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Old Before Your Time ukulele

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Old Before Your Time          Tabbed by: Johan Ambros


Tuning: Standard Tuning

Intro: F  
       F F/E Dm7 F G
       F     F

F             F           F                     F
When I was a younger man lookin' for my pot of gold
F             F                      G   
Everywhere I turned the doors were closin'
     F               F              F              F 
Took every ounce of faith I had to keep on keepin' on
 F                F           G 
Still I felt like I was only losin'

     F                 F                            F
I refused then like I do now to let anybody tie me down
   F                                 G
I lost a few good friends along the way
       F                    F
I was raised up poor and I wanted more
                             F
And maybe I'm a little too proud
 F                                G
Lookin' back I see a kid who was just afraid 
 F         G               F 
Hungry and old before this time

F  F/E  Dm7  F   G
F       F


  F                      F                 F             F
Through the years I've known my share of broken hearted fools
      F                  F             G       
And those who couldn't choose a path worth taking
         F              F               F            F           
There's nothin' in the world so sad as talking to a man
 F              F                G 
Never knew his life was his for making


         F               F                                F
Ain't it about time you realize? It's not worth keepin' score
     F                              G
You win some, you lose some and you let it go
 F                  F                                 F
What's the use of stacking on every failure another stone
          F                    
Till you find you've spent your whole life
 G
Building walls 
F          G                F
Lonely and old before your time


F  F/E  Dm7  F   G
F       F

    F       Am    
It took so long to see
       F             Am    G
That truth was all around me


 F                F                      F            F 
Now the wren has gone to roost and the sky is turnin' gold
     F               F           G
And like the sky my soul is also turnin'
 F                F                F              F    
Turnin' from the past, at last and all I've left behind
 F               F             G
Could it be that I am finally learnin'?


 F              F                                F
Learnin' I'm deserving of love and the peaceful heart
        F                               G 
I won't tear myself apart no more for tryin'
          F          F                                 F
Tired of lyin' to myself, tryin' to buy what can't be bought
          F                                         G
It's not livin' that you're doin' if it feels like dyin
 F             G              F    
Cryin, growin' old before your time
 F             G              F   
Cryin, growin' old before your time 

F..

    F      F      G      F/E    Dm7    Am              There are lots of simple "runs"  
e---3-(4)--0------2-(2)--0------0------0-------|       you can do in this song, but if 
B---0------1-(1)--3-(3)--1-(1)--1-(1)--0-------|       you don't know them allready you
G---0------0------2-(1)--0------0------0-------|       are probably better off learning
D---0------2-(2)--0------x------2-(2)--2-(3)---|       them somewhere else than me just 
A---x------3-(4)---------2-(2)--0------2-(2)---|       writing them here.. 
E---3-(3)--3-(3)-----------------------0-------|

            
            
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