Guitar lesson for

Family is Family

by Kacey Musgraves

Video lesson

Lyrics with chords

INTRO
    C  Am    x4

VERSE
            C
    They're there for your first year, they give you your first beer
         Dm
    When you get your heart broke, they're there for your worst year
          G (w/ riff)                                       C         Am  C  Am
    Don't get you at all, but your apple don't fall too far from 'em

         C
    They own too much wicker and drink too much liquor
          Dm
    You'd wash your hands of them, but blood's always thicker
        G (w/ riff)
    You might look just like 'em, that don't mean you're like 'em
            C
    But you love 'em

CHORUS
    C                    F
    Family is family, in church or in prison
        G                         F            G
    You get what you get, and you don't get to pick 'em
         C                              F
    They might smoke like chimneys, but give you their kidneys
          G                          F         G        C Am C Am
    Yeah, friends come in handy, but family is family

VERSE #2
            C
    They're there when you're married, divorced, and remarried
        Dm
    You fall out of touch, but then someone gets buried
               G (w/ riff)                                    C  Am C Am
    And you're right back together like no time has ever gone by

               C
    Can't live with or without 'em, you might talk about 'em
           Dm
    But if someone else does well, then you'll knock 'em out cause
         G (w/ riff)                                            C
    When it's all said and done, they're the only ones that you got

CHORUS #2
        [chorus]  =>  C Dm F G

CHORUS #3
             C                        F
        Yeah family is funny, they'll ask you for money
        G                         F            G
        Even though they know you ain't got no money
             C                         F
        They show up at Christmas, get up in your business
             G                       F         G       =>   C  Am  x4
        They might not be fancy, but family is family

ENDING
        G (w/ riff)
    You might look just like 'em, that don't mean you're like 'em
             C (let ring)
    But you love 'em

Chords needed

E โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“1โ€“โ€“โ€“(1)โ€”โ€“โ€“3โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
B โ€“โ€“โ€“1โ€“โ€“โ€“1โ€“โ€“โ€“3โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“1โ€”โ€“โ€”โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
G โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€”โ€“โ€”โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
D โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“3โ€”โ€“โ€”โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
A โ€“โ€“โ€“3โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€”โ€”3โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
E โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€”โ€“โ€”(1)โ€“โ€“โ€“3โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
     C   Am  Dm   F    G

Riff

How she plays it.

E โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“
B โ€“โ€“1โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“1โ€“โ€“โ€“
G โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“/4โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“
D โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“3โ€“โ€“/5โ€“โ€“3โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“h2โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“
A โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“3โ€“โ€“โ€“
E โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
                                                 C

Slightly simpler version, without the slides:

E โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“
B โ€“โ€“1โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“1โ€“โ€“โ€“
G โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“
D โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“3โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“3โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“h2โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“
A โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“3โ€“โ€“โ€“
E โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
                                                 C

Strum

Simple:

  >   >
1 2 3 4
D D D D

Full:

  >   >
1 2 3 4
D D DUDU

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