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Wasted Years Acoustic Chords

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Song:  Wasted Years (Iron Maiden)
Acoustic Cover by Ryan Adams 

Not exactly correct but it will get you in the ballpark of working out the sound 
after listening to the acoustic version.
When playing the D chord, play the bottom string open (whatever chord that is).

Tuning: Standard 
Capo on 3rd Fret


Em                                       D
From the coast of gold, across the seven seas, 
Em                          D
I'm travelling on, far and wide,
            C9              Em 
But now it seems, I'm just a stranger to myself, 
                D                                         C9
And all the things I sometimes do, it isn't me but someone else.

Em                             D
I close my eyes, and think of home, 
Em                             D
Another city goes by, in the night, 
         C9                          Em  
Ain't it funny how it is, you never miss it til it's gone away, 
        D                               C9
And my heart is lying there and will be til my dying day.

G   C        D
So      understand
      G                       D                          C9
Don't waste your time always searching for those wasted years, 
G    C                D 
Face up... make your stand,
    G               D              C9 
And realize you're living in the golden years.

Too much time on my hands, I got you on my mind, 
Can't ease this pain, so easily, 
When you can't find the words to say, it's hard to make it through another day, 
And it makes me wanna cry, and throw my hands up to the sky.

So understand
Don't waste your time always searching for those wasted years, 
Face up... make your stand, 
And realise you're living in the golden years.
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jc1976 wrote on August 6 2012, 06:00 pm

Cmaj7 (032000) sounds ok instead of the C9

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Vekin wrote on January 3 2015, 04:44 am

Thanks for the tab. The only thing I think that is incorrect is in the Chorus, the 2nd and 4th G should be an E.
ex. At "Don't Waste" (E)
then "and realize" (E)
Otherwise great tab.

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dumme2 wrote on July 12 2015, 06:41 am, edited on July 22 2015, 01:27 pm

And apart from that E major being an Em we are close (in the chorus, that is)

These are the main chords. There are a few transitions that are missing. In the verse, when he goes from Em to Dsus2, he briefly hits a G chord.

In the chorus, the transition from G to Dsus2 is made by rapidly playing a C, then removing the finger holding the 2nd string to play that open string, and then going to the Dsus2 - the same goes for when he goes back to the Em chord - C-chord as base for this.

I disagree with the Cmaj7 - he holds the 1st fret on the 5th string in the Youtube video.

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