Good Mother | Jann Arden


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This is a great song from Jann Arden. We play this song in the key of “Eb”, and the guitar chart and lyric sheet we use for open mic night and live performances are available below for your reference. If you prefer to use different guitar tabs or chord charts, we can accomodate any variations.


Intro
Eb, Bb, Cm, Ab (2X)

Verse 1:
Eb	Bb		Cm	           Ab	          Eb
I’ve got money in my pockets. I like the color of my hair.
        Bb                        Cm                         Ab		  Eb
I’ve got a friend who loves me. Got a house. I’ve got a car.
	       Bb	           Cm	  Ab			     Eb
I’ve got a good mother, and her voice is what keeps me here.
	     Bb		   Cm		Ab
Feet on ground, heart in hand, facing forward, be yourself.

Chorus:
Eb,    Bb,       Cm
I’ve… 
		    Ab
I’ve never wanted anything.
       Eb       Bb 	Cm          	       Ab	          Eb      Bb
No I’ve, no I’ve, I’ve never wanted anything so bad…
     Cm      Ab
so bad.

Verse 2:
Eb	        Bb		         Cm	       Ab
Cardboard masks of all the people I’ve been. 
Eb		Bb		Cm		Ab		         Eb
Thrown out with all the rusted, tangled, dented, God-damned miseries.
	    Bb		    Cm		   Ab
You could say I’m hard to hold, but if you knew me you’d know
Eb       Bb	        Cm             Ab			        Eb
I’ve got a good father, and his strength is what makes me cry.
	    Bb		   Cm		Ab		  Ab (2 extra measures)
Feet on ground, heart in hand, facing forward, be yourself.

Chorus:
Eb,    Bb,       Cm
I’ve… 
		    Ab
I’ve never wanted anything.
       Eb       Bb 	Cm          	       Ab	          Eb      Bb
No I’ve, no I’ve, I’ve never wanted anything so bad…
     Cm      Ab
so bad.

Instrumental (12 measures)

Verse 1 again

Outro
Eb	  Bb		Cm	            Ab		Eb
Heart in hand, feet on ground, facing forward, be yourself.
	     Bb	Cm	  Ab
Just be yourself, just be yourself. 

Eb, Bb, Cm, Ab (2X)

Eb	    Bb      Cm	  Ab
Feet on ground, heart in hand (2X)

Fade Out


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