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    Love Me Like a Man

    by Chris Smither, as performed by Bonnie Raitt

     

    Intro:  / E - - - / - - - - / - - - - / - - B7 - /

     

             E (4)

    The men that I've been seeing, baby
    Got their soul up on a shelf
    you know they could never love me
    When they can't even love themselves


              A (2)
    But I need someone to love me

                                          E (2)
    Someone to really understand

                     B7
    Who won't put himself above me

                 A                            E (1½B7 (½)
    Who just loves me like a man

    E (4)
         I never seen such losers darlin’
    even though I try to find the

    man who can take me home
    ’stead of taking me for a ride

               A (2)
    And I need someone to love me

                          E (2)
    I know you can

        B7
    Believe me when I tell you

                  A                        E (1½B7 (½)
    you can love me like a man

     

    Instrumental:

    / A - - - / - - - - / E - - - / - - - - /

    / A - - - / - - - - / E - - - / - - - - /

    / B7 - - - / A - - - / E - - - / - - B7 - /

    E (4)

       They all want me to rock them
    like my back ain't got no bone
    I want a man to rock me
    like my… backbone was his

     

    A (2)

    own--

                                     E (2)

    darlin’, I know you can

        B7
    Believe me when I tell you

                  A                        E (1½B7 (½)
    you can love me like a man


        E (4)
    I come home sad and lonely
    Feel like I wanna cry
    I want a man to hold me
    Not some fool to ask me why

                A (2)
    And I need someone to love me

                               E (2)
    Darlin’ I know you can
                    B7
    Don't you put yourself above me

                  A (hold)                  E (ending)
    You just love me like a man


    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.