Tonic - If You Could Only See Acoustic chords

      
If You Could Only See
Acoustic Version
Originally Record by: Tonic
Transcribed by Eric Norcross
10/09/09
www.EricNorcross.com

This is the version Iíve been playing since I first learned the song back in high 
school.  
Iíve added a lot of improvisations since then, so itís not exactly like you would 
hear when Tonic plays it acoustically.  
So donít expect it to be dead on.  
This was one of the first songs I learned front to back and to this day, somehow 
manage to impress myself with it.

***Capo on 1*** Ė This is usually relative to voice, but I canít stand playing it 
any other way regardless.  
Also, the capo on 1 is normal for this song.

Most of this is open/basic chords, except when the part comes up ďSayiní you love 
but you donítĒ, I like to use bar chords for C & G.  
This is the only time I utilize the bar form. 
Of course most performers use the bar form on the verse chords as well, but I 
prefer open when playing it acoustically.

Lastly, a lot of people have issues figuring out the strumming pattern.  
This cannot be explained.  
You just have to take is slow and work your way up to the speed and rhythm that 
best fits YOU, even if it means adding bars to the song to make it work.  Over 
time though, youíll figure out the best way to perform it for yourself.


Am C G G* G/f F E C* AE ---0---|---0---|---3---|---3---|---3---|---1---|---0---|---0---|---0---|B ---1---|---1---|---3---|---3---|---3---|---1---|---0---|---3---|---2---|G ---2---|---0---|---0---|---0---|---0---|---2---|---1---|---0---|---2---|D ---2---|---2---|---0---|---0---|---0---|---3---|---2---|---4---|---2---|A ---0---|---3---|---2---|---x---|---x---|---3---|---2---|---5---|---2---|E ---0---|---3---|---3---|---3---|---1---|---x---|---0---|---5---|---2---|
Am CIf you could only see the way she loves me
G* G/fThen maybe you would understand
Am CWhy I feel this way about our love
G* G/fAnd what I must do
Am C G* G/fÖIf you could only see how blue her eyes can be when she says
When she says she loves me Em (let ring) Am E G F G Am E G F F
G AWell you got your reasons
G AAnd you got your lies
G A FAnd you got your manipulations
C slide to C*They cut me down to size
Am CSayin you love but you donít
G FYou give your love but you wont
Am CIf you could only see the way she loves me
G* G/fThen maybe you would understand
Am CWhy I feel this way about our love
G* G/fAnd what I must do
Am C G* FIf you could only see how blue her eyes can be when she says
FWhen she says she loves me
Quick Interlude (G& F are barred) Am Em G F
G ASeems the road less traveled
G A C slide up to C*Shows happiness unraveled
G AAnd you got to take a little dirt
G A FTo keep what you love
C slide up to C* Thatís what you gotta do
Am CSayin you love but you donít
G FYou give your love but you wonít
G FYouíre stretching out your arms to something thatís just not there
Am CSayin you love where you stand
G FGive your heart when you can
Am CIf you could only see the way she loves me
G* G/fThen maybe you would understand
Am CWhy I feel this way about our love
G* G/fAnd what I must do
Am C G* G/fIf you could only see how blue her eyes can be when she says
When she says she loves me
Am CSayin you love but you donít
G FYou give your love but you wonít
G FYoure stretching out your arms to something thats just not there
Am CSayin you love where you stand
G FGive your heart when you can
Am CIf you could only see the way she loves me
G* G/fThen maybe you would understand
Am CWhy I feel this way about our love
G* G/fAnd what I must do
Am C G* G/fÖIf you could only see how blue her eyes can be when she says
When she says she loves me
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