a TOURIST; so what do you say?        You AIN'T exactly a local here; but you've MOVED out of the BAY.
  |G            F             -                   -     |G       F                      -                           -
 You say:
   I am a FIRE-SPINNER; come out to play.               I'm NOT a SURFER boy; but I'm trying to catch a wave.
  |G           F              -                   -     |G       F                      Em                          F
 And she says -
   NO you are a DREAMER; and you seem lost today        Did you DRIFT here like a coconut, or are you here to stay.
 BRIDGE #1: (soft)
 |C  -  -(#1) |F  -  -  (#2)  |G  -  F  -  |C  -  -  -
 VERSE #2:
  |G            F             -                  -      |G       F                      -                           -
 You say:
   I may seem TRANSIENT; but I ain't here for a tan.    I'm NOT a LOCAL boy; but I'm trying to become a better man.
  |G            F             -                  -      |G       F                      Em                          F
 And she says:                                                                                            (coal-owl)
   You are a DREAMER;    and you still seem lost today. Did you get HIT with a coconut, while hiking on the Ko'oalua RANGE
 BRIDGE #2: (loud)
 |  -  -  -  |  -  -
 F    >D    >F    >D
 CHORUS: (aggressive strum)
  |F                    G                      Em                   Am
 When ALL the plans you HAD for life           SEEM so far AWAY.
      WHAT do you       DO now? .......... You REALLY cannot STAY.
 When ALL the plans you HAD for life have been THROWN in DISARRAY.
      COME move out to  HAWAII ............... LIVE the ALOHA way.
 + BRIDGE #2
 VERSE #3:
  |C            F             -                    -    |C       F                      -                            -
 EVERYBODY is  ON the beach; when the sun is out.       AND the GIRL who's interests you; wants to know what you're about.
  |G            F             /                  /      |G       F                      Em                          F
 She ASKS are you a TOURIST; so what do you say?        You DON'T know where your home is now; but you're a child of the beach today.
  |G            F             -                  -      |G       F                      -                           -
 You say:
   I am not STRANDED here; I CAME here by design.       I'm seeking peace and SERENITY, it's a LOVE I wish to find.
  |G            F             -                  -      |G       F                      -                           -
 And she says:
   Hey now little DREAMER; it's OKAY to lose your way.  We all get LOST sometimes, and we've SHELTERED in place for many days.
  |G            F             -                  -      |G       F                      Em                          F
 You say:
   I am a STUDENT; in this BEAUTIFUL paradise.          Will you be my TEACHER now, I think that might be NICE.
  |F            D             F                  F      |G       F                      Em                          F
 And she says:
   YOU are a DREAMER; but MAYBE I'll figure you out.    TAKE me to a LUʻAU and I'll SEE what you're ABOUT.
  |Em           F             /                  /
   ... let's see what you're ABOUT.
 + BRIDGE #2
 + CHORUS
  |Em           F             /                  /
   ... LIVE the ALOHA way
 OUTRO (slow):
 |C  -  -(#1) |F  -  -  (#2)  |G  -  F  -  |C (slow)