Cherish

Association

 Maybe in Japan; in tbe US, it was #1 for tbree weeks.
  three months.   
This song was a result of Terry Kirkman's fascination with the word
"Cherish". The group's music publisher fought the title, believing it
was too archaic. Arranged by the group, this song went through three
completely different productions before being recorded. At the time, it
was not considered for release as a single record. Fortunately, a disc
jockey in Ohio took it upon himself to cause a regional breakout.

Intro:

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        Fmaj9   Ebmaj9  

 Bum-bum-bum-bum

Verse 1:

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        Fmaj9                Gm7/C    Ebmaj9   Gm7/C
Cherish is the word I use to describe
 Fmaj9Gm7/CEbmaj9Gm7/C
        All the feeling that I have hiding here for you inside        
 Am7Bb
        You don't know how many times I've wished that I had told you
 Am7Bb
        You don't know how many times I've wished that I could hold you
 Am7
        You don't know how many times I've wished that I could
 BbAm7Gm7
        Mold you into someone who could
 bammer-on: xx555x->xx756x
        Bb                               C    
Cherish me as much as I cherish you

Verse 2:

Perish is the word that more than applies
To the hope in my heart each time I realize
That I am not gonna be the one to share your dreams
That I am not gonna be the one to share your schemes
That I am not gonna be the one to share what
Seems to be the life that you could
Cherish as much as I do yours

Bridge:

 Gm7C
        Oh I'm beginning to think that man has never found
 Am7E
        The words that could make you want me
 CFDm/C
        That have the right amount of letters, just the right sound
 BbGm7
        That could make you hear, make you see
 EbC
        That you are drivin' me out of my mind

 Fmaj9C
        Oh I could say I need you  but then you'd realize
 CmD9
        That I want you  just like a thousand other guys
 BbC
        Who'd say they loved you   With all the rest of their lies
 Dm/Bb/A/G
        When all they wanted was to touch your face, your hands
 EbCD7
        And gaze into your eyes        

 words same as verse 1, cbord progression completely different
Verse 3 :

 GCBbC
        Cherish is the word I use to describe         
 GCBbC
        All the feeling that I have hiding here for you inside          
 Bm7C
        You don't know how many times I've wished that I had told you
 Bm7C
        You don't know how many times I've wished that I could hold you
 Bm7
        You don't know how many times I've wished that I could
 CBm7Am7
        Mold you into someone who could
 FD
        Cherish me as much as I cherish you

Coda:

 N.C.
         D        G  C    D
And I do cherish you
 GCDGCD
        And I do       cherish you

 N.C.
Cherish is the word

 w/tremolo
        guitar 1 :

 Bbmaj7
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	---------------13s18----17-------6-|
	-------7-10s14-------------------7-|
	---7-8---------------------------8-|
	-8---------------------------------|
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 w/more tremolo
        guitar 2 :
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	---------------5-----------|
	-------5-------------------|
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	-3-------------------------|


-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers