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BABY CAN I HOLD YOU BY TRACY CHAPMAN – HOW TO PLAY

Baby Can I Hold You - Guitar TablatureIf you enjoyed our first Tracy Chapman tutorial, Fast Car, you will surely enjoy this next song from here self titled album. The song is called “Baby Can I Hold You“.

This song was released in 1988 and you probably know the Boyzone version released in 1997 from the album Where We Belong.

Anyway, the tutorial and video above is the original Tracy Chapman version.

How to Play Baby Can I Hold You



In order to play this song, you need to know a couple of chords and a simple strumming pattern (more of that in the video). Once you know that two, you will know that this is an easy song to play.

Guitar Chords

Here are the guitar chords that you need to know to learn how to play Tracy Chapman’s Baby Can I Hold You

D Major, D9, A4/7 or Asus7, A7, Em7, G major, C major, Bm, A major, F#m

Baby Can I Hold You - Guitar Chords

Strumming Pattern

The strumming pattern is fairly basic and simple one. It’s has a slow quarter and eight note strums. Or you can picture it as a simple Down, Down, Up Down Up Down kind of a pattern. :)

 

Baby Can I Hold YOu
Tracy Chapman

Intro: D-Asus7-A7

D
Sorry

Asus7       A7       Em
Is all that you cant say

Asus7      A7     D
Years gone by and still

Asus7      A7       Em
Words dont come easily

     G          A
Like sorry like sorry

D
Forgive me

Asus7       A7       Em
Is all that you cant say

Asus7      A7     D
Years gone by and still

Asus7      A7       Em
Words dont come easily

     G          A
Like forgive me forgive me

Chorus:

                D
But you can say baby

Em         G        D
Baby can I hold you tonight

Em         G            Bm
Maybe if I told you the right words

        A                 D
At the right time youd be mine

D
I love you

Asus7       A7       Em
Is all that you cant say

Asus7      A7     D
Years gone by and still

Asus7      A7       Em
Words dont come easily

     G          A
Like I love you I love you
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