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'I'm a Believer'

  • This song was first made famous by The Monkees in 1966 but has got more modern fame through the film Shrek!

  • There are lots of arrangements available for this song to strum the chords and sing along to (see below), but I thought we could try something a little more 'advanced!' How about the introduction and the keyboard solo?!


 'I'm A Believer' - Lyrics and chords


G                              D                 G

I thought love was only true in fairy tales

G                                D                       G

Meant for someone else but not for me.

C                             G

   *Love was out to get me

C                              G

    That's the way it seemed.

C                              G                        D7

     Disappointment haunted all my dreams.




                                   G G C C G

Then I saw her face,

                                   G G C C G

Now I'm a believer

                                   G G C C G

Not a trace

                                   G G C C G

Of doubt in my mind.

                   G       C                    G

I'm in love, Ooo Whoa I'm a believer!

                 F                    D7

I couldn't leave her if I tried.


G                             D                       G

I thought love was more or less a givin' thing,

G                            D            G

Seems the more I gave the less I got.

C                           G

What's the use in tryin'?

C                     G

All you get is pain.

C                        G                      D7

When I needed sunshine I got rain.







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