Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman Chords

 
         
         
         
         
         
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A7sus4

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Fm

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Dadd9

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Aadd9

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No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo
        Baby Can I Hold You:

D A7sus4 A7

e-----2---2--2-0---2---|0---0---0-------- This is played and repeated twice, B--T--3---3--3-3---3-0-|3---3-0-2--------the second time it's repeated the voc- G--A--2---2--2-2---2---|0---0---0--------als come in: "Sorry- is all that you D--B--0---0--0-0---0---|2---2---2--------can't say." However on "say" an Em A----------------------|0---0---0--------chord is played. Repeat the chord E----------------------|-----------------changes, but go to a D on "still" in
"years go by and still." Repeat once more landing on an Em, then change to a G, then A each time "sorry" is repeated. Watch for the time signature changes around the G. This entire sequence is repeated, with the exception of the opening strums before the singing begins. Of course, substitute the next verses, i.e. "Forgive me..." The remaining part of the song goes: "Embaby, can I Ghold you toDnight. EmBaby, if I Gtold you the Bmright words, oo- at the righAt time, D Em Fm G A repeat. you'd be mine. Sorry Is all that you can't say Years gone by and still Words don't come easily Like sorry like sorry Forgive me Is all that you can't say Years gone by and still Words don't come easily Like forgive me forgive me But you can say baby Baby can I hold you tonight Maybe if I told you the right words At the right time you'd be mine I love you Is all that you can't say Years gone by and still Words don't come easily Like I love you I love you Chords in this one are Am, Dm, F and G. The life I've always wanted I guess I'll never have I'll be working for somebody else Until I'm in my grave I'll be dreaming of life of ease And mountains o' things To have a big expensive car Drag my furs on the ground And have a maid that I can tell To bring me anything Everyone will look at me with envy and with greed I'll revel in their attention And mountains Oh mountains o' things Sweet lazy life Champagne and caviar I hope you'll come and find me Cause you know who we are Those who deserve the best in life And know what money's worth And those whose sole misfortune Was having mountains o' nothing at birth Oh they tell me There's still time to save my soul They tell me Renounce all Renounce all tose material things you gained by Exploiting other human beings Consume more than you need This is the dream Make you pauper Or make you queen I won't die lonely I'll have it all prearranged A grave that's deep and wide enough For me and all my mountains o' things Mostly I feel lonely Good good people are Good people are only My stepping stones It's gonna take all my mountains o' things To surround me Keep all my enemies away Keep my sadness and loneliness at bay I'll be dreaming, dreaming, dreaming.. Dreaming... She's got her ticket I think she gonna use it I think she going to fly away No one should try and stop her Persuade her with their power She says that her mind is made Up Why not leave why not Go away Too much hatred Corruption and greed Give your life And invariably they leave you with Nothing Young girl ain't got no chances No roots to keep her strong She's shed all pretenses That someday she'll belong Some folks call her a runaway A failure in the race But she knows where her ticket takes her She will find her place in the sun And she'll fly, fly, fly... The chords used in this are Bm (x24432), G (320003), A (x02220), D(add9) (xx0230), and A(add9) (x02420). The intro is merely alternating between Bm and G, and adding hammers-on. In the case of the Bm hammer-on the three fingers other than the one barring at the second fret. With the G hammer on the pointer finger. After that: BmWhy do the babies starve, there's enough food to feed the world? GWhy, when there's so many of us are there Apeople still alone? BmWhy are the missiles called peacekeepers, when they're aimed to kill? GWhy is a woman still not safe Awhen she's in her home? Dadd9 Love is hate Aadd9 war is peace, Bm no is yes,- G we're all free.---- But, some- Bmbody's gonna have to answer, the time is coming soon. Amidst Gall these questions and contradictions there're Asome who seek the truth. Tell me... But somebody's gonna have to answer The time is coming soon When the blind remove their blinders And the speechless speak the truth Tell me... For My Lover: I use "^" for hammer-on, and the "d" and "u" to indicate downaward and upward strums. Here's the intro:
      Em              G                D           C7M
      D   u           D   u            D   u   D   u
e-----0---0-----------3---3-----------|2---2---2---0---------|
B--T--0---0-----------0---0-----------|3---3---3---0---------|
G--A--0---0-----------0---0-----------|2---2---2---0---------|
D--B--2---2-------0---0---0-------0---|0---0---0---2---------|
A-----2---2---0^2-----2---2---0^2-----|------------3---------|
E-----0---0-----------3---3-----------|----------------------|
The intro is repeated, and then: EmTwo weeks in a VirGginia jail DFor my lover, fAor my lover. EmTwenty thousand Gdollar bail DFor my lover, Afor my lover.--- CAnd everybody thinks Aadd9I'm the fool. DThey don't get---any Clove from you. EmThings we won't do for love--- Aadd9I'd clEmimb a mountain if I had to, Grisk my life so I could have you--- Dyou- you- you- you... C7Myou- you -you -you -you. Repeat this progression with these lyrics: Everyday I'm psychoanalyzed for my lover, for my lover. Dope me up and I tell them lies for my lover, for my lover.--- And everybody thinks... etc. Stay on the Cmaj7 the second time through an extra measure, for: C7M I follow my heart Em and leave my head to ponder D deep in this love--- no C7Mman can shake. Keep with these chord changes for the rmaining lyrics: I follow my heart and leave my mind to wonder, is this love worth- the sacri- fices I make? Two weeks in a Virginia jail... If not now then when If not today then Why make your promises A love declared for days to come Is as good as none You can wait 'til morning comes You can wait for the new day You can wait and lose this heart You can wait and soon be sorry Now love's the only thing that's free We must take it where it's found Pretty soon it may be costly If not now what then We all must live out lives Always feeling Always thinking The moment has arrived There's no words to say No words to convey This feeling inside I have for you Deep in my heart Safe from the guards Of intellect and reason Leaving me at a loss For words to express my feelings Deep in my heart Look at me losing control Thinking I have a hold But with feelings this strong I'm no longer the master Of my emotions -- Sergio Lucero Vera "But I still haven't found Alumno Ingenieria Civil Matematica the .sig I'm looking for..." Universidad de Chile