The Weakness In Me chords & lyrics

by Joan Armatrading

  • The Weakness In Me was written by Joan Armatrading. It was track 5 from the album Walk Under Ladders which was recorded in July, 1981 and released in September, 1981.
  • Music: Key of G Major in 4/4 time at 102 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: G, Em, Em(add9), C, Cadd9, D, Dadd9
  • Please note that you don't have to play the add9 chords. You can simply replace Em(add9), Cadd9 and Dadd9 with Em, C and D respectively - especially useful for beginners... all charts below.

The Weakness In Me by Joan Armatrading

Intro: 4/4
   |  G  |  Em(add9)  |  Cadd9  |  G  |

                        G            Dadd9
1. I'm not the sort of per-son___who falls
   Em                     Cadd9
   In and quick-ly out of love
           G                D                        C  |  G  |
   But to you I gave my af-fect-ion right from the start
            G          Dadd9 
   I have a lo-ver who loves me 
   Em                       Cadd9 
   How could I break such a heart,
         G                  D       |  C  |
   Yet still you get my at-tent-ion...

      G                  Em            C                         G
Chorus: Why do you come here when you know I've got trou-bles e-nough?
                        Em           C                         G 
        Why do you call me when you know I can't an-swer the phone?
                 D                C  
        Make me lie when I don't want to 
                           D                            G
        And make some-one else some kind of un-know-ing fool
                     D                  C
        You make me stay when I should not
                     D                               G 
        Are you so strong or is all the weak-ness in me?
                         Em           C                       G
        Why do you come here and pre-tend to be just pas-sing by?
                     | D   C  / D  |
        But I mean to see you
       G             | D   C  / D  |
        And I mean to hold you...
      | G  -  D   | G  |  Em(add9)  |  Cadd9  |  G  |
        Ti-i-ight - ly

             G        Dadd9
2. Feel-in' guil-ty___ Wor-ried
   Em                       Cadd9 
   Wak-ing from tor-men-ted sleep
         G                   D                        C  |  G  |
   This old love has me bound  but the new love cuts deep
          G               Dadd9
   If I choose now___ I'll lose out
   Em                Cadd9
   One of you has to fall
               G          D   |  C  |
   And I need you___ And you...

      G                  Em            C                         G 
Chorus: Why do you come here when you know I've got trou-bles e-nough?
                        Em           C                         G 
        Why do you call me when you know I can't an-swer the phone?
                 D                C     
        Make me lie when I don't want to 
                       D                             G   
        Make some-one else some kind of un-know-ing fool
                     D                  C     
        You make me stay when I should not
                     D                               G   
        Are you so strong or is all the weak-ness in me?
                         Em           C                       G 
        Why do you come here and pre-tend to be just pas-sing by?
                     | D   C  /  D  |  
        But I mean to see you
       G             | D    C  /  D  |  
        And I mean to hold you...
      | G  -  D   | G  | Em(add9)  - Em  |  Cadd9  |  G  |
        Ti-i-ight - ly...

G Major

Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note

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Joan Armatrading
  • Joan Armatrading: Born Joan Anita Barbara Armatrading on the 9th December, 1950 in Basseterre, Saint Kitts, West Indies. She is a singer-songwriter whose instruments include vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar and piano. She has been performing since 1972 with a variety of styles: jazz-rock, folk rock, rock, pop and blues with her favorite arsenal of guitars - Ovation, Gibson Les Paul and Fender Stratocaster.
  • Joan Armatrading
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  • The Weakness In Me Sheet Music at MusicaNeo.Com - Piano/Vocal/Chords - 4 pages - G Major.
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