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Transcribed by: asf0@comcast.net  Alice Franceschini
Date: September 10, 2003   
Album: 1983 Tender Mercies soundtrack
Written by: 
Note: tabbed from a recording from the movie and not the soundtrack CD.

     IF YOU'LL HOLD THE LADDER (I'LL CLIMB TO THE TOP)  Robert Duvall

       D                              G               D
Baby you're the only dream I've ever had that's come true
                                             A
There's so much more to reach for thanks to you
D                                  G(walkdown)   Em
All I've had is empty nights but I see what we've got
       G                    D            A                 D
And if you'll just hold the ladder baby I'll climb to the top

CHORUS:
   G                 A                 D
If you'll just stand beside me all the way
E7                                               A 
I'll do all the things that didn't matter yesterday
    D                              G(walkdown) Em
And I'll be all the finest man can be before I stop
       G                     D            A                 D
And if you'll just hold the ladder baby I'll climb to the top

Lead
       D                           G          D
The things just started changing with your touch
                                         A 
Yesterday, tomorrow just didn't mean as much
D                                  G(walkdown)  Em 
And I'll be all the finest man can be before I stop
         G                     D         A                 D 
And if you'll just hold the ladder baby I'll climb to the top


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