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Song: Be Strong Now

Release: Let It Come Down

Artist: James Iha

Author: 1. Craig Newnes <cnewnes@jetstream.net>

2. Tim Armati <tim_armati@acslink.aone.net.au>

Tuning: standard

 

-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-

 

Chord Fingerings:

E E6 Asus2 Aadd2 G#m F#m11 Bsus4 C#m

E| 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0

B| 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5

G| 1 1 2 6 4 2 4 6

D| 2 2 2 7 6 4 4 6

A| 2 2 0 7 6 4 2 4

E| 0 0 x 5 4 2 x x

Fig1 (intro)

E E6

|-----0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|

|-0-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|

|-1-1-1--1-1-1--1-1-1-1-1-1-1--|

|-2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|

|-2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|

|-0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|

Fig2

|--------------------------|

|--------------------------|

|-11-13-13-11-9-9-9-9-9-9--|

|--------------------------|

|-9--11-11-9--7-7-7-7-7-7--|

|--------------------------|

Fig3

E

|-0--2--5--4--|

|-------------|

|-------------|

|-------------|

|-------------|

|-------------|

Fig1 (with Fig2) >3x

|Asus2 |Asus2 |

E6 Asus2

little darling belle with such a fragile shell

E Aadd2 G#m

in the powerful way that love seems to make her all regret it now

Aadd2 G#m F#m11

and if she’d only say what’s wrong she can’t on

E6

you’ve got to be strong now

and if I come and hold you now

Asus2

you’ll be safe and sound

E6 Asus2

little lonely face that no one ever sees

E

you see the thing she believes is life is bittersweet if she’d

Aadd2 G#m Aadd2 G#m

open up to me and its the only thing she dreams

F#m11

you gotta believe

E6

you’ve got to be strong now

and if I come and hold you now

E

you’ve got to be strong now

(add Fig3)

E

if I hold you now

E

if I hold you now

Aadd2 G#m Aadd2 C#m G#m

if I hold you now

Bsus4 Asus2

ooh god if I could change a thing tonight we won’t be lonely

Bsus4 Asus2

ooh god if I could change a thing

C#m Bsus4 E

why does it have to be this way

E6

you’ve got to be strong now

and if I come and hold you now

E

you’ve got to be strong now

E

if I hold you now

E

if I hold you now

E E

if I hold you now

 

****************************************************************

 

version 2

---------

 

Tim Armati <tim_armati@acslink.aone.net.au>

 

Intro:

 

A(9)

e--0---0---0---0---0--- three times then end on A(9) chord and strum

b--0---0---0---0---0--- for a couple of bars.

g--11~~13--13~~11--9---

d--x---x---x---x---11--

a--9~~~11--11~~9---0---

e--0---0---0---0---x---

 

Verse: E5: 009970 A(9): 009110x G#m: 004664 F#m: 002442

 

E5 A9

Little darling belle with such a fragile shell

 

E5 A9 G#m

In the powerful way that love seems to make her all regret it now

 

A9 G#m F#m

If she'd only say what's wrong she can't go on

 

Chorus:

 

E5 ////// A9 E5 A9

You've got to be strong now If I come and hold you tight

 

E5 A9 A9

You'll be safe and sound

 

Verse 2: same as V1

Chorus 2: same as Ch1

 

Bridge:

 

A few strums on each of these

 

e--0--0---0---0----- a few times while singing "If I hold you now..."

b--0--0---0---0-----

g--9~~11~~14~~13----

d--x--x---x---x-----

a--7~~9~~~12~~11----

e--0--0---0---0-----

 

A9 //// G#m //// C#m: 005664x //// G#m //////

If I hold you now

 

Bsus4: 008997 A9

Ooh god if I could change a thing tonight we won't be lonely

 

Bsus4 A9

Ooh god if I could change a thing

 

C#m Bsus4 E5 ///////// A9.....while singing chorus again

Why does it have to be this way

 

Play bridge to finish the song.

 

 

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