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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.