Up On The Roof

Words & Music:

Gerry Goffin & Carole King


A                             F#m

When this old world starts to getting me down

    D                   E              A

And people are just too much for me to face.

I'll climb way up to the top of the stairs

And all my cares just drift right into space.

D      F#m       D        F#m    D

On the roof it's peaceful as can be.

    D         A       F#m       D      E

And there the world below don't bother me.


So, when I come home feelin' tired and beat,

I'll go up where the air is fresh and sweet.

I'll get away from the hustling crowd

And all that rat-race noise down in the street.

On the roof that's the only place I know

Where you just have to wish to make it so.

                   A    F#m    A    F#m

Let's go up on the roof.



At night the stars put on a show for free.

And, darling, you can share it all with me.


I keep on telling you that right smack dab in the middle of town

I've found a paradise that's trouble proof.

And if this old world starts getting you down

        D               E            A    F#m

There's room enough for two up on the roof.

          D    E             A  F#m             D    E   A

Up on the roof---, up on the roof---, up on the roof.


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