I CAN'T MAKE YOU LOVE ME as recorded by Bonnie Raitt

Discussion started by adam hartfields 4 years ago


                          as recorded by Bonnie Raitt
                    (in other words, I don't know who wrote it)
        D             E       A             D        ||||||
        Turn down the lights, turn down the bed      ++++++
        D               Amaj7                        OOO|||
	Turn down these voices inside my head        ++++++
        D             E  Amaj7        D              ||||||
	Lay down with me, tell me no lies           (_______)  
                     Amaj7           Bm                  E+   E
	Just hold me close, don't patronize - don't patronize me
                                  D      A              D
	CHORUS:   Cause I can't make you love me if you don't
                             D        A                         Dmaj7
		  You can't make your heart feel something it won't
                  D           A                      F#m
		  Here in the dark, in these lonely hours
                         D           A                       Dmaj7
		  I will lay down my heart and I'll feel the power
                           Bm        E+  E
		  But you won't, no you won't
                                  D       A                Dmaj7
		  'Cause I can't make you love me, if you don't

         D               E     A          D
         I'll close my eyes, then I won't see
         D                  Amaj7                    E
	 The love you don't feel when you're holding me
         D            E        A               D
	 Morning will come and I'll do what's right
              D             A                    E
	 Just give me till then to give up this fight
                     Bm      E+  E
	 And I will give up this fight



From: StevenJ1@aol.com

I Can't Make You Love Me
(M. Reid/A. Shamblin)
as recorded by Bonnie Raitt

Capo III in Eb

Cmaj7 Bm7/E Bm7 Cmaj7
 C Bm7/E Bm7 Cmaj7 
 C  Bm7 Am7

[Cmaj7]Turn down the l[Bm7/E]ights, 
t[Bm7]urn down the b[Cmaj7]ed 
T[C]urn down these v[Bm7]oices [Em]inside my h[Am7]ead   
L[Cmaj7]ay down with m[Bm7/E]e, 
t[Bm7]ell me no l[Cmaj7]ies 
[C]Just hold me c[Bm7]lose, [Em]don't patro[Am7]nize
Don't patron[Cmaj7]ize me [Dsus4] [D]

Cause I can't m[C]ake you l[G]ove me if you d[Cmaj7]on't       [Am7]
You can't m[C]ake your h[G]eart feel s[Bm7]omething it w[Cmaj7]on't
H[Em7]ere in the d[Cmaj7]ark, in t[D]hese final h[Em]ours
I will l[Em]ay down my h[Cmaj7]eart and I[D]'ll feel the p[Em7]ower
But y[Am7]ou won't, no y[Dsus4]ou won't [D]
'Cause I can't m[Cmaj7]ake you l[Bm7]ove me, [Cmaj7]
if you d[Cmaj7]on't
 Bm7/E Bm7 Cmaj7, C Bm7 Em Am7

I[Cmaj7]'ll close my e[Bm7/E]yes, 
t[Bm7]hen I won't s[Cmaj7]ee
The l[C]ove you don't f[Bm7]eel when y[Em]ou're holding m[Am7]e
M[Cmaj7]orning will c[Bm7/E]ome and I[Bm7]'ll do what's r[Cmaj7]ight
J[C]ust give me till t[Bm7]hen to g[Em]ive up this f[Am7]ight
And I will g[Cmaj7]ive up this f[Dsus4]ight [D]

repeat CHORUS

From: Len Moskowitz 

Cheryl posted nice chords.  Here's a slightly
different version with the chords I've selected notated under hers.
I've also provided tab for the chords.  I play it on a 12-string.
Lovely song.

			I Can't Make You Love Me
		 (Bonnie Raitt, from "Luck of the Draw")

Capo up one

Chord Tab

  Dmaj7  F#m7  F#m7/E D  D9  Amaj7  Bm  Bm/E  Esus4  E  A
E  2      2     2     2  0     0    2    2     0     0  0
B  2      2     2     3  3     2    3    3     0     0  2
G  2      2     2     2  2     2    4    4     2     1  2
D  0      2     2     0  0     0    4    4     2     2  2
A  x      4     4     x  0     0    2    2     2     2  0
E  x      2     0     x  x     x    2    0     0     0  x


Dmaj7 F#m7 F#m7/E D
D9 Amaj7 F#m7 Bm/E
Dmaj7 F#m7 F#m7/E D
D9 Amaj7 Bm

[D]Turn down the [E]lights, [A]turn down the [D]bed
Dmaj7             F#m7       F#m7/E           D

[D]Turn down these [Amaj7]voices [A]inside my [E]head
D9                  Amaj7         F#maj7       Bm

[D]Lay down with [E]me, [Amaj7]tell me no [D]lies
Dmaj7             F#maj7 F#maj7/E          D

Just hold me [Amaj7]close, don't [Bm]patronize - don't pa[E+]tronize 
D9            Amaj7        F#maj7  Bm                   Esus4


Cause I can't [D]make you [A]love me if you [D]don't
Amaj7          D           A                 D
You can't [D]make your [A]heart feel something it [Dmaj7]won't
           D            A             F#m          D   Dmaj7
[D]Here in the [A]dark, in these lonely [F#m]hours
F#m7            A                E       F#m

I will [D]lay down my [A]heart and I'll feel the [Dmaj7]power
       F#m7            A           E                F#m

But you [Bm]won't, no [E+]you [E]won't

'Cause I can't [D]make you [A]love me, if you [Dmaj7]don't

F#m7  F#m7/E....

[D]I'll close my [E]eyes, [A]then I won't [D]see

[D]The love you don't [Amaj7]feel when [A]you're holding [E]me

[D]Morning will [E]come and [A]I'll do what's [D]right

Just [D]give me till [A]then to give up this [E]fight

And I will [Bm]give up [E+]this [E]fight


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