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Higher Love
Released on the album "Back in the High Life" in 1986 on Island Records.
Words and Music by Steve Winwood and Will Jennings
Key of F flat major. Time signature 4/4. Tempo = 99.
Transcription by Hisao Chida

Intro: {Drum solo}
|   ||N.C.  |     |     ||

{Enters conga}
|     |     |     |

Verse A-1: (0:18-) {Enters electric piano}
           ||Bb    F           |Eb          F    |
Think about___ it,   there must be__ higher love
|Eb          Bb             |Gm             F
 Down in the heart or hidden in the stars a-bove
    |Bb      F          |Eb          F  |
With-out it,   life is a wasted time
|Eb          Bb              |F           C   ||
 Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine

Verse B-1: (0:37-) {Enters mute guitar}
|C                   |Dm         |
   Things look so bad everywhere
|C                     |Am      Bb    |
   In this whole world, what is fair?
|C                     |Bb     F     |
   We walk blind and we try to see
|C                       |Am    Dm  ||
   Falling behind in what could be

Chorus 1: (0:58-) {Enter brass}
|:Bb           F          |C     Dm          :|
    Bring me a higher love
    Bring me a higher love, whoa
    Bring me a higher love         What's that
|Bb        F          |Dm       C
   higher  love I keep thinking of?____

[Verse A-2] (1:16-)

 Worlds are turning  and we're just hanging on
 Facing our fear and standing out there alone
 A yearning, and it's real to me
 There must be someone who's feeling for me

{Instrumental break}
|:Dm    C/D  Dm  Am7 |Dm            :| (x 2)

(Verse B-1) (1:46-)

(Chorus 1) (2:05-)

[Chorus 2] (2:24-)

 Bring me a higher love
 Bring me a higher love
 Bring be a higher love  I could
 rise above on a higher love

Bridge:  (2:45-) {No guitar}
| Bb  C    Dm    |     C    Bb | C   Dm     |     C   Bb |
  I   will wait for it           I'm not too late for it
| Bb  C    Dm         |C       Bb   | C   Dm       |C       Bb
  Un- til  then,  I'll sing my song   To  cheer the night a-long

       {Enter cutting guitar and funky brass}
      ||Dm    C/D  Dm  Am7 |Dm    |    C/D  Dm  Am7|5/4 Dm     |
Bring   it                                                 Um__

|4/4 Dm    C/D  Dm  C/D |2/4 Dm  |4/4    C/D  Dm  Am7||

|C                                 |                |
 I could light the night up with my soul on fire
|C                              |Bb            |
 I could make the sun shine from pure desire
|Bb     Dm       |Eb             Bb   |
 Let me feel that love come over me
|Dm     Bb      |F               C    ||
 Let me feel how strong it could be

|N.C./C  |       |       |        ||

(Chorus 1) (3:50-)

Coda: (4:09-)
|:Bb   F   |C    Dm  :| (X 2)

{Female vocals, only with drums}
|F            C           |          |
  (Bring me a higher love)
|F            C           |   Dm            |
  (Bring me a higher love, oh____ ) Bring me
|F            C           |           |
  (Bring me a higher love)   Oh______
|F            C           |    Dm             |
  (Bring me a higher love) Oh,_____

{Enter others} (4:37-)
|:Bb         F           |C     Dm    :|
  Bring me a higher love  (repeat ad lib to fade)
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