If I Was You Mother

Bon Jovi

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Intro: (Dist.)
Riff 2, Riff 2, Riff 3, Riff 4
Riff 2, Riff 2, Riff 3, Riff 4

Verse 1: (Clean)
Riff 1
If I was your mother,
Riff 2
Would you let me hold your hand,
Riff 3
Would you say you were my baby...
Riff 4
Would you always be my friend?
(Riff 1
If I was your mother,
Riff 2
Could I teach you what's right,
Riff 3
Could I tell you stories,
Riff 5)- Dist.
Maybe tuck you in and kiss you sweet goodnight? Ohh...

Pre Chorus: (Dist.)
 AmGF
   Tell me what I've gotta do
 GAm
To make my life mean more to you,
 GF
I could get so close it's true
G Riff 1
If I was your mother.

Verse 2: (Dist.)
Riff 2
Would you always believe me,
Riff 3
'Cause I'd wake up in the middle of the night
Riff 4
Just to see if you need me?
Riff 1
Tell me there's no other,
Riff 2
To who you're telling your secrets,
Riff 3
And would you tell me 'bout all the boys you been
Riff 5
Bringing home to meet me. Ohh...

Pre Chorus: (Dist.)
 AmGF
   Tell me what I've gotta do
 GAm
To make my life mean more to you,
 GF
I could get so close it's true
 G
 If I was yours...
 AmGF
   Tell me who I've gotta be
 GAm
To make you a part of me
 GF
No one else you ever need
 G
 If I was your...

CHORUS: (Dist.)
 AmGFCGAmGFDmCG
   Mother,   mother,     If   I was your,   mother,   mother...         

Solo: (Dist.)
Riff 1, Riff 2, Riff 3, Riff 4
Riff 1, Riff 2, Riff 3, Riff 4

Bridge: (Clean)
 FG
When love is blood you're never on trial
 AmBb
Love don't get deeper than a mother & child
 FCG
Oh baby, I got to get that close to you

Pre Chorus: (Dist.)
 AmGF
   Tell me what I've gotta do
 GAm
To make my life mean more to you,
 GF
I could get so close it's true
 G
 If I was yours...
 AmGF
   Tell me who I've gotta be
 GAm
To make you a part of me
 GF
No one else you ever need
 G
 If I was your...

CHORUS:
 AmGFCGAmGFDmCG
   Mother,   mother,   If I was your,   mother,   mother...    Yeah!  
 AmGFCGAmGFDmCG
   Mother,   mother,   If I was your,   mother,   mother...           
 AmGFCGAmGFDmCG
   Mother,   mother,   If I was your,   mother,                       
(Fade Out)


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