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I Need You Chords

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Song: I need you
Artist: America
Composer: Gerry Beckley
Album: America (1971)

Tabbed by DJ ('DiddyD' at ultimateGuitar.com)
8th Oct 2016

Video of live performance, song starts at [0:28]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fupshmY1v9o

For interest, in Verse 2 I've added in a few extended chords
and bass notes that are present in the full arrangement.
If you prefer it simpler, just use the same chords as Verse 1.

A     = x02220   D7   = xx0212   Asus2  = x02200
Amaj7 = x02120   G    = 320033   Amaj13 = x02122
Em7   = 022030   G/F# = 2x0033   C/B    = x2x010
Dm7   = xx0211   Bm   = x24432   A6     = x02222
G7    = 320001   Am7  = x02213   Bm/A   = x05543
C     = x32010   D    = xx0232   Cmaj7  = x32000
Fmaj7 = 133210   E    = 022100

N.C. = No chords   
^ = Emphasise the beats

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[Verse 1]
    A                   Amaj7
We used to laugh, ...we used to cry,
Em7            Dm7      G7         C
    We used to bow our heads then    ...wonder why,
     A                               Amaj7
But now you're gone, ...I guess I'll    ...carry on,
Em7               Dm7      G7          C
     And make the best of what you've left to me,
Fmaj7            D7
 Left to me, ...left to me!


[Chorus]
   G                G/F# Em7
I need you, ...like the flower needs the rain,
             Bm                      Am7              D7
You know, I need you, ...guess I'll start it all a - gain,
             G                G/F# Em7
You know, I need you, ...like the winter needs the spring,
             Bm            N.C.                  D     E
You know, I need you, I ...need ...you-----!  |  /  /  /  /  |


[Verse 2]
      A              Asus2     Amaj7       Amaj13 Amaj7
And every day ...I'd laugh the hours away,
Em7               Dm7        G7     C
     Just knowing you were thinking of me,
C C/B      A           A6 A           Amaj7       Amaj13 Amaj7
      And then it came,  ...that I was put to blame,
Em7             Dm7   G7       C
     For every story told a - bout me,
C C/B      Fmaj7           D7
       A - bout me, ...a - bout me!


[Chorus]
   G                G/F# Em7
I need you, ...like the flower needs the rain,
             Bm                Bm/A  G7
You know, I need you, ...guess I'll start it all again,
            Cmaj7    Cmaj7     Am7      Am7
You know, I need you,    ...I need you,
              ^        ^        ^        ^
   G                G/F# Em7
I need you, ...like the winter needs the spring,
             Bm                Bm/A   G7
You know, I need you, ...guess I'll start it all again,
            Cmaj7    Cmaj7     Am7      Am7     G
You know, I need you,     ...I need you,  ...I need you----!
              ^        ^        ^        ^      ^
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