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Old Before Your Time chords

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Old Before Your Time          Tabbed by: Johan Ambros


Tuning: Standard Tuning

Intro: G  
       C C/B Am7 G D
       C     G

G             C           G                     C
When I was a younger man lookin' for my pot of gold
G             C                      D   
Everywhere I turned the doors were closin'
     G               C              G              C 
Took every ounce of faith I had to keep on keepin' on
 G                C           D 
Still I felt like I was only losin'

     C                 G                            C
I refused then like I do now to let anybody tie me down
   G                                 D
I lost a few good friends along the way
       C                    G
I was raised up poor and I wanted more
                             C
And maybe I'm a little too proud
 G                                D
Lookin' back I see a kid who was just afraid 
 C         D               G 
Hungry and old before this time

C  C/B  Am7  G   D
C       G


  G                      C                 G             C
Through the years I've known my share of broken hearted fools
      G                  C             D       
And those who couldn't choose a path worth taking
         G              C               G            C           
There's nothin' in the world so sad as talking to a man
 G              C                D 
Never knew his life was his for making


         C               G                                C
Ain't it about time you realize? It's not worth keepin' score
     G                              D
You win some, you lose some and you let it go
 C                  G                                 C
What's the use of stacking on every failure another stone
          G                    
Till you find you've spent your whole life
 D
Building walls 
C          D                G
Lonely and old before your time


C  C/B  Am7  G   D
C       G

    C       Em    
It took so long to see
       C             Em    D
That truth was all around me


 G                C                      G            C 
Now the wren has gone to roost and the sky is turnin' gold
     G               C           D
And like the sky my soul is also turnin'
 G                C                G              C    
Turnin' from the past, at last and all I've left behind
 G               C             D
Could it be that I am finally learnin'?


 C              G                                C
Learnin' I'm deserving of love and the peaceful heart
        G                               D 
I won't tear myself apart no more for tryin'
          C          G                                 C
Tired of lyin' to myself, tryin' to buy what can't be bought
          G                                         D
It's not livin' that you're doin' if it feels like dyin
 C             D              G    
Cryin, growin' old before your time
 C             D              G   
Cryin, growin' old before your time 

G..

    G      C      D      C/B    Am7    Em              There are lots of simple "runs"  
e---3-(4)--0------2-(2)--0------0------0-------|       you can do in this song, but if 
B---0------1-(1)--3-(3)--1-(1)--1-(1)--0-------|       you don't know them allready you
G---0------0------2-(1)--0------0------0-------|       are probably better off learning
D---0------2-(2)--0------x------2-(2)--2-(3)---|       them somewhere else than me just 
A---x------3-(4)---------2-(2)--0------2-(2)---|       writing them here.. 
E---3-(3)--3-(3)-----------------------0-------|

            
            
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korkeycat 199 Mar 02, 2011 07:00 AM

Thanks for posting this is a very fine tab but i feel this song is heavily reliant on being accompanied by the banjo.

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johnnsuz 10 Sep 08, 2017 09:18 AM

Love this song, and you've made it super easy to play quickly. Thanks.

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