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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#


JUST BECAUSE (Mary Chapin Carpenter)
------------------------------------
[Actually in E; capo 4.  Tuning: EADGBD.]
[Note that the words aren't _exactly_ where they're supposed to be
 with respect to the rhythm.  But they're close.]

  C(9)             Am7(4)           F6(9)           C(9)/G  G  Gsus
D 0---------------|0---------------|0---------------|----------------|
B ------1---------|------1---------|------1---------|1-----0---1-----|
G ----0-----0---0-|----0-----0---0-|----0-----0---0-|----0---------0-| [play
D --2-----2-------|--2-----2-------|--3---------3---|--2---------0---| twice]
A 3-----3-----2---|0-----0---------|----------------|----------------|
E ----------------|------------3---|1-------1-------|3-------3-------|
 [intro]

  C(9)             Am7(4)           F6(9)   G  Gsus  C(9)    G(4)/B
D 0---------------|----------0-----|----------------|0---------------|
B ------1---------|------1-----1---|----1---0---1---|----1-------1---|
G ----0-----0---0-|----0---------0-|------0-------0-|------0-------0-|
D --2-----2-------|--2-------------|--3-------0-----|--2-------0-----|
A 3-----3-----2---|0-------0-------|----------------|3-------2-------|
E ----------------|----------------|1-------3-------|----------------|
       1. Have you ever loved           someone you knew nothing of
       2. Have you ever tried         to speak the truth instead of lie
       3. Now I see the ones who've lost too much, they swear they're done

  F6               C(9)/E           F6               Gsus  G(9)
D ----------0-----|----------0-----|----------0-----|----------------|
B ------1-----1---|------1-----1---|------1-----1---|1---0-----0-----|
G 2-------------0-|----0---------0-|----2---------0-|------2-------0-|
D ----3-----------|--2-------------|--3-------------|--------0-------|
A ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E 1-------1-------|0-------0-------|1-------1-------|3-----------3---|
    except you'd seen the light inside their eyes
    when it seemed you had everything to lose
    with love and all the chance it brings for pain

  C(9)             Am7(4)           F6(9)   G        C(9)    G(4)/B
D 0---------------|------0---------|----------------|----0-----------|
B ------1---------|----------1-----|----------0-----|------------1---|
G ----0-----0---0-|----0---------0-|------0-------0-|------0-------0-|
D --2-----2-------|--2---------0---|----3-------0---|--2-------0-----|
A 3-----3-----2---|0-------0-------|--3-------------|3-------2-------|
E ----------------|----------------|1-------3-------|----------------|
          Have you ever loved               someone just because
          Have you ever tried        to stand your ground instead of hide
      But have you ever touched,     and by itself it was enough

  F6(9)            G                C(9)  Csus       C(9)    G/B
D ----------0-----|----------0-----|----------------|--------------0-|
B --------1-------|------0---------|1-----1-----1---|1-----1---------|
G ------0-------0-|----0---------0-|----0-----0---0-|----0-------0---|
D ----3-------3---|--0---------0---|--2-----3-------|--2-------0-----|
A --3-------------|----------------|3-----3---------|3-------2-------|
E 1---------------|3-------3-------|----------------|----------------|
      nothing felt so easy or so right                         And I
 when staying only made you look a fool                        And I
   to make you want to reach out once again                    And I'll

  Am7(4)  Em7      F6(9)            C(9)    G/B      Am    C/G
D ----------------|----------0-----|--------------0-|----------------|
B ------1-----0---|------1---------|------1---------|----------1-----|
G ----0---------0-|----0---------0-|----0-------0---|----2-0-------0-|
D --2-------2-----|--3---------3---|--2-------0-----|--2---------2---|
A 0---------------|----------------|3-------2-------|0---------------|
E --------0-------|1-------1-------|----------------|--------3-------|
    think of you like the others do, wondering if you think of me
    stayed by you, though I think I knew it wouldn't change a thing
    touch you when I need a friend or just a small reminder

  F6(9)            D7/F#            G       G/F      Em7     Gsus
D ----------0-----|------0---------|------------0---|--0-------------|
B ------1-----1---|----------1-----|----------------|------0-1-------|
G ----0---------0-|----2---------0-|----0---------0-|----------0---0-|
D --3-------------|--0---------0---|--0---0---0-----|----2-------0---|
A ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E 1-------1-------|2-------2-------|3-------1-------|0---------------|
    And if you do, if you really do, who is it that you see
    Changes come to hearts with ease, but they come so hard to me
    that I haven't grown too cold to feel you penetrate my armor  [to coda]

  C(9)             Am7(4)           Em7              F6(9)
D 0---------------|----------------|----------0-----|----------0-----|
B ------1---------|------1-------1-|----------------|------1-----1---|
G ----0-----0---0-|----0-----0-----|------0-0-----0-|----0---------0-|
D --2-----2-------|--2---------2---|----2-------2---|--3-------------|
A 3-----3-----2---|0-------0-------|--2-------------|----------------|
E ----------------|----------------|0-------0-------|1-------1-------|
          Have you ever loved                whether right or wrong
          Have you ever tried to make it last, not knowing why

  C(9)    G(4)/B   F6(9)  Gs G      C(9)             C(9)*   G
D ----0-------0---|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B ------1-------1-|----1---1=0-----|1-----1-----1---|1-----1---0-----|
G ----------------|------0-------0-|----0-----0---0-|----0---------0-|
D --2-------0-----|------------0---|--2-----2-------|--0---------0---|
A 3-------2-------|--3-------------|3-----3---------|3---------------|
E ----------------|1-------3-------|----------------|--------3-------|
 Have you ever loved someone just because            [go back, to verse 2]
 Except you had to try, just because                  [continue to bridge]


[BRIDGE:]
  D7/F#   G        F6(9)   C(9)/G   D7/F#   G        F6(9)   C(9)/G
D ----0-------0---|----------------|------------0---|----------------|
B ----------------|----1-------1---|----1-----------|----1-------1---|
G --2---2---------|--0---0---------|--2---0---------|--0---0---------|
D ----------0---0-|----------2---0-|----------0---0-|----------2---0-|
A ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E 2-------3-------|1-------3-------|2-------3-------|1-------3-------|
    And every day that passes now,    I s'pose I'm getting older

  D7/F#   G        F6(9)   Em7      F6(9)   Em7      C(9)/G    G
D ----0-------0---|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B ----------------|----1-------0---|----1-----------|----1---1=0-----|
G --2---2---------|--0---0---0---0-|--0---0-----0---|------0-------0-|
D ----------0---0-|----------------|----------2---2-|--2---------0---|
A ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E 2-------3-------|1-------0-------|1-------0-------|3-------3-------|
 Wiser with the things I've done, but I hope I don't grow colder  [to verse 3]


[CODA:]
  C(9)             Am7(4)           Em7              F6(9)
D 0---------------|----------------|----------0-----|----------0-----|
B ------1---------|1-----1---------|----------------|------1---------|
G ----0-----0---0-|----0-----0---0-|------0-------0-|----0---------0-|
D --2-----2-------|--2---------0---|----2-------2---|--3---------3---|
A 3-----3-----2---|0-------0-------|--2-------------|----------------|
E ----------------|----------------|0-------0-------|1-------1-------|
          Have you ever loved                whether right or wrong

  C(9)    G/B      F6(9)  Gs G      C(9)             Am7(4)  Am7(4)/G
D ------------0---|----------------|----------0-----|----------------|
B ----1---------1-|----1---0---1---|------1---------|----1-----1-----|
G --0---0---------|------0-------0-|----0---------0-|------0-------0-|
D ----------0-----|--3-------------|--2-------------|--2---------2---|
A 3-------2-------|----------------|3-------3---2---|0---------------|
E ----------------|1-------3-------|----------------|--------3-------|
 Have you ever loved someone just because

  F6(9)            Gsus  G          C(9)             C(9)*   C(9)**
D ----------0-----|----------------|----------0---0-|0-------2-------|
B ------1-----1---|----1=0---------|------1---------|------1-1-------|
G ----0---------0-|--0-------------|----0-------0---|----0---0-------|
D --3-------------|----------------|--2-------------|--0-----0-------|
A ----------------|----------------|3-------3-------|3-------3-------|
E 1-------1-------|3---------------|----------------|----------------|
 Have you ever loved someone just because


- Adam Schneider, schneider@pobox.com

            
            
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