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Subject: Tab: Jethro Tull - Life Is A Long Song
To: guitar@nevada.edu
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 1994 20:08:17 +0200 (MET DST)
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Standard tuning, capo at 7th fret. All fret numbers are relativ to capo.
LIFE IS A LONG SONG (Jethro Tull)

(upstroke here to get more sound out of 2.string than 3.)
(or ignore the (2) and play downstroke)
  ^ v ^ v v       ^ v ^ v ^ v   ^ v ^ v ^ v   ^ v ^ v ^ v
e|-------2-------|-------0---0-|-----0-0-0-0-|-----0-0-0-0-|
B|---------0h3p0-|-----1-1---1-|-----1-1-1-1-|-----1-1-1-1-|
G|-----2--(2)----|---0---0--(0)|-----0-0-0-0-|-0-4-4-4-4-4-|
D|---0-----------|-0-----------|-0-2---------|-------------|
A|-0-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
E|---------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
  1 2 3 4 5   6   1 2 3 4 5 6   1 2 3 4 5 6   1 2 3 4 5 6

  ^ v ^ v ^       ^ v ^ v ^ v   ^ v ^ v ^ v   ^ v ^ v ^ v
e|-------2-------|-----0-0---0-|-----0-0-0-0-|-----0-0-0-0-|
B|-----3---0h3p0-|---1---1---1-|-----1-1-1-1-|-----1-1-1-1-|
G|---2-----------|-0-----0-----|-----0-0-0-0-|-0-4-4-4-4-4-|
D|-0-------------|-------------|-0-2---------|-------------|
A|---------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
E|---------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
  1 2 3 4 5   6   1 2 3 4 5 6   1 2 3 4 5 6   1 2 3 4 5 6

(An alternative here is to play -4- on 3.string.)
(I'm not sure which of them Ian is playing, but)
(I prefer -0- on 2.string)
  ^     v ^ v   ^   ^ v ^ v   ^     v ^ v   ^ v ^ v ^ v
e|-2-----2-----|-2---2-0-----|-0-----0-0-0-|-0-----------|
B|-3---------0-|-3---3---1---|-1-----1-1-1-|-1-0(0)0-----|
G|-2-------2---|-2---2-----2-|-0-----0-0-0-|-0(0)0(0)0-2-|
D|-0-----------|-------------|-------------|-0-----------|
A|-0-----------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
E|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
  1 2 3 4 5 6   1 2 3 4 5 6   1 2 3 4 5 6   1 2 3 4 5 6

  ^   ^ v ^ v   ^ v ^ v   v         v ^ v   ^   v ^ v ^
e|-2---2-2-2-2-|-------------|-------------|-----------0h2|
B|-3---3-3-3-3-|------(3)--0-|h1-----1-1-0-|-3---2-2-0-3--|
G|-2---2-2-2-2-|---0-2-0---0-|-------0-0-0-|-2---2-2-2-2--|
D|-0-----------|-4-----------|-------------|-----------0--|
A|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
E|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
  1 2 3 4 5 6   1 2 3 4 5 6   1 2 3 4 5 6   1 2 3 4 5 6

   v     v ^ v
e|-2-----2-----|-2-----2-2-2-|-0-----0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-----|
B|-3---------0-|-3-----3-3-3-|-1-----1-1-1-|-1-0-0-0-----|
G|-2-------2---|-2-----2-2-2-|-0-----0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-2-|
D|-------------|-0-----------|-2-----------|-------------|
A|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
E|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
   1 2 3 4 5 6

When you're fallen awake              And you
And you hear your voice               croak
e|-2---2-2-2-2-|---------0---|-------------|-----------0h2-|
B|-3---3-3-3-3-|---------0---|-----1-1---0-|-3---2-2-0-2---|
G|-2---2-2-2-2-|---0-2-0---0-|-----0-0---0-|-2---2-2-2-3---|
D|-0-----------|-4-----------|---4---------|-----------0---|
A|-------------|-------------|-3-----------|---------------|
E|-------------|-------------|-------------|---------------|
  take          Stock of the new day
  as you choke  On what you need to

[2. time, replace bar 24 with]
e|-------------|
B|-3---2-2---0-|
G|-2---2-2---0-|
D|-------------|
A|-------------|
E|-------------|

  say
e|-1---1-1-1-1-|-----1-1-1-1-|-0---0-0-----|-----0-0-0-0-|
B|-1---1-1-1-1-|-----1-1-1-1-|-1---1-1-----|-----1-1-1-1-|
G|-2---2-2-2-2-|-0-2-2-2-2-2-|-0---0-0-----|-----0-0-0-0-|
D|-3---3-3-3-3-|-----3-3-3-3-|-2---2-2-0h2-|---2---------|
A|-------------|-------------|-3---3-3-----|-3-----------|
E|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

       Well, don't you fret, don't you fear       I will
e|-3---3-3-----|-----3-3-3-3-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
B|-3---3-3-----|-----3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-2-2-2-0-0-0-|
G|-0---0-0-----|-----0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
D|-0---0-0-----|-----0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
A|-2---2-2-0-2-|---2-2-2-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-------------|
E|-------------|-3-----------|-------------|-------------|
  give you good               cheer

[Repeat 3 times]
e|-2---2-2-2-2-|-------2-2-2-|-------0-0-0-|-----0-0-0-0-|
B|-3---3-3-3-3-|-------3-3-3-|-------1-1-1-|-----1-1-1-1-|
G|-2---2-2-2-2-|-------2-2-2-|-------0-0-0-|-----0-0-0-0-|
D|-0---0-0-0-0-|-0-4---------|-0-2---------|-----2-2-2-2-|
A|-------------|-------------|-------------|-0-3---------|
E|-------------|-------------|---------------------------|

1.Life's a long song
2.Life's a long song
3.Life's a long song                              If you
e|-3---3-3-----|-----3-3-3-3-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
B|-3---3-3-----|-----3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-2-2-2-0-0-0-|
G|-0---0-0-----|-----0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
D|-0---0-0-----|-----0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
A|-2---2-2-0-2-|---2-2-2-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-------------|
E|-------------|-3-----------|-------------|-------------|
  (wait then your plate I will fill)

[Additional verses]
As the verses unfold and your soul suffers the long day,
And the twelve o'clock gloom spins the room, you struggle on your way.
Well don't you sigh, don't you cry,
Lick the dust from your eye.

Life's a long song.
Life's a long song.
Life's a long song.
We will meet in the sweet light of dawn.

As the Baker Street train spills your pain all over your new dress,
And the symphony sounds underground but you under du - ress.
Well don't you squeal as the heel
Grinds you under the wheels.

Life's a long song.
Life's a long song.
Life's a long song.
But the tune ends too soon for us all
But the tune ends too soon for us all

[Ending]
e|-0-0-0-0-0-0-|---2---------|
B|-3-3-2-2-0-0-|-0-3---------|
G|-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-0-2---------|
D|-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-0-0---------|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-------------|
E|-------------|-------------|

[In the second verse there is another guitar playing]
e|-5---3p2p0----------------|
B|-----------3-----3p1p0----|
G|-----------------------2--|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|
..suffers the long day

e|-5---3p2p0----------------|
B|-----------3-----3p1p0--1-|
G|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|
..struggle on your way
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