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From: “The History of Rock: The Late ’90s”

Give Me One Reason


by

TRACY CHAPMAN

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EMI Music Publishing

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GIVE ME ONE REASON


Words and Music by
TRACY CHAPMAN
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Gb Î Ï Ï Ï ÏÏ
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Give me one rea-son to stay here and I’ll turn right back a -

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round. Give me one rea-son to stay here

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and I’ll turn right back a - round. Said I

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don’t want to leave you lone - ly; you got to make me change my mind.

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Ba -by, I got your num - ber. Oh, and I know that you got
want no one to squeeze me. They might take a - way my
youth - ful heart can love you, yes, and give you what you

« j
(D.S.) Ba -by, just give me one rea - son. Oh, give me just one rea - son

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mine. But you know that I called you.
life. I don’t want no one to squeeze me.
need. I said this youth - ful heart can love you,
why. Ba-by, just give me one rea - son.

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oh, and give you what you need. But I’m
Oh, give me just one rea -son why I should stay. Said I

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call me, ba - by. You can call me an - y - time. But you got to
want some - one to hold me, oh, and rock me through the
too old to go chas - ing you a - round, wast - ing my pre - cious en - er -
told you that I loved you

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call me. 
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(You could see me turn - ing.)

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Give me one rea - son to stay here and I’ll turn right back a -

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round. (You could see me turn-ing.) Said I don’t want to leave you lone - ly;

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you got to make me change my mind. I don’t

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and there ain’t no more to say.
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