Jackson Browne – Where Were You tab

Where Were You  -  Jackson Browne  (Album: Time the Conqueror)


Chords:
Name       EADGBe
F#         244322
A/F#       2xx220
B/F#       2x4442
D          x5423x -\
E          x7645x  |- Chords used on part ‘Where were you when you understood’
A/C#       x4765x  |
B          x2444x -/
D/F#       2x023x
E/F#       2xx100

Intro:
|F#         |F#         |F#         |F#         |
|F#         |F#         |F#         |A/F#  B/F# |
|F#         |F#         |F#         |A/F#  B/F# |
|F#         |F#         |F#         |A/F#  B/F# |


F#               
Where were you when the sky cracked open 
B/F#
Waiting for shelter and barely coping 
F#                  
Thinking you could ride the storm out 
A/F#               B/F#   
Hoping it would be all right 
F#
Where were you when they gave the warning 
B/F#
Hundred-fifty mile winds by morning 
F#                                   A/F#      B/F#
Category four making landfall in the wild gray light 


(min/sec 1:04) F# (piano chords arranged for guitar) | | | | | | | | (<-beat indication)e|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|-2---------------------------5---|-5-4---4---------2-------0-------|G|-3---------------------------4---|-4-4---4---------2-------1-------|D|-4---------------------------6---|-6-4---4---------2-------2-------|A|-4-------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------| Where were you
| | | | | | | | e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|-0---------------4---------------|G|-2h3------------------1------3---|-1---------------4---------------|D|-----4---2---4--------2------4---|-2---------------4---------------|A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
F# | | | | | | | | e|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|-2---------------------------5---|-5-4---4---------2-------0-------|G|-3---------------------------4---|-4-4---4---------2-------1-------|D|-4---------------------------6---|-6-4---4---------2-------2-------|A|-4-------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------| Where were you
| | | | | | | | e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|G|-2h3-----------------------------|-2h3-----------------------------|D|-----4---2---4-------------------|-----4---2----4------------------|A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
F# Where were you in the social order B/F# The Lower nine or a hotel in the Quarter F# A/F# B/F# Which side of the border between rich and poor F# Where were you going to evacuate to B/F# Assuming there was any way to F# E/F# B/F# Where if you didn’t own a car
(min/sec 1:46) F# (piano chords arranged for guitar) | | | | | | | | e|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|-2---------------------------5---|-5-4---4---------2-------0-------|G|-3---------------------------4---|-4-4---4---------2-------1-------|D|-4---------------------------6---|-6-4---4---------2-------2-------|A|-4-------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------| Where were you
| | | | | | | | e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|-0---------------4---------------|G|-2h3------------------1------3---|-1---------------4---------------|D|-----4---2---4--------2------4---|-2---------------4---------------|A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
F# | | | | | | | | e|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|-2---------------------------5---|-5-4---4---------2-------0-------|G|-3---------------------------4---|-4-4---4---------2-------1-------|D|-4---------------------------6---|-6-4---4---------2-------2-------|A|-4-------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------| Where were you
| | | | | | | | e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|G|-2h3-----------------------------|-2-------------------------------|D|-----4---2---4---------4-2---4---|---------4-----------------------|A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
(min/sec 2:07) D E Where were you when you understood A/C# However decent, however good B However hard some people try D They only barely make it by E They’re born and live their entire lives F# F# In harm’s way Interlude: (min/sec 2:29) |F# |F# | So now where are we gonna go
F# (Piano fills) | | | | | | | | e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|-5---------------------------5---|-5-4---4---------2-------0-------|G|-4---------------------------4---|-4-4---4---------2-------1-------|D|-6---------------------------6---|-6-4---4---------2-------2-------|A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
F# F# | | | | | | | | e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|D|-----4-4---2-4-2-4-------2-4-----|-----4-4---2-4-2-4---------------|A|---------------------4-----------|---------------------------------|E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
(min/sec 2:45) F# Where were you when you heard the stranded B/F# The injured and the empty-handed F# Running out of food and water at the Superdome F# The newborn and the elderly B/F# Exposed to even more misery F# While those in charge of rescue waited for the Guard to come F# And those who left the Convention Center B/F# Were stopped on the bridge when they tried to enter F# The safety of the Westbank and higher ground (3:17) F# And when the Guard finally did arrive B/F# D/F# And got to work on about day five F# D/F# E/F# Mainly they were used to keep the looting down
(min/sec 3:27) F# (piano chords arranged for guitar) | | | | | | | | e|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|-2---------------------------5---|-5-4---4---------2-------0-------|G|-3---------------------------4---|-4-4---4---------2-------1-------|D|-4---------------------------6---|-6-4---4---------2-------2-------|A|-4-------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------| Where were you
| | | | | | | | e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|-0---------------4---------------|G|-2h3------------------1------3---|-1---------------4---------------|D|-----4---2---4--------2------4---|-2---------------4---------------|A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
F# | | | | | | | | e|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|-2---------------------------5---|-5-4---4---------2-------0-------|G|-3---------------------------4---|-4-4---4---------2-------1-------|D|-4---------------------------6---|-6-4---4---------2-------2-------|A|-4-------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------| Where were you
| | | | | | | | e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|G|-2h3-----------------------------|-2h3-----------------------------|D|-----4---2---4-------2-4---2-4---|-----4---2---4-------2-4---2-4---|A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
(min/sec 3:49) D E Where were you when you realized E However strong, however wise A/C# B However true our leaders appear to be D They talk about prosperity E However hard this country strives A/C# B When property is valued more than lives D/F# E/F# How strong will we ever really be D/F# E/F# How strong will we ever really be D/F# E/F# How long do we imagine we’ll be free D/F# E/F# (How long do we imagine we’ll be free ) (min/sec 4:31) |D/F# |E/F# |D/F# |E/F# | |D/F# |E/F# |
(min/sec 4:47) (piano fills) F#m B/F# | | | | | | | | e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|G|-2-------------------------------|-4-------------------------------|D|-4-------------------------------|-4-------------------------------|A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|-2-------------------------------|-2-------------------------------|
F# | | | | | | | | e|---------------------------------|-0-------------------------------|B|-2-------------------------------|-0-----------------------0-------|G|-3-------------------------------|-1-----------2-------------------|D|-4-------------------------------|---------------------------------|A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|-2-------------------------------|-2-------------------------------|
F#m7 B/F# | | | | | | | | e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|-5-------------------------------|-4-------------------------------|G|-2-------------------------------|-4-------------------------------|D|-4-------------------------------|-4-------------------------------|A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|-2-------------------------------|-2-------------------------------|
F# | | | | | | | | e|-----------------------------0---|---------------------------------|B|-2---------------------------0---|-------------------------0-------|G|-3---------------------------1---|-------------2-------------------|D|-4-------------------------------|---------------------------------|A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|-2-------------------------------|-2-------------------------------|
F#m7 B/F# | | | | | | | | e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|-5-------------------------------|-4-------------------------------|G|-2-------------------------------|-4-------------------------------|D|-4-------------------------------|-4-------------------------------|A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|-2-------------------------------|-2-------------------------------|
F# | | | | | | | | e|-------------0-------------------|---------------------------------|B|-2-----------0-----------0-------|-------------2-------------------|G|-3-----------1-------------------|-------------2-----------2-------|D|-4-------------------------------|-------------4-------------------|A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|-2-------------------------------|-2-------------------------------|
(min/sec 5:19) F#m7 B/F# | | | | | | | | e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|-5-------------------------------|-4-------------------------------|G|-2-------------------------------|-4-------------------------------|D|-4-------------------------------|-4-------------------------------|A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|-2-------------------------------|-2-------------------------------|
F# | | | | | | | | e|---------------------------------|-0-------------------------------|B|-4---------------2---------------|-0-------------------------------|G|-4-------------------------------|-1---------------1---------------|D|-4-------------------------------|---------------------------------|A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|-2-------------------------------|-2-------------------------------|
F#m7 B/F# (piano) | | | | | | | | e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|-5-------------------------------|-4-------------------------------|G|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|D|-4-------------------------------|-----------------------4---2-----|A|---------------------------------|-----------------------------4---|E|-2-------------------------------|-2-------------------------------|
F# (Guitar fill) | | | | | | | | e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|D|-4---4---2---4---4-----4---4-4---|-----4---2---4---4-----4----4-4--|A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|-2-------------------------------|-2-------------------------------|
(min/sec 5:40) F# We hold the truth self evident F#/B The photograph of the President F# E/F# B/F# From Air Force One he viewed the devastation F# Shaved face and rested eyes F#/B Looking down he circles twice F# E/F# B/F# On the way home from his vacation
(min/sec 6:02) F# (piano chords arranged for guitar) | | | | | | | | e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|-2-------------------------------|-5---------------4---------------|G|-3-------------------------------|-4---------------4---------------|D|-4-------------------------------|-6---------------4---------------|A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------| Where were you When you got the
| | | | | | | | e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|-2-------------------------------|-0---------------4---------------|G|-3--------------------1------3---|-1---------------4---------------|D|-4--------------------2------4---|-2---------------4---------------|A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------| picture
F# | | | | | | | | e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|-2-------------------------------|-5---------------4---------------|G|-3-------------------------------|-4---------------4---------------|D|-4-------------------------------|-6---------------4---------------|A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------| Where were you
| | | | | | | | e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|-2-------------------------------|-0-------------------------------|G|-3--------------------1------3---|-1---------------4---------------|D|-4--------------------2------4---|-2---------------4---------------|A|---------------------------------|-----------------6---------------|E|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
F# | | | | | | | | e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|-2-------------------------------|-5---------------4---------------|G|-3-------------------------------|-4---------------4---------------|D|-4-------------------------------|-6---------------4---------------|A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------| Where were you when the streets filled up with
| | | | | | | | e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|-2-------------------------------|-0-------------------------------|G|-3--------------------1------3---|-1---------------4---------------|D|-4--------------------2------4---|-2---------------4---------------|A|---------------------------------|-----------------6---------------|E|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------| black water
(min/sec 6:33) D E Where were you when defeat and destruction reigned in the Crescent A/C# B Where were you when it blew from every direction D E Where were you when the promise was made A/C# B To return and rebuild D To restore to its people E The city that gave us the first American music A/C# B The true inspiration and the freedom to use it D E Where will we find it again if we lose it A/C# B And where will we be D/F# E/F# If we ever cease to love D/F# E/F# (If we ever cease to love) D/F# E/F# If we ever cease to love D/F# E/F# (If we ever cease to love)
(min/sec 7:37) D/F# E/F# (piano fills) | | | | | | | | e|-------10------12------12--------|-----------------0---------------|B|-----------10------12------12----|-----------------0-------0-------|G|-------------11------13------13--|-----------------1-------1-------|D|---------------------------------|-------------------------2-------|A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D/F# E/F# (piano fills) | | | | | | | | e|-------10------12------12--------|---------------------------------|B|-----------10------12------12----|-0-------------------------------|G|-------------11------13------13--|-1-----------2-------------------|D|---------------------------------|-------------4-------------------|A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D/F# E/F# (piano fills) | | | | | | | | e|-------10------12------12--------|-0-------------------------------|B|-----------10------12------12----|-0-----------------------0-------|G|-------------11------13------13--|-1-----------2-------------------|D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D/F# E/F# (piano fills) | | | | | | | | e|-------10------12------12--------|---------------------------------|B|-----------10------12------12----|-0-----2-----------------0-------|G|-------------11------13------13--|-1-------------2-----------------|D|---------------------------------|-2-------------4-----------------|A|---------------------------------|---------------5-----------------|E|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D/F# E/F# (piano fills) | | | | | | | | e|-------10------12------12--------|-------------0-------------------|B|-----------10------12------12----|-0-------------------------------|G|-------------11------13------13--|-1-------------------------------|D|---------------------------------|-2-------------------------------|A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|Fm#7 |B/F# |F# |F# | |Fm#7 |B/F# |F# |F# | |Fm#7 |B/F# |F# |F# | |Fm#7 |B/F# |F# |F# | |Fm#7 |B/F# |F# |F# | |Fm#7 |B/F# |F# |F# | |Fm#7 |B/F# |F# |F# | (repeat & fade) Transcribed by Gerard Koot (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) – jan 2009 gerardkoot@hotmail.com
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