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Mike And The Mechanics - The Living Years chords

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Artist: Mike & The Mechanics
Song: The living years
Tabbed by: DJ
20th Jan 2014

Tuning: Standard
CAPO: 1st fret (Sounds in key of Ab)

Chord shapes are relative to capo position:
G     =  320033    Cmaj7 =  x32000   D7sus4 = xx0213
Gsus2 =  3x0233    C     =  x32010   D7     = xx0212
F#m   =  244222    Fmaj7 =  103210   G/B    = x20033
G4    =  320013    Am7   =  x22130

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   G    Gsus2 G     G    Gsus2 G    F#m
|  /  /   /   /  |  /  /   /   /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |


   G           G4   G  G4   Cmaj7                C    Cmaj7  C
Every gene - ration...      blames the one be - fore,
     G                    G4    G  G4       Cmaj7           C    Cmaj7  C
And all of their frust - rations...   come beating on your door,
  Fmaj7
I know that I'm a prisoner to all my Father held so dear,
   Am7
I know that I'm a hostage... to all his hopes, and fears,
      D7sus4              D7     D7sus4     D7     G    G4    G   G4
I just wish I could have told him  in the living years!


    G             G4   G   G4         Cmaj7             C     Cmaj7   C
Crumpled bits of paper,        filled with imperfect thought,
   G               G4    G  G4         Cmaj7                  C    Cmaj7  C
Stilted conver - sations,      I'm a - fraid that's all we've got,
   Fmaj7
You say you just don't see it, he says it's perfect sense,
    Am7
You just can't get agreement... in this present tense,
      D7sus4               D7     D7sus4  D7        G     G4
We all talk a different language, talking in de - fence!


G   G4       G           G     G4     Cmaj7    C          Cmaj7  C
                Say it loud-------,                say it clear----!
   (Say it loud-----------,    say it clear-----!)

         Am7        D7sus4   D7      G     G4
You can listen... as well... as you hear-------,


G    G4       G           G     G4    Cmaj7  C         Cmaj7    C
                It's too late-------,              oh, when we die----!
   (It's too late---------,    when we die------!)

        Am7         D7sus4  D7     G     G4         G     G4
To ad - mit we don't  see  eye to eye---------!  |  /  /  /  /  |


        G         G4   G  G4              Cmaj7           C    Cmaj7  C
So we open up a quarrel...   between the present and the past,
             G          G4   G  G4          Cmaj7           C   Cmaj7  C
We only sacrifice the future,     it's the bitterness that lasts,
         Fmaj7
So don't yield to the fortunes... you sometimes see as fate,
        Am7
It may have a new perspective... on a different day,
           D7sus4          D7               D7sus4    D7      G    G4
And if you don't give up, don't give in, you may just be o - kay!


G   G4       G           G     G4     Cmaj7    C          Cmaj7  C
                Say it loud-------,                say it clear----!
   (Say it loud-----------,    say it clear-----!)

         Am7        D7sus4   D7      G     G4
You can listen... as well... as you hear-------,


G    G4       G           G     G4    Cmaj7  C         Cmaj7    C
                It's too late-------,              oh, when we die----!
   (It's too late---------,    when we die------!)

        Am7         D7sus4  D7     G     G4         G     G4
To ad - mit we don't  see  eye to eye---------!  |  /  /  /  /  |


    G                  G4    G  G4         Cmaj7              C   Cmaj7  C
I wasn't there, that morning,      when my Father passed a - way,
    G            G4       G   G4          Cmaj7               C   Cmaj7  C
I didn't get to tell him...       all the things I had--- to say,
  Fmaj7
I think I caught his spirit, later that same year,
    Am7
I'm sure I heard his echo in my baby's new born tears,
      D7sus4              D7       D7sus4     D7     G     G4
I just wish I could have told him... in the living years!


G   G4       G           G     G4     Cmaj7    C          Cmaj7  C
                Say it loud-------,                say it clear----!
   (Say it loud-----------,    say it clear-----!)

         Am7        D7sus4   D7      G     G4
You can listen... as well... as you hear-------,


G    G4       G           G     G4    Cmaj7  C         Cmaj7    C
                It's too late-------,              oh, when we die----!
   (It's too late---------,    when we die------!)

        Am7         D7sus4  D7     G     G4         G     G4
To ad - mit we don't  see  eye to eye---------!  |  /  /  /  /  |



G   G4       G           G     G4     Cmaj7    C          Cmaj7  C
                Say it loud-------,                say it clear----!
   (Say it loud-----------,    say it clear-----!)

         Am7        D7sus4   D7      C        G/B  Am  G
You can listen... as well... as you hear---!
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