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I Need You Tonight Chords

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Title: I Need You Tonight
Artist: Zz Top
Album: Eliminator

Intro: Am G Am (x4)

Verse 1: (chords for every verse are the same)

Am            G           Am
It's three o'clock in the morning
Am       G          Am
And the rain begins to fall
Am     G           Am
But I know what I need
Am           G      Am
But I don't have it all
I'm needin someone like you
That I just wanna do love to
Am    G     E             Am
Baby, baby, I need you tonight

Verse 2:
Outside my window
It's lonely and cold
Inside my heart there's a fire
Burning out of control
Burning for someone like you
That I just wanna do love to
Baby, baby, I need you tonight

Guitar solo:  Am G Am (x2)  D  C  Am G Am (x2)  Am G E7  Am

Verse 3:
Your love's coming to me
Like a wolf howling at the moon
But that just doesn't do me
If I can't get you soon
I'm calling for someone like you
That I just wanna do love to
Baby, baby, I need you tonight

To play this without a capo replace chords listed with these:
Am --> Bm
G  --> A
E  --> F#
D  --> E
C  --> D

A   =   x02220
Am  =   x02210
Bm  =   x24432(bar chord) or xx4432
C   =   x32010
D   =   xx0232
E   =   022100
E7  =   020100
F#  =   244322(bar chord)
G   =   320003
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rexboxy 10 Jul 30, 2013 12:28 AM

So, as is, starting Am G Am, I assume it's Capo 5 if the recording has anything to do with anything.

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jumpwing 10 Apr 11, 2014 06:13 PM

Great tune. Original is in Em, and it's a 4-chord walk down at the end of the solo. Thusly:

Em - D - Em [x6] then start drums
Em - D - Em [x2] then start vocals

Em - D - Em [x4]
D | A
Em - D - B
Em - D - Em

Em - D - Em [x2]
A G Em - D - Em [x2]
Em - D - B7 - A <-- 4 chord walk down
Em - D - Em

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