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Tracy Chapman – Baby Can I Hold You

Baby Can I Hold You” is the third single released by the American contemporary folk artist Tracy Chapman, released in late 1988. The song reached the top fifty in the United States, unlike its predecessor, “Talkin’ ’bout a Revolution”, but it failed to become Chapman’s second top forty hit, peaking at #48. It did, however, give her a second chart entry on the US Adult Contemporary charts, peaking at #19 in early 1989. (Her first adult contemporary hit was “Fast Car”, which reached #7 on the AC charts.) Given the commercial decline Chapman suffered following the release of her second album Crossroads, “Baby Can I Hold You” also became her last top fifty hit until 1996′s “Give Me One Reason”. Neil Diamond recorded the song for his 1989 album, The Best Years of Our Lives and became the first of many artists to cover the song.[1] Chapman subsequently re-recorded the song as a duet with Luciano Pavarotti for the CD Pavarotti and Friends for Cambodia and Tibet. And it was re-released as a single in promotion of the hits package Collection which reached #3 in the UK in 2001. Wikipedia®.

Tracy Chapman – Baby Can I Hold You

Tracy Chapman – Baby Can I Hold You Lyrics:
Sorry. Is all that you can’t say.
Years gone by and still.
Words don’t come easily.
Like sorry. Like sorry.

Forgive me. Is all that you can’t say.
Years gone by and still.
Words don’t come easily.
Like forgive me. Forgive me.

But you can say baby.
Baby can I hold you tonight.
Maybe if I’d told you the right words.
At the right time. You’d be mine.

I love you.
Is all that you can’t say.
Years gone by and still.
Words don’t come easily.
Like I love you. I love you.

But you can say baby.
Baby can I hold you tonight.
Maybe if I’d told you the right words.
At the right time. You’d be mine.

Baby can I hold you tonight.
Maybe if I’d told you the right words.
At the right time. You’d be mine…

Writer: Tracy L. Chapman.
Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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