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Transcribed by: asf0@comcast.net  Alice Franceschini
Date: November 2, 1998
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BY THE BOOK    Michael Peterson
D            A             Bm               D
As I slowly turn the pages I see all these smiling faces
G                 D            A               A7
It's hard to be-lieve it was today ten years a-go
D              D       Bm                D
Here is the invitation To our wedding celebration
G                                              A
Just look at the promise that these pictures show  I know
           G                D
If I had loved her by the book
              Bm        A      D
She would be right here by my side
D               G 
The fool that I am
        D                   Bm
I overlooked my promist to love her forever
Bm
For worst or for better 
Bm                                Em      A       D      
We'd still be together If I had loved her by the book
D                 A              Bm           D
If I opened this book more often I wouldn't have forgotten
G              D                    A              A7
How much she cared and how much I meant my solomn vows
D             A               Bm        D
To honor To have and hold her But as I read them over
G                                      A
I know it's too late to say I'm sorry now Somehow
G                D
If I had loved her by the book
              Bm        A      D
She would be right here by my side
D               G 
The fool that I am
        D                   Bm
I overlooked my promist to love her forever
Bm
For worst or for better 
Bm                                Em            
We'd still be together If I had loved her 
G                D
If I had loved her by the book
              Bm        A      D
She would be right here by my side
D               G 
The fool that I am
        D                   Bm
I overlooked my promist to love her forever
Bm
For worst or for better 
Bm                                Em      A       D      
We'd still be together If I had loved her by the book
           Em       A      D
If I had loved her by the book



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