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If I Only Had A Brain

Harold Arlen and EY Harburg

4:4 Key:C

I could [F] while away the hours con-[Gm7]-ferrin’ with the flowers con-[F]-sultin’ with the rain
And my [Gm7] head I’d be scratchin’ while my [C7] thoughts were busy hatchin’
If I [F] only had a brain

I’d un-[F]-ravel every riddle for [Gm7] any individ’le in [F] trouble or in pain
With the [Gm7] thoughts I was thinkin’ I could [C7] be another Lincoln,
If I [F] only had a brain

Oh, [Bb ]I...could tell you [F] why the [Gm7] ocean’s [C7] near the shore
I could [Gm7] think of things I [A7] never thunk be-[Dm]-fore,
And then I’d [G] sit... and think some [C7] more

I would [F] not be just a nuffin’, my [Gm7] head all full of stuffin’, my [F] heart all full of pain
I could [Gm7] dance and be merry, life would [C7] be a dingle derry,
If I [F] only had a brain

Instrumental Break

I could [F] while away the hours con-[Gm7]-ferrin’ with the flowers con-[F]-sultin’ with the rain
And my [Gm7] head I’d be scratchin’ while my [C7] thoughts were busy hatchin’
If I [F] only had a brain

I’d un-[F]-ravel every riddle for [Gm7] any individ’le in [F] trouble or in pain
With the [Gm7] thoughts I was thinkin’ I could [C7] be another Lincoln,
If I [F] only had a brain


Oh, [Bb] I...could tell you [F] why the [Gm7] ocean’s [C7] near the shore
I could [Gm7] think of things I [A7] never thunk be-[Dm]-fore,
And then I’d [G] sit... and think some [C7] more

I would [F] not be just a nuffin’, my [Gm7] head all full of stuffin’, my [F] heart all full of pain
I could [Gm7] dance and be merry, life would [C7] be a dingle derry,
If I [F] only had a brain

I could [Gm7] dance and be merry, life would [C7] be a dingle derry,
If I [F] only had a brain
If I [F] only had a brain



Added or amended 14th November 2017
Reproduced soley for
educational purposes


Soprano/Concert/Tenor Ukulele Chords
right handed
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