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				 Helplessly Hoping - Richie Havens

Tuning DADF#AD

Chords used...moving down frets...

D* 12 12 12 12 0 0
Cmaj6 10 10 10 10 0 0
Bm9 9 9 9 8 9 11
Bm 9 9 9 8 9 9
A 7 7 7 7 7 7
A7 7 7 7 7 7 5
A9sus 7 7 7 5 5 5
G 5 5 5 5 5 5
Gmaj9 5 5 5 5 0 0
Gmaj7 5 5 5 5 5 4
Gm9 0 0 0 4 5 5
Dmaj7 0 0 0 3 4 4
Gmaj6/D 0 0 0 1 2 2
D 0 0 0 0 0 0

This is similar to "Live At the Cellar Door", Track 3

(Intro)

Bm Bm9 (D)

Em F#m G Gmaj9

Dmaj7 D A Amaj9 (D)

Em F#m G Gmaj9

Dmaj7 D A Amaj9 (D)

Gmaj7

Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D

Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 D

(Verse)

Em F#m G Gmaj9
Heartlessly hoping her harlequin hovers near
Wordlessly watchinhg he waits by the window and he

Dmaj7 D Em A9sus A (D)
by awaiting a word and
worries at the emptiness inside yeah hmmm and

Em F#m G Gmaj9
gasping at glimpses of gentle free spirits he
heartlessly helping himself to her bad dreams he

Dmaj7 D A Amaj9
runs wishing he could fly yeah hmm
wonders if he heard a goodbye yeah hmm or

Gmaj7
only to trip on the sounds of
even A

Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D
goodbye
hello

Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gm9

Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 D (first time only)

(Back to second verse or chorus)

Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D
we are one person we are

Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D
two alone we are

Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D
three together we are

D* Cmaj6 D Gmaj7 D A9sus A7 (D)
four hmm each other

(Interlude)

Em F#m G Gmaj9

Dmaj7 D A Amaj9 (D)

Em F#m G Gmaj9

Dmaj7 D A Amaj9 (D)

Gmaj7
hmm mm mm hmm mm

(2nd Chorus)

Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D

Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D

Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D
We are

Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D
one per -son we are

Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D
two alone we are

Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D
three hmm together we are

Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D
three-ee -ee -ee -ee we are

Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D
three-ee-ee-ee -ee to

Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D
gether together to

Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D
gether hmm -mm we are

D D Cmaj6 D Gmaj7 D A9sus A7

D* Cmaj6 D Gmaj7 D A9sus A7 (D)
four hmm each other

(Last verse)

Em F#m G Gmaj9
Stand by the stairway I'm sure you'll see something certain to

Dmaj7 D A Amaj9 (D)
tell you that confusion has its cost yeah yeah that

Em F#m G Gmaj9
love isn't lying it's trapped in a lady who

Dmaj7 D A Amaj9 (D)
lingers claiming she is lost yeah and that she's

Gmaj7
choking... on

Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D
hello hello hello

Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D (x7)

(Last chorus)

Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D repeat x7
We are

Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D
one person we are

Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D
two alone we are

Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D
three to-geth-er to-geth-er to

Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D
geth -er to-geth-er to-geth-er

Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D Dmaj7 Gmaj6/D
hmm-mm we are

D* Cmaj6 D Gmaj7 D A9sus A7 (D)
four hmm each other we are

D* Cmaj6 D Gmaj7 D A9sus A7 (D)
four hmm yeah each other we are

D* Cmaj6 D Gmaj7 D A9sus A7
four each other

Bm

(End)

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