Build Me Up Buttercup
The Foundations (Mike d'Abo & Tony Macaulay, 1968)


CHORUS   | D - X U - u D - |
VERSES   | d - D u d - D u |

[C]   [E7]   [F]   [G7]
[C]   [E7]   [F]   [G7]   [G7↓]
Chorus
[X] Why do you [C] build me up (build me up) [E7] Buttercup baby
Just to [F] let me down (let me down) and [Dm] mess me a- [G7] round
And then [C] worst of all (worst of all) you [E7] never call, baby
When you [F] say you will (say you will) but [Dm] I love you [G7] still
I need [C] you (I need you) more than [C7] anyone darling
You [F] know that I have from the [Fm] start
So [C] build me up (build me up)
[G7] Buttercup don't break my [F] heart [C]

I'll be [C] over at [G7] ten you told me [Bb] time and a- [F] gain
But you're [C] late...I wait a- [F] round and then (bah-dah-dah)
I [C] run to the [G7] door, I can't [Bb] take any [F] more
It's not [C] you...you let me [F] down again

BRIDGE:
(Hey, hey [Dm] hey) Baby, baby, I [G7] try to find
(Hey, hey, [Em] hey) A little time, and [A7] I'll make you mine
(Hey, hey, [F] hey) I'll be home, I'll be be- [D7] side the phone waiting for [G7] you...
[G7↓] (ooh-oo-ooh...) [G7↓] (ooh-oo-ooh)

Chorus
[X] Why do you [C] build me up (build me up) [E7] Buttercup baby
Just to [F] let me down (let me down) and [Dm] mess me a- [G7] round
And then [C] worst of all (worst of all) you [E7] never call, baby
When you [F] say you will (say you will) but [Dm] I love you [G7] still
I need [C] you (I need you) more than [C7] anyone darling
You [F] know that I have from the [Fm] start
So [C] build me up (build me up)
[G7] Buttercup don't break my [F] heart [C]

To [C] you I'm a [G7] toy, but I [Bb] could be the [F] boy
You a- [C] dore...if you'd just [F] let me know (bah-dah-dah)
Al- [C] though you're un- [G7] true I'm at- [Bb] tracted to [F] you
All the [C] more...why do you [F] treat me so?

Bridge:
(Hey, hey [Dm] hey) Baby, baby, I [G7] try to find
(Hey, hey, [Em] hey) A little time, and [A7] I'll make you mine
(Hey, hey, [F] hey) I'll be home, I'll be be- [D7] side the phone waiting for [G7] you...
[G7↓] (ooh-oo-ooh...) [G7↓] (ooh-oo-ooh)

Chorus
[X] Why do you [C] build me up (build me up) [E7] Buttercup baby
Just to [F] let me down (let me down) and [Dm] mess me a- [G7] round
And then [C] worst of all (worst of all) you [E7] never call, baby
When you [F] say you will (say you will) but [Dm] I love you [G7] still
I need [C] you (I need you) more than [C7] anyone darling
You [F] know that I have from the [Fm] start
So [C] build me up (build me up)
[G7] Buttercup don't break my [F] heart [C]
So [C] build me up (build me up)
[G7] Buttercup don't break my [F] heart [C↓]


#Last Updated 7/9/17 JJ
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