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The song is in Drop D. These chords follow the original harmonics of the song. Instrumental Riffs and walking Bass Lines, are included. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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Song:    Where Were You Last Night?
Artist:  The Traveling Wilburys
Album:   The Traveling Wilburys  Vol. 3 [sic]
URL:     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IR0SFcqG0zw
           https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traveling_Wilburys_Vol._3
Tempo:   Moderato
Tuning:  Drop D

Chords:
         EADGBe
D        XX0232
C        X32010
G        XX5433
Gm       555333
A        X02220
Cm       X35543
Bm       X20432
E        XX2100


[Intro: Instrumental Riff 1](Acoustic 12-string)
e||——————-——|——————-——|———-—-—|
B||—————————|—————-———|————-——|
G||—————-———|——————-——|——-—-——|
D||————-————|—————————|———-—-—|
A||-5–3–2—1—|————-———-|————-——|
D||————-————|—7-6-5-3-|-0——-——|
   N.C.                (start of verse)


[Verse 1](Dylan)
D          G   Gm     D    D^A-A^D
Where were you last night?
         G  Gm D    D^A-A^D

You were so uptight.

[Walking Fill 1](Bass Line)
e||———-———-——|
B||——2——-—-——|
G||———2^2——4—|
D||——-—-—-———|

[Pre-Chorus 1](Harrison)
G            Cm  G   Gm  A   D
What did you do, who did you see?
G             Cm  G

Were you with someone,
      Gm     A       

Who reminded you of me?


[Chorus](All)
D          G        D     D^A-A^D
Where were you last night?


[Instrumental Riff 1](Acoustic 12-string)
e||——————-——|——————-——|———-—-—|
B||—————————|—————-———|————-——|
G||—————-———|——————-——|——-—-——|
D||————-————|—————————|———-—-—|
A||-5–3–2—1—|————-———-|————-——|
D||————-————|—7-6-5-3-|-0——-——|
   N.C.                (start of verse)


[Verse 2](Dylan)
D          G   Gm   D    D^A-A^D
Where were you last week?
D        G    D     D^A-A^D    

Were you up a creek?

[Walking Fill 1](Bass Line)
e||———-———-——|
B||——2——-—-——|
G||———2^2——4—|
D||——-—-—-———|

[Pre-Chorus 2](Harrison)
G            Cm G  Gm  A   D

Did you stay up pacing the floor?
G         Cm   G

Got me worried,
      Gm      A              (Staccato Drums)

You ignore me more and more.


[Chorus 2](All)
D          G        D     D^A-A^D
Where were you last night?


[Verse 3](Dylan)
            A                  

You weren't around me,
D         C

When they found me.
D          A        D

Where were you last night?


[Instrumental Riff 1]
e||——————-——|——————-——|———-—-—|
B||—————————|—————-———|————-——|
G||—————-———|——————-——|——-—-——|
D||————-————|—————————|———-—-—|
A||-5–3–2—1—|————-———-|————-——|
D||————-————|—7-6-5-3-|-0——-——|
   N.C.                (start of instrumental solo)
                       

[Instrumental Solo](Lead Guitar with Sitar & Echo Pedal)
e||———————————-—|———————————-—|———————————-—|
B||—————————————|—————————————|———————————-—|
G||—12-14—12—14-|—16—14—12-14—|-12—-——-—-—-—|
D||————-——————-—|—————————-———|——-—14-——-——-|
A||——————-———-——|————-————-——-|———————————-—|
D||————-——————-—|———————————-—|———————————-—|
    D        G    Gm       D         D^A-A^D
e||———————————-—|———————————-—|———————————-—|
B||—————————————|—————————————|———————————-—|
G||—12-14—12—14-|—16—14—12-14—|-12—-——-—-—-—|
D||————-——————-—|—————————-———|——-—14-——-——-|
A||——————-———-——|————-————-——-|———————————-—|
D||————-——————-—|———————————-—|———————————-—|
    D        G    Gm        D        D^A-A^D


[Vocal Bridge](Dylan)
G                    A
You better stop your messin’ around,
     Bm                       E

Your name is going round from town to town.
     D         A    (Phased rhythm)

It's making me sad,
D              C

Making me feel bad.
D          A

Where were you last night?


[Instrumental Riff 1]
e||——————-——|——————-——|———-—-—|
B||—————————|—————-———|————-——|
G||—————-———|——————-——|——-—-——|
D||————-————|—————————|———-—-—|
A||-5–3–2—1—|————-———-|————-——|
D||————-————|—7-6-5-3-|-0——-——|
   N.C.                (start of verse)
                      

[Verse 5](Dylan)
D          G   Gm   D     D^A-A^D
Where were you last year?
D           G    Gm      D    D^A-A^D

You sure as hell weren't here.

[Pre-Chorus 5](Harrison)
G           Cm  G   Gm    A   D

You weren't waiting where you said.
G        Cm  G      Gm   A             (Staccato Drums)

You sent someone in your place instead.


[Chorus 3](All)
D          G   Gm   D      D^A-A^D
Where were you last night?


[Coda](Dylan)
D                A

It's getting to me,
D         C

Making me gloomy.
D          A        D     

Where were you last n-i—hi-i-ght?


[Instrumental Riff 1]
e||——————-——|——————-——|———-—-—|
B||—————————|—————-———|————-——|
G||—————-———|——————-——|——-—-——|
D||————-————|—————————|———-—-—|
A||-5–3–2—1—|————-———-|————-——|
D||————-————|—7-6-5-3-|-0——-——|
   N.C.                (sustained) 


[End]


NOTES
1. “…Though it was their second release, the album was mischievously titled Vol. 3 by George Harrison. 
According to Jeff Lynne, "That was George's idea. He said, 'Let's confuse the buggers.’”…”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traveling_Wilburys_Vol._3
2.  “…Yes it is a pop song, with no deep or profound meaning but it works perfectly in the genre for 
which it is made.  The confusion within the song fits perfectly with the “where were you” notion, and 
the bounce and life and indeed sheer vivacity within the piece adds to the notion that the singer is 
searching here there and everywhere. …”
http://bob-dylan.org.uk/archives/13
3.  This Wilburys song has been superficially perceived as just a ‘throwaway song’ by sundry articles, 
like that above, noting that “…it was just knocked off in a few minutes…”.  The fact that it has split 
verses with intercut Bass Line fills and 12 sting walking riffs, in Drop D tuning, are all evidence 
that it is a genuinely crafted Pop Song. :-R

            
            
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