Build Me Up Buttercup - Foundations
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Tabs and lyrics
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
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The FOUNDATIONS - BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP (DIABO/MACAULAY)
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Tabbed by:PJVillanueva


Intro C E F G
Csus4 C E7-9 E7 F6 F G



Chorus

G C Csus4 C E7
Why do you build me up (build me up) Buttercup, baby
F F6 F G
Just to let me down (let me down)and mess me around
C Csus4 C E7
And then worst of all (worst of all) you never call, baby
F G
When you say you will (say you will) but I love you still

C C7
I need you (I need you) more than anyone, darlin'
F Ab
You know that I have from the start
C G
So build me up (build me up) Buttercup,
F C G C G
don't break my heart



Verse

G C G Bb F
"I'll be over at ten", you told me time and again
C G F
But you're late, I'm waitin' 'round and then (bah-dah-dah)
C G Bb F
I run to the store, I can't take any more
C G F
without you, you let me down again



Middle eight


F Fmaj7 Dm G
(Hey, hey, hey!) Baby, baby, try to find
Em A A7
(Hey, hey, hey!) A little time, and I'll make you happy
F
(Hey, hey, hey!) I'll be home
D7 G
I'll be beside the phone waiting for you, ooo-oo-ooo



CHORUS



Verse

C G Bb F C G
You were my toy but I could be the boy you adore
F
If you'd just let me know (bah-dah-dah)
C G Bb F C G
Although you're untrue, I'm attracted to you all the more
F
Why do you treat me so



Middle eight


F Fmaj Dm G
(Hey, hey, hey!) Baby, baby, try to find
Em A A7
(Hey, hey, hey!) A little time and I'll make you happy
F
(Hey, hey, hey!) I'll be home
D7 G
I'll be beside the phone waiting for you, ooo-oo-ooo



CHORUS


G C Csus4 C E7
Why do you build me up (build me up) Buttercup, baby
F F6 F G
Just to let me down (let me down)and mess me around
C Csus4 C E7
And then worst of all (worst of all) you never call, baby
F G
When you say you will (say you will) but I love you still
C C7
I need you more than anyone, darlin'
F Ab
You know that I have from the start
C G A
Build me up (build me up) Buttercup, don't break my heart
A D D7
I-I-I need you-oo-oo more than anyone, baby
G Gm
You know that I have from the start
D A
Build me up (build me up) Buttercup, don't break my heart

...........................fade..........................






12/8 Time




Intro

C E
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|-------------------------5-|----5------5--5------------|
G|5----------5--5------------|---------------------------|
D|-------------------------2-|----2------2--2------------|
A|3----------3--3------------|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|

F G Csus4
e|------ ------ ------ ----3-|----3- ----3- 3----- ------|
B|6----------6--6------------|-------------------------6-|
G|-------------------------0-|----0------0--0----------5-|
D|3----------3--3------------|-------------------------5-|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|

C E7-9 E7 F6
e|------ ------ ------ ----1-|----0- 0----- ----0- ----1-|
B|----5--5-----------------0-|----0--0---3------0------3-|
G|----5--5-----------------1-|----1--1---1------1------2-|
D|----5--5-----------------0-|----0--0---0------0------3-|
A|3----------3--3------------|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|0----------0--0------------|

F G
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|----1--1-------------------|----3--3---3--3---3--3---3-|
G|----2--2-------------------|----0--0---0--0---0--0---0-|
D|----3--3-------------------|----0--0---0--0---0--0---0-|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|1----------1--1------------|----3--3---3--3---3--3---3-|


e|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|---------------------------|
G|0---0--0---0--0---0--0---0-|
D|0---0--0---0--0---0--0---0-|
A|---------------------------|
E|3---3--3---3--3---3--3---3-|
Why do you build



Chorus

C Csus4 C E7
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|5----------6------5--5-----|----3------3------3--------|
G|5----------5------5--5-----|----1------1------1--------|
D|5----------5------5--5-----|----0------0------0--------|
A|3----------3--3------------|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|0----------0--0------------|
me up bu..ttercup baby just to


F G
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|1----------3------1--1-----|-------3----------3--------|
G|2----------2------2--2-----|-------0----------0--------|
D|3----------3------3--3-----|-------0----------0--------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|1----------1--1------------|3----------3--3------------|
let me down and mess me around and the worst


C Csus4 C E7
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|5----------6------5--5-----|----3------3------3--------|
G|5----------5------5--5-----|----1------1------1--------|
D|5----------5------5--5-----|----0------0------0--------|
A|3----------3--3------------|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|0----------0--0------------|
of all you never call baby when you


F G
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|1----------3------1--1-----|-------3----------3--------|
G|2----------2------2--2-----|-------0----------0--------|
D|3----------3------3--3-----|-------0----------0--------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|1----------1--1------------|3----------3--3------------|
say you will but I love you still I need you



C C7
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|-------1-------------1-----|-------1-------------1-----|
G|-------0-------------0-----|-------0-------------0-----|
D|-------2-------------2-----|-------2-------------2-----|
A|3----------3--3------------|1----------1--1------------|
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|
more than a....nyone darling you


F Ab
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|-------1-------------1-----|---------------------------|
G|-------2-------------2-----|-------5-------------5-----|
D|-------3-------------3-----|-------6-------------6-----|
A|0----------0--0------------|-------6-------------6-----|
E|---------------------------|4----------4--4------------|
know that I have from the start build


C Csus4 C G
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|-----------6------5--5-----|----3-------------3--------|
G|-----------5------5--5-----|----0-------------0--------|
D|-----------5------5--5-----|----0-------------0--------|
A|3----------3--3------------|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|3----------3--3------------|
me up bu..ttercup don't break my


F C G C G
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|----1---------1------0-----|---------------------------|
G|----2---------0------0-----|---------------------------|
D|----3---------2------0---2-|----0--0---0--0---0--0---0-|
A|-------------------------3-|----2--2---2--2---2--2---2-|
E|-------------------------3-|----3--3---3--3---3--3---3-|
heart I'll be o..






Verse

C G Bb F
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|-------5---5---------3---3-|-------3---3---------1---1-|
G|-------5---5---------4---4-|-------3---3---------2---2-|
D|-------5---5---------5---5-|-------3---3---------3---3-|
A|3--------------------------|1--------------------------|
E|--------------3------------|--------------1------------|
...ver at ten you told me time and a...gain but you're la.


C G F
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|-------5---5---------3---3-|-------1---1---------1-----|
G|-------5---5---------4---4-|-------2---2---------2-----|
D|-------5---5---------5---5-|-------3---3---------3-----|
A|3--------------------------|---------------------------|
E|--------------3------------|1-------------1------------|
..te I wait around and then I


C G Bb F
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|-------5---5---------3---3-|-------3---3---------1---1-|
G|-------5---5---------4---4-|-------3---3---------2---2-|
D|-------5---5---------5---5-|-------3---3---------3---3-|
A|3--------------------------|1--------------------------|
E|--------------3------------|--------------1------------|
run to the door I can't take any more it's not you


C G F Fmaj7 Dm
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ----1-|
B|-------5---5---------3---3-|-------1------1---1------3-|
G|-------5---5---------4---4-|-------2------2---2------2-|
D|-------5---5---------5---5-|-------3------3---2--------|
A|3--------------------------|---------------------------|
E|--------------3------------|1--------------------------|
you let me down again





Middle eight

Dm G
e|------ 1---1- ------ 1---1-|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|-------3---3---------3---3-|-------3---3--3---3------0-|
G|-------2---2---------2---2-|-------0---0--0---0------0-|
D|0--------------------------|-------0---0--0---3------2-|
A|--------------0------------|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|3--------------------------|
baby baby try to find


Em A A7 F
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|-------0---0---------0-----|-------2------2---2------1-|
G|-------0---0---------0-----|-------2------2---2------2-|
D|-------2---2---------2-----|-------2------2---2------3-|
A|--------------2------------|0-------------0------------|
E|0--------------------------|------------------3--------|
a little time and I'll make you happy I'll


D7
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|-------1---1---------1-----|-------1---1---------1-----|
G|-------2---2---------2-----|-------2---2---------2-----|
D|-------3---3---------3-----|-------0---0---------0-----|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|1----------1--1------------|2----------2--2------------|
be home I'll be beside the phone waitin' for


G
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|3----------3---------------|3--------------------------|
G|0----------0---------------|0--------------------------|
D|0----------0---------------|0--------------------------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|3----------3--3------------|3--------------------------|
you

G
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|---------------------------|----3--3---3--3---3--3---3-|
G|---------------------------|----0--0---0--0---0--0---0-|
D|---------------------------|----0--0---0--0---0--0---0-|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|----3--3---3--3---3--3---3-|
why do you build


Last Chorus

C E7
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|5----------6------5--5-----|----3------3------3--------|
G|5----------5------5--5-----|----1------1------1--------|
D|5----------5------5--5-----|----0------0------0--------|
A|3----------3--3------------|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|0----------0--0------------|
me up Bu....ttercup ba....by just to


F G
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|1----------3------1--1-----|-------3----------3--------|
G|2----------2------2--2-----|-------0----------0--------|
D|3----------3------3--3-----|-------0----------0--------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|1----------1--1------------|3----------3--3------------|
let me down and mess me a round and the worst


C E7
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|5----------6------5--5-----|----3------3------3--------|
G|5----------5------5--5-----|----1------1------1--------|
D|5----------5------5--5-----|----0------0------0--------|
A|3----------3--3------------|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|0----------0--0------------|
of all you never call ba...by when you


F G
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|1----------3------1--1-----|-------3----------3--------|
G|2----------2------2--2-----|-------0----------0--------|
D|3----------3------3--3-----|-------0----------0--------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|1----------1--1------------|3----------3--3------------|
say you will but I love you still I need you


C C7
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|-------1-------------1-----|-------1-------------1-----|
G|-------0-------------0-----|-------0-------------0-----|
D|-------2-------------2-----|-------2-------------2-----|
A|3----------3--3------------|1----------1--1------------|
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|
more than a......nyone ba...by you


F Ab
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|-------1-------------1-----|---------------------------|
G|-------2-------------2-----|-------5-------------5-----|
D|-------3-------------3-----|-------6-------------6-----|
A|0----------0--0------------|-------6-------------6-----|
E|---------------------------|4----------4--4------------|
know that I have from the start build


C Csus4 C G
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|5----------6------5--5-----|----3-------------3--------|
G|5----------5------5--5-----|----0-------------0--------|
D|5----------5------5--5-----|----0-------------0--------|
A|3----------3--3------------|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|3----------3--3------------|
me up Bu...ttercup don't break my


A
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|-------2-------------2-----|----2----2----2---2----2---|
G|-------2-------------2-----|----2----2----2---2----2---|
D|-------2-------------2-----|----2----2----2---2----2---|
A|0----------0--0------------|----0----0----0---0----0---|
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|
heart I ...I ...I need you


D D7
e|------ 2----- ------ 2-----|------ 2----- ------ 2-----|
B|-------3-------------3-----|-------3-------------3-----|
G|-------2-------------2-----|-------2-------------2-----|
D|0----------0--0------------|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|3----------3--3------------|
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|
more than a....nyone baby you


G Gm
e|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|3---3----3----3---3----3---|-------3-------------3-----|
G|0---0----0----0---0----0---|-------0-------------0-----|
D|0---0----0----0---0----0---|-------0-------------0-----|
A|2---2----2----2---2----2---|1----------1--1------------|
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|
know that I have from the start build
Fade.................
D
e|2----- ----3- ----2- 2-----|------ ------ ------ ------|
B|3----------3------3--3-----|2----------3------2--2-----|
G|2----------2------2--2-----|2----------2------2--2-----|
D|0----------0--0------------|2----------2------2--2-----|
A|---------------------------|0----------0--0------------|
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|
me up bu..ttercup don't break my
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Song info
Build Me Up Buttercup
Foundations
2001
  • Funk / Soul
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Pop Rock
  • Soul
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Let It Be - The Beatles
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