At This Moment: Best of the 80s

Cover of "By Request"
Cover of By Request



 Success the second time around is the byword for this ballad of lost love, which was initially introduced with minimal success in 1981 on the Billy Vera album, "By Request." Its airing on a 1986 episode of the popular TV series "Family Ties," when Alex and Ellen break off their romance, prompted a deluge of 9,000 phone calls to NBC about the song. By January, it reached No. 1 on the charts, with sales of this single at  the half-million mark.

I play the song in the Key of F, moderately with 3/4 time signature.

At This Moment By Billy Vera

INTRO Dm7 - Am6 - Bb - F/A - Gm7 - Bb/C


F                Am/E                      Ao/Eb
What did you think I would do at this moment When you're standing before me,
Dsus4              D7
With tears in your eyes.. 
Gm7            C
Tryin to tell me that you,
Gm7           C
Found you another..
Gm7
And you just don't 
C6
love me, No more.. INTRO F - Fmaj7 - Bb - F/A - Gm7 - Bb/C

F
What did you think,
Am/E
I would say at this moment,
Ao/Eb
When I'm faced with the knowledge,
Dsus4                D7
That you just don't love me.
Gm7            C
Did you think I would curse you,
Gm7            C
Or say things to hurt you,
Gm7           C6              F
Cause you just don't love me no more..

Dm7                Am7
Did you think I could hate you,
Bb              F       
Or raise my hands to you,
Gm7           C       C/E   F
Now come on you know me too well.
Dm7       Am7
How could I hurt you,
Bb              F 
When darling I love you,
Gm7             Bb/C
And you know, I'd never hurt you..

F
What do you think,
Am/E
I would give at this moment,
Ao/Eb                                 Dsus4    D
If you stay I'd subtract twenty years from my life
D/F#            Gm7   C
I'd fall down on my knees,
Gm7                    C
Kiss the ground that you walk on,
Gm7            C6      F   
If I could just hold you again..

 


At This Moment By Billy Vera (online chart)

INTRO F# - Bbmin - Bmaj - Abmin- 


F#                 F/C#                      E
What did you think I would do at this moment When you're standing before me,
Eb7
With tears in your eyes.. 
Abmin            Db7
Tryin to tell me that you,
Abmin            Db7
Found you another..
Abmin 
And you just don't 
Db7
love me, No more.. INTRO F# - Bbmin - Bmaj - Abmin

F#maj
What did you think,
F/C#
I would say at this moment,
E
When I'm faced with the knowledge,
Eb7
That you just don't love me.
Abmin            Db7
Did you think I would curse you,
Abmin            Db7
Or say things to hurt you,
Abmin            Db7              F#  F/C#
Cause you just don't love me no more..

Ebmin                 Bbmin
Did you think I could hate you,
Bmaj              F#maj       
Or raise my hands to you,
Abmin           Ddmaj       F#  F/C#
Now come on you know me too well.
Ebmin       Bbmin
How could I hurt you,
Bmaj              F#maj Bb\F#
When darling I love you,
Abmin             Ddmaj
And you know, I'd never hurt you..

F#maj
What do you think,
F/C#
I would give at this moment,
E                                 Eb7
If you stay I'd subtract twenty years from my life
Abmin            Db7
I'd fall down on my knees,
Abmin                    Db7
Kiss the ground that you walk on,
Abmin            Db7      F#   
If I could just hold you again..

 
Abmin                Db7
I'd fall down on my knees,
Abmin                    Db7
Kiss the ground that you walk on baby,
Abmin           Db7
If I could just hold you..
If I, Could just, Hold you..
If I....If I could just hold you.
      F#  F/C#   E  B   C#  F#(HOLD)
Again.

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