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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.#

From: Andrew Rogers 
Date: Wed, 6 May 1998 23:08:28 -0400
Subject: m/motherlode/when_i_die.crd

                              "When I Die"
                    (Steve Kennedy - William Smith)


	                                         1 1
	Fm7/Bb				[Fm7: xxx091]
	  / / / /  / / / /

Verse 1:

	 Eb    Gm7*   Fm7
	When I die  I hope to be
	Fm7/Bb                                   Cm7  F9  Ab/Bb  Eb**
	       A better man than you thought I'd be

	* Gm7/D during final repeat of verse 1

	** omitted during verse 4 and both repeats of verse 1

Verse 2:

	It's been hard  to make you see
	What kind of man  I'm tryin' to be

Verse 3:

	All I ask  for you to try
	To understand what it means to me


	G6            F6/G
	It's not hard      to understand  why you
	G6              F6/G
	Get discouraged      all the time
	G6            F6/G
	I keep tryin'      not to worry, but I
	G6                 F6/G
	Can't help feelin'      lost in you

	      C Em/B Am C/G D9/F#
	But I lo--o--o--o--ove you
	 Fm  Fm6
	Love you
	[Bbsus4 Bb Bbsus2 Bb7-9   <- implied by vocal harmonies]
	 And    I   need   you

Verse 4:

	Time goes by  and you'll find
	That we'll achieve a love sublime

Instrumental break 1:

	  Cm F9 Fm Bb13
	[ C  G  F  G     <- sax ]
	  /  /  /  /

[repeat verse 1]

Instrumental break 2:

	  F Em Dm7 G7
	[ A  G  C  D     <- sax ]
	  /  /  /  /

[repeat bridge]


	'Cause I love you   and I want you
	'Cause I got to, got to have you
	'Cause I, 'cause I need you

[repeat verse 1]

Coda [repeat to fade]:

	Cm7              F9           Ab/Bb   Bm
	Be  (the kind of man that you thought I'd)

-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers

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Paulmcgill 10 Feb 10, 2017 03:07 PM

Great job on the transcription! I used a guitar tuned down 1/2 step and transposed it up to E and made it a little more guitar friendly. Thanks!

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