I'll Have To Say I Love You in a Song
Jim Croce

Jim Croce
I Got A Name
1973
I keep getting into these Croce songs because they are great fingerpicking
material.  This one turned out to be easier than I thought.  I hope you like
it!  BTW, if you want anything to do with Jim, check out the Jim Croce Home
Page.  He provided the lyrics, too.  Have fun with this!

Chords


Here's the intro: A C#m Bm Dm E + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:-----------------|---------4-------|-----------------|-------5---------| B:-----2-----2-----|-----5-----5-----|-----3-----3-----|-----6-------9---| G:---2-----2-----2-|---6---------6---|---4-----4-------|---7-------9-----| D:-----------------|-------6---------|-------4---------|-----------------| A:-0-----------0---|-4---------------|-2-----------2///|/5-------7-------| E:-------0---------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| A C#m Bm Dm E + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:-----------------|---------4-------|-----------------|-------5---------| B:-----2-----2-----|-----5-----5-----|-----3-----3-----|-----6-------9---| G:---2-----2-----2-|---6---------6---|---4-----4-------|---7-------9-----| D:-----------------|-------6---------|-------4---------|-----------------| A:-0-----------0---|-4---------------|-2-----------2///|/5-------7-------| E:-------0---------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
The verses look like this: I know it's kinda late I hope I didn't wake you but what I A C#m Bm E D E + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----0---2---4---| B:-----2-----2-----|-----5-----5-----|-----3-----3-----|-------0---------| G:---2-----2-----2-|---6-----6-----6-|---4-----4-----4-|---1-----2---4---| D:-----------------|-------6---------|-------4---------|-----------------| A:-0-----------0---|-4-----------4---|-2-----------2---|-----------------| E:-------0---------|-----------------|-----------------|-0---------------| gotta say can't wait I knew you'd understand A C#m Bm E D E + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----0---2---4---| B:-----2-----2-----|-----5-----5-----|-----3-----3-----|-------0---------| G:---2-----2-----2-|---6-----6-----6-|---4-----4-----4-|---1-----2---4---| D:-----------------|-------6---------|-------4---------|-----------------| A:-0-----------0---|-4-----------4---|-2-----------2---|-----------------| E:-------0---------|-----------------|-----------------|-0---------------|
Play intro.
Well I know it's kind of late I hope I didn't wake you But what I got to say can't wait I knew you'd understand Just strum the chords during the chorus: CHORUS D D# Ev'ry time I tried to tell you C#m A D The words just came out wrong A E D So I'll have to say I love you in a song
Yeah I know it's kind of strange But ev'ry time I'm near you I just run out of things to say I knew you'd understand CHORUS Ev'ry time I tried to tell you The words just came out wrong So I'll have to say I love you in a song
GUITAR SOLO Play verse pattern. CHORUS Ev'ry time the time was right All the words just came out wrong So I'll have to say I love you in a song
Yeah I know it's kind of late I hope I didn't wake you But there's something that I just got to say I knew you'd understand CHORUS Ev'ry time I tried to tell you The words just came out wrong So I'll have to say I love you in a song
Play intro tab (instrumental), end on A
CHORDS:
D xx0232 or x57775 D# x6787x Dm x57765 Fingerings for the other chords can be found at
my Key to Chords Page. To learn why these chords are named this way, check out Dansm's Guitar Chord Theory.

Created on 7-23-97 by Daniel E. Smith.