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Who Knows Where The Time Goes chords

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Song: Who knows where the time goes?
Artist: Fairport Convention
Composer: Sandy Denny
Album: Unhalfbricking

Tabbed by DJ ('DiddyD' on ultimateGuitar.com)
30th Nov 2012

The album backing track appears to be very slightly sharp of standard
concert pitch, so to play along use a chromatic tuner and tune all
the strings up approx. +10

Please IGNORE ANY POP-UP CHORD BOXES the webpage might automatically
suggest, and use the shapes suggested below. Most are relatively simple,
and moveable chords, which maintain open ringing strings.

E       = 022100    G#m = 466444    Esus4  = 022200
F#m11/E = 044200    Am  = 577555    Badd11 = 799800
Emaj7   = 066400    A   = x02220    Aadd9  = 577600
F#m     = 244222    A4  = x02230    F#m7   = 242222

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    E           F#m11/E         E           F#m11/E
||: /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / :|| [x2]

[Verse 1]
      E                   F#m11/E                    Emaj7    F#m11/E
A - cross the evening sky,      ...all the birds are leaving---------,
E                         F#m11/E                    Emaj7    F#m11/E
   But how can they know        ...it's time for them to go----------?

[Verse 2]
F#m                    G#m    Am                     G#m
     Before the winter fire,      I will still be dreaming,
A     A4       A         E    E4 E    Badd11               Aadd9
   I have no thought of time,   ...for who knows where the time goes?
 E                  F#m7   A    F#m7
Who knows where the time goes--------?

[Verse 3]
    E            F#m11/E          E            F#m11/E
|  /  /  /  /  |   /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

E                       F#m11/E                    Emaj7       F#m11/E
   Sad deserted shore,      ...your fickle friends are leaving--------,
E                       F#m11/E                    Emaj7       F#m11/E
   Ah, but then you know    ...it's time for them     ...to go---------!

[Verse 4]
      F#m           G#m      Am             G#m
But... I will still be here,     I have no thought of leaving,
A      A4      A         E   E4 E      Badd11              Aadd9
   I...do not count the time,     ..for who knows where the time goes?
E                   F#m7       A     F#m7
Who knows where the time----- goes--------?

[Verse 5]
   E            F#m11/E          E           F#m11/E
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

    E               F#m11/E               Emaj7         F#m11/E
And I am not alone,         while my love     ...is near me,
E                       F#m11/E                    Emaj7   F#m11/E
   I know it will be so,         until it's time to go-------------!

[Verse 6]
     F#m                 G#m   Am                       G#m
So...come the storms of winter,...and then the birds of ...spring again,
A    A4       A        E    E4 E     Badd11           Aadd9
   I have no fear of time,       for who knows how my love grows?
     E                  F#m7   A      F#m7  E
And who knows where the time goes------------?

    E           F#m11/E       Emaj7        F#m11/E             E
||: /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / :||   /  ||

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Stub_Mandrel 11 Feb 20, 2015 11:27 AM


Thank you very much for such a mind-blowing tab!

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DiddyD 13,123 Feb 20, 2015 10:48 PM

It really makes the time spent worthwhile to hear great comments, and to know someone else gets enjoyment out of playing these tabs. I always hope that's the case, but not everyone takes the time to leave a message, so thank you.

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Stub_Mandrel 11 Feb 22, 2015 02:37 AM

You're welcome - it's a shame that the other tab on here is very basic.

I could never have worked this one out by ear, but it;s surprisingly playable.

Not many people seem to know this but Sandy Denny wrote the song, and recorded it with the Strawbs before she was in Fairport Convention.

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