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Once Upon A Long Ago chords

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ONCE UPON A LONG AGO    -       Paul McCartney


Capo on 1st 


Intro:
flageolet on 12th fret B and e string 
E/A - Bsus4   2x 


E/A                                                              
     Picking up scales and broken chords.
Bsus4                                                              
      Puppy dog tails in the house of lords.
        E/A                        Bsus4                              
Tell me      darling, what can it       mean? 
E/A                                                              
     Making up moons in a minor key.
Bsus4                                                              
       What have those tunes got to do with me?
         E/A          Asus2                B                            
Tell me      darling,       where have you    been?


Gmaj7               F#sus4          F#                                       
      Once upon and        long a -     go 
Bm          Bm/A               Bm/G             F# -                          
   Children       searched for       treasure. 
Em                    F#m         F#       F#7                            
   Nature's plan went     hand in     hand 
      Bm           Bsus2 - Bm        B                                        
with     pleasure,             such    pleasure.


Break:  E/A - B   2x 


E/A                                                              
    Blowing balloons on a windy day.
B                                                              
   Desolate dunes with a lot to say.
        E/A                          B                            
Tell me      darling, what have you    seen? 

Gmaj7                 F#sus4          F#                                     
       Once upon and         long a -     go 
Bm           Bm/A               Bm/G            F# -                          
   children       searched for       treasure. 
Em                    F#m          F#       F#7                           
   Nature's plan went      hand in     hand 
      Bm           Bsus2 - Bm        B                                        
with     pleasure,             such    pleasure.


E/A                                                              
     Playing guitars on an empty stage.
B                                                              
   Counting the bars of an iron cage.
        E/A                       B                              
Tell me      darling, what can it    mean?


E/A                                                              
    Picking up scales and broken chords.
B                                                              
  Puppy dog tails in the house of lords.
        E/A           Asus2               B                              
Tell me      darling,        what does it    mean? 


Gmaj7                   F#sus4              F#                             
      Once upon dadada         long la - a -     go 
Bm          Bm/A                 Bm/G                        F# -             
   children       tjaa tjatjatja       tjatjaatja treasure. 
Em                        F#m         F#           F#7                    
   tjatja tjaa tjatjatja      hand in     hand dji      djaa
Gmaj7                F#sus4           F#                                     
       Once upon and         long a -     go 
Bm          Bm/A              Bm/G             F# -                            
   children      searched for       treasure. 
Em                    F#m          F#       F#7                           
   Nature's plan went      hand in     hand 
      Bm           Bsus2 - Bm        B                                        
with     pleasure,             such     pleasure.


Outro:
E/A - B   4x 

Gmaj7 - F#sus4 - F# - Bm - Bm/A - Bm/G - F# -
Em - F#m - F# - F#7 -Bm - Bsus2 - Bm - B  
 (start fading)

E/A - B    4x 


E/A    x02100
Bsus4  x24400
Asus2  x02200
B      x2444x
Gmaj7  320032
F#sus4 244422
F#     244322
Bm     x2443x
Bm/A   x0443x
Bm/G   3x4432
F#     2xxxxx
Em     022000
F#m    24422x
F#7    242322

            
            
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maguri [tm] 31,558 May 25, 2015 12:02 AM

Fine tab, thank you!

Two minor suggestions:
- FIRST VERSE Even though the voicing you suggests makes it rather low-key, I am not sure about the suspended chord in the first verse. I clearly hear a regular major there, just like in the other verses.
- CHORUS The major chord should be after the word "pleasure", not before it. That's a little bit confusing (as the gaps in the lyrics generally are. To me, it would be more reader-friendly if there weren't any gaps in the lyrics and the chords clearly indicated the syllable where they belonged).

Aah, nitpicking ... Anyway, great job!

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siemj 7,006 May 26, 2015 11:54 PM

dear maguri,

about the chordsuggestions: i'll have to take another look, that will take some time. thanks for the suggestions thou.
about the gaps: personally i write the chords between the lyrics, with a little contrast, i find the most written tabs without those gaps leave too much confusion about when to play them. but i agree; not all tabs are reader-friendly this way either.
grr. siemj

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