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If I Had the World to Give  Grateful Dead

The Grateful Dead
Shakedown Street - 1978

This is quite a wonderful song,
and I can't find it anywhere up for
tab/chords online anywhere else, so,
I'll submit my own. I'm sorry if the
chords seemed off, I tried as hard as
I could with what I could hear,
so if something is off, please correct
me and I'll see if I can fix it.

 E------------------------------------| (x4)

After fourth riff:

[C] If I had the [G7]world to [F]give
I[Dm]'d give it to [Em]you - long as you li[Am]ve
W[G]ould you let it fa[Fmaj7]ll
[Bbmaj9]or h[F]old it all in your [C]arms?
[C] If I had a [G7]song to s[F]ing
[Dm] I'd sing it to [Em]you - as long as you l[Am]ive
[G] Lul[Fmaj7]labye - or maybe a p[Em]lain seren[F]ade
wouldn't you [Em]laugh, [Am]dance, and c[Fmaj7]ry
or be afr[C]aid at the trade [F]you m[Fsus4]ade?
[Fmaj7] I may not have the world to[Bbmaj9] give to [F]you
[Fmaj7] but maybe I have a [Bbmaj9]tune or t[F]wo
[Fmaj7] Only if you let me be[Bbmaj9] your worl[F]d
could I ever [Dm]give this [Am]world to [C]you,
could I ever [Dm]give this [Am]world to [C]you
[G] But I will give what love I [F]have to give
[G] I will give what love I [F]have to give
[G] I will give what love I [F]have to give
[Dm] long as I li[C]ve
[C] If I had a [G7]star to g[F]ive
[Dm] I'd give it to [Em]you - long as you [Am]live
[G] Would you have the [Fmaj7]time
to watch it s[Em]hine - watch it s[Am]hine
[Fmaj7]or ask for the m[Dm]oon and heaven [C]too?
[F] I'd give it to [Fsus4]you.
[Fmaj7] Maybe I've got no [Bbmaj9]star to s[F]pare
[Fmaj7] or anything fine or[Bbmaj9] even ra[F]re
[Fmaj7] Only if you let me [Bbmaj9]be your w[F]orld
could I ever g[Dm]ive this w[Am]orld to [C]you
could I ever g[Dm]ive this w[Am]orld to [C]you
(Riff then improvised ending)

Well, that's it. It took me a while
to get everything right, so, if you
have any questions, comments or
corrections, please go ahead.

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Am Bbmaj9 C Dm Em F Fmaj7 Fsus4 G G7
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