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Jack a lynn  Jethro Tull

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Ian plays many of his songs using a capo on the 3rd, 5th, and
sometimes even the 7th fret. Mother Goose on the album was done on the
5th, but on last tour I noticed he had moved it down to the 3rd. Most
likely because of his vocal-cord problem. On Jack-A-Lynn the song is
done on the 5th. Above the lyrics are the actual chord names, but with
the capo on the 5th fret for example a G is shaped like an open D
chord without the capo. Also, these are just the chords printed and
not all the hammering of the pull-ups and pull-downs, positionings,
and the leads that Ian or Martin uses. Maybe someday I'll work out a
tablature to show some of the hammering that Ian uses and pass it on
the St. Cleve.


Bob Albright


Intro Am F Dm7 G C Am Bb F G

Verse 1   [F]Cold aeroplanes, slow [Dm]boats, warm [Am]trains
          [C]Remind [G]me of [Am]Jack-A-[G]Lynn
          [F]Lush hotels and [Dm]pretty [Am]girls
          [C]Won't share the [G]misty [Am]mood I'm [G]in
Chorus    [Dm]Silly, sad, I've [F]never had
          To [G]write this be[C]fore
          Oh, Jack-A-[G]Lynn
Verse 2   [F]Funny how long [Dm]nights [Am]alone
          [C]And thoughts [G]of [Am]Jack-A-[G]Lynn
          [F]When phantoms tread a[Dm]round my [Am]bed
          [C]To offer [G]restless [Am]dreams they [G]bring
Chorus    [Dm]And it's just the time and [F]place to find
       -> [ A ] [G]sad song to [C]play
          For Jack-A[G]-Lynn
Bridge E B G D Am F Dm7 G C Am Bb F G Ab
Verse 3-> [Ab]Magpies that shriek, [ old ] [Fm]boots that [Cm]leak [Eb]
       -> [ Call Bb]me the [Eb]Jack-A-[Bb]Lynn ]
       -> [Ab]Cold [ black cats in Fm]policman's [Cm]hats ] [Eb]
       -> [ NosingBb] where the[Eb] mice have[Bb] been ]
       -> [Fm]And the lonely hours, [ Ab]forgiving now ]
       -> [ And ] I'm[Bb] far, far from[Eb] home
       -> [ A ] Jack-A[Bb]-Lynn
                      [Cm]      Jack Jack-A-[Ab]Lynn
          Jack Jack-A-[Cm]Lynn, Jack Jack-A-[Ab]Lynn
          Jack Jack-A-[Cm]Lynn, Jack Jack-A-[Ab]Lynn

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geordiesbroon (report)

Transpose -5 to key of C.
Capo on 5th fret to play along with the original recording.

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Em C Am7 D G Em F C D