Box Tops - Cry Like A Baby Chords & Tabs

 

Cry Like A Baby Chords & Tabs

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Cry Like A Baby Tab

   
#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE--------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the#
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.#
#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------#
The Box Tops' second-biggest hit, this peaked at #2 in the spring of '68.
One of my all-time favorites.  -- AWR


                           "Cry Like A Baby"
                      (Dan Penn - Spooner Oldham)

Intro:

	Bm [4 bars; electric sitar enters bar 3]

Verse 1:

	   D                Em/D  D                Em/D
	A-when I think about the good love you gave me
	   D          Em/D      D          Em/D
	I cry like a baby [3: (cry like a baby)]
	 D            Em/D     D           Em/D
	Livin' without you is drivin' me crazy
	   D          Em/D      D
	I cry like a baby [3: (cry like a baby)]

	G
	  I know now that you're not a plaything
	A                 G [2/4]      D
	  Not a toy or a puppet on a string

Break #1:

	F#
	/ / / /  / / / /

	bass:

	(D)
	 v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v
	-------7-6-4-----|-----------------|
	---4-7-------7-5-|-454-------------|
	-5---------------|-----7-4-5-----4-|
	-----------------|-----------557---|

Verse 2:

	As I look back on a love so sweet now
	I cry like a baby
	Every road is a lonely street
	I cry like a baby

	I know now that you're not a plaything
	Not a toy or a puppet on a string

Bridge:

	Em
	   Today we passed on the street
	Bm      A        G7
	   And you just walked on by
	Em
	   My heart just fell to my feet
	Bm            A       G7
	   And once again I began to cry

Solo:

	(electric sitar):
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/b/box_tops/cry_like_a_baby_tab.html ]
	 D         Em/D    D         Em/D    D               Em/D
	 v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v     v     v     v     v
	-----------------|-----------------|-----------------------|
	-----------------|-----------------|-----------------------|
	-------7---9-----|b10-b10-b11-b11--|b11b11b11b11----r9-----|
	---7-9-----------|-----------------|-----------------------|
	-----------------|-----------------|-----------------------|
	-----------------|-----------------|-----------------------|

	 D         Em/D    D
	 v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v
    -----------------|------------------|
    -----------------|------------------|
    -7-7-7-7---------|------------------|
    -----------9-----|-7---7---7-9--s11-|
    -----------------|-------9----------|
    -----------------|------------------|

	 F#
	 v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v
	-----------------|-----------------|
	-----------------|-----------------|
	-----11--11--11--|9h11-h11-h11-h11-|
	-----------------|-----------------|
	-----------------|-----------------|
	-----------------|-----------------|


[repeat first four lines of verse 1, w/background vocals]

Break #2:

	(bass; chords implied by horns):

	 G   D [N.C.]
	 v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v
	-------7-6-4-----|-----------------|
	-5--5--------7-4-|-775-4-----------|
	-----5-----------|-------7-5-----4-|
	-----------------|-----------5-7---|

	 v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v
	-----------7-6-4-|-----------------|
	-----4-5-7-------|-7-4-775-4-------|
	-5-7-------------|-----------5---5-|
	-----------------|-------------7---|

	(organ arr. for guitar, bars 3 and 4):

	 v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v
	-----------------|-----------------|
	-7-----------5---|-3-----3---------|
	-----------------|-----------------|
	-7-----------5---|-4-----4---------|
	-----------------|-----------------|
	-----------------|-----------------|

Coda:

	D     Em/D        D              Em/D  [continue]
	I know now that you're not a plaything
	I cry like a baby (just like a little bitty baby now)
	As I look back on a love so sweet, now
	I cry like a baby (just like a little bitty baby now)
	Every road is a lonely street
	I cry like a baby (cry like a baby)
	My heart just fell to my feet, you know I
	Cry like a baby (cry like a baby)
	You left the water running, now
	(Cry like a baby)
	I cry like a baby (cry like a baby) [fade]


-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers
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