Jethro Tull – Life Is A Long Song tab

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From: bam@wam.umd.edu (the anti-Elvis)
Subject: Life's a Long Song
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In article <1992Aug20.170203.100936@lexmark.com> songer@lexmark.com (Christopher Songer) writes:
(the anti-Elvis) writes:
>   Has anyone tried arranging the mandolin part of Jethro Tull's
>"Christmas Song" for guitar?  

While Jethro Tull has come up -- I'd love to see a TAB for Dun Ringill,
Summer Sands or Life's a Long Song. 

   The chords to Life's a Long Song aren't that hard, but actually playing
the part is.  As far as I can tell, the beginning chords are D-shaped
barre chords (fret numbers in parentheses):
 
A (VII)                              G (V)
When you've fallen awake and you     take stock of the new day.
And you hear your voice croak as you choke on what you need to say.

   Now I THINK what's happening is Ian messes around with sus chords a
lot.  I haven't tried this because I can't play this nearly fast enough,
but I think it's something like:

E|-9---9--10--9--7--9--7--9--9--9-----B|-10---------------------------------G|-9----------------------------------D|-7----------------------------------A|------------------------------------E|------------------------------------
You get the idea. I haven't actually tried this in quite a while - I need to go home and listen to it at half-speed on my 4-track. Anyway, has anyone fingured out as easier way to play this, or at least easier ways to play these chords? A (VII) Asus4 Asus2 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 7fr |_|_*_|_|_| 7fr |_|_*_|_|_| 7fr |_|_*_|_|_* |_|_|_|_|_| |_|_|_|_|_| |_|_|_|_|_| |_|_|_*_|_* |_|_|_*_|_| |_|_|_*_|_| |_|_|_|_*_| |_|_|_|_*_* |_|_|_|_*_| 1 2 4 3 1 2 4 4 (!) 1 2 4 1 I don't remember what the chords to the rest of the song are, but I remember a 3rd fret C chord, a 3rd fret G chord, and maybe a 5th fret A chord in there. They were pretty basic chords. Just play around with em. If I come up with anything new I'll be sure to post it. -- Brian Michalowski | "Without music, life would | "I'm sure I'd feel much bam@wam.umd.edu | be a mistake." -- Nietzsche | worse if I wasn't under "Music was his life; it was not his livelihood." | such heavy sedation." -- Harry Chapin, "Mr. Tanner" | -- from _Spinal Tap_
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