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Richard Clapton - The Best Years Of Our Lives (Chord)
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THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES
Written by Richard Clapton

4 beats per chord  (anticipated eighths)
` = 2 beats
. = down beat change

INTRO: (chorus+link)
A  E/A  C#m7  Bm7

A  E/A  C#m7  Bm7

Bm7  D  D
          Oh

VERSE:
A              `D        `A              Bm7*           Bm7
Michael all the lines are down it's Aust-ralia Day again
D               A                  F#m7                   F#m7
  Everytime the wheel slows down I think of all my friends
D                          A
  Whatever happened to the days way back when the
F#m7                D
Bondi Lifesaver was always raging
D                      A
  I'm standing here in Oxford Street and the
F#m7                   D
Ghosts are howlin' and geez it's raining__
D  `Esus4 `E  E
_____________   I say

CHORUS:
A           E/A  C#m7                       Bm7
Don't waste time   these are the best years of our lives I say
A           E/A  C#m7                       Bm7
Don't waste time   these are the best years of our lives

LINK:
Bm7  D  D*

VERSE:
A             `D     `A              Bm7*           Bm7*
  I wish I had been a-round when the Bondi Icebergs reigned
D                     A                 F#m7                F#m7
  Sometimes I sit and think of it and I dream of better days
D                          A
  Whatever happened to the days way back in the
F#m7                  D
Nineteen thirties all those endless parties
D                        A
  I'm still too young to understand how it
F#m7                   D
Was back then when the party ends__
D  `Esus4 `E  E
_____________   I say

CHORUS:
A           E/A  C#m7                       Bm7
Don't waste time   these are the best years of our lives I say
A           E/A  C#m7                       Bm7
Don't waste time   these are the best years of our lives

LINK:
Bm7~  D*  D*

VERSE:
A  `D  `A  Bm7  Bm7*
(instrumental)
D  A  F#m7  F#m7

D.                    A
  They say the circle turns around there'll be
F#m7              D
Better days and I don't mind waiting
D                             A
  I wish time had stopped ten years ago but I'm
F#m7                    D
Learning slowly life is always changing__
D  `Esus4 `E  E
_____________   I say

CHORUS:
A           E/A  C#m7                       Bm7
Don't waste time   these are the best years of our lives I say
A           E/A  C#m7                       Bm7
Don't waste time   these are the best years of our lives

LINK-LONG:
Bm7   D   D  E  E.
  Woh-woah

VERSE:
A.                   `D     `A     Bm7                         Bm7*
  I got a letter from Doctor Pepper  ten thousand words to the page
D                      A               F#m7                    F#m7
  He was talking about Gurdjieff and I dozed off about half way
D                          A
  Whatever happened to the days way back when the
F#m7                  D
World was safe and it seemed worth saving
D                              A
  We search for leaders on our hands and knees but
F#m7                 D
Don't ask David 'cos he's still crazy__
D*  `Esus4 `E  E
______________   I say

CHORUS:
A           E/A  C#m7                       Bm7
Don't waste time   these are the best years of our lives I say
A           E/A  C#m7                       Bm7
Don't waste time   these are the best years of our lives I say

LINK-LONG:
Bm7         D    D  E  E
Don't I say don't        I say

TAG: (fade on second repeat w/adlib)
 A           E/A    C#m7                       Bm7
 Don't waste time     these are the best years of our lives I say
(Don't_______waste__time________________)

================================================================================

CHORDS:
    A  E/A  C#m7  Bm7(11)(13)  D(#11)  F#m7  Esus4  E     Piano adds notes
E|--0---0----4-----2--0---4----2--4-----2------0----0--|  in parentheses
B|--2---0----5-----3-----------3--------2------0----0--|  * = 11
G|--2---1----4-----2-----------2--------2------2----1--|  ~ = 13
D|--2---2----6-----4-----------0--------2------2----2--|
A|--0---0----4-----2-----------0--------4------2----2--|
E|-----------4-----2--------------------2------0----0--|

Richard calls the second chord  Amaj9  however his voicing on
guitar omits the third (C#) forming the polychord E/A.
Live performances will likely include that note if the band
are reading from Richard's own charts.

TAB shows rhythm pattern with anticipated changes and passing chords.

INTRO:
   A                 E/A               C#m7              Bm7               A
  (gliss)  d   d u d u       d   d u d u       d   d u d u       d   d u d u
   +   1   2   3 + 4 +   1   2   3 + 4 +   1   2   3 + 4 +   1   2   3 + 4 +
E|---|-0-------------0-|---------------4-|---------------2-|---------------0-|
B|---|-2-------------0-|-----------0---5-|---------------3-|---------3-2---2-|
G|---|2--------------1-|-----------0---4-|---------------2-|-------------x-2-|
D|--2|---------------2-|-----------0---6-|-------------`-4-|-----------`-x-2-|
A|-0-|---------------0-|-----------0-x-4-|-------------x-2-|-------------x-0-|
E|---|-----------------|-----------0-x-4-|-------------x-2-|-------------x---|

d = down strum
u = up strum
x = muted
` = finger scrape


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