Alanis Morissette – Ironic

Guitar chords and lyrics of Ironic by Alanis Morisette
Published 1995
Original key F#

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Capo fourth fret

.      D    G      D                       Em
An old man turned ninety-eight
.                      D    G            D                 Em
He won the lottery and died the next day
.          D        G              D               Em
It´s a black fly in your Chardonnay
.             D              G                    D                 Em
It´s a death row pardon two minutes too late
.              D     G  D                       Em
Isn´t it ironic … don´t you think

 

.            D     G                  D            Em
It´s like rain on your wedding day
.                   D  G                          D             Em
It´s a free ride when you´ve already paid
.                        D     G                   D                  Em
It´s the good advice that you just didn´t take
.          F                   C                           D
Who would´ve thought … it figures

 

.   D              G             D             Em
Mr. Play It Safe was afraid to fly
.      D                 G                     D                        Em
He packed his suitcase and kissed his kids good-bye
.                          D                    G        D               Em
He waited his whole damn life to take that flight
.                    D                       G
And as the plane crashed down he thought
D                            Em
” Well isn´t this nice … ”
.              D     G  D                       Em
Isn´t it ironic … don´t you think

 

.            D     G                  D            Em
It´s like rain on your wedding day
.                   D  G                          D             Em
It´s a free ride when you´ve already paid
.                        D     G                   D                  Em
It´s the good advice that you just didn´t take
.          F                   C                           D
Who would´ve thought … it figures

 

.           Cmaj7                              D
Well life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
.                                                    Cmaj7                                           D
When you think everything´s okay and everything´s going right
.        Cmaj7                               D
And life has a funny way of helping you out when
.                                                                         Cmaj7
You think everything´s gone wrong and everything blows up
.               D
In your face

 

.    D         G                         D              Em
A traffic jam when you´re already late
.             D          G                     D               Em
A no-smoking sign on your cigarette break
.               D                       G                                D                Em
It´s like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife
.                                D                G
It´s meeting the man of my dreams
.                                          D            Em
And then meeting his beautiful wife
.              D     G  D                       Em
Isn´t it ironic … don´t you think
.           D       G                                  D            Em
A little too ironic … and yeah I really do think …

 






.            D     G                  D            Em
It´s like rain on your wedding day
.                   D  G                          D             Em
It´s a free ride when you´ve already paid
.                        D     G                   D                  Em
It´s the good advice that you just didn´t take
.          F                   C                           D
Who would´ve thought … it figures

 

Cmaj7                                    D
Life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
Cmaj7                                                    D                  Cmaj7
Life has a funny, funny way — of helping you out

Helping you out

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