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If I Needed You

By Townes Van Zandt, as performed by Lyle Lovett

 

Capo 8

 

Chord Guide

      3    4

G:    3x0003

       32 1

C:    x32010

       T  132

D/F#:  2x0232

 

Picking Guide

 

---------------

----------X---- 2nd finger

------X-------X 1st finger

----X-------X-- Thumb

---------------

X-------X------ Thumb (C chord = 5th string instead)

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Intro (x2): / G - - - / - - - - / - - - - / - - - - / - - - - / - - - - /

                   / C - - - / D/F# - - - / G - - - /

 

Chorus:

        G (4)

If I needed you

 

Would you come to me

                   G          C

Would you come to me

         D/F#          G (2)

And ease my pain

           G (4)

If you needed me

 

I would come to you

               G          C

I would swim the seas

            D/F#             G (2)

For to ease your pain

 

           G (4)

In the night forlorn

 

Oh, the morning's born

               G           C

And the morning shines

              D/F#                G (2)

With the lights of love

              G (4)

You will miss sunrise

 

If you close your eyes

          G              C

And that would break

        D/F#            

My heart in two

 

Repeat Intro, add 1 measure of G to end

 

           G (4)

Lady's with me now

 

Since I showed her how

     G         C

To lay her lily

D/F#           G (2)

Hand in mine

               G (4)

Loop and Lil agree

 

She's a sight to see

               G      C

And a treasure for

        D/F#        G (2)

The poor to find

 

Chorus

 

/ G - - - / C - - - / D/F# - - - / G - - - / G - - (hold) /

 

                    

 

 

 

 

Intro:

 

 


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.