Because I Got High chords by Afroman


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Because I Got High | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

| G5 | C5 | D5 | G5 |
Roll another blunt… yeah (oh, oh, oh) O.K.
| G5 | C5 | G D5 | G5 |
La da da da da, la da da, la la la la, la la la la, la la la la-a.

Verse 1

| G5 | C5 |
I was gonna clean my room, until I got high (ha ha) (ooh, oh, oh).
| D5 | G5 |
I was gonna get up and find the broom, but then I got high (uh, la da da da da da).
| G5 | C5 |
My room is still messed up, and I know why (why man?).
| G5 D5 | G5 |
Yeah-he ‘cause I got high, because I got high, because I got high (la da da da, da da da).

Verse 2

| G5 | C5 |
I was gonna go to class, before I got high (c’mon y’all, check it out) (oh, oh, oh).
| D5 | G5 |
I could’a cheated and I could’a passed, but I got high (uh uh la la da da da).
| G5 | C5 |
I’m takin’ it next semester and I know why (why man?) (yeah hey).
| G5 D5 | G5 |
‘Cause I got high, because I got high, because I got high. (Go to the next, go to the next, go to the next) (bu-huh!)

Verse 3

| G5 | C5 |
I was gonna go to court, before I got high (oh, oh, oh).
| D5 | G5 |
I was gonna pay my child support, but then I got high (no you weren’t, yeah).
| G5 | C5 |
They took my whole paycheck (ah) and I know why (why man?) (yeah, hey eh).
| G5 D5 | G5 |
‘Cause I got high, because I got high, because I got high. La da da da, da da.

Verse 4

| G5 | C5 |
I wasn’t gonna run from the cops but I was high (uh, I’m serious man) (oh, oh, oh).
| D5 | G5 |
I was gonna pull right over and stop but I was high (uh) (la da da da da da).
| G5 | C5 |
Now I’m a paraplegic (ha ha ha) and I know why (why man?).
| G5 D5 | G5 |
Yeah-he ‘cause I got high, because I got high, because I got high (la da da da da da).

Verse 5

| G5 | C5 |
I was gonna make love to you, but then I got high (ooh) (I’m serious).
| D5 | G5 |
I was gonna eat your pussy too (ohhh) but then I got high (your trippin’, your trippin’) (la da da da). 
| G5 | C5 |
Now I’m jackin’ off (ahh) and I know why (turn this shit off, ha ha ha)
| G5 D5 | G5 |
‘Cause I got high, because I got high, because I got high (keep going, keep going).

Verse 6

| G | C |
I messed up my entire life, because I got high (go, go, go, go, go).
| D7 | G |
I lost my kids and wife, because I got high (say what, say what, say what?).
| G7 | C |
Now I’m sleepin’ on the sidewalk and I know why (why man?).
| G D7 | G |
(Yeah yeah) ‘Cause I got high, because I got high, because I got high (la da da da da da).

Verse 7

| G5 | C5 |
I’ma stop singing this song because I’m high (raise the ceiling… baby oh).
| D5 | G5 |
I’m singing this whole thing wrong because I’m high (bring it back, bring it back, oh yeah).
| G5 | C5 |
And if I don’t sell one copy, I’ll know why (why man?) (yeah hey).
| G5 D5 | G5 |
Cause I’m high, cause I’m high, cause I’m high (la da da da da da).

Outro

| G5 | C5 |
La da da da da, la da da da (he really is high man).
| D5 | G5 |
Shoop shoop sho do be do wa. Get jiggy with it, skip i di be bap.



Because I Got High Chords: Learn the progressions


Because I Got High Guitar Lesson + TAB T

Moving only from I – IV – V on repeat, the chords for Because I Hot High don’t require much thought, probably a great idea if you’re high!

The only variation appears at the end when the turnaround moves I – V – I using Roman Numerals, or G5D5G5, using normal, easy-to-play guitar chords.

Here’s the complete chord progression for Because I Got High in the key of G.

||: G5 (I) | C5 (IV) | D5 (V) | G5 |
| G5 | C5 | G5 D5 | G5 :||

Normally, when you see power chords (5 chords) you think of Green Day and playing E and A shapes. But in the case of Because I Got High on an acoustic guitar, we can play open-position chords.

This will require some muting and TAB which members get as we go deeper and emulate the bass line and drum machine into one acoustic guitar part, this is the first half.

Because I Got High chords and TAB first half

Here’s a link to the complete lesson (members only): Because I Got High – Guitar Lesson with TAB.



Because I Got High’s background and success

Because I Got High is a single released in 2000 by American rapper Afroman using the file-sharing site Napster.

Initially, the song didn’t gain much traction, but once Howard Stern started playing it on his famous radio show it spread like wildfire.

A year after its initial release, it became the theme song of Jay And Silent Bob Strikes Back, a film similar to ’70s stoners Cheech and Chong, making it a worldwide hit.

As the lyrics detail all the negatives of marijuana smoking the singers/rappers simply laugh it all off, perfectly capturing the main feature of the drug – Fuck up, don’t care, and find it funny. Because I Got High captures this essence of the pothead’s philosophy perfectly.



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Beginner Acoustic

There are many more Beginner Acoustic Songs with similar chords to Because I Got High.

This collection of beginner acoustic tunes will teach you how to arrange for one acoustic guitar, as well as how to create a supporting part.

Playing songs will help you with switching between open-position chords and give you the context you need to understand how music works theoretically.


Five similar tunes with chords and lyrics

When you can play Because I Got High's chords, try these five tunes from the song book.


Afroman tunes

Afroman wrote Because I Got High.

Not just known, but defined by his hit single Because I Got High, Afroman was the first artist to go viral as he launched himself on the file-sharing site Napster.

This led to a six-album deal with Universal Records, guess what Afroman did instead of writing more hits?


Afroman on the web

Listen to Afroman on Spotify.


Reggae & Ska

When you can play Because I Got High, check out these Reggae and Ska tunes as well.

Originating from Jamaica as Reggae & Ska, these musical styles were largely made popular once records started to appear in the U.K.

Learn tunes from Bob Marley, Madness, Sting, Stevie Wonder, Afroman, 10cc, Men At Work, The Police, and many more.


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