Cranberries – Ode To My Family

Two Guitars:

(Guitar 1 : Capo 2nd fret)

C Am Em F G

(Guitar 2 :This guitar has no capo and simply plays D, Bm, F#m, G,and A)

D Bm F#m G
Understand the things I say, don’t turn away from me

D Bm F#m G
Cause I spent half my life out there, you wouldn’t disagree.

D Bm D Bm F#m G
D’you see me, d’you see, do you like me, do you like me standing there.

D Bm D Bm F#m F#m G
D’you notice, d’you know, do you see me, do you see me, does anyone care.


D Bm F#m G
Unhappiness, where’s when I was young, and we didn’t give a damn.

D Bm F#m G
‘Cause we were raised, to see life as fun and take it if we can.

D Bm F#m G
My mother, my mother she hold me, did she hold me, when I was out there.

D Bm F#m G
My father, my father, he liked me, oh he liked me, does anyone care.

Verse 2:

Understand what I’ve become, it wasn’t my design.
And people everywhere think, something better than I am.
But I miss you, I miss ’cause I liked it, I liked it, when I was out there.
D’you know this, d’you know, you did not find me, you did not find,
does anyone care.


  1. guitarman75 says:


    I love your site! It´s really helpful for beginners like me. But I have one request… Could you please post also the strumming pattern for this song?
    Because for beginners like me, It´s very hard to hear recognise how the strumming goes.
    It sounds like:

    Thanks in advance.

  2. guitarman 64 says:

    cool!!!! thank you for your post

  3. how about the base chords of this song… i love it badly so plz post a base chords video of this song…. tnx in advance1!!!!

  4. i’m currently on practice playing this song. and i found this video very helpful.

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