John Martyn - May You Never Chords

 
         
         
         
         
         
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Dsus2

variations
         
         
         
         
         
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No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
Capo on 2 fret
THE SONG STARTS OFF WITH A NICE DROP DOWN FROM AX02225 TO A7 X02O23. WE THEN GO TO D ALTERNATING ONCE ONTO Dsus2 X00230 AND FINISH ON A [D NOTE] XXXX3X. HOP SKIP AND JUMP UP ONTO Em7ish X20033 AND DROP ONTO X20032. A IS PLAYED NEXT. DECENDING UP THE B STRING PLAY D ON THE 3rd FRET AND A ON THE 5rd fret , HERE IS THE PROGRESSION X0222X THEN X0223X THEN X0225X. NOW THE D CHORD IS PLAYED, YOU THEN PLAY Em7 X20033 AND DROP ONTO X20032,WE NOW PLAY THE PROGRESSION X0222X THEN X0223X THEN X0225X AND BACK TO D . WE FINISH ALTERNATING BETWEEN D AND THAT FUNKY CHORD X20032 .... It's basically a 12-bar blues pattern, altered to 16 bar and charged with harmonic density AYou're just like great strong brother of mine; And youD know that I[X20032] love youD true. [X20032] AAnd you never talk dirty behind my back, And ID know that there's[X20032] those that do. [X20032] AOh please won't you[X0223X], please won't you [XO225X] Bear it in mind: [X20032]Love is a lesson to learn in our time. ANow please won't you[X0223X], please won't you [XO225X] Bear it in mind forDme.[X20032] [IT'S THE SAME FOR THE REST OF THE SONG] May you never lay your head down Without a hand to hold; May you never make your bed out in the cold. You're just like a good close sister to me, And you know that I love you true. And you hold no blade to stab me in my back, I know that there's some that do. Oh please won't you, please won't you Bear it in mind: Love is a lesson to learn in our time. And please won't you, please won't you Bear it in mind for me. May you never lay your head down Without a hand to hold; May you never make your bed out in the cold. You're just like a great strong brother of mine, You know that I love you true. And you never talk dirty behind my back, And I know that there's those that do. Oh please won't you, please won't you Bear it in mind: Love is a lesson to learn in our time. And please won't you, please won't you Bear it in mind for me. May you never lose your temper, If you get in a bar-room fight. May you never lose your woman overnight. May you never lay your head down Without a hand to hold; May you never make your bed out in the cold. May you never lose your temper If you get in a bar-room fight; May you never lose your woman overnight. May you never lose your woman overnight; May you never lose your woman overnight. May You Never, beautiful in its classic simplicity, was written for either a friend or Beverley's son Wesley.. *) There is a version with the following second verse: You've been just like a good and close mother to me, And you know I love you like I should. You never talk about me behind my back, And I know that there's times you could. muffnote: The John Wood liner notes claim the song was eventually recorded in one take. May You Never also in the Titanic Town movie soundtrack however, during the production credits. Judging by the guitar this was definitely another version from the same period.