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I Want You Back Chords
   ____________________________________
  / KT Tunstall                       /  The meaning of the song is in the
 / I Want You Back (Jackson 5 cover) /  title, simple as it is. This song was
/___________________________________/  Jackson 5's breakthrough single back in
                                      1969, and it was written by some of the
songwriters working for the newly-started record company Motown, on which it was
also released. Motown was the first record company ever to be owned by African
American's and it was therefore obvious that five black boys were chosen to
front the label. Back then Jackson 5 were still just figureheads for the company
and hadn't really any influence on their career yet. It was all yet a concept
band just the way popstars are branded today, where an entire company really is
behind everything.
...and then the lovely Kate Tunstall does this beautiful cover, love her ;)


 Chords:
  E   G#mb5  A   C#m7   G#m7   F#m7   B7   E(2)   E/C#   E/B   Aadd9  Asus2#11
--0----0-----0------------------------2--------------------------0-------0------|
--0----0-----2----9------4------2-----0-----9------9------9------0-------0------|
--1----4-----2----9------4------2-----2-----9------9------9------6-------8------|
--2----x-----2----9------4------2-----1-----9------9------9------7-------9------|
--2----5-----0----x------x------x-----2-----7------x------x------0-------0------|
--0----4----------9------4------2------------------9------7---------------------|

Intro:
 (similar to a verse)


1st Verse:
  E                   G#mb5   A
  When I had you to myself, I didn't want you around
  C#m7   G#m7  A      E        F#m7      E           A  E
  Pretty faces always make you stand out in a crowd
  E                                G#mb5 A
  Someone picked you from the bunch, one glance is all it took
  C#m7     G#m7     A        E     F#m7   B7     E     A  E
  Now it's much too late for me to take a second look

Chorus:
  E(2)      E/C#    E/B      Aadd9       Asus2#11
  Ooh baby, give me one more chance - to show you that I love you
  C#m7  G#m7 A          E  F#m7         E      A  E
  Won't you  please let me back in your heart
  E(2)         E/C#  E/B      Aadd9       Asus2#11
  Ooh darling, I was blind to let you go
      C#m7 G#m7  A    E    F#m7   B7 E   A  E
  And now  since I've seen you it is on

Interlude:

  I want you back, ooh, ooh, yeah, yeah
  I want you back, ooh, ooh, baby, yeah
  I want you back, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
  I want you back, oh, oh, darling

  |-------------------------------------|
  |-------------------------------------|
  |-------------------------------------|
  |-----x-----------x------------x------|
  |-----x-----------x------------x------|
  |-0-0-x-12---12---x-0---0---12-x-12---|
  (play this figure 4 times)

2nd Verse:

  Trying to live without your love is one long sleepness night
  Let me show you, girl, that I know wrong from right
  Every street I've walked on, it had tear stains on the ground
  Following the girl I didn't even want around

Chorus:

  Ooh baby, give me one more chance - to show you that I love you
  Won't you please let me back in your heart
  Ooh darling, I was blind to let you go
  Now since I've seen you it is on
  I want you back, ooh, ooh, yeah, yeah
  I want you back, ooh, ooh, baby, yeah
  I want you back, oh, oh, nana
  Want you back

Interlude:

  I want you back

  All I want
  I want you back
  All I need
  I want you back

Chorus:

  Oh baby, I was blind to let you go
  I want you to please let me back in your heart
  Oh baby, give me one more chance - to show you that I love you
  Oh, since I've seen you in his arms

Outro-Interlude:

  I want you back, oh, oh, yeah, yeah
  I want you back, ooh, ooh, baby
  I want you back, oh, oh, yeah, yeah
  I want you back

................................................................................
: To try out something new here, I've indicated the beats of the bars above the
: chords, which also allows me to describe the rhythms of the chords precisely.
: It may seem a bit hard to see through, but it's actually rather easy if you
: just know how to count to 4, and there're only three lines to learn.
:
:
:
: Intro & Verse progression
:
:  | 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   | 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   |
:  | E                   G#mb5       | A                               |
:
:
:  | 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   | 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   |
:  | C#m7    G#m7    A     E         | F#m7    B7    E     A   E       |
:
:
:
: Chorus progression
:
:  | 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   | 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   |
:  | E(2)            E/C#    E/B     | Aadd9           Asus2#11        |
:
:
:  | 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   | 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   |
:  | C#m7    G#m7    A     E         | F#m7    B7    E     A   E       |
:
:...............................................................................


- 16th /July /07
Just mail me at Maitinin@gmail.com with questions, comments and correcionts!

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About the artist behind I Want You Back Chords:

The Jackson 5 (also spelled The Jackson Five or The Jackson 5ive, and later known as The Jacksons) was an American popular music quintet (and briefly a sextet and quartet) from Gary, Indiana. The group, fully active from 1966 to 1990, consisted of brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael, who played from a repertoire of R&B, soul, funk, and later disco. Considered "one of the biggest phenomenons in pop music"[1] during the early 1970s, the Jackson 5 are also notable for launching the careers of their lead singers Jermaine and Michael.

Signed to the Motown label from 1968 to 1975, and to Epic/CBS Records (as "The Jacksons") from 1975 until their disbanding in 1990, the Jackson 5 were one of the most popular groups of the era and became the first recording act to have their first four major label singles ("I Want You Back", "ABC", "The Love You Save", and "I'll Be There") reach the top of the American charts. Several future singles, among them "Mama's Pearl", "Never Can Say Goodbye" and "Dancing Machine", were Top 5 pop hits and number-one hits on the R&B singles chart. Most of the early hits were written and produced by a specialized songwriting team known as "The Corporation"; later Jackson 5 hits were crafted chiefly by Hal Davis.

Significantly, they were the first black teen idols to appeal equally to white audiences. Upon their departure from Motown for CBS in 1975, the Jacksons were forced to change their name and replace Jermaine (who remained at Motown) with younger brother Randy. The group took control of their songwriting, production, and image, and their success continued into the 1980s with hits such as "Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)" and "State of Shock", and the highly successful Victory Tour. The Jacksons officially disbanded in 1990, after the commercial underperformance of their 1989 album 2300 Jackson Street, recorded mostly without Michael and Marlon.

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