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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
 <930318164356.7af@grouch.jpl.nasa.gov>
Subject: Second Chance - .38 Special

                             SECOND CHANCE

                                  by
                             .38 Special

            (Notated by Jeff Estefan: jae@explorer.jpl.nasa.gov)


Words & Music by Jeff Carlisi, Cal Curtis, and Max Carl


INTRO:  G  Dsus  Am  Em

VERSE 1:
G                  D    Am               Em
Since you've been gone, I feel my life slipping away.
G            D    Am                  Em
I look to the sky, and everything is turning gray.
G              D           Em                    F
All I made was one mistake, how much more will I have to pay.

CHORUS:
C               G/D             C/E             D/F#           D
W/why can't you think it over.  Why can't you forget about the past?
G                D            Am               C
When love makes a sound babe, a heart needs a second chance.
G            D          Am                  D
Don't put me down babe, can't you see I love you.
G                           D
Since you've been gone  I've been in a trance.
Am                   Em
This heart needs a second chance.
Am                     C                      G
Don't say it's over, I just can't say goodbye.

VERSE 2: (lead-in: Dsus  Am  Em  D)
G          D    Am                 Em
So this is love, standing in the pouring rain.
G              D    Am                  Em
I've called on you.  'Cause she never meant a thing.
G                  D            Em             F
All I know I ain't got the right to ask you to sympathize.  But ... (to CHORUS)

BRIDGE: (lead-in: G  D/F#  Em)
D                  G                   Em
I never loved her.  I never needed her.
                           C   G/B   Am
She was willing and that's all there is to say.
               C/G                          D
Don't forsake me, please don't leave me now.
G      D                  Am
A heart needs a second chance.

INSTRUMENTAL: C  G  D  Am  D  G  D  Am  Em  Am  C

FINAL VERSE/CHORUS:
G                 G/D             C/E             D/F#
Please forgive me and forget it.  I was wrong and I admit it.
G            G/D           C/E             D/F#
Why can't we talk it over, why can't we forget about,
   D                   G       D                      Am
forget about the past.  A heart needs a second chance.
     C                       G       D                      Am
When love makes a sound babe, a heart needs a second chance.
     C                   G
Don't put me down babe.  Since you've been gone,
    D                 Am                    Em
I've been in a trance.  This heart needs a second chance.
Am                     C                      G
Don't say it's over, I just can't say goodbye.

REPEAT AND FADE: (lead-in: D)
G      D                 Am         C
A heart needs a second chance.  When love makes a sound babe.

CHORD FORMATIONS:
Dsus      xx0233
G/D       xx0433
C/E       xx2010
D/F#      2x0232
G/B       x2x033
C/G       3x2013

(The original song is written in Bb-major so there are a bunch of hard to
play Bb's and Eb's with funky bass notes.  I transcribed this version for
ease of play and singing.)

Copyright 1988.  SBK Blakwood Music, Inc.
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mmayer310 wrote on August 3 2007, 03:43 pm

wrong key

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Nickthenab wrote on October 21 2011, 10:34 am

Yeah this songs in A

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rexboxy wrote on September 30 2014, 01:17 pm

Course, it says right at the end "The original song is written in Bb-major so there are a bunch of hard to play Bb's and Eb's with funky bass notes. I transcribed this version for ease of play and singing." Guy worked for NASA. I think he knew what he was doing.

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