Nick Drake – Been Smokin Too Long tab

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From: (Mike)

Been Smokin' Too Long
Nick Drake, from 'Time of No Reply'

This is a cool blues finger picking style. I hope I've got the timing about right,
but the only way you'll really pick it up is by listening to the record.
I've only tabbed out the intro because it's the only bit I can play accurately,
but I've included the chords for the verses, and you just play them in the same sort of style.
There are only really three different chords: Am, F, E, and some twiddly bits on top of those.

Standard Tuning, Capo 2nd fret.


Am (Amsus2) Am Am7 Am (Amsus2) trill bend upE-|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|------------------|B-|---------0h1p0---|-0---1---------3>|----1-----------|-0---1------------|G-|-2------------2--|---------2-------|--------2-------|---------2--------|D-|-----2-----------|-----------------|------------2---|------------------|A-|-0-------0-------|-0-------------0-|----0-----------|-0----------------|E-|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|-------------0----| 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
F F E (Em) E7 trillE-|------------------|-----------------|------------------|-0---------------|B-|---------1--------|-1---1-----------|------------------|-----3-----------|G-|-2----------------|---------2-------|-1-------0h1p0----|---------1-------|D-|-----3-------3----|-------------3---|-----2--------2---|-----------------|A-|------------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|E-|-1-------1--------|-1---1-----------|-0-------0--------|-0---0-------0---| 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
Am (Amsus2) Am Am7 Am Am trill bend upE-|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----0-----------|B-|---------0h1p0----|-0---1-------3>--|----1------------|-1---------------|G-|-2------------2---|---------2-------|--------2--------|---------2-------|D-|-----2------------|-----------------|------------2----|-----------------|A-|-0-------0--------|-0-----------0---|----0------------|-0---0-----------|E-|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------0---| 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
F F E (Em) E7 trill bend upE-|------------------|-----------------|------------------|-0-----------------|B-|---------1--------|-1---1-----------|------------------|-----3--------3>---|G-|-2----------------|---------2-------|-1-------0h1p0----|---------1---------|D-|-----3-------3----|-------------3---|-----2--------2---|-------------------|A-|------------------|-----------------|------------------|-------------------|E-|-1-------1--------|-1---1-----------|-0-------0--------|-0---0--------0----| 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
E7 bend upE-|--------0---------|--------0--------|B-|--------------3>--|-----------------|G-|----1-------------|----1------------|D-|------------------|-----------------|A-|------------------|-----------------|E-|--------0-----0---|--------0--------| 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
Am Am/G Am/F Well I wake up in the morning E Am Look at my clock Am/G Am/F It's way past noon time E Now I'm late for work [Chorus:-] F Tell me tell me E Am What have I done wrong? Am/G Ain't nothin' go right with me F E Am Am/G Am/F Must be I've been smokin' too long. [little solo on E, E7 (bend up)] Well I go to find me some breakfast But I ain't got no food Take me a shower But the water don't feel no good [Chorus] I've got opium in my chimney No other life to choose Nightmare made of hash dreams Got the devil in my shoes [Chorus] Well when I'm smokin' Put my worries on a shelf Don't think about nothin' Try not to see myself [Chorus] Well in this blues I'm singin' There's a lesson to be learnt Don't go around smokin' Unless you want to get burnt Tell me tell me What have I done wrong? Ain't nothin' go right with me Must be I've been smokin' too Ain't nothin' go right with me Must be I've been smokin' too Ain't nothin' go right with me Must be I've been smokin' too long. Tab by Mike Healey (email:
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