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Performer: Julie Miller                              
Album: "Meet Julie Miller"                        
Words and music:  Mickey Cates
(C)1981 StraightWay Music ASCAP
Tab: Chris Rickman  (crickman@bellsouth.net) 

HOW COULD YOU SAY NO                      

INTRO:
  D           Dmaj9  D9      G6               Dadd9
  q e e e e   w      e e e e e e e e   e e+H  q e e q e e   e e q e e q
|-2-----2h3-|-0----|-0-------3-----0-|------|-------0-----|-0-----0------
|-3---3-----|-2----|-----1-------3---|-1/3--|---3-----3---|---3-----3----
|-2-2-------|-2----|---2---0---0-----|-2/4--|-----2-----2-|-----2-----2--
|-0---------|-0----|-0---------------|------|-0-----------|--------------
|-----------|------|-----------------|------|-------------|--------------
|-----------|------|-----------------|------|-------------|--------------

  Dsus4            |--3--|    D           A             G   D/F#  Emin7
  q e e e e q   Q e e e e q   q q e e q   q e e e e q   q q q q   q e e q q
|-------2h3p2-|-----2h3p2---|-----0h2---|-------------|---------|-----------
|---3---3-----|-3---3-----3-|---------3-|-------2h3-2-|-0---3---|-------3---
|-----0-------|---0---------|---2-------|---2---2h4-2-|---0---2-|---0---0---
|-0-----------|-------------|-0---------|-----2-------|---------|-----2---2-
|-------------|-------------|-----------|-0-----------|---------|-----------
|-------------|-------------|-----------|-------------|-3---2---|-0---------

                              Thorns on His head,       spear in His side

  Emin7 D/F#   Gadd9         D               A             D
  q q   q q    e e e e q q   q e e e e e e   q e e e e q   q e e e Q
|------------|---------3---|-------0h2-----|-------------|-------0h2---
|-0-----3----|-------0---0-|---3-------3---|-------3-3-2-|---3---3-----
|---0-----2--|-----2-------|-----2-------2-|---2---4-4-2-|-----2-------
|---0-----0--|---0---------|-0-------------|-----2-------|-0-----------
|------------|-------------|---------------|-0-----------|-------------
|-0-----2----|-3-----------|---------------|-------------|-------------

  Yet it was a heartache that made Him cry                 He gave His  

  A           G   D/F#  Emin7             D/F#   Gadd9
  q e e q q   q q q q   q e e q e e   q q q q    e e e e q e e
|-----------|---------|-------------|----------|---------3-----
|-------3-2-|-0---3---|-------3-----|-0---3----|-------0---0---
|---2---4-2-|---0---2-|---0-----0---|---0---2--|-----2-------0-
|-----2-----|---0---0-|-----2-----2-|---0---0--|---0-----------
|-0---------|---------|-------------|----------|---------------
|-----------|-3---2---|-0-----------|-0---2----|-3-------------

  life    so you would understand    Is there any way you could say 


  A           D                           D               A
  q q q e e   q e e q e e   e e q e e q   q e e e e e e   q q h
|-----------|-------0-----|-0-----0-----|-------0h2-----|-------
|-----2-----|---3-----3---|---3-----3---|---3-------3---|-----2- 
|-------2---|-----2-----2-|-----2-----2-|-----2-------2-|-----2- 
|---2-----2-|-0-----------|-------------|-0-------------|---2---
|-0---------|-------------|-------------|---------------|-0-----
|-----------|-------------|-------------|---------------|-------

  no to this man                       If Christ Himself        were 

  G   D/F#   Emin7           D/F#   Gadd9         D
  q q q q    q q q e e   q q q q    e e q q e e   q q s s e e e
|----------|-----------|----------|-------3-----|-----0h2p0-----
|-0---3----|-----3-----|-0---3----|---------0---|-----------3---
|---0---2--|---0---0---|-0-0-2-2--|-----2-----0-|---2---------2-
|---0---0--|---2---2-2-|---0---0--|---0---------|-0-------------
|----------|-----------|----------|-------------|---------------

|-3---2----|-0---------|-0---2----|-3-----------|---------------

  standing here          Face full of glory and   eyes full of 

  A           D           A         G   D/F#  Emin7        
  q q e e q   q q q e e   q q q q   q q q q   q q q q  
|-----------|-----2-----|---------|---------|---------
|-----2h3/5-|-----3-3---|-----2---|-3---3---|---0-0---
|-----2h4/6-|---2-----2-|-----2---|-4---2---|---2-0---
|---2-------|-0---------|---2---2-|---0-----|-2-----2-
|-0---------|-----------|-0-------|-------0-|---------
|-----------|-----------|---------|-3---2---|-0-------

  tears  And He held out his arms and His nail-printed hands

      D/F#  G6              A           D  
  q q q q   e e e e q e e   q q q e e   q q s s e q   q q e Q
|---------|---------3-----|-----------|-----0h2p0---|-2-----3--
|-3---3---|-------0---0---|-----2-----|-----------3-|-3-----3--
|-0---2---|-----2-------0-|-------2---|---2---------|---2---2--
|-2-2---4-|---0-----------|---2-----2-|-0-----------|-----0----
|---------|---------------|-0---------|-------------|----------
|-0---2---|-3-------------|-----------|-------------|----------

 Is there any way you could say no to this man

  Gmaj7   D             G   D/F#   Emin7           D/A
  h+e   e q  +q q q q   q q q q    e e e e q e e   q q q q  +q q h
|-2-------2-|-2-------|----------|---------------|-2-----3-|-3---2- 
|-3-----r-3-|-3---3---|-0---3----|---------3-----|-3---3-3-|-3---3- 
|-0-------2-|-2-2---2-|---0---2--|-----0---0-0---|-2-2---2-|-2-2--- 
|-0-------0-|-0-------|---0---0--|---2---2-----2-|-0-------|---0--- 
|-----------|---------|----------|---------------|-0-------|------- 
|-3---------|---------|-3---2----|-0-------------|---------|------- 

How could you look in His tear-stained eyes knowing it's you He's thinking 

  Asus        A       Bmin   Bm7/A A 
  q q e e q   q q h   w      h     h 
|-----------|-------|------|---------
|-3---3-----|-2-----|-3----|-3-----2-
|-2-----2---|-2-2---|-4----|-2-------
|---2-----2-|-----2-|-4----|-4-----2-
|-0---------|-0-----|-2----|-0-----0-
|-----------|-------|------|---------

  of        Could you tell Him you're not ready to 

  G                                D/A               Asus      A       
  q e e e e q   e  e e e e e e e   q q q q  +q q h   q q q q   w       
|-----------7-|-10p7-------------|-2-----3-|-3---2-|---------|---------
|-r-------8---|------8-----8-8---|-3---3-3-|-3---3-|-3---3---|-2-------
|-------7-----|--------7---7---0-|-2-2---2-|-2-2---|-2---2---|-2-------
|---7/9-------|----------9-------|-0-------|---0---|---2---2-|---------
|-------------|------------------|-0-------|-------|-0-------|-0-------
|-------------|------------------|---------|-------|---------|---------

 give Him your life      Could you say you don't think you need His love

  D             A         G6 D/F#       Emin7       
  q e e e e q   q q q q   q q q q       e e e e q q 
|-------2p0---|---------|-------------|-------------
|---3-------3-|-----3-2-|-0---3-------|---------3---
|-----2-------|-----4-2-|---0---2-----|-----0---0-0-
|-0-----------|---2-----|---2---4-----|---2---2---2-
|-------------|-0-------|-------------|-------------
|-------------|---------|-3---2-------|-0-----------

  Jesus is here with His arms open wide        You can

      D/F#   Gadd9         D               A         
  q q q q    e e e e q q   q e e e e e e   q e e e e q 
|----------|-------------|-------2p0-----|-------------
|-0---3----|---------0-0-|---3-------3---|-------2h3/5-
|-0-0-2-2--|-0---2h4---4-|-----2-------2-|-----2-2h4/6-
|---2---4--|-2p0---------|-0-------------|---2---------
|----------|-------------|---------------|-0-----------
|-0---2----|-3-----------|---------------|-------------

  see Him with your heart if you'll stop looking with your eyes He's

  D           A           G   D/F#  Emin7     
  q q e e q   q q q q     q q q q   q q q e e 
|-----2p0---|-----5---|-----------|----------- 
|---------3-|-------2-|-------3---|-----3----- 
|---2-------|---2-----|-2h4-----2-|-------0--- 
|-0---------|---2-----|-----0---4-|---2-----2- 
|-----------|-0-------|-----------|----------- 
|-----------|---------|---3---2---|-0--------- 

 left it up to you,  He's done all that He can

      D/F#  G  A         D
  q q q q   q q q q      q q q q   q  e e q q  +h+e e q
|---------|------------|---------|-2-(3p2-0)--|-----3-2-
|-0---3---|-----0------|-----2---|-3-------(3)|-----3-3-
|-0---2---|---0---0----|-----2---|-2----------|(2)--2-2-
|-2-2---4-|---0--------|---2---2-|-0----------|---------
|---------|------------|-0-------|------------|---------
|-0---2---|-3----------|---------|------------|---------

  Is there any way you could say no to this man 

  Gmaj7   D                   G   D/F#   Emin7     D/A
  h+e   e q  +e e e e q e e   q q q q    q q q q   q q q q  +q q h
|-2-------2-|-2-----0-2-----|----------|---------|-2-----3-|-3---2- 
|-3-----r-3-|-3---3-----3---|-0---3----|-----3---|-3---3-3-|-3---3- 
|-0-------2-|-2-2---------2-|---0---2--|---0---0-|-2-2---2-|-2-2--- 
|-0-------0-|-0-------------|---0---0--|---2---2-|-0-------|---0--- 
|-----------|---------------|----------|---------|-0-------|------- 
|-3---------|---------------|-3---2----|-0-------|---------|------- 

  How could you look in His tear-stained eyes Knowing it's you He's thinking

  Asus        A             Bmin   Bm7/A A 
  q e e q q   e e e e q q   w      h     h 
|-----------|-------------|------|--------- 
|-3-----3---|-2-------2---|-3----|-3-----2- 
|-2---2---2-|-2---2---2---|-4----|-2------- 
|---2-------|---2---2---2-|-4----|-4-----2-
|-0---------|-0-----------|-2----|-0-----0- 
|-----------|-------------|------|---------

  of              Could you tell Him you're not ready to 

  G                                  D/A               Asus      A 
  q e e e e e e   e e e  e e e e e   q q q q  +q q h   q q q q   w 
|---------------|-7---10p7---------|-2-----3-|-3---2-|---------|--- 
|-r---------7h8-|---8------8-------|-3---3-3-|-3---3-|-3---3---|-2- 
|-------7-9-----|------------7---0-|-2-2---2-|-2-2---|-2---2---|-2- 
|---7/9---------|--------------9---|-0-------|---0---|---2---2-|---
|---------------|------------------|-0-------|-------|-0-------|-0- 
|---------------|------------------|---------|-------|---------|---

  give Him your life       Could you say you don't think you need His love


  D               Dmaj7/sus4      G6 D/F#   Emin9         
  q e e e e e e   e e e e q e e   q q q q   e e e e e e q 
|-------0h2-----|---------3-----|---------|-----------0-2-
|---3-------3---|-----2-----2---|-0---3---|---------3-----
|-----2-------2-|---2---2-----0-|---0---2-|-------0-------
|-0-------------|-0-------------|---2---4-|---2/4---------
|---------------|---------------|---------|---------------
|---------------|---------------|-3---2---|-0-------------

  Thorns on His head,       your life in His hands

      D/F#   Gadd9         A           Dadd9                       
  q q q q    e e e e q q   q e e q q   q e e q e e   e e e e e e q 
|----------|---------3---|-----------|-------0-----|-0-------0-----
|-0---3----|-------0---0-|---2h3-2---|---3-----3---|---3-------3---
|---0---2--|-----2-------|---2h4-2---|-----2-----2-|-----2-------2-
|---2---4--|---0---------|---------2-|-0-----------|-------0------- 
|----------|-------------|-0---------|-------------|--------------- 
|-0---2----|-3-----------|-----------|-------------|--------------- 

  Is there any way you could say no to this man          Oh, 

  G     D/F#   Emin   Asus 
  q q   q q    w      w+w  
|------------|------|------ 
|-0-----3----|-0----|-3---- 
|---0-----2--|-0----|-2---- 
|---0-----0--|-2----|-2---- 
|------------|------|-0---- 
|-3-----2----|-0----|------ 

  is there any way you could say no to this 

  D             Dmaj9  D9    G6              G D E  D
  e e e e e e   w      e e e e e e e e  +w   h h h  w+w
|-0h2-----2h3-|-0----|-0---------0-----|---|--------0h2-
|-3-----3-----|-2----|-----1---3---1/3-|-3-|-0-3-0--3---
|-2---2-------|-2----|---2---0-----2/4-|-4-|-0-2-0--2---
|-0-----------|-0----|-0---------------|---|-0-0-2--0---
|-------------|------|-----------------|---|--------0---
|-------------|------|-----------------|---|-3-2-0--2---

  man

Legend:
w,h,q,e,s = whole,half,quarter,eighth,sixteenth
H,Q,E = dotted half, quarter, eighth
+ = tie
/ = slide up
\ = slide down
r = rest
^ = strum
h = hammer
p = pulloff
. = staccato
() = optional note
|--3--| = triplet

Notes without a value are grace notes

Comments, suggestions, corrections:
crickman@bellsouth.net


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