I Almost Let Go (Kurt Carr)

Key = F

Chord Symbol = F

Chord Symbol\Bass note = Fmaj9\C

Melody Note ( F)



Bb  I (C)

F  Al (A, G)

Bbadd9  most let (A, G, F  F)

Cadd9  go (G)  

"C" Octave higher RH Filler

I  (C)

Fadd9  felt like I just couldn't (A, A, A, A, G, A)

Bbadd9  take life an-y more (G, F, F, G, G)

Cadd9

"C" Octave higher RH Filler

My (C)

F\Eb  prob-lems had me bound (A, A, Bb, C, C)

Bb\D  de- (Bb)

A7sus\E - -pres-sion (A, Bb)

A7 - weighed me down (A, G, G, G)

Dm  filler  

But (D)

Cm\A  God (A, G)

Eb\Bb  held me (G, F, F)

Bbadd9  close (F)

F\Bb

Gm7  so I wouldn't let (F, A, G, F, F)

F  go (F)

Dm7  God's mer-cy (A, A, C, D)

Eb\Bb  kept  (G)

Bbadd9  me (F)

F\Bb

Bb\C  so I wouldn't let (F, A, G, F, F)

Fadd9  go (F)


Here are the lyrics to the rest of the verses.  Write or type them out, listen and put the chord changes from the
1st Verse above as the lyrics change.  You'll hear it ;-)   Here's how I do it on a lead sheet:

F           Bbadd9         C

I  al-      most  let       go.


2nd Verse Lyrics (same as the 1st Verse)

I almost let go.  I felt like I just couldn't take life anymore.  My problems had me bound, depression weighed
me down, but God held me close so I wouldn't let go.  God's mercy kept me, so I wouldn't let go.  

BRIDGE:  
Fadd9  So I'm (A, C)

Bb  here to- (D, D)

F\A  day be  (C, C)

Gm9  cause God  (C, A)

C  kept (G)

Fadd9  me (A)

Quick passing chords:  

Dm\F,

Dbm\G,

Cm\A  I'm A (A, C)

Bb  live to- (D, D)

F\A  day on-ly be (C, C, C-A, A-G)

A7  cause  (G)

Dm\B  of (A)

A7\C# - His (B)

Dm  grace (A)

Cm9  Oh (D)

F9  He  (C)

Eb\Bb  kept (Bb)

Bb  me (Bb)

F\Bb

Bb\C  God (C)

Gm\F  kept (Bb)

F  me (A)

Fadd9\A  He (F-Bb)

Eb\Bb- kept (Bb)

Bb  me (Bb)

F\Bb  

Bb\C  so I wouldn't let (F, A, G, F, F, F)

Fadd9  go (F)


Instrumental:  Measures of 4 beats:  [    ]  

/ = 1 beat.  

The Chord Symbol is 1 beat.



[Fadd9 /  /  Bb/F ]    [F /  /  C\F ]   [Bb\F /  /  / ]

[ F /  /  Bb\F ]   [ Bb\F /  /  / ]   [F /  /  Bb\F]



3rd Verse Lyrics (same chords as the 1st Verse)

I almost gave up.  I was right at the edge of a break through but couldn't see it.

The devil really had me, but Jesus came and grabbed me, and He held me close, so I wouldn't let go.  God's
mercy kept me, so I wouldn't let go.  (To the BRIDGE)

After the BRIDGE, the VAMP is:



Bb\C  God (C-Bb)

Gm\F  kept (Bb)

F  me (A)

Fadd9\A  He

Eb\A - ..ee(Bb)

Eb\Bb  kept (Bb)

Bb  me (Bb)

F\Bb

Bb\C  God (C-Bb)

Gm\F  kept (Bb)

F  me (A)

Quick passing chords:  

Dm\F,

Dbm\G,

Cm\A

F\A  He (C-Bb)



Repeat the vamp while soloist improvises over the choir.  The CD "fades" outI guess that can happen live at
church, or make up the ending to resolve on the "F chord".



Many Blessings,

Lisa




CHOIR PARTS

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Choir Parts

Key = F





Much of the first portion of the song goes in and out of being unison and 2-part harmony.  You can learn the
melody note, and add a 5th below it for 2-part harmony from the chord post of this song where I will provide
the melody notes.  A "5th" below means for example the melody note is "F" a 5th below that is "C".  



Here are the choir parts for the bridge of the song"



T. A. S.  (Tenor Alto Soprano)



So  C F A

I'm  F A C

Here  F Bb D

To  F Bb D

Day  F A C

Be  F A C

-cause  F A C

God  C F A

Kept  C E G

Me.  C F A

I'm  C F A

A  F A C

-live  F Bb D

to- F Bb D

-day  F A C

on- F A C

-ly - F A C to C F A

Be  C F A to C E G

-cause  C# E G

of  D F A

His  E G Bb

Grace  D F A

Oh  G Bb D

He  F A C

Kept  Eb G Bb

Me  D F Bb

God  F A C

Kept  D G Bb

Me  C F A

He  F A C to Bb G Eb

Kept  Eb G Bb

Me  D F Bb

Unison (just below middle C)

So I wouldn't let go (F A G F F F)



Choir Parts in the final vamp

God  F A C  to D G Bb

Kept  D G Bb

Me  C F A

He  F A C to Eb G Bb

Kept  Eb G Bb

Me  D F Bb

God  F A C to D G Bb

Kept  D G Bb

Me  C F A

He  F A C to Eb G Bb

Kept  D G Bb

Me  C F A

He  F A C to Eb G Bb

Kept  Eb G Bb

Me  D F Bb

God  F A C to D G Bb

Kept  D G Bb

Me  C F A



(Switches to High Voice)



He  A C F to G Bb Eb

Kept  G Bb Eb

Me  F Bb D

God  A C F to G Bb D

Kept  G Bb D

Me  F A C

(Repeats and fades)





Be Blessed!

Lisa