Artist Bill Withers
Album Still Bill
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Intro:
    C
    Dm  Em  F
    F  Em  Dm  C
    C  Dm  Em  Dm

    C
    Dm  Em  F
    F  Em  Dm  C
    C  Dm  Em

    G    C

Verse:
C          Dm Em  F
 Sometimes in our lives,
F   Em  Dm   C        Dm  Em       Dm
 We all have pain, we all have sor-row.
C        Dm Em  F
 But, if we are wise,
F   Em   Dm   C        Dm Em       G   C
 We know that there's, a -lways to-mor-row.

Chorus:
C                 Dm     Em  F
 Lean on me, when you're not strong,
    F    Em Dm   C            Dm   Em        Dm
And I'll be your friend; I'll help you carry on.
C       Dm    Em F           F   Em  Dm C
 For it won't be long, 'till I'm gon-na need,
     Dm   Em G    C
Some-body to lean on.

Verse:
C             Dm  Em   F
 Please, swal-low your pride,
F   Em Dm   C           Dm   Em     Dm
 If I  have things, you need to bor-row.
C        Dm  Em  F     F     Em Dm   C
 For, no one can fill, those of your needs,
     Dm  Em    G   C
That you don't let show.

Bridge:
         C -no further chords-
So, just call on me brother, when you need a hand

We all need somebody, to lean on.

I just might have a problem, that you'd understand
                         G    C
We all need somebody, to lean on.

Chorus:
C                 Dm     Em  F
 Lean on me, when you're not strong,
    F    Em Dm   C            Dm   Em        Dm
And I'll be your friend; I'll help you carry on.
C       Dm    Em F           F   Em  Dm C
 For it won't be long, 'till I'm gon-na need,
     Dm   Em G    C
Some-body to lean on.

Bridge:
         C -no further chords-
So, just call on me brother, when you need a hand

We all need somebody, to lean on.

I just might have a problem, that you'd understand;
                         G    C
We all need somebody, to lean on.

Verse:
C          Dm Em F     F   Em   Dm C
 If, there is a  load, you have to bear,
     Dm  Em        Dm
That you can't car-ry.
C          Dm Em  F     F    Em    Dm   C
 I'm right up the road; I'll share your load,
   Dm  Em   G    C
If you just call me.

Outro:
Dm    C                  -Dm-
 -Call me-, if you need a friend,
Dm     C
 -Call me-, call me,
Dm    C                  -Dm-
 -Call me-, if you need a friend,
Dm     C
 -Call me-, call me.
Dm     C
 -Call me-, call me,
Dm     C
 -Call me-, call me,
Dm     C
 -Call me-, call me,
Dm     C
 -Call me-, call me.
Dm     C
 -Call me-, call me,
Dm     C
 -Call me-, call me,
Dm     C
 -Call me-.
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Strummingonice

Rest well Bill

vinylbowie

awweee i love this song and it hurts my heart bc I found out bill withers died todayyy

Filth

Anyone know a good strumming pattern?

Ruby Rivera

Yes, for the first verse, I only strum once, and alternate between two strums per chord, one strum per chord, five strums per chord and repeat. Hopefully this’ll work for you! :)

Hope Elmore

I use this song at camp and I am now preparing to have it ready for everyone once I summer hits.

cory

Thank you!

BeautifulMusicLover

Does anyone know easier chords? I cant play the Dmin and then go to Em quick enough. Also i cant play Bm. Thanks!!!!!!

Jen

If you leave out the Dmin and Em chords during the quick switches, it sounds almost the same and is much easier. I’m teaching group Ukulele and that is what my students do :)

Slickshady

What’s the count on each of those chords?

ukulelerose

I absolutely love this song!!

Ukefabulous

-5 is easier for me

spelloutthemusic

This was a song we sang at my infant school :) Love this song, thanks for putting it up.

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