Lean On Me Uke tab by Bill Withers

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C chordC F chordF
Sometimes in our lives
C chordC
we all have pain
Em chordEm G chordG
We all have sorrow
C chordC F chordF
But if we are wise
C chordC G chordG C chordC
We know that there's always tomorrow


C chordC F chordF
Lean on me when you're not strong
C chordC
And I'll be your friend
Em chordEm G chordG
I'll help you carry on
C chordC F chordF
For it won't be long
C chordC
Til I'm gonna need
G chordG C chordC
Somebody to lean on


C chordC F chordF
Please swallow your pride
C chordC
If I have things
Em chordEm G chordG
you need to borrow
C chordC F chordF
For no one can fill
C chordC
those of your needs
G chordG C chordC
That you don't let show


C chordC F chordF
If there is a load
C chordC
you have to bear
Em chordEm G chordG
That you can't carry
C chordC F chordF
I'm right up the road
C chordC
I'll share your load
G chordG C chordC
If you just call me


C chordC G chordG C chordC
So just call on me brother when you need a hand
C chordC G chordG C chordC
We all need somebody to lean on
C chordC G chordG C chordC
I just might have a problem that you'd understand
C chordC G chordG C chordC
We all need somebody to lean on

 

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GalaxyGirl15 avatar
I'm a soprano sometimes alto and this song is usually a bit to deep for me so I put a capo on the first fret and now I can sing it
08 Apr 2018
stiffler125 avatar
flag for GB(ISO2) (brynmawr)
i normally use a down, down up down up pattern which i think is good but also like the other guy said, remove the em and use a g and it sounds alot beter :)
02 Sep 2012
Asianukegirl avatar
whats a good strum pattern for this?
23 Jul 2012
to2uk avatar
flag for NO(ISO2) (Trondheim)
I think sounds better if you remove the em and just uses a G instead, but a great tab!
14 Aug 2011
xxjasminee avatar
Good job!
19 Aug 2009
About this song

"Lean on Me" is a hit song written and performed by Bill Withers on the 1972 album Still Bill. It is ranked number 205 on the Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Bill Withers' original version of the song has become a popular inspirational anthem and was his first (and only) Billboard Hot 100 number one single to date. Numerous cover versions have been recorded, and it is one of only nine songs to have hit #1 with versions recorded by two different artists.