"You Covered Me" by: Donald Lawrence & Hezekiah Walker
Key Ab LH/RH
arr by T-Block

Intro:

/ Ab-C-Eb-G, F, Eb
/ Db-F-Ab-C, Bb
Bb / C-Eb-Ab, Bb, C
Eb / Db-F-Bb, Ab, G
Ab / C-Eb-Ab
Bb / Db-F-Ab
C / C-Eb-Ab
Db / Ab-Db-F
C / G-C-E
D / Ab-B-D-F
E / Bb-Db-E-G
F / C-F-Ab
Bb / D-F-Bb
Eb / Db-Eb-F-Ab

Verse:

Ab /
Ab / Eb-Ab-C I
/ Db-F-Bb couldv'e
Db / lost
Db / F-Ab-C my
/ Eb-G-Bb mind
Eb /
Eb /
Eb /
Eb /
Ab / Eb-Ab-C
Ab / Eb-Ab-C wan-
/ Db-F-Bb ted to
Db / give up
F / Ab-C-F
Eb / G-Bb-Eb
D / F-Bb-D so ma-
D / ny
Eb / F-Ab-Db times
Eb / But
Ab / Eb-Ab-C God
Bb / F-Ab-Db was
C / Ab-C-Eb my
Db / Ab-Db-F anchor, a con-
C / G-C-E sis-
D / Ab-B-D-F tant
E / Bb-Db-E-G way-
F / C-F-Ab maker
/ C-Ab Hez
/ Eb-C I'm
Gb / Db-F-Bb grateful, God
Eb / Db-Eb-F-Ab covered
Ab / Ab-C-Eb-Ab me
/ Ab-Eb, F (slide Eb to F quickly)
/ Eb-Bb, C (slide Bb to C quickly)
/ Eb-Ab, F
/ Eb-Ab, Db
Ab / Ab-Eb-Ab (octave higher)
Ab / Eb-Ab-C Well
/ F-Bb-Db the
Db / enemy
Db / F-Ab-C came
/ Eb-G-Bb a-
Eb / gainst me
Eb /
Eb /
Eb /
Ab / Eb-Ab-C a-
Ab / Eb-Ab-C ttacked
/ F-Bb-Db my
Db / body
F / Ab-C-F
Eb / G-Bb-Eb and
D / F-Bb-D my min-
D / i
Eb / F-Ab-Db stry
Eb / But
Ab / Eb-Ab-C what
Bb / F-Ab-Db God
C / Ab-C-Eb or-
Db / Ab-Db-F dained
C / G-C-E He
D / Ab-B-D-F will
E / Bb-Db-E-G main-
F / C-F-Ab tain, I'm
Gb / Db-F-Bb grateful, He
Eb / Db-Eb-F-Ab covered
Ab / Ab-C-Eb-Ab me

Chorus:
Ab / Ab-C-Eb-Ab (3x)
Run w/both hands: C, F, Ab, Bb, Ab, F, Eb
Ab / Ab-C-Eb-Ab
Ab / C-Eb-Ab You
/ Db-Eb-F-Ab co-
Db /
Db / C-F-Ab vered
/ Bb-Db-Eb-Ab me
Eb /
Eb /
Eb /
/ Ab-Db-F
Db / Bb-Eb-G
C / C-Eb-Ab Your
C / C-Eb-Ab Hand
Db / Db-F-Ab of pro-
Db / tection
F / C, Bb
Eb / Ab, G was
D / Bb-D-F all around
Eb / Bb-Db-Eb-Ab me, if
Ab / C-Eb-Ab not
Bb / Db-F-Ab for
C / C-Eb-Ab Your
Db / Ab-Db-F grace
C / G-C-E and
D / Ab-B-D-F Your
E / Bb-Db-E-G mer-
F / C-F-Ab cy, thank you
Gb / Db-F-Bb Lord, You
Eb / Db-Eb-F-Ab covered
Ab / Ab-C-Eb-Ab me
(go back to verse)
*2nd time go to Bridge
*3rd time go to intro to Vamp

Bridge:

/ Ab-C-Eb I've
/ Bb-D-F failed
Ab / so
Ab / Bb-D-F-Bb (roll chord backwards) ma-
Ab / Bb-Db-F ny
G / Bb-Eb-G times
G /
G /
G /
Eb / G
Db / F
C / C-E-G But Your
D / Ab-B-D-F love
E / Bb-Db-E-G di-
F / C-F-Ab vine
/ C, Bb You
A / A-C-F touched this
Db / E-G-Bb-Db soul
C / Eb-Gb-A-C of
Bb / F-C-Eb mi-
/ F-Bb-Db ne
C / C-Eb-F-Ab and re-
Gb / Bb-Db-F-Ab stored
Bb / Ab-C-E-G
Eb / Ab-Db-F-Ab me
(go back to chorus)

Intro to Vamp:

C / Ab-C-Eb
D / F-Bb-D
Eb / G-Bb-Eb
E / G-C-E-
F / Ab-C-F
Eb, Db /
C / Ab-C-Eb
Bb / Ab-Db-Eb-F
Eb / Ab-Db-Eb-F
C / Ab-C-Eb
D / F-Bb-D
Eb / F-G-Bb-Eb (4x)
Run w/both hands: C, F, G
F / C-F-Ab
Db / Ab-Db-F
C / Ab-C-Eb
Run w/both hands: Ab, C
Bb / Db-F-Bb
Ab / C-Eb-Ab
G / Bb-Eb-G
Eb / Ab-Db-F
Db / Bb-Eb-G
C / C-Eb-Ab

Vamp:

C / Ab-C-Eb You
D / F-Bb-D covered
Eb / G-Bb-Eb me, Hands of
E / G-C-E protection around
F / Ab-C-F me
Eb, Db / Your
C / Ab-C-Eb grace and
Bb / Ab-Db-Eb-F mercry
Eb / Ab-Db-Eb-F covered me
(repeat)

End:

C / G-Bb-Eb
F / Ab-C-Eb
C / Ab-C-Eb
Db / Ab-C-F
F / G-Bb-Eb
Bb / F-Ab-Db
Eb / F-Ab-Db
(repeat and fade)

That's the whole song for you guys and girls. Listen to the CD for rhythm and timing. I hope this helps
someone out!!!