I Want You Back (a 60’s song)

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A poem by Brother Paul Abernathy

I Want You Back (a 60’s song)

Musical intro-variation of melody chords

Lead singer(LS) I won’t let go
Background Singer(BS) Oh no
LS: Even if you tell me so
BS: Won’t go
LS: because baby I know
BS: I know
LS:There will come a day
BS: One day
LS:When you will say
BS: you’ll say
LS: “Darling, I want you back!”
BS: I want you back

Chorus:
BS: Ba-bum, Ba-bum, Ba-bum
LS: I want you back.
BS: Today,today, today
LS: I want you to stay.
BS: Ring-a-ring-a-ring
LS: We will hear the bells
BS: I do, I do, I do
LS: on our wedding day.

LS: Until that time
BS:Tick-a-tock, tick-a-tock
LS:I’ll wait in line
BS: Wait in line
LS: For you to find
BS: you can find
LS: The words you will say
BS: You’ll say
LS: on the special day
BS: Special day
LS:”Honey, I want you back!”
BS: I want you back

Repeat chorus

LS: I won’t let go
BS: Oh no
LS: Even if you tell me so
BS: Won’t go
LS: because baby I know
BS: I know
LS:There will come a day
BS: One day
LS:When you will say
BS: you’ll say
LS: “Darling, I want you back!”
BS: I want you back

Instrumental bridge with guitar, piano, and trumpet or harmonica
sharing the melody. Bridge chords come back to chorus.

Chorus:
BS: Ba-bum, Ba-bum, Ba-bum
LS: I want you back.
BS: Today,today, today
LS: I want you to stay.
BS: Ring-a-ring-a-ring
LS: We will hear the bells
BS: I do, I do, I do
LS: on our wedding day.

repeat chorus until fade away

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