Will You Be There- Michael Jackson

Reflecting upon yesterday, I received a song request from the movie Free Willy Soundtrack, Will You Be There by Michael Jackson. Then I discovered this really cool review by
bilbopooh titled Remembering Michael Jackson With the Aching, Inspiring Will You Be There? Read the entire article at:

http://www.epinions.com/review/music_mu-112938/content_475252428420


"If I had to choose a favorite among all of his songs, I would almost certainly have to go with Will You Be There?, the theme song from the 1993 movie Free Willy, about a hard-on-his-luck street kid who befriends an imperiled orca. It was my favorite movie of the year, and whenever I heard the swelling chorus of the accompanying song, I felt inspired. In fact, I had a hard time thinking of it as a pop song; it sounded more like gospel music to me, a plea for friendship and understanding from such a deep place in the soul, it felt more like an impassioned prayer, with an addressee far more transcendent than even the most magnificent whale. That jubilant choir and Biblical imagery did nothing to dissuade me from that notion. I still find listening to it a spiritually stimulating experience. Just as Ben is about more than just a rat, Will You Be There? is about more than just a whale, or at least it can be."

Bilbopooh goes on to say, "This is a song that fits in well with Jackson's other epic efforts. Though the spotlight remains on him, it's the choir that brings such majestic depth to the song, making clapping, dancing and singing along hard to resist. And as an encapsulation of the movie, the official video is so perfect that it almost renders watching the film itself unnecessary. I love the transitions between his free-spirited twirling and Willy's exuberant splashing, his synchronized hand motions and Jesse's nonverbal signals to his enormous friend."


Will You Be There(Free Willy Soundtrack)-Michael Jackson - The best bloopers are a click away


* Will You Be There Chords


http://www.metalhead.ro/tabs/Tabs-Chords-Michael_Jackson-Will_You_Be_There_Chords-id-115860-aid-1029-1-1.html


* Will You Be There Chord Chart (I love the key changes)

Intro:

D Em/D (x16)

Verse 1:

D Em/D D
Hold me, like the River Jordan,
Em/D D Em/D D Em/D
And I will then say to thee; you are my friend.

Verse 2:

D Em/D D
Carry me, like you are my brother,
Em/D D Em/D D Em/D
Love me like a mother; will you be there?

Verse 3:

D Em/D D
When weary, tell me; will you hold me?
Em/D D Em/D D
When wrong will you scold me; when lost, will you find me?

Verse 4:

D Em/D D
But they told me; a man should be faithful,
Em/D D
And walk when not able,
Em/D D Em/D
And fight 'till the end, but I'm only human.

Interlude:

D Em/D (x16)

Middle 8:

F Eb D
Everyone's taking con-trol of me,
F Eb D
Seems that the world's got a role for me.
F Eb D
I'm so confused; will you show to me;
C A
You'll be there for me, and care enough to bear me?

*KEY CHANGE*
------------

Coda:

E F#m/E E
(Hold me, lay your head lowly,
F#m/E E F#m/E E F#m/E
Softly, then boldly; carry me there.
E F#m/E E
Lead me, love me and feed me,
F#m/E E F#m/E E F#m/E
Kiss me and free me; I will feel blessed).

*KEY CHANGE*
------------

F# Abm/F# F#
(Carry, carry me boldly,
Abm/F# F# Abm/F# F# Abm/F#
Lift me up slowly; carry me there.
F# Abm/F# F#
Save me, heal me, and bathe me,
Abm/F# F# Abm/F# F# Abm/F#
Softly, you say to me; I will be there).

*KEY CHANGE*
------------

Ab Bbm/Ab Ab
(Lift me, lift me up slowly,
Bbm/Ab Ab Bbm/Ab Ab Bbm/Ab
Carry me boldly; show me you care.
Ab Bbm/Ab Ab
Hold me, lay your head lowly,
Bbm/Ab Ab Bbm/Ab Ab Bbm/Ab
Softly then boldly; carry me there).

Ab Bbm/Ab Ab
(Need me, love me and feed me,
Bbm/Ab Ab Bbm/Ab Ab Bbm/Ab
(Kiss me and free me; I will feel blessed).

(Repeat to Fade)


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2005
(clumsyband@hotmail.com)

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/m/michael_jackson/will_you_be_there_crd.htm


Visit this site for many more chords to other Michael Jackson songs:

http://www.megachords.com/artist/649/michael-jackson.htm


* Free Willy Tribute RIP Michael Jackson by JayFoxFire




I love the song, Will You Be There and I enjoyed the movie Free Willy.
Have fun playing this song, especially through the key changes. It always sounds so professional when one modulates, don't you think?

~ LadyD



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