John Hiatt – Thirty Years Of Tears tab

Thirty Years Of Tears
John Hiatt
From the 1990 A&M Records release Stolen Moments

Transcribed by Jim O'Neill (thunderbird2k1@hotmail.com)

A great song...and by no coincidence transcribed on my 30th birthday. This is a
waltz (¾ time), listen to the CD for timing and the chord pattern. In the intro
and between lines of the verse for the chord change from G to Cadd9, play the
G (320033), lift your first two fingers and strum the A7sus4(x00033), then hammer
the 1st and 2nd fingers to the Cadd9(x32033).


Chords

G A7sus4 Cadd9 Em7 Dsus2 Dsus4 Dsus4/A G5/B e|--3---3--------3-------3-----0-------3-------3---------3----|B|--3---3--------3-------3-----3-------3-------3---------3----|G|--0---0--------0-------0-----2-------2-------2---------0----|D|--0---0--------2-------2-----0-------0-------0---------0----|A|--2---0--------3-------2-----x-------x-------0---------2----|E|--3---x--------x-------0-----x-------x-------x---------x----|
Intro and Riff 1: G A7sus4 Cadd9 (see performance notes) G Em7 Cadd9 G Riff 1 Is this a place I can rest my poor head, G Em7 Cadd9 G Riff 1 To gather my thoughts in sweet si......lence? G Em7 Cadd9 G Riff 1 Is this a place where the feelings aren't dead, G Em7 Dsus2 From an overexposure to violence? Dsus4/A G5/B Cadd9 G5/B And is this a place I can slowly face Dsus4/A G5/B Cadd9 The only one I truly can know? G Cadd9 G These are tears from a long time ago, Cadd9 G Cadd9 G I've got these tears from a long time ago, Cadd9 G D Dsus4 D Em7 and I need to cry thirty years or so. G Cadd9 D Dsus4 G These are tears from a long time ago. Cadd9 G5/B Dsus4/A G Em7 Cadd9 G Riff 1 "Oh, Darling, Oh, darling" you say unto me, G Em7 Cadd9 G Riff 1 "Oh, Where have you been all my life...time?" G Em7 Cadd9 G Riff 1 Well, I have been swimmin' the seven sad seas, G Em7 Dsus2 Fair women have thrown me their lifelines, Dsus4/A G5/B Cadd9 G5/B And I just pulled them in to the water's dark grin, Dsus4/A G5/B Cadd9 I'd have warned 'em but I didn't know. G Cadd9 G These are tears from a long time ago, Cadd9 G Cadd9 G I've got these tears from a long time ago, Cadd9 G D Dsus4 D Em7 and I need to cry thirty years or so. G Cadd9 D Dsus4 G These are tears from a long time ago. Cadd9 G5/B A7sus4 G Interlude Chords: Dsus4 Cadd9 B/G5 A/Dsus4 G (2x) Cadd9 Dsus4 Em7 G (2x) Cadd9 B/G5 A/Dsus4 G (2x) Cadd9 B/G5 A/Dsus4 G Em7 Cadd9 G Riff 1 Well, I've cried me a river, I've cried me a lake, G Em7 Cadd9 G Riff 1 Hell, I cried 'til the past nearly drowned me. G Em7 Cadd9 G Riff 1 Tears for sad consequence, tears for mistakes, G Em7 Dsus2 But never these tears that surround me. Dsus4/A G5/B Cadd9 G5/B Alone in this place with a lifetime to trace, Dsus4/A G5/B Cadd9 And a heartbeat that tells me it's so. G Cadd9 G Oh, and I've got these tears from a long time ago, Cadd9 G Cadd9 G These are tears from a long time ago, Cadd9 G D Dsus4 D Em7 and I need to cry thirty years or so, G Cadd9 D Dsus4 G These are tears from a long time ago, Cadd9 D Dsus4 G These are tears from a long time ago, Cadd9 D Dsus4 G I've got these tears from a long time ago.
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