If I Didn't Love You (Difford/Tilbrook)
INTRO:  G

        A G D (2x)



A             G            D        A

  If I didn't love you I'd hate you

             G           D    A

Watching you play in the bath

            G            D    A

A soap suds stickle back navy

                  G       D     F

A scrubbing brush landing craft

               C          E      F

Your skin gets softer and warmer

          C           E     F#dim

I pat you down with a towel

             Am          F    C

Tonight it's love by the fire

             E                F#dim

My mind goes out on the prowl



If I (7x)

   A        G            D        A

If I didn't love you I'd hate you

                 G     D    A

I'm playing your stereogram

          G          D      A

Singles remind me of kisses

         G          D     F

Albums remind me of plans

             C           E    F

Tonight it's love by the fire

               C        E     F#dim

The wind plays over the coals

           Am           F     C

Passionate looks are my fancy

                 E               F#dim

But you turn the look into stone



If I (7x)

                     Am

If I didn't love you

          F            D/F# (see footnote 1)

Would you sit and glow

            Am

by the fire

     F               D/F#

If I didn't love you

                  Am   F  D/F#

Would you make me feel so

                Am F

Mad and love me                             //your guess is as good as mine!

 D/F#                      Am F

Oh....If I didn't love you

  F#dim

Mmmmm...



If I (7x)



BRIDGE: G (twice as long as intro)

AD LIB: A G D (4x)

        F C E (2x)

        F#dim Am F C E A



            G            D        A

If I didn't love you I'd hate you

           G        D       A

Cocoa mugs sit side by side

             G           D    A

It's time to poke at the fire

               G      D            F

But it's not tonight, looks I find

         C         E       F

Taking a bite on a biscuit

           C          E       F#dim

The record jumps on a scratch

             Am          F    C

Tonight it's love by the fire

                 E                    F#dim

The door of your love's on the latch



If I (7x)

                     Am

If I didn't love you

          F            D/F#

Would you sit and glow

            Am

by the fire

     F               D/F#

If I didn't love you

                  Am   F  D/F#

Would you make me feel so

                Am F

Mad and love me

 D/F#                      Am

Oh....If I didn't love you

          F            D/F#

Would you sit and glow

            Am

by the fire

     F               D/F#

If I didn't love you

                  Am   F  D/F#

Would you make me feel so

                Am F

Mad and love me

 D/F#                      Am F

Oh....If I didn't love you

  F#dim

Mmmm.....



If I (4x)



Didn't (4x)



Love you (2x)

         N.C./F#    (see footnote 2)

Love you



Love you





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Footnote 1:  If played on keyboard, the D must be played D-F#-A.  Won't sound

             right otherwise.

Footnote 2:  That's right, no chord split F#.  i.e., the bassist closes the

             song with F#.

Original post by Timothy W. Gordon
Additions/corrections by Geordan Rosario (geordan@csua.berkeley.edu) with some help from Ben Scott (scotsman@csua.berkeley.edu).