I’d Rather Have Love (Joe)

Ab/Bb:6x654x Abmaj7:4x554x
Bb/D: x5xx66
Cm7:  x35345
Eb:   x65343 or x6888x
Fm7:  1x111x
Gm7:  3x333x
 

Intro (2x)
Eb-Bb/D-Cm7
Abmaj7-Gm7-Fm7
Fm7-Gm7-Cm7
Ab/Bb Eb

Verse 1
Eb-Bb/D       Cm7
       I was cool in them streets
Abmaj7-Gm7       Fm7
          I was cool in them clubs
Fm7-Gm7      Cm7
       Real talk I wasn't thinking 
 Ab/Bb         Eb
Nothing 'bout love

Eb-Bb/D          Cm7
       I didn't want nobody 
Abmaj7-Gm7               Fm7          
           Trying to partake in my stuff
Fm7  Gm7                 Cm7
 I thought an occasional one night stand 
 Ab/Bb     Eb
Would be enough

     Pre-Chorus
         Ab/Bb
     But one day I, I met this girl 
              Ab/Bb
     And she ruined my philosophy
         Ab/Bb                     
     It caught me by surprise
                Ab/Bb 
     My heart skips a beat 
            Cm7 Gm7  Fm7 Gm7
     When she  comes a__round

     Ab/Bb  
      I never thought that I'd 
         Ab/Bb           Gm7
     Be ready to settle down
     Ab/Bb                             Fm7-Gm7
      See I was about to find myself alone
            Abmaj7  Ab/Bb  Eb-Bb/D
     But I found myself a love

     Chorus
                 Cm7               Abmaj7-Gm7
     It's gonna take a minute to evolve
              Fm7
     But I'd rather have a love 
           Fm7 Gm7    Cm7
     Than no_thing at all
                      Ab/Bb     Eb
     I'm ready for a love of my own
      
             Eb-Bb/D                 Cm7                 
     Can't stay     in this place forever
                    Abmaj7 Gm7         
     Even though I want   to
             Fm7
     I just see us together
     Fm7  Gm7           Cm7
     I'd rather have a love
                  Ab/Bb   Eb
     Than have a life   alone

Verse 2
Eb-Bb/D       Cm7
       I was raised by a good one
Abmaj7       Gm7            Fm7
      Momma told me what a real man should be
Fm7-Gm7          Cm7
       She said son pick one
      Ab/Bb         Eb
And treat her like me

Eb-Bb/D        Cm7
        I took all of her wisdom
Abmaj7      Gm7          Fm7
      And I used it for selfish gain
Fm7      Gm7                 Cm7
 And I know if she saw this pimpin'
  Ab/Bb      Eb
She'll be ashamed
     Pre-Chorus
         Ab/Bb
     But one day I, I met this girl 
              Ab/Bb
     And she ruined my philosophy
     Gm7    Ab/Bb                     
        It caught me by surprise
                Ab/Bb 
     My heart skips a beat 
            Cm7 Gm7  Fm7 Gm7
     When she  comes a__round

     Ab/Bb  
      I never thought that I'd 
         Ab/Bb           Gm7
     Be ready to settle down
     Ab/Bb                             Fm7-Gm7
      See I was about to find myself alone
            Abmaj7  Ab/Bb  Eb-Bb/D
     But I found myself a love

     Chorus
                 Cm7               Abmaj7-Gm7
     It's gonna take a minute to evolve
              Fm7
     But I'd rather have a love 
           Fm7 Gm7    Cm7
     Than no_thing at all
                      Ab/Bb     Eb
     I'm ready for a love of my own
      
             Eb-Bb/D                 Cm7                 
     Can't stay     in this place forever
                    Abmaj7 Gm7         
     Even though I want   to
             Fm7
     I just see us together
     Fm7  Gm7           Cm7
     I'd rather have a love
                  Ab/Bb   Eb
     Than have a life   alone

Bridge
       Ab/Bb               Ab/Bb
On the one hand I, could chose to be the guy 
            Ab/Bb            Fm7-Gm7-Abmaj7
That only chases frivolous plea_sures
       Ab/Bb               Ab/Bb
On the other hand we, can build a dream 
       Cm7 Gm7        Fm7 Ab/Bb
With true love and affec_tion

Ab/Bb
 I know it's going to be quite a challenge
Ab/Bb
 I know it's gonna take some time
        Ab/Bb
But I'm here and I'm ready to change
          Fm7 Gm7   Abmaj7  Ab/Bb  Eb-Bb/D
Cause I know  I've found myself a love

     Chorus
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