Friends and Lovers (Both To Each Other)

Friends and Lovers (song)
Friends and Lovers (song) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)





Friends & Lovers 

 This 1986 ballad was popularized by Gloria Loring and Carl Anderson, whose recording reached no. 2 on the charts. It was also recorded by Eddie Rabbitt and Juice Newton, and has recently been on the NBC TV soap Days Of Our Lives.




Gloria Loring
Cover of Gloria Loring



Here's the chord chart I found inside my Sheet Music Magazine.


 [Intro] 
 C   Am7  Am  Am7    F    G   F  C

C                       G/A  Am7 Fmaj7  C/F  G7        Fm7/C  C
What would you say if I told you I've always wanted to hold you
C                        G/A   Am7  Fmaj7    C/F G7            Dm7  G7
I don't know what we're afraid of; Nothing would change if we made love


[Chorus]
            C  C/E   F               C  C/E  G/F F          C            Bb   Am7  Dm
'Cause I'll be your friend, and I'll be your lover, Well, I know in our hearts we agree
         G11        G          Fm/C C   G/A Am/F Dm/F   G        F   Ddim/C
We don't have to be one or the oth--er, No, we could be both to each other


C                             G/A         Fmaj7  C/F G7           Fm7/C C
Yes, it's a chance that we're taking, and somebody's heart may be breaking
C                         G/A Am7      Fmaj7   C/F  G7         Dm7   G7
But we can stop what's inside us, our love for each other will guide us


[Chorus]
             C  C/E F                C   C/E G/F F          C            Bb   Am7  Dm
'Cause I'll be your friend, and I'll be your lover, Well, I know in our hearts we agree
           G11      G          Ddim/C   C
We don't have to be one or the oth--er


[Bridge]
Am   E/G#  Am/G   D/F#    G                 Em7   Am E/G#  Am/G D/F#       B        Em          
I've been through you and you've been though me, sometimes a friend is the hardest to see
Am  E/G# Am/G D/F#         B7         Em   F/C                G/B    E          
We always know when it's laid on the line, Nobody else is as easy to find




[Chorus]
            C    C/E F               C    C/E  G/F           
'Cause I'll be your friend, and I'll be   your lover, 
          C          Bb    Am7  Dm              G11      G           Fm/C   G/A Am
Well, I know in our hearts we agree  We don't have to be one or the oth--er  no,
Am/F Dm/F F  G        F  Dm/C C  G/C  F/C  C
We could be both to each other


Chord Breakdown

C = C/CE
G/A = A/DGBD
Am7 = A/EGAC
Fmaj7 = F/EACE
C/F = C/GCEG
G7 = GF/BDFGB
Fm7/C = CAb/FAbCF
C = CC/EGCE
G/A = A/DGBD
Am7 = A/CEAC
Fmaj7 = F/EACE
C/F = C/GCEG
G7 = G/BFGB
Dm7 = DC/ FAF
G7 = G/FGBE

*
C = CC/EGCE
C/E = EE/GCEG
F = FF/ACFA
C = CC/EGCE
C/E = EE/GCEG
G/F = FF/GBDG
F = FF/FACF
C = CC/EGCE
Bb = Bb/BbDFBb
Am7 = A/GCE
Dm = DD/ADG
G11 = G/FACF
G = G/GBDG
Fm/C = CC/FAbCF
C = C/EGCE
G/A = A/DGBD
Am = AA/CEAC
Am/F = F/EACE
Dm/F = F/DFAD
F = F/CFAC
G = G/BDGB  (last time go to Coda)
Ddim/C = CC/DFAbD
C = C/CEGC (back to beginning)

second ending

Am = AA/CEAC
E/G# = G#G#/BEG#B
Am/G = GG/CEAC
D/F# = F#F#/ADF#A
G = BDGB
Em7 = E/BDEG
Am = AA/CEAC
E/G# = G#/BEG#B
Am/G = G/CEAC
D/F# = F#F#/ADF#A
B = BB/BD#F#B
Em = EE/GBEG
Am = AA/CEAC
E/G# = G#G#/BEG#
AM/G = GG/CEAC
D/F# = F#F#/ADF#A
B7 = B/D#F#AB
Em = E/BEGB
F/C = CC/ACF
G/B = BB/FBDF
E = G#G#/BEG#B
Am = AA/CEAC
G = EE/DGBD * (go back to *)

Coda

Dm/C = CC/DFAD
C = C/CEGC
G/C = CC/BDG
F/C = C/ACF
C = CGE/CEGC

Although this easy song can be played in the Key of C, you might want to purchase Instant Transposer Software for quick transposing to fit your vocal range.

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