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Song: I want you
Artist: Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Composer: Declan MacManus
Album: Blood and chocolate

Tabbed by DJ ('DiddyD') for ultimateGuitar.com
20th Jan 2013

A   = x02220   F#m  = 244222
E7  = 020100   Em * = x79987
E   = 022100   Em   = 022000 
D   = xx0232   C    = 8-10-10-9-8-8 or x35553
D/A = x00232   B    = 799877 or x24442
G   = 355433   Ebm  = x68876

If you want to add a bit more interest to the main progression,
you could add the passing bass notes:
    Em     Em/F# G    G/B   C         B  B/F#
e |-----0----------3------|-----0-----2------|
B |-----0----------3------|-----1-----4------|
G |-----0----------0------|-----0-----4------|
D |-----2----------0------|-----2-----4------|
A |-----2----------2---2--|--3-----3--2------|
E |--0------2----3--------|---------------2--|

This riff is simplified just for additional guitar accompaniment,
the actual bass develops into a walking bass line from the 3rd
verse onwards.

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

[Intro]
A       E7     A                               E
Oh, my baby, baby, I love you more than I can tell,
    A                A7          D       D/A
I don't think I can live with - out you,
       A            E    A    E7
And I know that I never will,
A       E7    A                                E
Oh, my baby, baby, I want you so, it scares me ...to death,
    A              A7           D          D/A
I can't say any - more than 'I love you!',
            A         G        F#m         Em *
Everything else is a waste of breath!


[Verse 1]
Em          G            C                  B                Em
    I want you!  You've had your fun, you don't get well no more,
Em          G            C               B             Ebm
    I want you!  Your fingernails go dragging down the wall,
     B        C       B
Be careful, darling, you might fall!


[Verse 2]
Em          G    C               B              Em
    I want you!  I woke up, and one of us was crying,
   G              C                   B                 Em
I want you!  You said, 'Young man, I do believe you're dying!'
   G                C                  B
I want you! If you need a second o - pinion,
               Em
As you seem to do, these days,
   G         C                   B
I want you! You can look in my eyes,
             Ebm               B    C    C    B
And you can count the ways! |  /_/  /_/  /_/  /_/  |
                               ^ ^  ^ ^  ^ ^  ^ ^

[Verse 3]
Em          G             C                B                Em
    I want you!  Did you mean to tell me, but seem to for - get?
   G               C                  B                   Em
I want you! Since when were you so generous, and inar - ticulate?
   G             C                 B             Em                G
I want you, but it's the stupid details that my heart is breaking for,
          C                   B                       Em
It's the way your shoulders shake, and what they're shaking for,
   G                 C              B                   Em
I want you!  It's knowing that he knows you now, after only guessing,
G              C                    B
   It's the thought of him un - dressing you,
   Ebm                       B    C    C    B
Or...    you undressing!  |  /_/  /_/  /_/  /_/  |
                             ^ ^  ^ ^  ^ ^  ^ ^

[Verse 4]
Em          G         C                   B           Em
    I want you!  He tossed some tatty compliment your way,
   G             C                  B
I want you, and you were fool e - nough to love it...
Ebm                   Em    G           C     B
     ...When he said,      'I---- want you!'


[Break]
e |-------------------|----------------| [x2]
B |-------------------|----------------|
G |---~9---~9----~9---|----~9----~9----|
D |-~8---~8----~8-----|--~8----~8------|
A |-------------------|----------------|
E |-------------------|----------------|


[Verse 5]
Em          G         C                    B                  Em
    I want you! The truth can't hurt you, it's just like the dark,
     G                  C                 B                    Em
It scares you witless, but, in time, you see things clear and stark,
   G           C                 B                 Em
I want you! Go on, and hurt me, then we'll let it drop,
   G         C            B                   Em
I want you! I'm afraid I won't know where to stop,
   G             C              B               Em
I want you! I'm not ashamed to say, I cried for you!


[Verse 6]
   G           C                 B                  Em
I want you! I want to know the things you did, that we did too,
   G           C                 B              Em
I want you! I want to hear he pleases you more than I do,
   G           C                 B                 Em
I want you! I might as well be useless for all it means to you,
   G                  C                 B              Em
I want you!  Did you call his name out as he held you down?
   G             C                B                  Em
I want you!  Oh, no, my darling,      not with that clown,
G            C    B
I----- want you!


[Verse 7]
Em          G           C                 B                 Em
    I want you! You've had your fun, you don't get well no more,
   G            C                  B                 Ebm
I want you! No one who wants you,     could want you more!
  Em    G       C   B                 Em    G       C      B
| /  /  /  / |         I want you!  | /  /  /  / |      I want you!
Em          G      C               B           Em
    I want you!  Every night, when I go off to bed,
             G       C      B
And when I wake up,      I want you!
Em    G         C           B               Em            G
          I'm gonna say it once again, 'til I instill it---------,
      C                 B                 Em              G
I'm going...  going to feel this way un - til you... kill it-----,
C      B           Em    G       C    B         Em    G
    I want you!  | /  /  /  / |       I--- want you!
C   B         Em    G       C     B        Em
    I--- want you!       |  /  /  /  /  |  /  ||

            
            
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chalkie.talkie 10 Mar 02, 2015 09:20 AM

Awesome - thank you

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DiddyD 13,123 Mar 02, 2015 11:53 AM

You're welcome, thanks for the feedback!

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stingamajig 163 Jul 21, 2015 01:23 PM

Thanks for this great 5 star post

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