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Dance With My Father Tab

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                 "Dance With My Father" - Luther Vandross
Tabbed by:Nic Phillips

Tuning: Standard

So I don’t know the names of all of the chords that I use when I play this song, so I
even try to give them names and be wrong.  Prior to the key change, it’s basically G, D, a
of Em7, and Cadd9.  After the chord change it’s some bar-chords that I don’t know the 
of and E.

[VERSES 1 & 2]

e|--3---2---3---3            |--3---2---|
B|--3---3---3---3            |--3---3---|
G|--0---2---0---0        x3  |--0---2---|
D|--0---0---2---2            |--2---0---|
A|--2---0---2---3            |--2---0---|
E|--3---x---x---x            |--x---x---|

Back when I was a child
Before life removed all the innocence
My father would lift me high
And dance with my mother and me and then
Spend me around till I fell asleep
Then up the stairs he would carry me
And I knew for sure I was loved


When I and my mother would disagree
To get my way I would run from her to him
He'd make me laugh just to comfort me
Then finally make me do just what my momma said
Later that night, when I was asleep
He left a dollar under my sheet
Never dreamed that he would be gone from me


If I could get another chance
Another walk, another dance with him
I'd play a song that would never ever end
How I'd love, love, love to dance with my father again

[Verse 3]


Sometimes I'd listen outside her door
I'd hear how my mother cried for him
I'd pray for her even more than me
I'd pray for her even more than me


I know I'm praying for much too much
But could you send back the only man she loved
I know you don't do it usually
But dear Lord she' s dying to dance with my father again


Every night I fall asleep
And this is all I ever dream


I'm sure there are changes that could be made to this tab to improve it, but I think it
pretty decent.  Listen to the song for timing and experiment with different strumming to
something you like.  I personally enjoy finger-picking the chords.


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nphill22 52 wrote on March 2 2008, 11:28 am

That's weird, it cut off some of the words from my explanations and made me sound like I can't speak english, lol

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Zeppman918 10 wrote on September 14 2008, 01:39 pm

hey this pretty good nice job.
but i think it needs capo on 3 to sound like the recording.
good song though.

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qqqq00475 24 wrote on July 21 2015, 11:13 am

parang mas tama siya sa key of D

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