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Song: Tea and sympathy (Live version)
Artist: Janis Ian
Composer: Janis Ian

Tabbed by DJ ('DiddyD' on ultimateGuitar.com)
9th Dec 2012

Based on the live 1976 'Old Grey Whistle Test' performance,
song starts at [0:44]:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9-EMi87--Y

CAPO: 2nd fret (Sounds in key of A)

Chord names and fret positions are relative to the capo:
G      = 320003    B7     = x21202    Em7   = 022030
C/G    = 3x2013    Em     = xx2000    Bm    = x24432
Am7    = x02010    Em7/D  = xx0000    D9/F# = 200210
D7     = xx0212    Cmaj7  = x32000    Bb6   = x13333 or Bb = x1333x
D/F#   = 20023x    A7     = x02020    C     = x3555x
Emadd9 = 024000

During the ending Janis plays an arpeggio on a Bb shape that slides up
two frets to a C shape, but doesn't play the top string on either.
She sings a G against the Bb which adds the 6th, so you can choose to
play the Bb, or the fuller Bb6 shape adding the top string in.
             
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[Intro]
   G    C/G       G    C/G       G    C/G
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |


[Verse 1]
G                  Am7          D7               G     D/F#
   I don't want to ride... the milk train any - more,
     Emadd9        Am7       B7             Em   Em7/D
I'll go to bed at nine, and waken with the dawn,
    Cmaj7                G    D/F#                  Emadd9
And lunch at half past noon,    ...dinner prompt at five,
       G   D/F#  Em       Em7/D        Cmaj7
The comfort of a few old friends, long passed their prime!


[Verse 2]
Am7                 A7             A7sus4              A7
Pass the tea and sympathy, for the good old days long gone,
      Cmaj7             G        D/F#      Em7                   Bm
Let's drink a toast to those who most be - lieve in what they've won,
        Am7                   A7          A7sus4         A7
It's a long, long time 'til morning plays wasted on the dawn,
G            D/F#      Em    Em7/D     D7               G  C/G  G  C/G
   I'll not write a - nother line, for my true love is gone!


[Verse 3]
     G                   Am7         D7          G    D/F#
And when the guests have done, I'll tidy up the room,
     Emadd9           Am7        B7           Em   Em7/D
I'll turn the covers down, and gazing at the moon,
     Cmaj7             G    D/F#                       Emadd9
I'll pray to go quite mad,      ...and live in long a - go,
      G     D/F#    Em     Em7/D Cmaj7
When you and I were one, so very long ago!


[Verse 4]
Am7                 A7            A7sus4               A7
Pass the tea and sympathy, for the good old days long gone,
      Cmaj7              G       D/F#       Em7                  Bm
Let's drink a toast to those who most be - lieve in what they've won,
        Am7                   A7          A7sus4         A7
It's a long, long time 'til morning plays wasted on the dawn,
G           D/F#       Em   Cmaj7      D7                G  C/G  G  C/G
   I'll not write a - nother line, for my true love is gone!


[Verse 5]
     G              Am7        D7            G     D/F#
And when I have no dreams to give you any - more,
     Emadd9          Am7       B7               Em   Em7/D
I'll light a blazing fire, and wait within the door,
    Cmaj7              G       D/F#  Em7                 Bm
And throw my life a - way, 'I wonder why!' they all will say,
Am7                              D9/F#        G
Now I lay me down to sleep for - ever, and a day!


[Verse 6]
Am7                    A7             A7sus4              A7
    Pass the tea and sympathy, for the good old days are dead,
      Cmaj7              G       D/F#        Em7                    Bm
Let's drink a toast to those who best sur - vived the life they've lead,
       Am7                    A7      A7sus4                       A7
It's a long, long time 'til morning,       ...so build your fires high,
G        D/F#    Em     Cmaj7
   Now I lay me down to sleep,
       D7          Bb6           C               G    C/G       G
For - ever by your side-----! |  /  /  /  /  |   /  /  /  /  |  /  ||

            
            
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dlanodwhite7777 10 May 14, 2017 06:14 PM

i may not truly learn this well, but i damn sure lived it... saw mz. ian do this in detroit in the 70s...she is highly unappreciated.

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