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...PASTIME PARADISE... by Stevie Wonder
----------------------.................

*from 'Songs in the Key of Life' (1976)*


*CAPO 3rd FRET*

(Original Key: Ab)


[Intro]

F  Dm  E7  Am (x3)


[Verse 1]

F                      Dm                       E7           Am
 They've been spending most their lives, living in a Pastime Paradise.
F                      Dm                       E7           Am
 They've been spending most their lives, living in a Pastime Paradise.

F                     Dm                     E7              Am
 They've been wasting most their time, Glori-fying days long gone behind.
F                     Dm
 They've been wasting most their days,
      E7                     Am
In re-membrance of ignorance oldest praise. Tell me...


[Chorus 1]

F       Dm         E7      Am
 Who of them, will come to be?
       F     Dm        E7      Am
How ma-ny of them, are you and me?

      F      Dm       E7      Am
Dissi-pation, race re-lations.
      F      Dm     E7     Am
Conso-lation, segre-gation.

       F           Dm             E7           Dm
Dispen-sation, iso-lation, exploi-tation, muti-lation.
   F               Dm            E7             Am
Mu-tations, miscre-ation, confir-mation, to the evil's of the world.


[Verse 2]

F                      Dm                       E7            Am
 They've been spending most their lives, living in the future paradise.
F                      Dm                       E7            Am
 They've been spending most their lives, living in the future paradise.

F                     Dm
 They've been looking in their minds,
        E7                Am
For the day that sorrow's gone from time.
F                  Dm
 They keep telling of the day,
         E7                   Am
When the Saviour of love will come to stay. Tell me...


[Chorus 2]

F       Dm         E7      Am
 Who of them, will come to be?
       F     Dm        E7      Am
How ma-ny of them, are you and me?

       F      Dm          E7      Am
Procla-mation, of Race Re-lations,
      F      Dm    E7      Am
Conso-lation, inte-gretion.

       F               Dm             E7                Am
Verifi-cation, of Reve-lations, accla-mation, world sal-vation.
   F               Dm             E7             Am
Vi-brations, stimu-lation, confir-mation, to the peace of the world.


[Verse 3]

F                      Dm                       E7           Am
 They've been spending most their lives, living in a Pastime Paradise.
F                      Dm                       E7           Am
 They've been spending most their lives, living in a Pastime Paradise.
F                      Dm                       E7            Am
 They've been spending most their lives, living in the future paradise.
F                      Dm                       E7            Am
 They've been spending most their lives, living in the future paradise.

F                        Dm                        E7           Am
 We've been spending too much of our lives, living in a Pastime Paradise.
F            Dm                       E7              Am
 Let's start living our lives, living for, the future paradise.
F       Dm                   E7              Am
 Praise to our lives, living for, the future paradise.
F         Dm                     E7             Am
 Shame to anyone's lives, living in the pastime paradise.

Coda: (Hare Krishna and 'We Shall Overcome' chants)

F  Dm  E7  Am

(End on F)


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
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   F       Dm      E7      Am

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 x33210  xx0231  020100  x02210


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2004 (clumsyband@hotmail.com)

            
            
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Jeminayr 10 Jan 11, 2008 08:27 AM

The bridge tabs aren't quite right.

F
Dissi-pation
Em
Race Re-lations
F
Conso-lation

Em
Segre-gation
F Em Dm E
Dispen-sation, Iso-lation, Exploi-tation,
Muti-lation
F Em Dm E
Mu-tations, Miscre-ation, Confir-mation...to the
evils of the world

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One Big Daddy 10 May 27, 2015 09:42 AM

The Lyrics in the beginning start with a word that is implied but not there until the last few lines at the end when he suddenly adds "They've".

Been spending most their lives, living in a Pastime Paradise.
F Dm E7 Am
Been spending most their lives, living in a Pastime Paradise.

F Dm E7 Am
Been wasting most their time, Glori-fying days long gone behind.
F Dm
Been wasting most their days,
E7 Am
In re-membrance of ignorance oldest praise. Tell me...

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