Yo La Tengo – By The Time It Gets Dark chords
Yo La Tengo "By the Time It Gets Dark" I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One [Deluxe Edition] (1997) & Prisoners of Love: A of Senescent Songs (2005) Tabbed by: manguero One of my favorite songs ever! This is a cover of a wonderful song by Sandy Denny (of Fairport Convention). However, deserves to be tabbed in its own right, because Yo La Tengo doesn't play it as a straight cover; the chords in their version have a more droning whereas Sandy's change around a lot. Listen to the two recordings to hear what I mean. For the verses, you'll keep your fingers in the same position, except that your middle will walk up a bass line (E-F#-A). You can even do the quick step up to B when switch back to Eadd9 if you want. Listen to the recording to how it goes. As for the chorus, I'm not sure if it's exactly right (sounds a little weird played along with the recording), but I think it sounds good. Just to be clear, here's how I play these chords: Eadd9: 022102 Eadd9/F#: 2x2102 Eadd9/A: x02102 INTRO: Eadd9 Eadd9/F# Eaddd9/A Eadd9Eadd9 Eadd9/F# Eadd9/A Eadd9Baby, every cloud has a silver liningEadd9/F# Eadd9/A Eadd9Baby every dog really has his dayEadd9/F# Eadd9/A Eadd9And it matters to me to see you smilingEadd9/F# Eadd9/A Eadd9Why don't we blow all your cares away?Eadd9/F# Eadd9/A Eadd9Yesterday is gone and will be forgottenEadd9/F# Eadd9/A Eadd9And today is where every new day startsEadd9/F# Eadd9/A Eadd9Got to be free like the leaves in autumnEadd9/F# Eadd9/A Eadd9You may be sad but it never lasts.Eadd9 CHORUS:C#m B A EAnd maybe, by the evening we'll be laughingC#mJust wait and seeBAll the changes there'll beA E Eadd9By the time it gets dark.Eadd9 Eadd9/F# Eadd9/A Eadd9We could go walking out in the sunshineEadd9/F# Eadd9/A Eadd9Look at all the people out in the streetEadd9/F# Eadd9/A Eadd9Hurrying away to a business luncheonEadd9/F# Eadd9/A Eadd9Waiting for a taxi for aching feet.Eadd9/F# Eadd9/A Eadd9Light up your face, baby, let's get goingEadd9/F# Eadd9/A Eadd9Want to see a change in those weary eyesEadd9/F# Eadd9/A Eadd9We'll have some fun, take a boat out rowingEadd9/F# Eadd9/A Eadd9Why on earth should life be so serious?Eadd9 [CHORUS] x2Eadd9/F# Eadd9/A Eadd9 By the time it gets dark.Eadd9/F# Eadd9/A Eadd9 By the time it gets dark.Eadd9/F# Eadd9/A Eadd9 By the time it gets dark.