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Jackson 5 - I Want You Back tab

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  / KT Tunstall                       /  The meaning of the song is in the
 / I Want You Back (Jackson 5 cover) /  title, simple as it is. This song was
/___________________________________/  Jackson 5's breakthrough single back in
                                      1969, and it was written by some of the
songwriters working for the newly-started record company Motown, on which it was
also released. Motown was the first record company ever to be owned by African
American's and it was therefore obvious that five black boys were chosen to
front the label. Back then Jackson 5 were still just figureheads for the company
and hadn't really any influence on their career yet. It was all yet a concept
band just the way popstars are branded today, where an entire company really is
behind everything.
...and then the lovely Kate Tunstall does this beautiful cover, love her ;)


 Chords:
  E   G#mb5  A   C#m7   G#m7   F#m7   B7   E(2)   E/C#   E/B   Aadd9  Asus2#11
--0----0-----0------------------------2--------------------------0-------0------|
--0----0-----2----9------4------2-----0-----9------9------9------0-------0------|
--1----4-----2----9------4------2-----2-----9------9------9------6-------8------|
--2----x-----2----9------4------2-----1-----9------9------9------7-------9------|
--2----5-----0----x------x------x-----2-----7------x------x------0-------0------|
--0----4----------9------4------2------------------9------7---------------------|

Intro:
 (similar to a verse)


1st Verse:
  E                   G#mb5   A
  When I had you to myself, I didn't want you around
  C#m7   G#m7  A      E        F#m7      E           A  E
  Pretty faces always make you stand out in a crowd
  E                                G#mb5 A
  Someone picked you from the bunch, one glance is all it took
  C#m7     G#m7     A        E     F#m7   B7     E     A  E
  Now it's much too late for me to take a second look

Chorus:
  E(2)      E/C#    E/B      Aadd9       Asus2#11
  Ooh baby, give me one more chance  to show you that I love you
  C#m7  G#m7 A          E  F#m7         E      A  E
  Won't you  please let me back in your heart
  E(2)         E/C#  E/B      Aadd9       Asus2#11
  Ooh darling, I was blind to let you go
      C#m7 G#m7  A    E    F#m7   B7 E   A  E
  And now  since I've seen you it is on

Interlude:
[ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/j/jackson-5/149222.html ]
  I want you back, ooh, ooh, yeah, yeah
  I want you back, ooh, ooh, baby, yeah
  I want you back, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
  I want you back, oh, oh, darling

  |-------------------------------------|
  |-------------------------------------|
  |-------------------------------------|
  |-----x-----------x------------x------|
  |-----x-----------x------------x------|
  |-0-0-x-12---12---x-0---0---12-x-12---|
  (play this figure 4 times)

2nd Verse:

  Trying to live without your love is one long sleepness night
  Let me show you, girl, that I know wrong from right
  Every street Ive walked on, it had tear stains on the ground
  Following the girl I didn't even want around

Chorus:

  Ooh baby, give me one more chance  to show you that I love you
  Won't you please let me back in your heart
  Ooh darling, I was blind to let you go
  Now since I've seen you it is on
  I want you back, ooh, ooh, yeah, yeah
  I want you back, ooh, ooh, baby, yeah
  I want you back, oh, oh, nana
  Want you back

Interlude:

  I want you back

  All I want
  I want you back
  All I need
  I want you back

Chorus:

  Oh baby, I was blind to let you go
  I want you to please let me back in your heart
  Oh baby, give me one more chance  to show you that I love you
  Oh, since Ive seen you in his arms

Outro-Interlude:

  I want you back, oh, oh, yeah, yeah
  I want you back, ooh, ooh, baby
  I want you back, oh, oh, yeah, yeah
  I want you back

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: To try out something new here, I've indicated the beats of the bars above the
: chords, which also allows me to describe the rhythms of the chords precisely.
: It may seem a bit hard to see through, but it's actually rather easy if you
: just know how to count to 4, and there're only three lines to learn.
:
:
:
: Intro & Verse progression
:
:  | 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   | 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   |
:  | E                   G#mb5       | A                               |
:
:
:  | 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   | 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   |
:  | C#m7    G#m7    A     E         | F#m7    B7    E     A   E       |
:
:
:
: Chorus progression
:
:  | 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   | 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   |
:  | E(2)            E/C#    E/B     | Aadd9           Asus2#11        |
:
:
:  | 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   | 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   |
:  | C#m7    G#m7    A     E         | F#m7    B7    E     A   E       |
:
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- 16th /July /07
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