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"I'm Still Holding On" by Luther Barnes
« on: January 26, 2005, 10:46:07 AM »
This song is an oldie, but goodie.  Someone asked me for help on it, I think it was Dre2004.  Anyway, it might me different from the original cuz I haven't heard the original, but check it out anyway:

"I'm Still Holding On" by Luther Barnes
Key of Eb  LH/RH

Part 1 (both verses):

Eb / Bb-Eb-G They said I wouldn't
Eb / B-Eb-G make it
Eb / C-Eb-G They said I wouldn't
Eb / B-Eb-F-Ab be here today
Eb / Bb-Eb-G They said I wouldn't a-
F / A-C-Eb-G mount to
Bb / Ab-Bb-Eb-F anything
Bb / Ab-Bb-D-F (slide Eb to D)
C / G-C-E (filler)
D / A-D-F (filler)
Eb / C-Eb-Gb (filler)
E / C-E-G (filler)
F / C-F-Ab But I'm glad to say
C / C-F-G (filler)
C / Bb-C-E-G (filler)
F / C-F-Ab That I'm on my way
C / C-F-G (filler)
C / Bb-C-E-G (filler)
F / C-F-Ab I ain't going nowhere
F, G, Ab, A /
Bb / Ab-Bb-Eb-F
Bb / Ab-Bb-D-F (slide Eb to D) I'm here to
Eb / Bb-Eb-G stay

E / Bb-Db-E-G
F / Ab-Bb-Eb-F
Bb / Ab-Bb-D-F (slide Eb to D)

Eb / Bb-Eb-G There were many
G / F-Bb-D (filler)
Ab / Gb-B-Eb (filler)
A / G-C-E (filler)
Bb / Ab-Db-F that started
Eb / G-Db-F out with me
A / Db-G-B-Eb (filler) *strectchy chord
Ab / G-C-Eb but now they've all
Db / B-Eb-F-Ab gone astray

F / B-Eb-F-Ab
G / Bb-Eb-G
Ab / Ab-C-F
F / B-Eb-F-Ab

Bb / Bb-Eb-G But I'm still
B / Ab-B-D-F
C / G-C-Eb
F / B-Eb-F-Ab holding on

F / B-Eb-F-Ab
G / Bb-Eb-G
Ab / Ab-C-F
F / B-Eb-F-Ab

Bb / Bb-Eb-G But I'm still
B / Ab-B-D-F
C / G-C-Eb
F / B-Eb-F-Ab holding on

F / B-Eb-F-Ab
G / Bb-Eb-G
Ab / Ab-C-F
F / B-Eb-F-Ab

Bb / Bb-Eb-G But I'm still
B / Ab-B-D-F
C / G-C-Eb
F / A-C-Eb-G holding on
Bb / Ab-Bb-Eb-F to-
Bb / Ab-Bb-D-F (slide Eb to D) oooo
G / F-Bb-D His
Ab / G-C-Eb hand

G / F-Bb-D
F / Gb-A-Eb
Bb / F-Ab-Eb
Eb / F-G-Bb-Eb *go to Part 2 from here
E / Bb-Db-E-G
F / Ab-Bb-Eb-F
Bb / Ab-Bb-D-F (slide Eb to D)
(repeat the whole thing again for 2nd verse)

Part 2:

Bb / Ab-Bb-Eb-F
Bb / Ab-Bb-D-F I'm
Eb / Bb-Eb-G still, I'm still
G / F-Bb-D (filler)
Ab / Gb-B-Eb (filler)
A / G-C-E (filler)
Bb / Ab-Db-F holding
Eb / G-Db-F on
A / Db-G-B-Eb (filler) *strectchy chord
Ab / G-C-Eb oooo, you see I'm bound for
G / F-Bb-D the
F / Eb-Ab-C promised land
(repeat as many times as u like, substitute words also)

Part 3:

F / A-C-Eb-G I will never let
F, G, Ab, A /  
Bb / Bb-Eb-G gooo
Bb / Ab-Bb-Eb-F o-
Bb / Ab-Bb-D-F of
Bb / Bb-Eb-Ab His
Eb / Bb-Eb-G hand *end on this chord

Turnaround:
Db / F-B-Eb or Ab-Db-F
C / Bb-C-Eb-G or G-Bb-C-Eb
D / A-D-F
Eb / C-Eb-Gb
E / C-E-G

That's the whole song.  Please forgive any mistakes and I hope this helps someone out.  Be blessed!!!
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Re: "I'm Still Holding On" by Luther Barnes
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2017, 05:18:31 PM »
hello,

trying to learn to play. i would like to hear you play it so i can get the fillers correct?

keeper
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