Shower the People
James Taylor

James Taylor
In the Pocket
1976
I felt like I needed more JT on the page, so this is it.
This is a good (but perhaps cheesy) song, with backing
vocals by his wife, Carly Simon.  Hope you have fun!

Lyrics
Chords


Capo 3rd INTRO:
you can... G A5 B5 C#5 + + + + e:-----------------| B:-----------------| G:-0-2---4---6-----| D:-----2---4---5---| A:---0---2---4---4-| E:-3---------------|
This is the verse: play the game... act out the part..know... written...you D A Bm Asus4 G + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:-0h2-------------|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------| B:-3-----3---------|-0h2-------------|-------3-------3-|-------3---------| G:---------------2-|-------2---------|-----4-------2---|-----0-----0-----| D:-0-------------0-|-----------------|---4-------2-----|---0-------------| A:-----------------|-0---------------|-2-------0-------|-----------------| E:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3-----------2-0-| how can you... broken heart ashamed..playin'...fool D Asus4 A#7 Bm Asus4 G + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:-3p2-------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| B:-----3-----------|-3-------2-------|---------3-2-----|-------3---------| G:-------2---------|---2-------0-----|-4-------2-2-----|-----0-----0-----| D:-0---------------|-----2-------2---|-----------------|---0-------------| A:-----------------|-0-------1-------|-2-------0-------|-----------------| E:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3-----------2-0-| one thing can... another ...take any sacrifice D A Bm Asus4 G + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:-------2---------|-------0---------|-----------------|-----------------| B:-----3-----------|-----2-----------|-------3-------3-|-------3---------| G:---2-------------|---2-------------|-----4-------2---|-----0-----0-----| D:-0---------------|-----------------|---4-------2-----|---0-------------| A:-----------------|-0---------------|-2-------0-------|-----------------| E:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3-----------2-0-| father and...sister and brother if it...nice don't think twice D Asus4 A A#7 Bm Asus4 G Asus4 + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:-------2---------|-------0-------0-|-----------------|-----------------| B:-----3-----3---3-|---2---------2---|-----3-------3---|-0-----------3---| G:-----------------|-----------0-----|---4-------2-----|-0-------2-------| D:-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----0---2-------| A:-----------------|-0-------1-------|-2-------0-------|---------0-------| E:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3---------------|
This is the solo: will Bm Em7 G A D A + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:-2---------------|-----------0-0---|-------0---------|---------0-------| B:-3-------3-2-----|-----3-----3-2---|-----------------|-0--2----------2-| G:-4-----------2---|-------4-------2-|---0---------0-2-|-------2---------| D:-4-------------2-|---4-------------|-----------------|---------2-------| A:-2---------------|-----------------|-----------------|----0------------| E:-----------------|-----------------|-0-----------0-2-|-3-----2---------| Em7 G A + + + + + + + + e:-----------------|-----------0---------| B:-------3---------|-0-------2---3p2p0---| G:-----0-------0-2-|---------2---------2-| D:---2-------------|---------------------| A:-----------------|-------0-------------| E:-0-----------0-2-|-3-------------------|
This is the ending (very similar to solo, but ad-lib please): shower the... love with love show them... feel_____ Em7 G A D A Em7 G A + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:-------0---------|---------0-------|-----------------|-----------0-----| B:-----------------|-0--2------------|-------3---------|-0-------2---2---| G:---0---------0-2-|-------2---------|-----0-------0-2-|---------2-----2-| D:-----------------|---------2-------|---2-------------|-----------------| A:-----------------|----0------------|-----------------|-------0---------| E:-0-----------0-2-|-3-----2---------|-0-----------0-2-|-3---------------|
LYRICS:
play intro You can play the game and you can act out the part Though you know it wasn't written for you Tell me how can you stand there with your broken heart Ashamed of playin' the fool One thing can lead to another It doesn't take any sacrifice Woa father and mother sister and brother If it feels nice don't think twice
CHORUS Em7 A Just shower the people you love with love Em7 A Show them the way that you feel Em7 A A#7 Bm Things are gonna work out fine if you only will (Bm) Do as I say Em7 A Just shower the people you love with love Em7 A Show them the way you feel Em7 A A#7 Bm Things are gonna be much better if you only will A G D (to verse)
You can run but you cannot hide This is widely known What do you plan to do with you foolish pride When you're all by yourself alone Once you tell somebody the way that you feel You can feel it beginning to ease I think it's true what they say about the sticky wheel Always getting the grease
CHORUS Better to shower the people you love with love Show them the way that you feel I know things are gonna be just fine if you only will What I'd like do to you Shower the people you love with love Show them the way you feel Things are gonna be much better if you only will
SOLO play solo tab
CHORUS (with ad-lib until fade) repeatedly play ending

CHORDS:
C#5 x456xx Asus4 x02230 A#7 x12020 To learn why these chords are named this way, check out
Dansm's Guitar Chord Theory.

Created on 12-8-97 by Daniel E. Smith.