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Holding Back The Years Chords

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                    Simply Red - Holding Back The Years
                             (Mick Hucknall)

Very simple song to play just three chords. This is 100% correct, saw him play it 
on t.v. Mostly played with just down strokes. If you like you can change the em9 for a gmaj7 
sounds just as good.

 chords used:  Em (022000)  A (x02220)  Em9 (010001)

Intro: Em    A  x4

verse 1:

 Em9                A      Em9                 A
   Holding back the years,     thinking of the fear I've had so long,
 Em9              A        Em9               A
   When somebody   hears,     listen to the fear that’s gone,
 Em9                A                Em9                A
   Strangled by the wishes of pater,     hoping for the arms of mater
 Em9             A                A
   Get to me the sooner or later

 Em9      A x2

verse 2:

 Em9                A      Em9                 A
   Holding back the years,     chance for me to escape from all I’ve known
 Em9                A      Em9                        A       A
   Holding back the tears,     cause nothing here has grown
 Em9                  A      Em9            A
   I’ve wasted all my tears,     wasted all those years
 Em9                   A                 Em9              A
   And nothing had the chance to be good,    nothing ever could yeah whoa

Chorus 1:

 Em          A           Em           A
   I’ll keep holding on,    I’ll keep holding on
 Em          A           Em           A            A
   I’ll keep holding on,    I’ll keep holding on
      Em     A           Em           A            A
   So tight                              oh now

verse 3:

 Em9                    A         Em9           A
   Well I’ve wasted all my tears,     wasted all those years
 Em9                   A                 Em9                  
   A
   And nothing had the chance to be good,    Cause' nothing ever could yeah

chorus 2:

 Em          A           Em           A
   I’ll keep holding on,    I’ll keep holding on
 Em          A           Em           A
   I’ll keep holding on,    I’ll keep holding on
 A                             Em9        A       
    A
   Holding, holding, holding_________

outro:

 Em9                 A
   That’s all I have today
 Em9                  A       Em9      A (to fade)
   It’s all I have to say
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majorsixth wrote on August 28 2008, 01:29 pm

Good attempt, but it's certainly not 100% right, far from it actually.

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FunkedUp wrote on January 28 2009, 06:34 am

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