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Performer: Jaci Velasquez                              
Album: Heavenly Place                        
Words and music: Johnny Ramirez and Jaci Velasquez
(C)1996 Briante Music/Word Music/ASCAP
Tab: Chris Rickman  (crickman@bellsouth.net)


I Promise

INTRO

  E                  Aadd9   B7        E                  Aadd9   B7      
  e e e e e  e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e  e e e   e e e e e e q
|-----0-2-/4---0---|-----0-------2---|-----0-2-/4---0---|-----0-------2---
|-0------------0---|-0-------0-----0-|-0------------0---|-0-------0-------
|-1-----2-/4-----1-|-2-----2-2-----2-|-1-----2-/4-----1-|-2-----2-2-------
|---2--------------|---2---2---1-----|---2--------------|---2---2---1-----
|------------------|-0-------0h2-----|------------------|-0-------0h2-----
|-0----------0-----|-----------------|-0----------0-----|-----------------


1ST VERSE
  E             Aadd9   B7        E             Aadd9   B7 
  e e e q e q   e e e e e e e e   e e e q e q   e e e e e e e e     
|-----0-----0-|-----0-------2---|-----0-----0-|-----0-------2/4-
|-0-----0-----|-0-------0-----0-|-0-----0-----|-0-------0-------
|-1-----1-----|-2-----2-------2-|-1-----1-----|-2-----2---------
|-------------|---2-------1-----|-------------|---2-------1-----
|-------------|-0-------0h2-----|-------------|-0-------0h2-----
|---0-----0---|-----------------|---0-----0---|-----------------
      Lord, You know my heart       And all my desires


  C#min7  G#min7  Aadd9 E         F#min7sus4    B7
  e e e e e e q   e e e q e e e   e e e q e q   e e e q e q
|-----4-------4-|---5-------0---|-----0-----0-|-----2-----2-----
|-5---5-r-4-----|-0-.-r-0-----0-|-0-----0-----|-0-----0---------
|-4---.---4-----|-6-----1-------|-2-2---------|---2-------------
|---6-------4---|---------2-----|-------------|---------1-------
|-3-------------|-0-------------|---------0---|-2---------------
|---------4-----|-------0-------|-2-----------|-----------------
  And the secret things I'll never tell Lord, You know them well

2ND VERSE

  E             Aadd9   B7        E                Aadd9   B7      
  e e e q e q   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e  e q   e e e e e e e e     
|-----0-----0-|-----0-------2---|-----0-2-/4---0-|-----0-------2/4-
|-0-----0-----|-0-------0-----0-|-0------------0-|-0-------0-------
|-1-----1-----|-2-----2-------2-|-1-----2-/4-----|-2-----2---------
|-------------|---2-------1-----|---2------------|---2-------1-----
|-------------|-0-------0h2-----|----------------|-0-------0h2-----
|---0-----0---|-----------------|-0----------0---|-----------------
  Though I may be young           I see and understand

  C#min7  G#min7  Aadd9 E         F#min7sus4    B7
  e e e e e e q   e e e q e e e   e e e q e q   e e e Q q
|-----4-------4-|---5-------0---|-----0-----0-|-----2---2-----
|-5---5-r-4-----|-0-.-r-0-----0-|-0-----0-----|-0-----0-------
|-4---.---4-----|-6-----1-------|-2-2---------|---2---2-------
|---6-------4---|----------2----|-------------|-------1-------
|-3-------------|-0-------------|---------0---|-2-------------
|---------4-----|-------0-------|-2-----------|---------------
  That at times like sheep we go astray And things get out of hand

CHORUS

  Aadd9 E       B7            Aadd9 B7      E 
  e e e q e q   e e e q e q   e e q e e q   e e e q e q
|-----0-0---7-|-----7-----7-|-----7-----7-|-----7-----7--
|-----0-0---0-|-------7-----|-----5-----4-|-------9------
|-------------|-----8-----8-|-------------|-----9-----9--
|---2-----9---|-------7-----|---7-----7---|---9---9------
|-0-----------|---9-----9---|-0-----6-----|-7-------7----
|-------0-----|-7-----------|-------------|--------------
  So I promise  to            be true to    You

  Aadd9       E                F#min7        B7
  e e e Q q   e e e Q q        e e e q e q   e e e q e q
|-----7-5-7-|-----7-0-7------|-----5-5---0-|-----7-----7-
|-----5-0-5-|-----0-7-0------|-----5-5---0-|-------7-----
|-----6-----|----------------|-------------|-----8-----8-
|---7-------|---6------------|---2---------|-------7-----
|-0---------|-7--------------|-------------|---9---------
|-----------|----------------|-2-------2---|-7-------7---
  To live my life in purity    As unto You


  Aadd9 E       B7            Aadd9 B7      E 
  e e e q e q   e e e q e q   e e q e e q   e e e q e q
|-----0-0---7-|-----7-----7-|-5---7-----7-|-----7-----7--
|-----0-0---0-|-------7-----|-0-----7-0---|-------9------
|-------------|-----8-----8-|-6-----------|-----9-----9--
|---2-----9---|-------7-----|---7---7-----|---9---9------
|-0-----------|---9-----9---|-0-----6-----|-7-------7----
|-------0-----|-7-----------|-------------|--------------
  Waiting for the day when I hear You say

  Aadd9         E                  F#min7         B7
  e e e q e q   e e e q e q        e e  e Q  q    e e e Q q
|-----7p5---7-|-----7p0---7------|------9-------|-----7---7-
|-----0-----0-|-7---0-----0------|--------10-10-|-------7---
|-----6-------|------------------|------9-------|-----8---8-
|---7-----7---|-6----------------|---11---11----|-------7---
|-0-----------|---7-----7--------|-9------------|---9-------
|-------------|-0----------------|--------------|-7---------
  Here is the one I have created  Just           for     you

REPEAT INTRO (MODIFIED w GUITAR 2)
  (Guitar 1)
  E                  Aadd9   B7        E                  Aadd9   B7      
  e e e e e  e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e  e e e   e e e e e e e e
|-----0-2-/4---0---|-----0-------2---|-----0-2-/4\2-0---|-----0-------2---
|-0------------0---|-0-------0-----0-|-0--------------0-|-0-------0-------
|-1-----2-/4-----1-|-2-----2-2-----2-|-1---1-2-/4\2-1---|-2-----2-2-----2-
|---2--------------|---2---2---1-----|---2--------------|---2---2---1-----
|------------------|-0-------0h2-----|------------------|-0-------0h2-----
|-0----------0-----|-----------------|-0----------0-----|-----------------
|
| (Guitar 2)
| E                  Aadd9   B7        E                  Aadd9   B7  
| w                  e e e e q   q     w                  e e e e e e e e
|-7----------------|-7---7---2---7---|-7----------------|-7---7-----0-7---
|-5----------------|-5---5---0---4---|-5----------------|-5---5---7---7---
|------------------|-----------------|------------------|---------8-----8-
|------------------|---7---7-1---4---|------------------|---7---7---------
|------------------|-0---------------|------------------|-0----------9----
|-0----------------|-----------------|-0----------------|---------7-------

3RD VERSE

Until then, O Lord
I will be content
Knowing that true love will
will come someday
It will only come from you

BRIDGE

  C#min7             G#7             A                 E
  e e e Q q          q  e q  e q     q e  Q  q         q e e e e q
|-----4---4--------|-8---------8---|---9-----9-------|---7-------7-----
|-------5----------|-9--^-9----9---|---10-10-10------|---0-0-----0-----
|-----4---4--------|-11--------11--|---9-----9-------|-----------x-----
|---6---6----------|-10---10---11--|---11-11-11------|---6-7p6---^-----
|-4----------------|-8-------8-----|-0---------------|---7-----7-------
|------------------|---------------|-----------------|-0-^-------------
 'Cause I have seen the suffering That loneliness can     cause

  C#min7            G#7             A                  B7
  q e q e q         q e q e q       e e  e  q  e q     e e e  e+h  +w
|---4-----4-------|-8-------------|------9-----------|--------7---|----
|---5-5---5-------|-9-^-^-^-^-----|------10-10---10--|-----10-----|----
|-4-4-----4-------|-11------------|------9-----------|-----8------|----
|-6-6-6---6-------|-10------------|---11-^--11---11--|---9-9------|----
|-4-----4---------|-8-------------|-0----------0-----|-----^------|----

|-----------------|---------------|------------------|-7----------|----

  When we choose to give our love away Without a righteous cause   

2ND CHORUS (WITH MODIFICATION)

                    C#min7
                    e e e e+h
                  |-----9--------
                  |-----9-12-----
                  |-------9------
                  |--------------
                  |---11---------
                  |-9------------
. . .   hear You   say

ENDING (MODIFIED INTRO WITH GUITAR 2)

  (Guitar 1)
  E              Aadd9 B7      E              Aadd9   B7        E
  e e e e q  q   e e q e e q   e e e e q  q   e e q   e e q     w
|-----0-2-/4-0-|-----0-----2-|-----0-2-/4-0-|-----0-------2---|-0----
|-0----------0-|-0---0-0---0-|-0----------0-|-0---0---0---0---|-0----
|-1---1-2-/4-1-|-2-----2-----|-1---1-2-/4-1-|-2-------2-------|-1----
|---2----------|---2-----1---|---2----------|---2-------1-----|-2----
|--------------|-0-----0h2---|--------------|-0-------0h2-----|-2----
|-0------------|-------------|-0------------|-----------------|-0----
|
| (Guitar 2)
| E              Aadd9 B7      E              Aadd9   B7        E
| w              q   q q   q   w              e e e e e e e e   w
|-7------------|-----7-----7-|-7------------|-----7-------7---|-0----
|-5------------|-5---0-4---0-|-5------------|-5---5---7---7---|-9----
|--------------|-------------|--------------|-6-------8-----8-|-9----
|--------------|-7-----7-----|--------------|---7---7---9-----|-9----
|--------------|-0-----6-----|--------------|-0-------9-------|-11---
|-0------------|-------------|-0------------|-----------------|-0----



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
x = mute or percussive
() = optional note

Performance notes: I found the G#7 in the bridge pretty rough 
initially; slide the C#min7 up to the 8th fret, add the pinky at 
the 11th on the 3rd, then oblique the index finger to the 9th on 
the 5th.  Cleans up fairly quickly.  


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