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Call On Me chords

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"Call On Me" by Chicago
Chicago VII 1974

For the intro, I strum the first six chords once and then make-up my own kind of rhythm. 
 Also, sliding up the fretboard from Am and A#m a little sounds like the recording.
It would help to play all of the chords using barre chords, and a wah-wah pedal is needed.

Intro: Fmaj7  Gmaj7   Gm9 

       Bbm   Cm  Am9

|Gmaj7  |       |Bbmaj7  |         |

|Fmaj7   |       |B9     |C9       |F#m9  Gmaj7|       |F#m9  Gmaj7|      |

|F#maj7  |       |     F#maj7 Gmaj7|Amaj7

For the verses, I play a strumming pattern of:

 w w x w u x u u x w u w    with w(down), u(up), and x(muted)

Verse 1:
Amaj7                   C#m7                       Bm7
The feeling was clear, clear as a blue sky on a sunny day

               G#m7  C#9
Everything was you,  oo ooo

Dmaj7                      C#m7                            Bm7
'Cause no one made me feel,    the way I felt with you, oh oohh

                  F#m7      Gmaj7 
Call on me 'cause  I   love you

    F#m7    Gmaj7   F#m7    Gmaj7        F#maj7
You know  I do, you love me too.  oo ooo oooo

For verse 2, the strumming pattern stays the same, but for the first D chord, I play:

 w u w u w  x w x w x  (twice)

Verse 2:
Amaj7               C#m7                        Bm7
Then came a change, when I said I would soon be leavin' you

                G#m7  C#9
Nothing else to do,   oooh

Dmaj7                    C#m7                            Bm7
     But please remember I'll never lose the thought of you

                  F#m7      Gmaj7 
Call on me 'cause  I   love you

    F#m7    Gmaj7   F#m7    Gmaj7        F#maj7
You know  I do, you love me too.  oo ooo oooo

I ad-lib on rhythm for the instrumental.  It's difficult to hear the guitar
over the brass and percussion anyways.

Woa wo wo wo wo wo wo

|Bm7       |         |Amaj7       |           |

|Cmaj7     |         |Gmaj7       |           |

|Bbmaj7     |         |Am7        |            |

|Cm7        |          |Gmaj7     |            |

|Gmaj7      |    Gmaj7 Abmaj7|

Same strum pattern as verse 1

Verse 3:
Bbmaj7                   Dm7                         Cm7
     You've got to find      someone else to somehow take my place

                    Am7     D9
Share his life with you, oo ooo

Ebmaj7                     Dm7                       Cm7
But if you need a friend,     you can always count on me

                   Gm7     Abmaj7
Count on me 'cause I  love you,

    Gm7    Abmaj7
You know I do, 

     Gm7     Abmaj7    Gmaj7
 you love me too,   oo ooo

Instrumental 2:|Gmaj7   |        |Bbmaj7      |          |

|Am7       |          |Cm7       |          |Gmaj7     |           |

You can count on me, ooh oh (baby)

You can count on me

(repeat until done)

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Swampdeer718 113 Sep 24, 2013 01:25 PM

1 star!?!? haha

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CPWKruger 3,178 Oct 10, 2013 04:55 PM

first 6 chords try--- Fmaj7 Gmaj7 Gm9....Bbm Cm Am9

then in the instrumental intro try |Gmaj7 | |Bbmaj7 | |

|Fmaj7 | |B9 |C9 |F#m9 Gmaj7| |F#m9 Gmaj7| |

|F#maj7 | | F#maj7 Gmaj7|

Amaj7 ( on 'feeling is clear' )
followed by C#m7 Bm7 G#m7 C#9 Dmaj7 C#m7 Bm7

chorus 'I love you' F#m9 Gmaj7 followed by a F#maj7 the third time..

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kshapiro 10 Mar 02, 2014 06:26 PM

I never knew there was a comments or correction area. Very cool Yeah, this tab is a bit off but the effort was good. I'm working on this tune for a set our set list and so far I have a love hate relationship with it. Thanks CPWKruger for the additional corrections.

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