Ian Janis - Stars tab

Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1992 22:03 MET
From: Erik Olofsen +31 71 263344 / 174049 
Subject: Janis_Ian: Stars

Janis Ian: "Stars" from the CD "Up 'til now"

Lyrics from the booklet and from the ear, capo on 1.

It's rather lengthy because I liked to put every detail there!
The rhythm is a bit chaotic, and I wasn't always sure of what to do
with it, but it is probably where part of the beauty of the song
comes from!

Erik Olofsen (olofsen@rullf2.leidenuniv.nl)

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0--------------- | 3-------2------- | 0--------------- | 1--------------- | 0--------------- | 2--------------- | 2--------------- | 0--------------- | 3--------------- | ---------------- | ---------------- | ---------------- | I meant to tell a story, I live from day to day
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