Baby, Can I Hold You?

Words & Music:

Tracy Chapman


Kudos to Songhound Bill Biddlecome for the much better chords in the transitions and at the end of this tune.


D   A7sus4   A7


D           A7sus4   A7        Em

"Sorry," is all that you can't say.

A7sus4     A7     D     A7sus4      A7       Em

Years gone by and still words don't come easily,

       G               A     A7sus4  A7

Like, "Sorry."  Like, "Sorry."


"Forgive me," is all that you can't say

Years gone by and still words don't come easily,

Like, "Forgive me, forgive me."



[n.c.]             D     Em          G          D

But, you can say, "Baby, baby, can I hold you tonight?"

Em         G            Bm                  A                    D G A7

Baby, if I told you the right words, at the right time, you'd be mine.


"I love you." is all that you can't say.

Years gone by and still words don't come easily

Like, "I love you.  I love you."


CHORUS:  [2x]


         D    G   A7          D

You'd be mine------, you'd be mine.


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