Love The One Youre With

Stephen Stills




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Tue Jun 1 10:56:46 EDT 1993
Article: 9469 of
From: (Steve Mohr)
Subject: Re: REQ: Stephen Stills: Love the One You're With
Date: 30 May 93 10:12:26 GMT
Lines: 86

Here are the words (from memory) and chords.
(Note that I'm not certain of the placement of the two choruses.)

In article tim@shovel.CV.COM (Tim Cantin) writes:
>These are the basic chords... a friend showed me this; it sounds right:
>verse (repeat a few times):


      ^     ^     ^        
| | |-> I've always played this as a G/D chord ( - - 0 4 3 3)
| |
      ---------> Note: non-standard nomenclature that is used below

Love the One You're With - Stills

Intro: G(7) D(5) G/D D (repeat)

   When you're down, and confused,
   and you don't remember who you're talking to, 
   concentration, slips away,
   because your baby, is so far away.

Chorus 1:

Bm A G CGCG (see note 1)
Well there's a rose in the fisted glove,
   And the eagle flies with the dove,
   and if you can't be with the one you love, honey,
   love the one you're with,
   love the one you're with.

Verse 2:
Don't be angry, don't be sad,
and don't sit crying, over good times you've had,
There's a girl, right next to you
and she's just waiting, for something to do.

Chorus 1:
Chorus 2: (see note 2)

   Do doot doot doot doot doot doot doot

   Do doot doot doot doot doot doot doot

   Do do doot, Do do doot

Chorus 1: (No words, organ lead part)

Verse 3:
Turn your heart-ache, right into joy,
she's a girl, and you're a boy,
get it together, make it nice,
you ain't gonna need, any more advice.

Chorus 1:
Chorus 2: (see note 2)

   Do doot doot doot doot doot doot doot

   Do doot doot doot doot doot doot doot

   Do do doot, Do do doot

Note 1: Play the G chord barred (3 5 5 4 3 3), then play the C chord
(- 3 5 5 5 -) for the transition CGC you stum the chords once each
Note 2: The chords are strummed 1 time per "doot" (or "do")

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In article you write:
>Nevada only has "southern cross", perhaps someone could post the chords
>(unless TAB is necessary) to this song...

Hi again...

The basic chord progression is:

        If you're down          and confused...     

        There's a rose    in a fisted glove...

        Love the one you're with      

        Love the one you're with   


The acoustic guitar is actually played in open C tuning, and the lower
strings form sort of a drone throughout. Low to high, the tuning is

        -4  -2  -2   0  +1   0          (deviation from standard)

and the basic riff is then

005555 004003 002001 000000

Don't ask me how to play the Am-G-F part or the Bb-C in that tuning, though...


PS: Incidentally, the Moody Blues' "Question" is also in open C, and uses
the *exact* same pattern under the "it's not the way that you say it" part.
Try it! The verses go

        Why do we never get an answer

where Ebdim = 000232 (that's right, the same fingering as D in standard)
Dm = 002001
C = 000000

Corrected by marklipinski. View original
A Am Bb Bm C D Dm E Ebdim F F# G G/D
variations - click chord images
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