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This chart will look wacky unless you
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I Will


I have some tips for making these chord changes easier on my blog here.


To play in original key, tune guitar down a whole step to D standard (DGCFAD).

Each chord gets two beats unless otherwise noted.


Chord Guide

      3    4

G:    3x0003


Em:   022000

        2 1

Am7:  x02010


D7:   xx0212


Bm:   x24432

      3    1

G7:   3x0001

       32 1

C:    x32010

      3    4

G:    3x0003

       1 2

A7:  x02020


D#7:  x68686

        2    1

Gmaj7:  3x0002



           >       >

Strum: B U D U B U D U

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +



                G           Em           Am7      D7

Who knows how long I've loved you

         G           Em       Bm  G7  

You know I love you still

          C         D7      G (1)

Will I wait a lonely lifetime

                C       D7     G      Em   Am7    D7

If you want me to, I will.


      G     Em   Am7   D7

For if I ever saw you

  G      Em         Bm  G7

I didn't catch your name

           C          D7       G (1)

But it never really mattered

          C          D7       G     G7

I will always feel the same.


 C                Bm    Em (1)

Love you forever   and forever

Am7           D7     G     G7

Love you with all my heart

  C                    Bm     Em (1)

Love you whenever      we're together

Am7                  A7    D7 (1)

Love you when we're apart.


           G     Em    Am7   D7

And when at last I find you

        G         Em       Bm   G7 

Your song will fill the air

            C       D7   / Em C G - /

Sing it loud so I can hear you

            C      D7     / Em C G - /

Make it easy to  be near you

              C            D7    / Em C G - /

For the things you do endear you to me

Am7       D7     D#7 (2)

Oh, you know, I will

G (1½)       G7 (½)

I will.


/ C - Bm - / Em - - - / Am7 - D7 - / Gmaj7 (hold) /


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.