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You Keep Me Hanging On Chords

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Artist: The Supremes
Song: You keep me hangin' on
Tabbed by: DJ
27th April 2013

CAPO: 4th fret (Sounds in key of Ab)

Chord names and fret positions are relative to the capo:
Esus5 = xxx457    G7sus4/F = 1x0011 or xx3011    B7/F#    = 224242
E     = 022100    C        = x32010              Em/B     = x22000
Bm    = x24432    G        = 320033              D/A      = x00232
D6/F# = 200202    Bm/F#    = 224432
C/G   = 332010    D        = xx0232

If you have two guitarists, one of you could just play the Esus5 stacatto chord
throughout the intro, choruses and final verse.

*********************************************************************************

[Intro]
 (Esus5-----------------------------------------------------)
    E              Bm            D6/F#          C/G      (D/A)
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /   /  |


[Chorus]
E                     Bm              D6/F#                       C/G
    Set me free, why don't you, baby?       Get out my life, why don't you, baby?
E                           Bm               D6/F#          C/G
   'Cause you don't really love me, you just keep me hanging on,
E                     Bm              D6/F#           C/G
    You don't really need me, but you keep me hanging on!


[Verse 1]
G7sus4/F                                      C                  G
           Why do you keep a-coming around, playing a - with my heart?
G7sus4/F                                      C                         G    Bm/F#
           Why don't you get out of my life,    and let me make a new start?
D                            B7/F#
    Let me get over you, the way you've gotten over me!

[Chorus]
     E                   Bm               D6/F#                 C/G
Hey,   set me free, why don't you, baby?         Let me be, why don't you, baby?
Em/B      D/A  E                            Bm               D6/F#           C/G
 Oo - oo, oo,  oo! 'Cause you don't really love me, you just keep me hanging on,
Em/B      D/A  E                            Bm               D6/F#           C/G
 Oo - oo, oo,  oo!    Now you don't really want me, you just keep me hanging on!


[Verse 2]
G7sus4/F                                      C                      G
         You say, although we broke up, you still want to be just friends,
G7sus4/F                                         C                         E
         But how can we still be friends, when seeing you only breaks my heart again?
Esus5
         And there ain't nothing I can do about it!


[Chorus]
                  E                        Bm
A - woh, oh - oo, oh!   (Set me free, why don't you, baby?)
                  D6/F#                       C/G               Em/B     D/A   E
A - woh, oh - oo, oh!  (Get out my life, why don't you, baby?)   Oo - oo, oo, oo!
                  Bm               D6/F#                       C/G
Set me free, why don't you, baby?         Get out my life, why don't you, baby?


[Verse 3]
G7sus4/F                                              C                         G
          You claim you still care for me, but your heart and soul needs to be free,
G7sus4/F                                              C                      G   Bm/F#
          And now that you've got your freedom, you want to still hold on to me,
D                                     B7/F#
    You dont want me for yourself, so let me find somebody else, hey - hey!


[Verse 4]
E                      Bm             D6/F#              C/G
    Why don't you be a man about it,          and set me free?
       E                    Bm              D6/F#                    C/G
Now...    you don't care a thing about me,         you're just using me,
   E                 Bm               D6/F#                       C/G
Go on, get out, get out of my life,          and let me sleep at night,  please,
E                            Bm               D6/F#           C/G
    'Cause you don't really love me, you just keep me hanging on,
Em/B     D/A  E                      Bm               D6/F#
 Oo - oo, oo, oo!  You don't really need me, you just keep me hanging...


[Suggestion for coda -gradually slow down on these last chords]
  C/G    D/A      Em
...on--!
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