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These Days chords

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These days  -  Jackson Browne   (Album: For Everyman)

|F  C/E  Dm7  C  |Bb         |F  C/E  Dm7  C  |Bb         |

     F    C/E      Dm7      C  Bb
Well I've been out walkin'
            F  C/E       Dm7   C        Bb
And I don't do that much talking, these days
      F        C
These days.
These days I seem to think a lot
Bb                                F       C    C#dim
About the things that I forgot to do, for you
    Dm7     Am            Bb
And all the times I had a chance to

|F  C/E  Dm7  C  |Bb         |

     F C/E   Dm7     C  Bb
Well I had a lover
        F       C/E   Dm7  C        Bb  
It’s so hard to risk another, these days.
      F       C
These days.
Now if I seem to be afraid 
   Bb                                F     C   C#dim
To live the life that I have made in song
          Dm7       Am             Bb
Well it's just that I have been loosing, so long        

|F C/E Dm7 C |Bb        |F C/E Dm7 C |Bb         | 
|F           |C         |Bb          |Bb         |
|F           |C  C#dim  |Dm7   Am    |Bb         |           

F    C/E     Dm7     C   Bb
I'll keep on moving
           F       C/E   Dm7    C      Bb
Things are bound to be improving these days
             F        C
One of these days
These days I sit on corner stones
    Bb                                 F       C      C#dim     
And count the time in quarter tones to ten, my friend
         Dm7      Am              Bb
Don't confront me with my failures I had not forgotten them

|F C/E Dm7 C |Bb        |F C/E Dm7 C |Bb         |  repeat ad lib

Name       EADGBe
F          xx3211
C/E        xx2010
Dm7        xx0211
C          x32010
Bb         x13331
C#dim      x4535x
Am         x02210

Gerard Koot (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) – dec 2008

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gerardkoot 831 Jan 16, 2009 09:37 PM

Mr. Malac

You probably are a very nice guy, but when it comes down to knowing what key a song is played in you still got a lot to learn.

First of all Jackson Browne plays this song in several keys.
So we have to know which version we are talking about.
In my transcription I clearly added the album name as a reference (on top right after the song and performers name. There it say 'Album For Everyman'.
If you happen to have this album, which I don't think you own, and if you tune your guitar to the exact pitch of A=440Hz and you play along with the recording using my transcription then you will see that this song is played in the key of F.

If you are referring to the 'These Days' version on his album 'Solo acoustic vol. 1' then you are right that the song is not in F. This version is played in C#. It might be possible that he plays it with a capo on the first fret. And then it will look like it's played in C. So there is your key of C. It might also be possible that he tunes his guitar down a half step. Then also it looks like the song is played in C. And maybe you have seen some video of Jackson Browne playing the song this way.

So, I have the impression that you figure out a songs key by looking at a video. And that's not what music is all about. It's about listening and using your ears. But this will come with the years, for you also.

For now, keep training your ears man and you will come there.

And now I want you to change those 3 stars back to 5 again because this transcription is as accurate as can be.


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kukuio 10 Jan 20, 2009 02:56 PM

one of the best tabs on ultimate guitar. well done

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