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If you enjoyed our first Tracy Chapman tutorial, Fast Car, you will surely enjoy this next song from here self titled album. The song is called “Baby Can I Hold You“.
This song was released in 1988 and you probably know the Boyzone version released in 1997 from the album Where We Belong.
Anyway, the tutorial and video above is the original Tracy Chapman version.
How to Play Baby Can I Hold You
Here are the guitar chords that you need to know to learn how to play Tracy Chapman’s Baby Can I Hold You
D Major, D9, A4/7 or Asus7, A7, Em7, G major, C major, Bm, A major, F#m
The strumming pattern is fairly basic and simple one. It’s has a slow quarter and eight note strums. Or you can picture it as a simple Down, Down, Up Down Up Down kind of a pattern. :)
Baby Can I Hold YOu Tracy Chapman Intro: D-Asus7-A7 D Sorry Asus7 A7 Em Is all that you cant say Asus7 A7 D Years gone by and still Asus7 A7 Em Words dont come easily G A Like sorry like sorry D Forgive me Asus7 A7 Em Is all that you cant say Asus7 A7 D Years gone by and still Asus7 A7 Em Words dont come easily G A Like forgive me forgive me Chorus: D But you can say baby Em G D Baby can I hold you tonight Em G Bm Maybe if I told you the right words A D At the right time youd be mine D I love you Asus7 A7 Em Is all that you cant say Asus7 A7 D Years gone by and still Asus7 A7 Em Words dont come easily G A Like I love you I love you