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YESTERDAY WHEN I WAS YOUNG
(as recorded by Roy Clark)

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Transcribed by Guitar Player Extraordinaire,
Tim Stoll (of Lockport, New York)
http://www.angelfire.com/music2/chords/index.html
Note-for-note Guitar solo tab at bottom of this page!
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...........CHORDS:

...........EADGBE
...........---------
F#m....-244222-
B.........-x24442-
E.........-022100-
Esus4..-022200-
G#7....-464544-
C#m....-x46654-
C#m9..-x46644-
Emaj7.-022144-
Amaj7.-x02224-

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Intro:


----------------------F#m
It seems the love I've known...

-----------B
has always been...

---------------------E (Esus4) E
the most destructive kind.

-------------------F#m
I guess that's why now...

------------G#7
I've feel so old...

-----------C#m (C#m9) C#m
Before my time.


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VERSE:

-----------F#m---------------B
Yes - ter - day___when I was young,

---------------------Emaj7-----------------Amaj7
the taste of life was sweet as rain up-on my tongue.

-----------F#m---------------------G#7
I teased at life as if it were a fool-ish game.

----------------------C#m
The way the eve-ning breeze may tease a can-dle flame.


(continue progression from verse above throughout song)

The thousand dreams I dreamed; the splendid things I planned.
I always built, alas, on weak and shifting sand.
I lived by night and shunned the naked light of day,
and only now I see how the years ran away.


Yesterday when I was young,
so many drinking songs were waiting to be sung.
So many wayward pleasures lay in store for me,
and so much pain my dazzled eyes refused to see.


I ran so fast that time and youth at last ran out.
I never stopped to think what life was all about,
and every conversation I can now recall,
concerned itself with me, and nothing else at all.


***********************
(Guitar solo)
See note-for-note tab below!
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Yesterday the moon was blue,
and every crazy day brought something new to do.
I used my magic age as if it were a wand,
and never saw the waste and emptiness beyond.


The game of love I played with arrogance and pride,
and every flame I lit to quickly quickly die.
The friends I made all seemed somehow to drift away,
and only I am left on the stage to end the play.


There are so many songs in me that won't be sung.
I feel the bitter taste of tears upon my tongue.
The time has come for me to pay for Yesterday...
When I Was Young.

Note-for-note Guitar solo tab:


E-----------------------------4----5-------------5--4--5~9---7----------------|
B-------------4----5----7-----------------------------------------------------|
G--------6--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D---6-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E---7----5----4----------4------------------4---------4----7----5---------------|
B-------------------7-----------------------------7-----------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E---5-(h)7-(p)5----4-----------------------------------------5----4-------------|
B-----------------------7----6----7------------7---6---7------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E---4-(h)5-(p)4-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------7----5----4---------------------4-(h)5--4--------------------|
G----------------------------------6------------6-----------------6---5---6~----|
D-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
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