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Terry Callier - Lean On Me tab

Lean On Me (demo version from "First Light")


Fmaj7  C (x3) (finger pick or strum) 

(verse 1) (finger pick or strum verses)
You've seen bad times
C                                  Fmaj7
Your eyes have told me so blue and bad times
C                                           Fmaj7
You think that I don't know but there'll be glad times
C                               Fmaj7
Just you wait and see girl I'll be your sunrise if you
Lean on me
       Fmaj7   C                          Fmaj7
Now I imagine  I could comfort you I'd forgotten 
The things that you'd  been through
           Fmaj7         C
But here's one thing on which we can agree 
            Fmaj7                         C
When you're ready darling you can lean on me

(strum chorus)  C                              G
And the love I bring will grow into a lasting thing
                          F                C
It'll put your heart on wings and set you free
           C                           F
And as you rise high into the clearing sky
Maybe you will realize you can always
        C                               G
Lean on me said lean on me baby lean on me
                  F                  C
Said just lean on me you can lean on me

(verse2)         Fmaj7           C
All your heartaches are hidden deep inside 
             Fmaj7          C
So there's no  telling how many tears you've cried
             Fmaj7             C
And like the river told the weeping willow tree 
      Fmaj7                                  C
I can hold your teardrops child just lean on me

(chorus2)      C
Sweet love and care and girl I'll find the strength
   G                                   F
I swear and when you need me I'll be there 
If you let it be 
                 C                             G
Till my time is done till the longest race is run
Right on till the kingdom comes you can always
        C               C               G
Lean on me—said lean on me baby lean on me 
Yeah you can lean on me 
You know that you can lean on me

This is a rather raw demo version that I find much more compelling than most
of the studio releases of the song. It's just Terry and his guitar. Same
arrangement, slightly different lyrics. 

As always, corrections, comments welcome. All my own work. 

Greg Brown
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