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From: “Motown: The Musical”

You're All I Need To Get By


by

NICKOLAS ASHFORD and VALERIE SIMPSON

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YOU’RE ALL I NEED TO GET BY
Words and Music by
Freely NICKOLAS ASHFORD and
A B /A D m/ A VALERIE SIMPSON
x x
4 4

A B 7/A
x x
4

Like sweet morn - ing dew, I took one look at you

D m/A A
4 4
With stronger time

and it was plain to see you were my des - ti - ny. With arms o - pen wide,

B 7/A D m/A A B m7 E
x x x x
4 4 3

I threw a - way my pride. I’ll sac-ri - fice for you, ded - i - cate my life to you.
3

© 1968 (Renewed 1994) JOBETE MUSIC CO., INC.


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All Rights Reserved International Copyright Secured Used by Permission

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2 With a moderate groove
A A /C A /E A B B /D
x x x x xxo
4 4 4

I will go where you lead, al-ways there in time of need.


And when I lose my will,

D m/F D m A /E B m7
xx o x x x
4
4

you’ll be there to push me up the hill. And there’s no, no look-ing back for us.

B7 D m/F
A /E D m A /E xx o
x x x x
4 4
4

We got love sure e - nough, that’s e - nough. You’re all, you’re all I need

A B /A D m6/A
x x x x
4

to get by.

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3
A B /A
x x
4

Like an ea-gle pro - tects his nest,

D m6/A A
x x
4

for you, I’ll do my best. Stand by you like a tree and

B /A
x x

dare an - y - bod - y to try and move me.


Dar - ling in you I found

D m6/A A
x x
4

strength where I was torn down. Don’t know what’s in store but to -

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4 A /C
x x

geth - er we can o - pen up an - y door. Just to do what’s good for you

A /E A B B /D
x x xxo
4 4

and in - spi - re you a lit - tle high - er.


I know you can make a man

D m/F Dm A /E B m7
xx o x x x
4
4

out of a soul that did - n’t have a goal. ’Cause we, we have the right

A /E B7
x x
4

foun - da - tion and with love and de -

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5
Dm A /E
x x
4
4

- ter - mi - na - tion. You’re all, you’re all I want

B m7 B m7/D A /E B m7
x x x x
4 4

to strive for and do a lit - tle more for. You’re all the joys un -

D m6/F
B m7/D A /E o x
x x
4 4

- der the sun, wrapped up in - to one. You’re all, you’re all I need

Fm7 B m7 5
x x

You’re all I need.

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A /C D A /E D m6/F
x x x x o x
4 4

You’re all, you’re all I need

A
4

to get by.

B 7/A D m6/A
x x x x

A
4

molto rit.

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