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Nick Drake - One Of These Things First Chords

[intro] x4
E  F#m7  G#m  E/D  F#m7

[verse 1]
E  F#m7                G#m    F#m7
 I could have been a sailor
           E           F#m7   G#m   F#m7
Could have been a cook
E F#m7       G#m
  a real live lover
F#m7              E    F#m7   G#m   F#m7
Could have been a book
A                           G
 I could have been a signpost
Could have been a clock
E  F#m7                G#m     F#m7
         As simple as a kettle
     E     F#m7     G#m     F#m7
Steady as a rock
G           F#m
 I could be
           E   F#m7     G#m     F#m7
Here and now
G          F#m
 I would be, I should be
     E   F#m7     G#m
But how?

[chorus]
A                F#m
I could have been
                   E   F#m7  G#m
One of these things first
A                F#m
 I could have been
                   E   F#m7  G#m   E/D F#m7
One of these things first

[instrumental]
E  F#m7  G#m  E/D  F#m7

[verse 2]
E F#m7                G#m
  I could have been your pillar
F#m7              E    F#m7     G#m   F#m7
Could have been your door
E F#m7                G#m
  I could have stayed beside you
F#m7                  E    F#m7     G#m   F#m7
Could have stayed for more
A
I could have been your statue
G
Could have been your friend
E   F#m7     G#m     F#m7
          a whole long lifetime
               E   F#m7     G#m     F#m7
Could have been the end
G          F#m
 I could be
         E   F#m7     G#m     F#m7
Yours so true
G
I would be
F#m
I should be
           E   F#m7     G#m
Through and through

[chorus]
A                F#m
 I could have been
                    E   F#m7  G#m  F#m7
One of these things first
A                F#m
 I  could have been
                   E   F#m7  G#m  E/D F#m7
One of these things first

[instrumental]
E       F#m7     G#m     E/D      F#m7
G       F#m      E       F#m7     G#m
F#m7    G        F#      E        F#m7
G#m     A        F#m     E        F#m7
G#m     E/D      F#m7    E        F#m7
G#m  E/D  F#m7

[verse 3]
E  F#m7                G#m
 I could have been a whistle
F#m7                 E    F#m7     G#m   F#m7
Could have been a flute
E F#m7       G#m
  a real live giver
F#m7                 E    F#m7     G#m   F#m7
Could have been a boot
A
I could have been a signpost
G
Could have been a clock
E   F#m7     G#m     F#m7
          As simple as a kettle
      E       F#m7     G#m     F#m7
Steady as a rock

[chorus]
G          F#m
 I could be
  E   F#m7     G#m     F#m7
Even here
G          F#m
 I would be, I should be
   E   F#m7     G#m
So near
A                F#m
 I could have been
                   E   F#m7     G#m
One of these things first
A                 F#m
 I could have been
                   E   F#m7     G#m
One of these things first

[outro]
A  F#m  E  F#m7  G#m  E/D  F#m7  E

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