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GIVE ME ONE REASON BY TRACY CHAPMAN – HOW TO PLAY

how to play tracy chapman songs

Third ones a charm, they say. After “Fast Car” and “Baby Can I Hold You“, it is time to learn how to play the 3rd song from Grammy Award winning songwriter and singer – Tracy Chapman. In today’s post, we will learn how to play “Give Me One Reason“.

How to Play “Give Me One Reason”



2 things you need to know in order to play this song. First is that you only need to know 3 chords. Although these chords may be a little difficult for a beginner but nevertheless, having to memorize only 3 chords for the whole song makes it an easy song to play on guitar.

Next thing to remember is that, Give Me One Reason uses the classic 12-bar blues, both in musical structure and the repeated lyrics in each verse and chorus.

Guitar Chords and Lyrics

 

F#                                      
Give me one reason to stay here
B         C#             F#     
And I'll turn right back around
B                                                     
Give me one reason to stay here
C#                       F#
And I'll turn right back around
C#
Because I don't wanna leave you lonely
B                                F#
But you got to make me change my mind

and then just repeat the rythym for the rest of it

Baby, I got your number

And I know that you got mine

But you know that I called you,

I called too many times

You can call me baby,

you can call me anytime

But you got to call me

Give me one reason to stay here

And I'll turn right back around

Give me one reason to stay here

And I'll turn right back around

Because I don't wanna leave you lonely

But you got to make me change my mind

I don't want no one to squeeze me

They might take away my life

I don't want no one to squeeze me

They might take away my life

I just want someone to hold me

And rock me through the night

This youthful heart can love you

And give you what you need

This youthful heart can love you

And give you what you need

But I'm too old to go chasing you around

Wasting my precious energy

Give me one reason to stay here

And I'll turn right back around

Give me one reason to stay here

And I'll turn right back around

Because I don't wanna leave you lonely

But you got to make me change my mind

Baby, just give me just one reason

Give me just one reason why

Baby just give me one reason

Give me just one reason why I should stay

Because I told you I loved you

And there ain't no more to say
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