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I’d Rather – Luther Vandross

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I’d Rather
Luther Vandross
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Verse 1: @0:00
[G]I [E²]thought [D²]some[C²]time [B]a[A]lone
[G]Was [D²]what [C²]we [B]rea[C²]lly [C²..]nee[G]ded
[G]You [E²]said [D²]this [C²]time [B]would [A]hurt [F]more [A]than [C²]it [B]helps
[G]But [B]I [C²]could[D²]n’t [C²..]see [A]that
[G]I [E²]thought [D²]it [C²]was [B]the [A]end [/] [B]of [C²]a [D²]beau[C²]ti[B]ful [B..]sto[G]ry
[G]And [C²]so [B]I [A]left [G]the [F]one [G]I [A]loved [C²]at [D²~]home[E²] [D²] [C²]  
[A]To [C²~]be[D²] [E²]a[F²~]lone[E²] [D²] [E²..] [/] [A²]oh [D²~]oh[C²] [D²]oh [E²]on

Pre-chorus 1: @0:33
[C²]And [B]I [A]tried [B]to [C²]find [G²]out if [F²]this [E²]one [C²]thing [D²]is [B]true
[C²]That [D²]I’m [F²]no[E²]thing [C²]with[A]out [A]you
[A]I [A]know [G]bet[C²]ter [C²]now
[C²]And [D²]I’ve [F²]had [G²]a [D²~]change[C²] [D²]of[D².~] heart[C²]  

Chorus 1: @0:48
[A]I’d [C²]ra[D²]ther [E²]have [E²]bad [C²]times [A]with [D²]you
[B]Than [C²]good [D²]times [B]with [G]some[D²]one [C²]else
[A]I’d [C²]ra[D²]ther [E²]be [F²]be[E²]side [C²]you [A]in [E²]a [E²~]storm[D²]  
[C²]Than [B]safe [C²]and [D²]warm [D²]by [E²]my[C².~]self[A] [G]  
[A]I’d [C²]ra[D²]ther [E²]have [G²]hard [C²]times
[G²]To[F²]ge[E²]ther, [D²]than [C²]to [D²]have [C²]it [D²]ea[D²]sy [E²]a[D².~]part[C²] [A]  
[G]I’d [A]ra[C²]ther [B]have [C²]the [C²]one [B]who [A]holds [B]my [C²]heart
[C²]Whoo [D²]oh [F²]oh [G²]oh-[E²]oh-[C²]oh [C²]yeah

Verse 2: @1:24
[G]And [E²]then [D²]I [C²]met [B]some[A]one
[G]And [D²]thought [C²]she [B]could [C²]re[C²..]place [G]you
[G]We [E²]got [D²]a [C²]long [B]just [A]fine
[F]We [A]was[C²]ted [B]time [C²]be[D²]cause [C²]she [B]was [B]not [A]you
[G]We [E²]had [D²]a [C²]lot [B]of [A]fun
[B]Though [C²]we [D²]knew [C²]we [B]were [B..]fa[G]king
[C²]Love [B]was [A]not [G]im[F]pressed [G]with [A]our [C²]con[B]nec[D²]tion
[C²]The’re [E²]all [F²~]lies,[E²] [D²] [E².] [A²]all [D²~]lies[C².~] [D²] [E²]  

Pre-chorus 2: @1:57
[C²]So [B]I’m [A]here [B]cause [C²]I [G²]found [F²]this [E²]one [C²]thing [D²]is [G~]true[B] [A] [G]  
[C²]That [C²]I’m [A²]no[E²]thing [E²]with[D²]out [D²~]you[C²]  
[A]I [A]know [G]bet[C²]ter [C²~]now[D²]  
[C²]And [D²]I’ve [F²]had [G²]a [G²~]change[D²] [C²]of [D²]heart

Chorus 2: @2:12
[E²]I’d [C²]ra[D²]ther [E²]have [E²]bad [C²]times [A]with [D²]you
[B]Than [C²]good [D²]times [B]with [G]some[D²]one [C²]else
[A]I’d [C²]ra[D²]ther [E²]be [F²]be[E²]side [C²]you [A]in [E²]a [E²~]storm[D²]  
[C²]Than [B]safe [C²]and [D²]warm [D²]by [E²]my[D²~]self[C²]  
[A]I’d [C²]ra[D²]ther [E²]have [G²]hard [C²]times
[G²]To[F²]ge[E²]ther, [D²]than [C²]to [D²]have [C²]it [D²]ea[D²]sy [E²]a[D²~]part[C²] [A] [C².~] [D²]  
[G]I’d [A]ra[C²]ther [B]have [C²]the [C²]one [G²]who [E²~]holds[D²] [C²] [D²] [C²]my [C²]heart
[A²]Who [E²~]holds[D²] [C²] [D²] [C²]my [E²~]heart[D²] [C²]  

Bridge: @2:49 (key change)
[D#²]I [F²]can’t [G²]blame [D#²]you [C²]if [G²]you [F²]turn [D²]a[C²~]way[A#]  
[A#]from [F²]me [D#²]like [F²]I’ve [G²]done [F²~]you[D#²]  
[D#²]I [D²]can [C²]on[D²]ly [D#²]prove [F²]the [D#²]things [F²]I [D#²]say [F²]with [G²..]time
[F²]Please [G²]be [G#²…]mine

Chorus 3: @3:04
[C#²]I’d [C#²]ra[D#²]ther [F²]have [F²]bad [C#²]times [A#]with [D#²]you
[C²]Than [C#²]good [D#²]times [C²]with [G#]some[D#²]one [C#²]else
[A#]I’d [C#²]ra[D#²]ther [F²]be [F#²]be[F²]side [C#²]you [A#]in [F²]a [F²~]storm[D#²]  
[C#²]Than [C²]safe [C#²]and [D#²]warm [D#²]by [F²]my[C#²]self
[A#]I’d [C#²]ra[D#²]ther [F²]have [G#²]hard [C#²]times
[G#²]To[F#²]ge[F²]ther, [D#²]than [C#²]to [D#²]have [C#²]it [D#²]ea[D#²]sy [F²]a[D#²~]part[C#²] [A#]  
[G#]I’d [A#]ra[C#²]ther [C²]have [C#²]the [C#²]one [C²]who [A#]holds [C²]my [C#²]heart

Chorus 4: @3:36 (same as chorus 3)
[C#²]I’d [C#²]ra[D#²]ther [F²]have [F²]bad [C#²]times [A#]with [D#²]you
[C²]Than [C#²]good [D#²]times [C²]with [G#]some[D#²]one [C#²]else
[A#]I’d [C#²]ra[D#²]ther [F²]be [F#²]be[F²]side [C#²]you [A#]in [F²]a [F²~]storm[D#²]  
[C#²]Than [C²]safe [C#²]and [D#²]warm [D#²]by [F²]my[C#²]self
[A#]I’d [C#²]ra[D#²]ther [F²]have [G#²]hard [C#²]times
[G#²]To[F#²]ge[F²]ther, [D#²]than [C#²]to [D#²]have [C#²]it [D#²]ea[D#²]sy [F²]a[D#²~]part[C#²] [A#]  
[G#]I’d [A#]ra[C#²]ther [C²]have [C#²]the [C#²]one [C²]who [A#]holds [C²]my [C#²]heart

Outro: @4:09
[G#]I’d [A#]ra[C#²]ther [C²]have [C#²]the [C#²]one [C²]who [A#~]holds[C²] [A#] [G#]  
[D#²]my [C#²..~]heart[C#²] [D#²]  
[G#]I’d [A#]ra[C#²]ther [C²]have [C#²]the [G#²..]one [F²]who [D#²~]holds[C#²..~] [A#] [G#] [A#]  
[C#²]my [C#²….~]heart[C#²] [D#²..~] [C#²] [F#²..~] [F²~] [D#²] [C#²]  
[C#²]Who [A#²]oh [G#²]oh [F#²]oh [F²~]who[D#²] [C#²] [C#²~]holds[A#] [G#]  
[D#²]My [C#²…]heart


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