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Song: Long ago (and far away)
Artist: James Taylor
Composer: James Taylor
Album: Mudslide Slim & the blue horizon
Tabbed by DJ
27th Aug 2015

James Taylor plays this in Bm, with a capo at the 2nd fret.
After the first version you'll find a tab below with another
alternative way of playing it.

VERSION 1:

Early live James Taylor performance at this link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9Qw4slvZK0

CAPO: 2nd fret (Sounds in the key of C#m)

Chord names and fret positions are relative to the capo:
Bm   = x24432   Amaj7 = x02120   C#m7    = x46454
BmM7 = x24332   Dmaj7 = xx0222   F#m7    = 242222
Bm7  = x24232   C#m   = x46654   Amaj9   = x02100
D/E  = xx2232   C#mM7 = x46554   Dmaj7/E = 00022x

*******************************************************************

[Verse 1]
 Bm     BmM7   Bm7      D/E       Amaj7             Dmaj7
Long a - go a young man sits, and plays his waiting game,
     C#m      C#mM7    C#m7      F#m7     Bm7             D/E
But things are not the same, it seems, as in such tender dreams,
  Bm    BmM7     Bm7    D/E       Amaj7          Dmaj7
Slowly passing sailing ships, and Sunday after - noon,
      C#m  C#mM7   C#m7   F#m7       Bm7               D/E
Like people on the moon, I see, are things not meant to be?


[Chorus]
Amaj9                 Dmaj7/E       Amaj9            Dmaj7/E
Where do those golden rainbows end?       Why is this song so sad?
             Amaj9                    Dmaj7/E
            Dreaming the dreams I've dreamed, my friend,
(Why is this song so sad?)

Amaj9           Dmaj7/E  Amaj7
       Loving the love I love to!


[Verse 2]
 Bm     BmM7   Bm7       D/E         Amaj7            Dmaj7
Love is just a word I've heard, when things are being said,
  C#m  C#mM7    C#m7     F#m7     Bm7             D/E
Stories my poor head has told me cannot stand the cold,
    Bm       BmM7      Bm7        D/E       Amaj7           Dmaj7
And in bet - ween what might have been, and what has come to pass,
   C#m    C#mM7  C#m7       F#m7     Bm7             D/E
A misbe - gotten guess, a - las, and bits of broken glass!


[Chorus]
Amaj9                 Dmaj7/E
Where do those golden rainbows end?

               Amaj9               Dmaj7/E
                Why is this song I sing so sad?
(Where do the rainbows end-----?)

 Amaj9                   Dmaj7/E
Dreaming the dreams I've dreamed, my friend,

              Amaj9                  Dmaj7/E         Amaj7
                           Loving the love I love to love,
(Dreaming the dreams I've dreamed!)              (To love!)

             Dmaj7/E        Amaj9            Dmaj7/E
 To love, to love---!   Woh, no, no, no, now!
(To love, to love---!)


[Coda]
 Amaj9          Dmaj7/E        Amaj9         Dmaj7/E        Amaj7
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  ||


*******************************************************************
*******************************************************************

VERSION 2:

Here's another way of playing it to sound in the same key...

CAPO: 4th fret (Sounds in the key of C#m)

Chord names and fret positions are relative to the capo:
Am     = x02210   Gmaj7  = 320002   Bm7     = x24232
Ammaj7 = x02110   Cmaj7  = x32000   Em7     = 020030
Am7    = x02010   Bm     = x24432   Gmaj9   = 300002
C/D    = xx0010   Bmmaj7 = x24332   Cmaj7/D = x55558

The Cmaj7's in the chorus should really have the D bass,
but I would either choose the straight Cmaj7 or a C/D instead.

*******************************************************************

[Verse 1]
 Am      AmM7   Am7     C/D       Gmaj7             Cmaj7
Long a - go a young man sits, and plays his waiting game,
      Bm       BmM7     Bm7      Em7      Am7             C/D
But things are not the same, it seems, as in such tender dreams,
  Am    AmM7    Am7     C/D       Gmaj7          Cmaj7
Slowly passing sailing ships, and Sunday after - noon,
      Bm   BmM7     Bm7    Em7       Am7               C/D
Like people on the moon, I see, are things not meant to be?


[Chorus]
Gmaj9                 Cmaj7/D       Gmaj9            Cmaj7/D
Where do those golden rainbows end?       Why is this song so sad?
             Gmaj9                    Cmaj7/D
            Dreaming the dreams I've dreamed, my friend,
(Why is this song so sad?)

Gmaj9           Cmaj7/D  Gmaj7
       Loving the love I love to!


[Verse 2]
 Am     AmM7    Am7       C/D        Gmaj7            Cmaj7
Love is just a word I've heard, when things are being said,
  Bm   BmM7     Bm7      Em7      Am7             C/D
Stories my poor head has told me cannot stand the cold,
    Am        AmM7      Am7       C/D       Gmaj7           Cmaj7
And in bet - ween what might have been, and what has come to pass,
   Bm      BmM7   Bm7       Em7      Am7             C/D
A misbe - gotten guess, a - las, and bits of broken glass!


[Chorus]
Gmaj9                 Cmaj7/D
Where do those golden rainbows end?

               Gmaj9               Cmaj7/D
                Why is this song I sing so sad?
(Where do the rainbows end-----?)

 Gmaj9                   Cmaj7/D
Dreaming the dreams I've dreamed, my friend,

              Gmaj9                  Cmaj7/D         Gmaj7
                           Loving the love I love to love,
(Dreaming the dreams I've dreamed!)              (To love!)

             Cmaj7/D        Gmaj9            Cmaj7/D
 To love, to love---!   Woh, no, no, no, now!
(To love, to love---!)


[Coda]
 Gmaj9          Cmaj7/D        Gmaj9         Cmaj7/D        Gmaj7
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  ||

            
            
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