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Jim Croce - Time in a bottle


[Intro]

e|----10----10----10----9----9----9----8----8----8---7---7---7---6---6---6---6---6---6-|
B|-10----10----10----10---10---10---10---10---10---8---8---8---8---5---6---8---6---5---|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-10-----------------9--------------8-------------7-----------6-----------8---7---3---|

e|-5-7-9-12-10-9h10p9---|
B|----------------------|
G|-6/7-9-12-12-9--------|
D|----------------------|
A|----------------------|
E|----------------------|


[Verse 1]

If I could save time in a bottle, the first thing that I'd like to do 
e|-------1-----------1-----------1-----------1-----------0-----------1-------------------|
B|-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-2-3-5-8-6-5---|
G|---2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----------------|
D|-0-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------4-----------3-----------2-----------1-----------1-----------0-2-4-7-5-4---|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

is to save every day 'till eternity passes away just to spend them with you
e|-------1-----------1-----------0-----------0-----------1-----------0---------------------|
B|-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-2-3-5-2h3p2-0-2-|
G|---2-----2-----2-----2-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----3-----3---------------0-2-|
D|-0---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------3-----------1-----------------------------------------------0-2-4-0---------|
E|-------------------------------------3-----------1-----------3---------------------------|


[Verse 2]

If I could could make days last for ever, if words could make wishes come true 
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D|-0-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------4-----------3-----------2-----------1-----------1-----------0-2-4-7-5-4---|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

i'd save every day like treasure and then again I would spend them with you
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G|---2-----2-----2-----2-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----3-----3---------------0-2-|
D|-0---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------3-----------1-----------------------------------------------0-2-4-0---------|
E|-------------------------------------3-----------1-----------3---------------------------|


[Chorus]

But there never seems to be enough time to do the things you want to do once you find them
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B|-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-2-3-5---|
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D|-0-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------4-----------2-----------0-----------2-----------0-----------------------0-2-4---|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------3-------------------|

I looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with
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B|-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-2-3-5---|
G|---2-----2-----2-----2-----4-----4-----2-----2-----0-----0-----2-----2-----0-----0-----------|
D|-0-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------4-----------2-----------0-----------2-----------0-----------------------0-2-4---|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------3-------------------|


[Solo]

e|----10----10----10----9----9----9----8----8----8---7---7---7---6---6---6---6---6---6-|
B|-10----10----10----10---10---10---10---10---10---8---8---8---8---5---6---8---6---5---|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-10-----------------9--------------8-------------7-----------6-----------8---7---3---|

e|-5-7-9-12-10-9h10p9---|
B|----------------------|
G|-6/7-9-12-12-9--------|
D|----------------------|
A|----------------------|
E|----------------------|


[Verse 3]

If I had a box just for wishes and dreams that had never come true
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B|-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-2-3-5-8-6-5---|
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D|-0-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------4-----------3-----------2-----------1-----------1-----------0-2-4-7-5-4---|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

the box would be empty except for the mem'ry of how they were answered by you
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G|---2-----2-----2-----2-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----3-----3---------------0-2-|
D|-0---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------3-----------1-----------------------------------------------0-2-4-0---------|
E|-------------------------------------3-----------1-----------3---------------------------|

Chorus:
But there never seems to be enough time to do the things you want to do once you find them
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B|-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-2-3-5---|
G|---2-----2-----2-----2-----4-----4-----2-----2-----0-----0-----2-----2-----0-----0-----------|
D|-0-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------4-----------2-----------0-----------2-----------0-----------------------0-2-4---|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------3-------------------|

I looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with
e|-------2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----------3-----------0-----------0-------------|
B|-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-2-3-5---|
G|---2-----2-----2-----2-----4-----4-----2-----2-----0-----0-----2-----2-----0-----0-----------|
D|-0-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------4-----------2-----------0-----------2-----------0-----------------------0-2-4---|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------3-------------------|

[Outro]
                H H               H H               H H
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B|-----6-----6-----------6-----6-----------6-----6-------6----|
G|-------7-----7---7-------7-----7---7-------7-----7---7-7----|
D|-0-------------7---0-------------7---0-------------7---0----|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

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H = Harmonic

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sjors77 10 Mar 07, 2005 07:00 PM

Yeah!! Thanks for that Time In A Bottle tab!!! Great!! Glad to know that there are GOOD tabs to find here on this site!

THANKS!

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sjors77 10 Mar 07, 2005 07:00 PM

Yeah!! Thanks for that Time In A Bottle tab!!! Great!! Glad to know that there are GOOD tabs to find here on this site!

THANKS!

www.sjorsonline.nl

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ApexGT 60 Jun 03, 2005 08:00 PM

Yes, this is a truly great tab of this song. Very well done. It is SO much easier if you have another guitar do the bass line. It's probably possible to do the entire thing on one guitar, but it would be rather difficult.

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