Need Your Love So Bad chords by Fleetwood Mac


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Need Your Love So Bad | Chords and lyrics

Intro

| A | A | A7 | A7 |
| D | D | D#dim7 | D#dim7 |
| A | F#m | Bm | E |
| A | D7 | A | E |

Verse 1

| A | A | A7 | A7 |
Need someone’s hand, to lead me through the night.
| D | D | D#dim7 | D#dim7 |
I need someone’s arms, to hold and squeeze me tight.
| A | F#m | Bm7 | E |
Now when the night begins, I’m at an end,
| A | D7 | A | E7 |
because I need, your love so bad.

Verse 2

| A | A | A7 | A7 |
I need some lips, to feel next to mine.
| D | D | D#dim7 | D#dim7 |
I need someone to stand up, and tell me when I’m lyin’.
| A | F#m | Bm7 | E |
And when the lights are low, and it’s time to go,
| A | D7 | A | A7 |
that’s when I need, your love so bad.

Bridge

| D | D | D#dim7 | D#dim7 |
So why don’t you give it up, and bring it home to me.
| A | A7 | A | A7 |
Or write it on a piece of paper baby, so it can be read to me.
| B | B7 | B | B7 |
Tell me that you love me, and stop drivin’ me mad.
| E | F | E | E7 |
Ooh because I, I need your love so bad.

Verse 3

| A | A | A7 | A7 |
Need your soft voice, that talked to me at night.
| D | D | D#dim7 | D#dim7 |
I don’t want you to worry, baby, I know we can make everything alright.
| A | F#m | Bm7 | E |
Listen to my plea baby, bring it to me,
| A | D | A | E7 |
because I need, your love so bad.

Outro

| A | A | A7 | A7 |
| D | D | D#dim7 | D#dim7 |
| A | F#m | Bm7 | E7 |
| A | D7 | A | E7 |


Need Your Love So Bad chords and progressions

Played in 6/8, we have in need Your Love So Bad, a 16-bar blues consisting of two movements.

The first is the intro, verses, and outro. It starts off with I – IV, just like any blues.

Following this, things get interesting, a #IVdim7 takes us back to I. We then get a turnaround in I – VI – II – V. The last four bars are the standard blues ending I – IV – I – V.

| A | A | A7 | A7 |
| D | D | D#dim7 | D#dim7 |
| A | F#m | Bm7 | E7 |
| A | D7 | A | E7 |

The second movement is also 16 bars but starts on chord IV, then adds the #IVdim7 again, This is followed by four bars on chord I, and four bars on chord IIx, very unusual.

The final four bars are similar to what The Thrill Is Gone does, V – bVI – V.

| D | D | D#dim7 | D#dim7 |
| A | A7 | A | A7 |
| B | B7 | B | B7 |
| E | F | E | E7 |


Peter Green is one of the most revered U.K blues guitarists

What set Peter Green apart from other guitarists of his day was his unbelievable sense of timing, touch, tone, and phrasing.

He was so revered that B.B. King even said of him: “He has the sweetest tone I’ve ever heard. He was the only one who gave me the cold sweats.”

Peter Green was recognized as the top blues player and because of such was asked to join John Mayall’s band when Clapton left.

It was an extremely hard gig for young Green as, throughout their first batch of shows, fans would shout:

“We want God! We want God!” (God, in this case, being a reference to Clapton).

Following this, Peter Green founded Fleetwood Mac, where he wrote and released hits such as Black Magic Woman, Albatross, and a cover of Little Willie John’s Need Your Love So Bad. This is the song we’re looking at here.

Let’s start with the chords and lyrics, you can learn the licks in the video guitar lesson above.


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Peter Green

As the co-founder of Fleetwood Mac, Peter Green had hits with the early version of the band playing blues.

These early recordings include Albatross and Need Your Love So Bad. They also covered Elmore James Shake Your Money Maker.

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Discontinued

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Since they have video guitar lessons, I’ve kept these and added chords and lyrics.

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