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"IF I HAD TO DIE FOR SOMEONE"
Words by Bob Hartman
Music by Lonnie Chapin and John Elefante
(Copyright 1998 House of Bob Publishing/L.C.Warrior Music/SESAC/2 Yutes
Music/BMI)
Recorded by Petra for the album "God Fixation" (1998 Word Records)

Submitted by Mark Peabody (mllu@juno.com)

My friend Richard figured this out.  Listen to the song to get the
rhythm.

Intro (play twice):  G    Gmaj7    Em    C6
                             G    Gmaj7    Em    C6  (single strum last
two chords)

Verse 1:
G                 Gmaj7                 Em                      C6
   I wear my seatbelt in the car / I buckle up for safety
G              Gmaj7               C6
  I run for cover from the storm
    G                       Gmaj7
Em                            C6
I wear a Band-Aid on my knee / I look both ways when crossing
           G          Gmaj7         C6
And I flee any danger I can see

Lead-in 1:
D                                     C6
   And if I try each day to save my life in every way I can
D                                            Am                      C6
   How could I understand the way You died for me?

Chorus 1:
A                                              E7
  'Cause I don't know if I could even if I think I would
       D
If I had to die for someone
       A
If I had to die for someone else
A                                        E7
   How could I ever give my life to set the guilty free
          D
When I cannot imagine
       A                  Gbm                   G    Gmaj7    Em
If I had to die for someone else like me
   C                       G    Gmaj7    C6 (2 strums)
Someone else like me

Verse 2:
I keep away from falling rocks and I don't play with matches
I lock the door, I don't know why
It seems to me, I'm much to old to wear a scarf out in the cold
But I want to live until I die

Lead-in 2:
I guess I love my life I little more than I should love it
And if I had to, I don't know if I could lay it down

Chorus 2:
A                                               E7
   'Cause I don't know if I could even if I think I would
       D
If I had to die for someone
       A
If I had to die for someone else
 A                                         E7
    How could I ever give my life to set the guilty free
         D
When I cannot imagine
       A                                            Gbm
If I had to die for someone else like me

Bridge:
E7            D                                          Gbm
   And I am glad that You are not at all like me
E                             G
  'Cause You laid down Your life
                Gbm
And did it willingly
E               D
   It still amazes me to know
      C
It's me that You were thinking of
 D                                                G    Gmaj7    Em
C6   (play twice)
No one else could have a greater love
                 G    Gmaj7    Em    C6    G    Gmaj7    C6
A greater love

(Repeat Chorus 1)

Chorus 3:
A                                               E7
  'Cause I don't know if I could even if I think I would
       D
If I had to die for someone
       A
If I had to die for someone else
A                                         E7
   How could I ever give my life to set the guilty free
          D
When I cannot imagine
       A                 Gbm                     A    E7
If I had to die for someone else like me
       D
If I had to die for someone
    A                                     A    E7
Could I die for someone?
       D
If I had to die for someone
    A                                     A    E7
Could I die for someone?

(fade out)

Comments about this tab

eli k-leb - 2005-03-21

i think your verses are wrong because you mede it G Gmaj7 Em C6, but can make G D Em C, and sounds great but whit an capo 1, and in the chorus, you do E7 and i think that is simplily E. PEACE and GOD bless you.


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