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.
Joan Armatrading

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

Fingers 1, 2, 3, 4: Notes played
A column of 1's: Barre 1st finger over marked strings
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string

 Right Handed Chord Tabs   
           G                 Em               Em(add9)              C
    e|---|---|-3-|     e|---|---|---|     e|---|-4-|---|     e|---|---|---|
    B|---|---|---|     B|---|---|---|     B|---|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|
    G|---|---|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|---|---|
    D|---|---|---|     D|---|-2-|---|     D|---|-2-|---|     D|---|-2-|---|
    A|---|-1-|---|     A|---|-1-|---|     A|---|-1-|---|     A|---|---|-3-|
    E|---|---|-2-|     E|---|---|---|     E|---|---|---|     E|---|---|---|x
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3
   
         Cadd9                D                    Dadd9
    e|---|---|-4-|     e|---|-2-|---|     e|---|-1-|---|---|---|
    B|---|---|-3-|     B|---|---|-3-|     B|---|-1-|---|---|-4-|
    G|---|---|---|     G|---|-1-|---|     G|---|-1-|---|---|---|
    D|---|-1-|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|---|---|---|---|---|
    A|---|---|-2-|     A|---|---|---|x    A|---|---|---|---|---|x 
    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|---|---|x
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3   4   5

                                                     
Left Handed Chord Tabs
          G                 Em               Em(add9)              C
    |-3-|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|-4-|---|e     |---|---|---|e
    |---|---|---|B     |---|---|---|B     |---|---|---|B     |---|---|-1-|B
    |---|---|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|---|---|G
    |---|---|---|D     |---|-2-|---|D     |---|-2-|---|D     |---|-2-|---|D
    |---|-1-|---|A     |---|-1-|---|A     |---|-1-|---|A     |-3-|---|---|A
    |-2-|---|---|E     |---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1  Frets     

        Cadd9                D                    Dadd9
    |-3-|---|---|e     |---|-2-|---|e     |---|---|---|-1-|---|e
    |-3-|---|---|B     |-3-|---|---|B     |-4-|---|---|-1-|---|B
    |---|---|---|G     |---|-1-|---|G     |---|---|---|-1-|---|G
    |---|-1-|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |---|---|---|---|---|D
    |-2-|---|---|A    x|---|---|---|A    x|---|---|---|---|---|A
   x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          5   4   3   2   1  Frets
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