Ukulele post: I’ll be your song

This song is a whole cornfield & I can’t help but stan.

I’m good at love songs. \m/

From Heart’s “Dreamboat Annie,” “(Love Me Like Music) I’ll Be Your Song” is a sweet ballad that happens to use the right chords as I continue my quest to throw as many C major songs as possible at D.

The original notation I found used in Bb the last line of the chorus — which I think may actually be there in the second chorus when you repeat the line — however for our uses I’m going to sub in Bdim7.

Bb is a lot more comfortable for my spindly alien fingers, but the dim7 chord fits better to my ear on initial playthroughs. The Bb is more drama & def feels like spice for the last chorus.

Also, I subbed in Dm for the D & it rings right to me.

Chords

C (First position)

A|-3-|C
E|-0-|E
C|-0-|C
G|-0-|G

F (Fourth position)

A|-0-|A
E|-1-|F
C|-0-|C
G|-2-|A

Am (Sixth position)

A|-0-|A
E|-0-|E
C|-0-|C
G|-2-|A

Dm (Second position)

A|-0-|A
E|-1-|F
C|-2-|D
G|-2-|A

G (Fifth position)

A|-2-|B
E|-3-|G
C|-2-|D
G|-0-|G

Em (Third position)

A|-2-|B
E|-3-|G
C|-4-|E
G|-0-|G

Bdim7 (Seventh position)

A|-2-|B
E|-1-|F
C|-2-|D
G|-1-|G#

Verses

I’m still working on messing with the song structure & the second verse, but here’s what works for the first verse.

C
These have been quiet days
             F
when was the last time I wanted to sing
Am             C            Dm 
last few dying days hanging on
               G
what will they bring?
     Em
Even you and me
        F
we keep coming apart
            Am G F Em Dm
and it's a  wrong     thing
         Am
We gotta look right at each other and say it
F
turn on the radio and play it
    Am           F     G
and fall in love again

Chorus

There’s a second chorus that has a slightly different structure. But I want to give D time to get the basic format down & will put the rest up shortly.

                 C
Can you feel the light shine
                    F
You now this song's yours and mine
         C
ain't it good to know you've got a place to go
          F
where the melody's fine
    C
Sometimes I'm not so strong
         F
and even now I could be wrong
           Em           Dm
but if you love me like music
     B7sus2  F
I'll be your song

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