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I Want You Back Chords

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   ____________________________________
  / KT Tunstall                       /  The meaning of the song is in the
 / I Want You Back (Jackson 5 cover) /  title, simple as it is. This song was
/___________________________________/  Jackson 5's breakthrough single back in
                                      1969, and it was written by some of the
songwriters working for the newly-started record company Motown, on which it was
also released. Motown was the first record company ever to be owned by African
American's and it was therefore obvious that fice black boys were chosen to
front the label. Back then Jackson 5 were still just figurehead for the company
and hadn't really any influence on their career yet. It was all yet a concept
band just the way popstars are branded today, where an entire company really is
behind everything.
...and then the lovely Kate Tunstall does this beautiful cover, love her ;)


 Chords:
     E  G#dim  A    C#m7  G#m7  F#m7   B7  E(bar)  E/C#   E/B  Aadd9  Asus2#11
E:---0----0----0-----------------------2-------------------------0-------0-----:
B:---0----0----2-----9-----4-----2-----0-----9------9------9-----0-------0-----:
G:---1----4----2-----9-----4-----2-----2-----9------9------9-----6-------8-----:
D:---2----0----2-----9-----4-----2-----1-----9------9------9-----7-------9-----:
A:---2----x----0-----x-----x-----x-----2-----7------x------x-----0-------0-----:
E:---0----4----------9-----4-----2------------------9------7-------------------:



Intro:
 (similar to a verse)


1st Verse:
  E                   G#dim   A
  When I had you to myself, I didn't want you around
  C#m7   G#m7  A      E        F#m7      B7   E      A  E
  Pretty faces always make you stand out in a crowd
  E                                G#dim A
  Someone picked you from the bunch, one glance is all it took
  C#m7     G#m7     A        E     F#m7   B7     E     A  E
  Now it's much too late for me to take a second look



Chorus:
  E(bar)    E/C#    E/B      Aadd9       Asus2#11
  Ooh baby, give me one more chance – to show you that I love you
  C#m7  G#m7 A          E  F#m7    B7   E      A  E
  Won't you  please let me back in your heart
  E(bar)       E/C#  E/B      Aadd9       Asus2#11
  Ooh darling, I was blind to let you go
      C#m7 G#m7  A    E    F#m7   B7 E   A  E
  And now  since I've seen you it is on



Interlude:

  I want you back, ooh, ooh, yeah, yeah
  I want you back, ooh, ooh, baby, yeah 
  I want you back, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
  I want you back, oh, oh, darling

  |-------------------------------------|
  |-------------------------------------|
  |-------------------------------------|
  |-----x-----------x------------x------|
  |-----x-----------x------------x------|
  |-0-0-x-12---12---x-0---0---12-x-12---|
  (play this figure 4 times)



2nd Verse:

  Trying to live without your love is one long sleepless night
  Let me show you, girl, that I know wrong from right
  Every street I’ve walked on, it had tear stains on the ground
  Following the girl I didn't even want around



Chorus:

  Ooh baby, give me one more chance – to show you that I love you
  Won't you please let me back in your heart
  Ooh darling, I was blind to let you go
  Now since I've seen you it is on
  I want you back, ooh, ooh, yeah, yeah
  I want you back, ooh, ooh, baby, yeah 
  I want you back, oh, oh, nana
  Want you back



Interlude:

  I want you back

  All I want
  I want you back
  All I need
  I want you back



Chorus:

  Oh baby, I was blind to let you go
  I want you to please let me back in your heart
  Oh baby, give me one more chance – to show you that I love you
  Oh, since I’ve seen you in his arms



Outro-Interlude:

  I want you back, oh, oh, yeah, yeah
  I want you back, ooh, ooh, baby
  I want you back, oh, oh, yeah, yeah
  I want you back



................................................................................
: To try out something new here, I've indicated the beats of the bars above the
: chords, which also allows me to describe the rhythms of the chords precisely.
: It may seem a bit hard to see through, but it's actually rather easy if you
: just know how to count to 4, and there're only three lines to learn.
:
:
:
: Intro & Verse progression
:
:  | 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   | 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   |
:  | E                   G#dim       | A                               |
:
:
:  | 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   | 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   |
:  | C#m7    G#m7    A     E         | F#m7    B7    E     A   E       |
:
:
:
: Chorus progression
:
:  | 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   | 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   |
:  | E(bar)          E/C#    E/B     | Aadd9           Asus2#11        |
:
:
:  | 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   | 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   |
:  | C#m7    G#m7    A     E         | F#m7    B7    E     A   E       |
:
:...............................................................................


Jon Sebastian Frederiksen - 10th /March /09
Just mail me at Maitinin@gmail.com with questions, comments and correcionts!
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ohhh shoot wrote on February 28 2009, 03:58 pm

your E/C# is the same on your chart as C#. you should just keep it E/C#

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Maitinin wrote on March 1 2009, 06:09 am

I know, on guitar in this case they're played the same way. But chords shouln't necessarily be percepted the same way.
In the first context it's a C#m7, fair deal. But in the second context the basic chord is an E, and it's just the bass stem that moves down from E ->C# ->B, the chord is still E.
Here in the perspective of guitar alone, you're right, I could just combine the two chords, but if you choose to include other instruments, it's very helpful to have them seperated.

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nicksname wrote on January 2 2010, 11:00 pm

Does someone know what the strum pattern is?

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