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Song: When a man loves a woman
Artist: Percy Sledge
Composers: Calvin Lewis & Andrew Wright
Tabbed by DJ
26th Aug 2015

N.B. This isn't Marlin Greene's guitar part, but a mix of the
whole arrangement, including elements of the Farfisa organ and
double bass accompaniment, for a solo performer. 

Time signature: 6/8

CAPO: 1st fret (Will then sound in the recorded key of Db)

Chord names and fret positions are relative to the capo:
C    = x32010    G7/B = x20001    C7    = x35353
G/B  = x20003    G7/D = xx0001    B7    = x24242
Am   = x02210    C/B  = x2xxxx    Bb7   = x13131
Am/G = 302210    C/A  = x0xxxx    Asus2 = x02200
F    = xx3211    G    = 320003    D9    = xx0210
F/A  = x03211    G7   = 320001    D7    = xx0212

[This bass riff could be added to the start and middle line
  of all the verses, except the bridge]:

        (When a...)
e |---------------|
B |---------------|
G |---------------|
D |---------------|
A |-------0---2---|
E |---6-----------|

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[Intro]
  C    G/B     Am   Am/G    F  F/A G7/B G7/D  C  C C/B C/A G
| /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / | /   /    /   /  | /  /__/__/   /  / |


[Verse 1]
G7/B   C           G/B    Am                    Am/G
When a man loves a woman,    can't keep his mind on nothing else,
F   F/A           G7/B    G7/D         C                G
   He'd trade the world,  for a good thing he's found,
G7/B        C            G/B     Am             Am/G
 If she is bad, he can't see it,      she can do no wrong,
F   F/A         G7/B          G7/D         C             G
   Turn his back on his best friend if he put her down!


[Verse 2]
G7/B          C           G/B    Am                      Am/G
      When a man loves a woman,      he'd spend his very last dime,
F   F/A      G7/B  G7/D            C         G
   Trying to hold    ...on to what he needs,
G7/B          C           G/B     Am                       Am/G
He'd give up all of his comforts,     and sleep out in the rain,
F  F/A           G7/B          G7/D     C            C7
    If she said that's the way   ...it ought to be!


[Bridge]
F                               C    C7
    Well, this man loves you, woman,
C7 B7 Bb7 F                            C    C7
              I gave you everything I had,
C7 B7 Bb7 F                         C          C/B   Am  Asus2 Am
              Trying to hold on to your high -class love,
D9   D7   D9  D7   D9    D7   D9   D7           G    G7
Ba - by,           plea - se, don -'t treat me bad-------!


[Verse 3]
        C           G/B    Am           Am/G
When a man loves a woman,      down deep in his soul,
F  F/A           G7/B      G7/D      C    G
    She can bring him such    ....misery,
G7/B             C               G/B   Am              Am/G
     If she is playing him for a fool,    he's the last one to know,
F   F/A       G7/B      G7/D        C    G
   Loving eyes   ...can   ...never see!


[Verse 4]
G7/B         C            G/B    Am               Am/G
      When a man loves a woman,      he can do her no wrong,
F  F/A           G7/B    G7/D        C     G
    He can never hold ...some other girl,
G7/B          C           G/B    Am                Am/G
 Yes, when a man loves a woman,      I know exactly how he feels,
F    F/A         G7/B   G7/D         C          G
   'Cause, baby, baby,     ...you're my world!

[Coda]
G7/B         C           G/B     Am                 Am/G
      When a man loves a woman,      I know exactly how he feels,
F   F/A          G7/B    G7/D                    C
   'Cause, baby, baby,         you're--- my--- world----!

            
            
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maguri [tm] 32,520 Feb 14, 2016 09:20 PM

Finally a real intermediate version, thanks!

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