Can I Get A Witness Lyrics

Can I Get A Witness

Marvin Gaye

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Can I Get A Witness Lyrics

Ah listen everybody (everybody), especially you girls (especially you girls)
Is it right to be left alone by the one you love is never home
I love too hard, my friends sometimes say
But I believe, I believe, that a woman should be loved that way
But it hurts me so inside, to see how you treat me so unkind
Somebody, somewhere, tell her it’s unfair – Can I get a witness?

(Can I get a witness) Can I get a witness?
(Can I get a witness) Can I get a witness?
(Can I get a witness) Somebody (Can I get a witness)
Is it right to be treated so bad, when you’ve given everything you had
Even tossin’ in my sleep, ’cause I haven’t seen my baby all week
Now you chicks do agree, that this ain’t the way love’s supposed to be
Let me hear you, let me hear you say yeah, (yeah, yeah, yeah) yeah (yeah, yeah, yeah)

Up early in the morning, with her on my mind
Took to find it out all night that I been cryin’
But I believe, a woman’s a man’s best friend
So I’m gonna stick by her, till the very end
But she cause so much misery that I forget how love is supposed to be
Somebody, somewhere, tell her it ain’t fair – Can I get a witness? Can I get a witness?

(Can I get a witness) I want a witness
(Can I get a witness) Witness, witness
(Can I get a witness) Witness, witness (Can I get a witness)
Everybody knows, especially you girls
How love can be sad but half of love is twice as bad
Now all you chicks agree (oh-oh-oh-oh) that this ain’t the way it’s supposed to be
Let me hear you, let me hear you say yeah, yeah, yeah

I want a witness, I want a witness
Come on witness (Can I get a witness)
I want a witness (Can I get a witness)
Just a little bit louder (Can I get a witness)
Louder (Can I get a witness)


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Can I Get A Witness – Guitar Lesson

‘Can I Get A Witness’ is a fast blues format song in the key of Eb.

Over each chord in a blues, you quickly switch between three chords, creating an energetic riff.

In the course, we practice each riff over loops as we learn to play it in every area of the neck.

Finally, you get to play the entire song with a live band!

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Marvin Gaye – Biography

Marvin Gaye helped to shape the Motown sound as a drummer, session singer, writer, lead singer and producer in the 60’s and 70’s.

Marvin’s biggest hits include ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’, ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’, ‘Can I Get A Witness’ and politically fueled ‘What’s Going On’.

To find out more, go to Marvin Gaye biography.


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