Now and Forever
Richard Marx

Richard Marx
Paid Vacation
1993
This song is a great way to learn fingerpicking.
I had a request for this so I'm going to figure it
out.  Have fun and enjoy it!

Lyrics
Chords


Here's the intro: G C CaddG G C CaddG + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:-----3-----------|-------3---------|-----3-----------|-------3---------| B:-----3---0h1/3-1-|-------------1p0-|-----3---0h1/3-1-|-------------1---| G:-------0---------|-----0-----------|-------0---------|-----0---------0-| D:---0-----0h2/4-2-|---2-------2-----|---0-----0h2/4-2-|---2-------2-----| A:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| E:-3---------------|-----------------|-3---------------|-----------------|
Proceed right into the verse: Whenever I'm weary from the battles that rage in my head G D/F# Em C Em/B Dsus2/F# + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:-----3-----------|-------0---------|-----0-------0---|---------0-------| B:-------------3---|-------0-------0-|-------1-------0-|-----3-------3---| G:-----------2-----|-----0-------2---|---0-------0-----|---2---2---2---2-| D:---0-----------0-|---2-------------|-----------------|-----------------| A:-----------------|-----------------|-3-------2-------|-----------------| E:-3-----3-2-------|-0---------------|-----------------|-2---------------| You make sense... when my sanity hangs by a thread G D/F# Em C Em/B Dsus2/F# + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:-----3-----------|-------0---------|-----0-------0---|---------0-------| B:-------------3---|-------0-------0-|-------1-------0-|-----3-------3---| G:-----------2-----|-----0-------2---|---0-------0-----|---2---2---2---2-| D:---0-----------0-|---2-------------|-----------------|-----------------| A:-----------------|-----------------|-3-------2-------|-----------------| E:-3-----3-2-------|-0---------------|-----------------|-2---------------| I lose my way but still you seem to under - stand now and C B Em D C# + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:-------0---------|-------2---------|-------0-------2-|-------0---------| B:-----1-----------|-------4-------4-|-------0-----3---|-----2-----------| G:---0-------------|-----4-----4-----|-----0-----2-----|---0-------------| D:-----------------|---4---------4---|---2-----0-------|-----------------| A:-3---------3---0-|-2---------------|-----------------|-4---------------| E:-----------------|-----------------|-0---------------|-----------------| forever I will be your man Am7 D + + + + + + + + e:-------0---------|-----3---2-------| B:-----1-------1---|-----3---3---3---| G:---0---------0---|---2---2-------2-| D:-----------------|-0---------0-----| A:-0---------0-----|-----------------| E:-----------------|-----------------|
Now play the second four measures of the intro once more, then go into another verse. The next part is the bridge and solo: Now I can rest my worries... be sure That I won't be alone Bm Em C G D Em C G + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:-----2-------0---|-----0-------3---|-----0-0-0h2-0-------0---|-----0-------3---| B:-----3-------0---|-----1-------3---|---------3---3-------0---|-----1-------3---| G:-------4---0-----|---0-----------0-|-------------------0-----|---0-----------0-| D:---4-----------2-|-------2---0-----|-0---------------------2-|-------2---0-----| A:-2---------------|-3---------------|-------------------------|-3---------------| E:---------0-------|---------3-------|-----------------0-------|---------3-------| anymore If I'd only known you were there all the time...all this time__________ D/F# Em C G D CaddG + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:-------------0---|-----0-------3---|-----2-----------3---|---------|-------3-------3-| B:-----3-------0---|-----1-------3---|-----3-------0h1-----|-----1---|-----1-----1-----| G:-----2-----0-----|---0-----------0-|---2---2-------------|-------0-|---0---------0---| D:---0---0-------2-|-------2---0-----|-0-------------------|---------|-----------------| A:-----------------|-3---------------|---------3-----------|---3-----|-3-------3-------| E:-2-------0-------|---------3-------|---------------------|---------|-----------------| 2/4 bar
The solo is just over the first part of the verse: G D/F# Em + + + + + + + + e:-----------------------------------|-----------------------------| B:-----------------------------------|-----------------------------| G:-0-------------0h2p0------0----2---|-2/4-4~~~~~~~~~~~----4-5---4-| D:---------------------4-------------|-------------------------7---| A:-----------------------------------|-----------------------------| E:-----------------------------------|-----------------------------| C Em/B Dsus2/F# + + + + + + + + e:--------------------------------------|---------------------------------| B:--------------------------------------|---------------------------------| G:-5~~~~~~~~~~~~~-5h7p5-4~~~~~~---------|-----------------------------4-7-| D:------------------------------5~~~~~~-|-5/7~~~~~~~~~----------4-5-7-----| A:--------------------------------------|-------------------5-7-----------| E:--------------------------------------|---------------------------------| G D/F# Em + + + + + + + + e:------3---------------2------2h3p2-|-0-----7---------7h8p7-7h8p7---5---| B:-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------| G:-4------------4-2------------------|---------------9-------------------| D:-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------| A:-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------| E:-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------| C Em/B Dsus2/F# + + + + + + + + e:-5---7---------------------------|-----------------------------------| B:-------8-------------8-8---------|-8/10~~~~~~~-------8-8p7p5---------| G:---------------7-7-------------7-|---------------------------7-5-4---| D:---------------------------------|---------------------------------7-| A:---------------------------------|-----------------------------------| E:---------------------------------|-----------------------------------| Until the day... C + + + + e:-------------------------| B:-------------------------| G:-4/5~~~~~~~~~------------| D:-------------------------| A:-------------------------| E:-------------------------|
The ending looks like this: forever I will be your man now and Am7 D G C + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:-------0---------|-----3---2-------|-----3-----------|-----------------| B:-----1-------1p0-|-----3---3---3---|-----3---0h1/3-1-|-------1-----1---| G:---0-------------|---2---2-------2-|-------0---------|-----0-----------| D:-----------------|-0---------0-----|---0-----0h2/4-2-|---2-------2-----| A:-0---------0-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| E:-----------------|-----------------|-3---------------|-----------------| forever I will be___________________ your man Am7 D C + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:-------0---------|-----3---3-------|-0h2-----2-------|---------0-------| B:-----1-------1---|-----3---3-----3-|-3-----3-3-------|-----1-------1---| G:---0-------------|-------2-----2---|-----2-----------|---0-------0---0-| D:-----------------|-0---------0-----|-----------------|-----------------| A:-0---------0-----|-----------------|-----------------|-3---------------| E:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| G C D G + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:-3---0-----------|-----3-----------|------------------|-----------------| B:---------1-------|-----3---1--/3---|-/8---------------|-----------------| G:-------------0---|-------0---------|------------------|-----------------| D:---2---2---2---2-|---0-----2--/4---|-/9---------------|-----------------| A:-----------------|-----------------|-/10--------------|-----------------| E:-----------------|-3---------------|------------------|-----------------|
LYRICS:
Whenever I'm weary from the battles that rage in my head You make sense of madness when my sanity hangs by a thread I lose my way but still you seem to understand Now and forever I will be your man Sometimes I just hold you too caught up in me to see I'm holding a fortune that heaven has given to me I'll try to show you each and every way I can Now and forever I will be your man Now I can rest my worries and always be sure That I won't be alone anymore If I'd only known you were there all the time All this time Guitar Solo Until the day the ocean doesn't touch the sand Now and forever I will be your man Now and forever I will be your man

CHORDS:
CaddG x32013 Em/B x22000 D/F# 200232 (thumb on 6th string) Dsus2/F# 200230 C# x4x020 To learn why these chords are named this way, check out
Dansm's Guitar Chord Theory.

Created on 5-29-97 by Daniel E. Smith.