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A Lifetime Of Adventure Chords

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Easiest ways to play it:
1. Standard tuning, capo 7
2. No capo (transpose 5 steps down to the key of Em, play open chords)


Both lyrics and chords I transcribed by ear in about two hours.
My Youtube channel is www.youtube.com/CompleteDistortion

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You can kind of guess the chords of course, but I'll still point out how I play it.
YOU MIGHT WANT TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE "Am/D" BELOW.

Am/D (actually it's a "C 6add9(no 5th)", but I wrote it as Am/D because that's easier to follow)
x00210

Am
x02210

Asus2
x02200

Cmaj7
x32000

Fmaj7
x33210

G
32003x

F
133211

Dm
xx0231

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INTRO:
Am Asus2 Am Asus2

VERSE 1:
Am     Cmaj7      Am/D    Fmaj7
To      be            rich        is

Am     Cmaj7      Am/D    F
to       still    re-     member

Am     Cmaj7           G      F
To      treasure your first dime

Am    Cmaj7        G             F
To      have     a chance to say farewell

CHORUS:
Am
Story of your life
        C
Time of solitude and strife
        G
Freedom of an open road
         F
Hope and many miles to go
Am
Promises to keep,
                C
Countless gold fields to reap
          G
To be rich is to seek
     F
To relive a memory

VERSE 2:
Am      Cmaj7   Am/D      Fmaj7
Far off lands,  quests of old

Am      Cmaj7   Am/D     F
Self respect,   true     grit

Am     Cmaj7       G             F
Never care, what a fortune might buy
Am     Cmaj7     G     F
To      seek  is to be rich

CHORUS:
Am
Story of your life
        C
Time of solitude and strife
        G
Freedom of an open road
         F
Hope and many miles to go
Am
Promises to keep,
                C
Countless gold fields to reap
          G
To be rich is to seek
     F
To relive a memory


BRIDGE:
Am                        C
All the strangers on your path

                             G
Crossroads, the letters from home
                   Dm
The cooling embers of a Yuletide hearth
Am                      C
All the sounds of wilderness
                       G
The truth in which you roamed
                      Dm                   F
Now your lost Rosebud has brought you back home

CHORUS:
Am
Story of your life
        C
Time of solitude and strife
        G
Freedom of an open road
         F
Hope and many miles to go
Am
Promises to keep,
                C
Countless gold fields to reap
          G
To be rich is to seek
     F
To relive a memory


CHORUS:
Am
Story of your life
        C
Time of solitude and strife
        G
Freedom of an open road
         F
Hope and many miles to go
Am
Promises to keep,
                C
Countless gold fields to reap
          G
To be rich is to seek
     F
To relive a memory

Guitar solo [which is very, very long…]
( Am C G F )

Outro
F

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Thanks for stopping by, I'm very much looking forward to Tuomas' upcoming solo 
album "The Life And Times of Scrooge McDuck."

OFFICIAL TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN WEBSITE:
http://www.tuomas-holopainen.com
https://www.facebook.com/Tuomas.L.J.Holopainen
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NeoMvsEu wrote on October 26 2014, 07:46 pm

The song is in E-minor, but the leak was "tuned" down 1/2-step. Just an FYI.

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Huuto wrote on February 28 2015, 07:35 am

I'm fairly sure the lyrics are wrong so here are the version with more correct lyrics and proper placement of chords over the words. :)
Otherwise amazing! Thank you! :D

Am Cmaj7 Am/D Fmaj7
To... be... rich... is...
Am Cmaj7 Am/D F
To... still... re - member...
Am Cmaj7 G F
To... treasure... your first... dime...
Am Cmaj7 G F
To... have... a chance to say farewell

Am C
Story of your life, time of solitude and strife
G F
Freedom of an open road, hope and many miles to go
Am C
Promises to keep, countless gold fields to reap
G F
To be rich is to seek, to relive a memory

Am Cmaj7 Am/D Fmaj7
Far off... lands... quests... of old...
Am Cmaj7 Am/D F
Self... respect... true... grit...
Am Cmaj7 G F
Never... care.... what a fortune... might buy...
Am Cmaj7 G F
To... seek... is to... be rich

Am C G F x2
Story of your life, time of solitude and strife
Freedom of an open road, hope and many miles to go
Promises to keep, countless gold fields to reap
To be rich is to seek, to relive a memory

Am C
All the strangers on your path
G
Crossroads, the letters from home
Dm
The cooling embers of a Yuletide heart
Am C
All the sounds of wilderness
G
The truth in which you roamed
Dm F
Now your lost Rosebud has brought you back home

Am C G F x2
Story of your life, time of solitude and strife
Freedom of an open road, hope and many miles to go
Promises to keep, countless gold fields to reap
To be rich is to seek, to relive a memory

Story of your life, time of solitude and strife
Freedom of an open road, hope and many miles to go
Promises to keep, countless gold fields to reap
To be rich is to seek, to relive a memory

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