We've Only Just Begun
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Music:Unknown
Performed By:  The Carpenters
Copyright:Unknown
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A
A9
Am
Am7
C
C#
Cmaj7
D
Dm7
E
E7
Em7
F
F#
Fmaj7
G7
G7sus4
Words & Music by Paul Williams & Roger Nichols
Recorded by The Carpenters, 1970 (#2)


C                 Fmaj7    Em7   Am
We've only just begun to live;

 A9    Am  Am7 E      E7  Am  
White lace and prom - i - ses,

   F                      Dm7     G7
A kiss for luck and we're on our way.


C                 Fmaj7  Em7   Am
Before the rising sun we fly;

A9  Am  Am7 E    E7   Am  
So man - y roads to choose,

     F                    Dm7     G7
We start off walkin' and learn to run,

                     Cmaj7 Fmaj7 Cmaj7 Fmaj7
And yes, we've just begun.


Bridge:

  A         D               A         D
Sharing horizons that are new to us,

    A          D              A
Watching the signs along the way;

C#         F#              C#        F#
Talkin' it over, just the two of us,

C#         F#         G7sus4 G7     Dm7      G7
Working together day to day,    together, together.


     C                Fmaj7     Em7    Am
And when the evening comes we smile;

A9  Am  Am7 E   E7   Am  
So much of life a - head;

       F                          Dm7     G7
We'll find a place where there's room to grow;

                      Cmaj7 Fmaj7 Cmaj7 Fmaj7
And yes, we've just begun.



It's a widely known story now, but this song was originally written for a 
California bank as a means of attracting new loan prospects. It 
worked...very well. But that wasn't so good for the bank. It seems that 
newly-marrieds score poorly on bank loan evaluations since they haven't 
had time to establish themselves and their stability...so the bank 
generated a number of loan applications from young adults that couldn't 
qualify for the loans they were seeking. All in all, not a good P-R move 
in the eyes of the bank, or their turned-down loan applicants.

But it became a whale of a song for The Carpenters, and it most definitely 
proved that they, themselves, had only just begun to be extremely 
successful recording artists.
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