Not Pretty Enough chords & lyrics

by Kasey Chambers

  • Not Pretty Enough was written by Australian country singer-songwriter, Kasey Chambers. The song was recorded in 2001 and released as the third single on Jan 14, 2002 from the album Barricades & Brickwalls.
  • Music: B Major in 4/4 time at 120 bpm.
  • Chords: B, F#, G#m7, Eadd9 OR B, F#, G#m, E
  • Eadd9: E chord with an added 9th which is F#. The formula would read 1-3-5-9 with notes E - G#- B - F#.
  • This is not to be confused with E9 which is an E7 chord with an added 9th - formula: 1-3-5-b7-9 with notes E - G# - B - D - F#.

Not Pretty Enough by Kasey Chambers

       B           F#             G#m7      Eadd9
Chorus:  Am I not pret-ty en-ough___  Is my heart too bro-ken
       B      F#            G#m7     Eadd9
         Do I cry too much___   Am I  too  out-spo-ken
       B          F#            G#m7        Eadd9
         Don't I make you laugh___  Should I try it hard-er
       B            F#           |  Eadd9  |    -    |
         Why do you see___  Right  through me     
                     
 B          F#         G#m7         Eadd9
1. I live___  I breath___  I let it rain on me
 B          F#        G#m7           Eadd9
   I sleep___ I wake___   I try hard  not to break
 B          F#       G#m7             Eadd9
   I crave___ I love___  I've wait-ed long e-nough 
 B               F#      | Eadd9   |    -    |
   I  try___ As hard as I       can

       B           F#             G#m7      Eadd9
Chorus:  Am I not pret-ty en-ough___  Is my heart too bro-ken
       B      F#            G#m7     Eadd9
         Do I cry too much___   Am I  too  out-spo-ken
       B          F#            G#m7        Eadd9
         Don't I make you laugh___  Should I try it hard-er
       B            F#           |  Eadd9  |    -    |
         Why do you see___  Right  through me   

 B          F#         G#m7          Eadd9
2. I laugh___ I feel___    I make be-lieve it’s re-al
 B        F#          G#m7            Eadd9
   I fall___ I freeze___  I pray down  on  my knees
 B        F#          G#m7          Eadd9
   I hold___ I stand___   I take it like a man
 B             F#      | Eadd9   |    -    |
   I try___ As hard as I      can


       B           F#             G#m7      Eadd9
Chorus:  Am I not pret-ty en-ough___  Is my heart too bro-ken
       B      F#            G#m7     Eadd9
         Do I cry too much___   Am I  too  out-spo-ken
       B          F#            G#m7         Eadd9
         Don't I make you laugh___  Should I  try it hard-er
       B            F#           |  Eadd9  |       -       |
         Why do you see___  Right  through  me   (Why do you)

                   B               F#               G#m7       Eadd9
Outro: Why do you see__ Why do you see__ Why do you see right through me
                   B               F#               G#m7       Eadd9
       Why do you see__ Why do you see__ Why do you see right through me
                   B               F#               G#m7       Eadd9
       Why do you see__ Why do you see__ Why do you see right through me
                   B               F#              Eadd9
       Why do you see__ Why do you see__ Why do you see right through me



B Major

Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note

Right Handed Charts:

Please Note: You can play E instead of Eadd9, although it does add a nice touch. You may want to mix them up a bit.

G#m7 can be replaced with G#m - see what you think.

For some of you, it may be easier - especially if you are finger-picking to play in A Major with chords A, E, F#m7, D. If you are playing with the video, you will need to place a capo on the 2nd fret.

Left Handed Charts:

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