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At Seventeen chords

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Song: At seventeen
Artist: Janis Ian
Composer: Janis Ian
Album: Between the lines

Tabbed by DJ ('DiddyD') for ultimateGuitar.com
10th Dec 2012

These are partial chords intended to be played in a latin rhythm
style, with a percussive slap on the strings with the tips of the
fingers on the off-beat. Play finger style, using the thumb for the
root notes and an upstroke with the index and middle fingers
both together for the rest of the chord.

CAPO: 5th fret (Sounds in key of C)

Chord names and fret positions are relative to the capo:
G9     = 3x02xx     D9/F#  =  2x021x
G      = 3x00xx     Bb6     = x1303x
Gmaj7  = 3x40xx     D7      = xx0212
G6     = 3x20xx     Gm7     = 353333
A7sus4 = x0203x     Cm7     = x35343
Am7    = x0201x     Ebmaj7  = xx1333
E/A    = x0210x     Gmaj7 * = 320002

Here's a link to Janis playing the song live:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMUz2TNMvL0

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

[Intro]
   G9    G       Gmaj7  G6 G     G9    G       Gmaj7  G6 G
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |


[Verse 1]
G   G9        G       Gmaj7    G6   G
I learnt the truth at seven - teen,
    A7sus4    Am7        E/A    Am7
That love was meant for beauty queens,
D9/F#
      And high school girls with clear-skinned smiles,
G9                 G        Gmaj7       G6    G
     Who married young, and then re - tired! 

   G9    G      Gmaj7   G6 G
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |


[Verse 2]
 G   G9       G     Gmaj7  G6    G
The valen - tines I never knew,
    A7sus4  Am7         E/A      Am7
The Friday night cha - rades of youth,
D9/F#
       Were spent on one more beautiful,
G9               G      Gmaj7       G6    G
    At seven - teen, I learnt the truth!

   G9    G      Gmaj7   G6 G
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |


[Verse 3]
 G   Bb6                           Am7                D7
And those of us with ravaged faces,   lacking in the social graces,
   Gm7            Cm7                   Gm7         Cm7
Desperately re - mained at home, in - venting lovers on the phone,
    Ebmaj7                D7
Who called to say, "Come dance with me!",
Gm7                            Cm7
     And murmured vague ob - senities,
Am7                                D9/F#
     It isn't all it seems... at seventeen!


[Verse 4]
   G9    G            Gmaj7         G6   G
A brown eyed girl in 'hand - me - downs',
      A7sus4  Am7   E/A         Am7
Whose name I never could pro- nounce,
D9/F#
       Said, "Pity please, the ones who serve,
G9              G       Gmaj7      G6     G
     They only get what they de - serve!"

   G9    G      Gmaj7   G6 G
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |


[Verse 5]
 G       G9          G      Gmaj7    G6   G
And the rich re - lationed hometown queen,
A7sus4   Am7  E/A      Am7            D9/F#
Marries into what she needs, with a guarantee of company,
      G9   G      Gmaj7   G6  G     G9    G       Gmaj7  G6 G
And haven for the elder - ly!    |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |


[Verse 6]
 G    Bb6
Re - member those who win the game,
 Am7                 D7
Lose the love they sought to gain,
      Gm7         Cm7           Gm7         Cm7
In debentures of quality, and dubious in - tegrity,
    Ebmaj7                D7               Gm7
The small town eyes will gape at you ...in dull surprise,
Cm7                  Am7                               D9/F#
    When payment due ...exceeds accounts recieved, at seventeen!


[Verse 7 -Instrumental]
  G9     G       Gmaj7  G6 G   A7sus4  Am7     E/A   Am7
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

  D9/F#                          G9    G       Gmaj7  G6 G
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

  Bb6                           Am7             D7
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

  Gm7            Cm7             Gm7           Cm7
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

 Ebmaj7           D7            Gm7            Cm7
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

  Am7                           D9/F#
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

  G9     G       Gmaj7  G6 G     G9    G       Gmaj7  G6 G
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |


[Verse 8]
 G   G9     G      Gmaj7     G6  G  A7sus4   Am7        E/A   Am7
To those of us who knew the pain of Valen - tines that never came,
D9/F#
        And those whose names were never called...
G9          G               Gmaj7   G6   G
 ...When choosing sides for basket ball!

   G9    G      Gmaj7   G6 G
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |


[Verse 9]
G       G9      G      Gmaj7    G6
It was long a - go, and far a - way,
 G  A7sus4     Am7    E/A       Am7
The world was younger than to - day,
D9/F#
       And dreams were all they gave for free...
G9             G     Gmaj7 G6    G  G9    G    Gmaj7   G6 G
 ...To ugly duckling girls  ...like me! 


[Verse 10]
G      Bb6
We all play the game,
                     Am7                  D7
And when we dare to cheat ourselves at solitaire,
       Gm7         Cm7                   Gm7          Cm7
In - venting lovers on the phone, re - penting other lives unknown,
    Ebmaj7                D7
That call and say, "Come dance with me!",
Gm7                         Cm7
     And murmur vague ob - senities,
Am7                                D9/F#
     At ugly girls like me... at seventeen!


[Coda]
   G9    G       Gmaj7  G6 G    Gmaj7 *
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |   /    ||

            
            
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Pencom [tm] 29,661 Aug 07, 2014 12:55 PM

Excellent! A lot of work went into this...and I like it...thanks for posting..

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DiddyD 13,120 Aug 08, 2014 02:25 AM

Thank you very much, Tom,
It's always nice to hear from you
DJ

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