Oh, Babe, What Would You Say?

(simpler chords)

Words & Music:

Norman "Hurricane" Smith


Norman was the recording engineer for The Beatles.  This tune went to #1 in 1972, in part because of the rough sound he had to his voice, due to recent throat surgery.  He never had another personal hit, but recorded, engineered & produced many tunes you know and love.  He died in March 2008.



Have I a hope, or half a chance,

                       Ebdim.     Dm

To even ask if I could dance with you?  Yoo-hoo!

          Dm7           Fm           C

Would you greet me or politely turn away?

            Dm7         Fm            C              B7

Would there suddenly be sunshine on a cold and rainy day?

   Dm                   G7

Oh babe, what would you say?


For there are you, sweet lollipop.

Here am I with such a lot to say.  Hey, hey!

Just to walk with you along the Milky Way,

To caress you through the night time,

Bring you flowers every day.

Oh babe, what would you say?


CHORUS:  [2x]

C                                            Ebdim  Dm

Cause, oh, baby I know, I know I could be so in---- love with you.

Dm7               Fm                C

And I know that I could make you love me, too.

       Dm7          Fm               C    Ebdim       Dm

And if I could only hear you say you dooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo.

G7  G+   G7sus4            C

But anyway, what would you say?


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