Jim Yester, in the liner notes to the Japanese _From The Original Master Tapes_ CD (Warner/Pioneer WPCP-3536): One of the main signature pieces for the group, this follow-up release to "Along Comes Mary" rose to #1 nationally, and remained there for over three months. [Maybe in Japan; in the US, it was #1 for three weeks.] This song was a result of Terry Kirkman's fascination with the word "Cherish". The group's music publisher fought the title, believing it was too archaic. Arranged by the group, this song went through three completely different productions before being recorded. At the time, it was not considered for release as a single record. Fortunately, a discStandard guitar tuning:EADGBENo capo
jockey in Ohio took it upon himself to cause a regional breakout.
Intro:Fmaj9 [xx7988] Ebmaj9 [xx5766] Fmaj9 Ebmaj9 Bum - bum - bum - bum
Verse 1:Fmaj9 Gm7/C [xx5766] Ebmaj9 Gm7/C Cherish is the word I use to describe Fmaj9 Gm7/C Ebmaj9 Gm7/C All the feeling that I have hiding here for you inside Am7 Bb You don't know how many times I've wished that I had told you Am7 Bb You don't know how many times I've wished that I could hold you Am7 You don't know how many times I've wished that I could Bb Am7 Gm7 Mold you into someone who could Bb C [hammer-on: xx555x->xx756x] Cherish me as much as I cherish you
Verse 2:Perish is the word that more than applies To the hope in my heart each time I realize That I am not gonna be the one to share your dreams That I am not gonna be the one to share your schemes That I am not gonna be the one to share what Seems to be the life that you could Cherish as much as I do yours
Bridge:Gm7 C Oh I'm beginning to think that man has never found Am7 E The words that could make you want me C F Dm/C That have the right amount of letters, just the right sound Bb Gm7 That could make you hear, make you see Eb C That you are drivin' me out of my mind Fmaj9 C Oh I could say I need you but then you'd realize Cm D9 That I want you just like a thousand other guys Bb C Who'd say they loved you With all the rest of their lies Dm /Bb /A /G When all they wanted was to touch your face, your hands Eb C D7 And gaze into your eyes
Verse 3 [words same as verse 1, chord progression completely different]:G C Bb C Cherish is the word I use to describe G C Bb C All the feeling that I have hiding here for you inside Bm7 C You don't know how many times I've wished that I had told you Bm7 C You don't know how many times I've wished that I could hold you Bm7 You don't know how many times I've wished that I could C Bm7 Am7 Mold you into someone who could F D Cherish me as much as I cherish you
Coda:[N.C.] D G C D And I do cherish you G C D G C D And I do cherish you [N.C.] Cherish is the word guitar 1 [w/tremolo]: Bbmaj7
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