Dance With My Father

Luther Vandross

------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Dance With My Father" - Luther Vandross ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tabbed by:Nic Phillips
Tuning: Standard
So I don't know the names of all of the chords that I use when I play this song, so I even try to give them names and be wrong. Prior to the key change, it's basically G, D, a of Em7, and Cadd9. After the chord change it's some bar-chords that I don't know the of and E.
VERSES 1 & 2
e|--3---2---3---3 |--3---2---| B|--3---3---3---3 |--3---3---| G|--0---2---0---0 x3 |--0---2---| D|--0---0---2---2 |--2---0---| A|--2---0---2---3 |--2---0---| E|--3---x---x---x |--x---x---|
Back when I was a child Before life removed all the innocence My father would lift me high And dance with my mother and me and then Spend me around till I fell asleep Then up the stairs he would carry me And I knew for sure I was loved
When I and my mother would disagree To get my way I would run from her to him He'd make me laugh just to comfort me Then finally make me do just what my momma said Later that night, when I was asleep He left a dollar under my sheet Never dreamed that he would be gone from me
CHORUS |--3---2---3---3---3---3---3---2-| |--3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-| |--0---2---0---0---0---0---0---2-| |--0---0---2---2---2---2---2---0-| |--2---0---2---3---3---2---3---0-| |--3---x---x---x---x---x---x---x-|
If I could get another chance Another walk, another dance with him I'd play a song that would never ever end How I'd love, love, love to dance with my father again

|--3---2---3---3---3---2---3---2-| |--3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-| |--0---2---0---0---0---2---0---2-| |--0---0---2---2---2---0---2---0-| |--2---0---2---3---3---0---3---0-| |--3---x---x---x---x---x---x---x-|
Sometimes I'd listen outside her door I'd hear how my mother cried for him I'd pray for her even more than me I'd pray for her even more than me
KEY CHANGE VERSE |--2---2---4---0---0---4---0---2---2-| |--4---2---4---0---0---4---0---2---4-| |--4---3---4---1---1---4---1---3---4-| |--4---4---6---2---2---6---2---4---4-| |--2---4---6---2---2---6---2---4---2-| |--2---2---4---0---0---4---0---2---2-|
I know I'm praying for much too much But could you send back the only man she loved I know you don't do it usually But dear Lord she' s dying to dance with my father again
MINI-BRIDGE |--0 |--0 |--1 |--2 |--2 |--0
Every night I fall asleep And this is all I ever dream
OUTRO |--2---2---4---0---2-| |--4---2---4---0---4-| |--4---3---4---1---4-| |--4---4---6---2---4-| |--2---4---6---2---2-| |--2---2---4---0---2-|
I'm sure there are changes that could be made to this tab to improve it, but I think it pretty decent. Listen to the song for timing and experiment with different strumming to something you like. I personally enjoy finger-picking the chords.

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