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Time In A Bottle Tab

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

Date: Thu, 29.08.2004
Tabbed by Peter Tuyp(peter.tuyp@wxs.nl)

subject: Jim Croce - Time in a bottle

Originaly the song is played by at least two guitars. I think this is a version playable by one.


Intro:
|----10----10----10----9----9----9----8----8----8---7---7---7---6---6---6---6---6---6-|
|-10----10----10----10---10---10---10---10---10---8---8---8---8---5---6---8---6---5---|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-10-----------------9--------------8-------------7-----------6-----------8---7---3---|

|-5-7-9-12-10-9h10p9---|
|----------------------|
|-6/7-9-12-12-9--------|
|----------------------|
|----------------------|
|----------------------|

Verse 1:
If I could save time in a bottle, the first thing that I'd like to do 
|-------1-----------1-----------1-----------1-----------0-----------1-------------------|
|-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-2-3-5-8-6-5---|
|---2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----------------|
|-0-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------4-----------3-----------2-----------1-----------1-----------0-2-4-7-5-4---|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

is to save every day 'till eternity passes away just to spend them with you
|-------1-----------1-----------0-----------0-----------1-----------0---------------------|
|-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-2-3-5-2h3p2-0-2-|
|---2-----2-----2-----2-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----3-----3---------------0-2-|
|-0---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------3-----------1-----------------------------------------------0-2-4-0---------|
|-------------------------------------3-----------1-----------3---------------------------|

Verse 2:
If I could could make days last for ever, if words could make wushes come true 
|-------1-----------1-----------1-----------1-----------0-----------1-------------------|
|-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-2-3-5-8-6-5---|
|---2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----------------|
|-0-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------4-----------3-----------2-----------1-----------1-----------0-2-4-7-5-4---|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

i'd save every day like treasure and then again I would spend them with you
|-------1-----------1-----------0-----------0-----------1-----------0---------------------|
|-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-2-3-5-2h3p2-0-2-|
|---2-----2-----2-----2-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----3-----3---------------0-2-|
|-0---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------3-----------1-----------------------------------------------0-2-4-0---------|
|-------------------------------------3-----------1-----------3---------------------------|

Chorus:
But there never seems to be enough time to do the things you want to do once you find them
|-------2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----------3-----------0-----------0-------------|
|-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-2-3-5---|
|---2-----2-----2-----2-----4-----4-----2-----2-----0-----0-----2-----2-----0-----0-----------|
|-0-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------4-----------2-----------0-----------2-----------0-----------------------0-2-4---|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------3-------------------|

I looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with
|-------2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----------3-----------0-----------0-------------|
|-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-2-3-5---|
|---2-----2-----2-----2-----4-----4-----2-----2-----0-----0-----2-----2-----0-----0-----------|
|-0-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------4-----------2-----------0-----------2-----------0-----------------------0-2-4---|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------3-------------------|

Solo:
|----10----10----10----9----9----9----8----8----8---7---7---7---6---6---6---6---6---6-|
|-10----10----10----10---10---10---10---10---10---8---8---8---8---5---6---8---6---5---|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-10-----------------9--------------8-------------7-----------6-----------8---7---3---|

|-5-7-9-12-10-9h10p9---|
|----------------------|
|-6/7-9-12-12-9--------|
|----------------------|
|----------------------|
|----------------------|

Verse 3:
If I had a box just for wishes and dreams that had never come true
|-------1-----------1-----------1-----------1-----------0-----------1-------------------|
|-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-2-3-5-8-6-5---|
|---2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----------------|
|-0-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------4-----------3-----------2-----------1-----------1-----------0-2-4-7-5-4---|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

the box would be empty except for the mem'ry of how they were answered by you
|-------1-----------1-----------0-----------0-----------1-----------0---------------------|
|-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-2-3-5-2h3p2-0-2-|
|---2-----2-----2-----2-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----3-----3---------------0-2-|
|-0---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------3-----------1-----------------------------------------------0-2-4-0---------|
|-------------------------------------3-----------1-----------3---------------------------|

Chorus:
But there never seems to be enough time to do the things you want to do once you find them
|-------2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----------3-----------0-----------0-------------|
|-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-2-3-5---|
|---2-----2-----2-----2-----4-----4-----2-----2-----0-----0-----2-----2-----0-----0-----------|
|-0-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------4-----------2-----------0-----------2-----------0-----------------------0-2-4---|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------3-------------------|

I looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with
|-------2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----------3-----------0-----------0-------------|
|-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-2-3-5---|
|---2-----2-----2-----2-----4-----4-----2-----2-----0-----0-----2-----2-----0-----0-----------|
|-0-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------4-----------2-----------0-----------2-----------0-----------------------0-2-4---|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------3-------------------|

Outro:
                H H               H H               H H
|---0-----0-----------0-----0-----------0-----0---------0----|
|-----6-----6-----------6-----6-----------6-----6-------6----|
|-------7-----7---7-------7-----7---7-------7-----7---7-7----|
|-0-------------7---0-------------7---0-------------7---0----|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|

H = Harmonic
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sjors77 wrote on March 8 2005, 12:00 am

Yeah!! Thanks for that Time In A Bottle tab!!! Great!! Glad to know that there are GOOD tabs to find here on this site!

THANKS!

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sjors77 wrote on March 8 2005, 12:00 am

Yeah!! Thanks for that Time In A Bottle tab!!! Great!! Glad to know that there are GOOD tabs to find here on this site!

THANKS!

www.sjorsonline.nl

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ApexGT wrote on June 4 2005, 12:00 am

Yes, this is a truly great tab of this song. Very well done. It is SO much easier if you have another guitar do the bass line. It's probably possible to do the entire thing on one guitar, but it would be rather difficult.

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