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 Post subject: My Old Friend [CRD]
PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 1990 1:01 am
  

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My Old Friend
words and music by Arlo Guthrie

BrandonInOhio wrote:
How's this look for a finished product for the Tab resources? Posting it skewed the lyrics a little.

Code:
(Standard Tuning)


Verse 1
C   /   E   /   Am   /   C7   / 
My         Old    Friend

F   /   D9   /   C   /   /   /
   Every   now     and   then

F   /   D9   /   C   /   A   / 
   Your   face   just   comes   to   mind

D9   /   /   /   G   /   /   /
   And I Recall the    good    times

C   /   E   /   Am   /   C7   /
When   you      and   I         would

F   /   D9   /   C   /   /   /
Watch     the   days    go   by

F   /   D9   /   C   /   Am   /
   We   thought they   never      end

D9   /   G   /   C   /   /   /
My      old      friend


Verse 2
My old friend
I can't remember when
We met or when the last time was
We had to say good bye
Because you and I
We laughed as time went by
Now you're just around the bend
My old friend

Chorus/Bridge/Whatever
Am   /   /   /   E7   /   Am   /
   The    world seems   col      der

F   /   G   /   C   /   /   /
   So   much   has   changed

Dm   /   /   /   E7   /   /   /
   As   you    look   down   from    up

Am   /   /   /   C7   /   /   /
above   

F   /   /   /   D9   /   /   /
   I'm   getting      older      

C   /   /   /   A   /   /   /
   You're still   the   same

D9   /   /   /   /   /   /   /
   Still I'm thankful   for       these

G   /   /   /   /   /   /   /
memories                  of

Verse 3
My old friend
I'll see you again
Time flies when you're smiling
So I hope it'll take a little while
And you and I
Will watch the world go by
And we won't care if it never ends
My Old Friend


verse 4
(instrumental - piano solo)


Repeat Chorus


Repeat Verse 3


Outro
And we won't care if it never ends
My Old Friend



adg wrote:
Every written chord is a beat, and every slash is a beat same as the chord that proceeds it:
Verse
C/ E/ Am/ C7/ F/ D9/ C///
F/ D9/ C/ A/ D9/// G///
C/ E/ Am/ C7/ F/ D9/ C///
F/ D9/ C/ Am/ D9/ G/ C/// or to Chorus C/ E7//
chorus
Am/// E7/ Am/ F/ G/ C///
Dm/// E7/// Am/// C7///
F/// D9/// C/// A///
D9/// //// G/// ////

easy... adg


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 Post subject: My Old Friend
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:35 am
  

Does anyone have the words and chords to this song...I think the song is on a live album. Much appreciated if someone can help me...


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 Post subject: Re: My Old Friend
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:04 pm
  

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It's on Live in Sydney. As to the rest, maybe one of the musically talented people around here can help you. (There are a "few" ...) :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: My Old Friend
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:40 am
  

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Every written chord is a beat, and every slash is a beat same as the chord that proceeds it:
Verse
C/ E/ Am/ C7/ F/ D9/ C///
F/ D9/ C/ A/ D9/// G///
C/ E/ Am/ C7/ F/ D9/ C///
F/ D9/ C/ Am/ D9/ G/ C/// or to Chorus C/ E7//
chorus
Am/// E7/ Am/ F/ G/ C///
Dm/// E7/// Am/// C7///
F/// D9/// C/// A///
D9/// //// G/// ////

easy... adg


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 Post subject: Re: My Old Friend
PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:00 am
  

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Nice seeing you on here hon! Have a good time off! :) Thanks for posting the chords. There's a coupla chords in there I dunno how to play.


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 Post subject: Re: My Old Friend
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:21 pm
  

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Basking in the memory of Arlo's concert last night in SLC and wishing I had the words to My Old Friends. Can anyone help me with that?


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 Post subject: Re: My Old Friend
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:40 pm
  

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This is the best I can do with the live Guthrie Center version transcribing. Arlo has the New England accent that my Southern ears are quite fast enough for, so the asterisks mark places where I don't know exactly what he is singing. Best I can do. If someone can fill in the blanks, you can add this to the resources page.

My Old Friend - Arlo Guthrie

My Old Friend
Every now and then
Your face just comes to mind
And I recall *???* the times
When you and I
We'd watch the dates/days go by
We thought they'd never end
My old friend

My old friend
I can't remember when
We met or when the last time it was
We had to say good byes
Because you and I
We laughed as time went by
Now you're just around the bend
My old friend

Bridge: You know the world seems colder
So much has changed
As you look down from up above
I'm getting older
You're still the same
Still I'm thankful for these memories of

My old friend
I'll see you again
Time flies when you're smiling
So I hope it takes a little while
And you and I
Will watch the world go by
And we won't *care where every memory is*
My Old Friend


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 Post subject: Re: My Old Friend
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:27 pm
  

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Thank you Ien, your Southern ears did very well!


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 Post subject: Re: My Old Friend
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:41 am
  

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I hereby dedicate this song to Dennis...


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 Post subject: Re: My Old Friend
PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 10:17 am
  

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How's this look for a finished product for the Tab resources? Posting it skewed the lyrics a little.

Code:
"My Old Friend" - Arlo Guthrie
From "Live In Sydney"
(Standard Tuning)


Verse 1
C   /   E   /   Am   /   C7   / 
My         Old    Friend

F   /   D9   /   C   /   /   /
   Every   now     and   then

F   /   D9   /   C   /   A   / 
   Your   face   just   comes   to   mind

D9   /   /   /   G   /   /   /
   And I Recall the    good    times

C   /   E   /   Am   /   C7   /
When   you      and   I         would

F   /   D9   /   C   /   /   /
Watch     the   days    go   by

F   /   D9   /   C   /   Am   /
   We   thought they   never      end

D9   /   G   /   C   /   /   /
My      old      friend


Verse 2
My old friend
I can't remember when
We met or when the last time was
We had to say good bye
Because you and I
We laughed as time went by
Now you're just around the bend
My old friend

Chorus/Bridge/Whatever
Am   /   /   /   E7   /   Am   /
   The    world seems   col      der

F   /   G   /   C   /   /   /
   So   much   has   changed

Dm   /   /   /   E7   /   /   /
   As   you    look   down   from    up

Am   /   /   /   C7   /   /   /
above   

F   /   /   /   D9   /   /   /
   I'm   getting      older      

C   /   /   /   A   /   /   /
   You're still   the   same

D9   /   /   /   /   /   /   /
   Still I'm thankful   for       these

G   /   /   /   /   /   /   /
memories                  of

Verse 3
My old friend
I'll see you again
Time flies when you're smiling
So I hope it'll take a little while
And you and I
Will watch the world go by
And we won't care if it never ends
My Old Friend


verse 4
(instrumental - piano solo)


Repeat Chorus


Repeat Verse 3


Outro
And we won't care if it never ends
My Old Friend


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 Post subject: Re: My Old Friend
PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 12:37 am
  

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It just hit me! This tab would work for autoharp too...


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