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Where Were You  Jackson Browne

Chords:
Name EADGBe
[F#]A/F# [244322]2xx220
B/F# 2x4442
D x5423x -\
E x7645x |- Chords used on part ‚??Where were you when you understood‚??
A/C# x4765x |
B x2444x -/
D/F# 2x023x
E/F# 2xx100
Intro:
|F# |F# |F# |F# |
|F# |F# |F# |A/F# B/F# |
|F# |F# |F# |A/F# B/F# |
|F# |F# |F# |A/F# B/F# |
[F#]Where were you when the sky cracked open
[B/F#]Waiting for shelter and barely coping
[F#]Thinking you could ride the storm out
[A/F#]Hoping it would be [B/F#]all right
[F#]Where were you when they gave the warning
[B/F#]Hundred-fifty mile winds by morning
[F#]Category four making landfall in the [A/F#]wild gray [B/F#]light
(min/sec 1:04)
F# (piano chords arranged for guitar)
| | | | | | | | (<-beat indication)
 
 e|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 B|-2---------------------------5---|-5-4---4---------2-------0-------|
 G|-3---------------------------4---|-4-4---4---------2-------1-------|
 D|-4---------------------------6---|-6-4---4---------2-------2-------|
 A|-4-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 E|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|

Where were you
| | | | | | | |
 
 e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 B|---------------------------------|-0---------------4---------------|
 G|-2h3------------------1------3---|-1---------------4---------------|
 D|-----4---2---4--------2------4---|-2---------------4---------------|
 A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

[F#]| | | | | | | |
 
 e|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 B|-2---------------------------5---|-5-4---4---------2-------0-------|
 G|-3---------------------------4---|-4-4---4---------2-------1-------|
 D|-4---------------------------6---|-6-4---4---------2-------2-------|
 A|-4-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 E|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|

Where were you
| | | | | | | |
 
 e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 G|-2h3-----------------------------|-2h3-----------------------------|
 D|-----4---2---4-------------------|-----4---2----4------------------|
 A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

[F#]Where were you in the social order
[B/F#]The Lower nine or a hotel in the Quarter
[F#]Which side of the border between [A/F#]rich and poor[B/F#]
[F#]Where were you going to evacuate to
[B/F#]Assuming there was any way to
[F#]Where if you didn‚??t own [E/F#]a car[B/F#]
(min/sec 1:46)
F# (piano chords arranged for guitar)
| | | | | | | |
 
 e|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 B|-2---------------------------5---|-5-4---4---------2-------0-------|
 G|-3---------------------------4---|-4-4---4---------2-------1-------|
 D|-4---------------------------6---|-6-4---4---------2-------2-------|
 A|-4-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 E|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|

Where were you
| | | | | | | |
 
 e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 B|---------------------------------|-0---------------4---------------|
 G|-2h3------------------1------3---|-1---------------4---------------|
 D|-----4---2---4--------2------4---|-2---------------4---------------|
 A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

[F#]| | | | | | | |
 
 e|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 B|-2---------------------------5---|-5-4---4---------2-------0-------|
 G|-3---------------------------4---|-4-4---4---------2-------1-------|
 D|-4---------------------------6---|-6-4---4---------2-------2-------|
 A|-4-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 E|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|

Where were you
| | | | | | | |
 
 e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 G|-2h3-----------------------------|-2-------------------------------|
 D|-----4---2---4---------4-2---4---|---------4-----------------------|
 A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

(min/sec 2:07)
[D]Where were you when you understood [E]
However decent, however good [A/C#]
However hard some people [B]try
They only barely [D]make it by
They‚??re born an[E]d live their entire lives
In [F#]harm‚??s way [F#]
Interlude:
(min/sec 2:29)
|F# |F# |
So now where are we gonna go
F# (Piano fills)
| | | | | | | |
 
 e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 B|-5---------------------------5---|-5-4---4---------2-------0-------|
 G|-4---------------------------4---|-4-4---4---------2-------1-------|
 D|-6---------------------------6---|-6-4---4---------2-------2-------|
 A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

[F#]| | | | [F#]| | | |
 
 e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 D|-----4-4---2-4-2-4-------2-4-----|-----4-4---2-4-2-4---------------|
 A|---------------------4-----------|---------------------------------|
 E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

(min/sec 2:45)
[F#]Where were you when you heard the stranded
[B/F#]The injured and the empty-handed
[F#]Running out of food and water at the Superdome
[F#]The newborn and the elderly
[B/F#]Exposed to even more misery
[F#]While those in charge of rescue waited for the Guard to come
[F#]And those who left the Convention Center
[B/F#]Were stopped on the bridge when they tried to enter
[F#]The safety of the Westbank and higher ground
(3:17)
[F#]And when the Guard finally did arrive
[B/F#]And got to work on [D/F#]about day five
[F#]Mainly they were used to keep the [D/F#]looting down[E/F#]
(min/sec 3:27)
F# (piano chords arranged for guitar)
| | | | | | | |
 
 e|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 B|-2---------------------------5---|-5-4---4---------2-------0-------|
 G|-3---------------------------4---|-4-4---4---------2-------1-------|
 D|-4---------------------------6---|-6-4---4---------2-------2-------|
 A|-4-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 E|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|

Where were you
| | | | | | | |
 
 e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 B|---------------------------------|-0---------------4---------------|
 G|-2h3------------------1------3---|-1---------------4---------------|
 D|-----4---2---4--------2------4---|-2---------------4---------------|
 A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

[F#]| | | | | | | |
 
 e|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 B|-2---------------------------5---|-5-4---4---------2-------0-------|
 G|-3---------------------------4---|-4-4---4---------2-------1-------|
 D|-4---------------------------6---|-6-4---4---------2-------2-------|
 A|-4-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 E|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|

Where were you
| | | | | | | |
 
 e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 G|-2h3-----------------------------|-2h3-----------------------------|
 D|-----4---2---4-------2-4---2-4---|-----4---2---4-------2-4---2-4---|
 A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

(min/sec 3:49)
[D]Where were you when you realized [E]
[E]However strong, however wise
[A/C#]However true our leaders ap[B]pear to be
They talk about pro[D]sperity
However [E]hard this country strives
[A/C#]When property is valued [B]more than lives
[D/F#]How strong will we [E/F#]ever really be
[D/F#]How strong will we [E/F#]ever really be
[D/F#]How long do we i[E/F#]magine we‚??ll be free
[D/F#](How long do we [E/F#]imagine we‚??ll be free )
(min/sec 4:31)
|D/F# |E/F# |D/F# |E/F# |
|D/F# |E/F# |
(min/sec 4:47) (piano fills)
[F#m]| | | | [B/F#]| | | |
 
 e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 G|-2-------------------------------|-4-------------------------------|
 D|-4-------------------------------|-4-------------------------------|
 A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 E|-2-------------------------------|-2-------------------------------|

[F#]| | | | | | | |
 
 e|---------------------------------|-0-------------------------------|
 B|-2-------------------------------|-0-----------------------0-------|
 G|-3-------------------------------|-1-----------2-------------------|
 D|-4-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 E|-2-------------------------------|-2-------------------------------|

[F#m7]| | | | |[B/F#] | | |
 
 e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 B|-5-------------------------------|-4-------------------------------|
 G|-2-------------------------------|-4-------------------------------|
 D|-4-------------------------------|-4-------------------------------|
 A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 E|-2-------------------------------|-2-------------------------------|

[F#]| | | | | | | |
 
 e|-----------------------------0---|---------------------------------|
 B|-2---------------------------0---|-------------------------0-------|
 G|-3---------------------------1---|-------------2-------------------|
 D|-4-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 E|-2-------------------------------|-2-------------------------------|

[F#m7]| | | | |[B/F#] | | |
 
 e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 B|-5-------------------------------|-4-------------------------------|
 G|-2-------------------------------|-4-------------------------------|
 D|-4-------------------------------|-4-------------------------------|
 A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 E|-2-------------------------------|-2-------------------------------|

[F#]| | | | | | | |
 
 e|-------------0-------------------|---------------------------------|
 B|-2-----------0-----------0-------|-------------2-------------------|
 G|-3-----------1-------------------|-------------2-----------2-------|
 D|-4-------------------------------|-------------4-------------------|
 A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 E|-2-------------------------------|-2-------------------------------|

(min/sec 5:19)
[F#m7]| | | | |[B/F#] | | |
 
 e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 B|-5-------------------------------|-4-------------------------------|
 G|-2-------------------------------|-4-------------------------------|
 D|-4-------------------------------|-4-------------------------------|
 A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 E|-2-------------------------------|-2-------------------------------|

[F#]| | | | | | | |
 
 e|---------------------------------|-0-------------------------------|
 B|-4---------------2---------------|-0-------------------------------|
 G|-4-------------------------------|-1---------------1---------------|
 D|-4-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 E|-2-------------------------------|-2-------------------------------|

F#m7 B/F# (piano)
| | | | | | | |
 
 e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 B|-5-------------------------------|-4-------------------------------|
 G|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 D|-4-------------------------------|-----------------------4---2-----|
 A|---------------------------------|-----------------------------4---|
 E|-2-------------------------------|-2-------------------------------|

F# (Guitar fill)
| | | | | | | |
 
 e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 D|-4---4---2---4---4-----4---4-4---|-----4---2---4---4-----4----4-4--|
 A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 E|-2-------------------------------|-2-------------------------------|

(min/sec 5:40)
[F#]We hold the truth self evident
[F#/B]The photograph of the President
[F#] [E/F#] [B/F#] 
[F#]Shaved face and rested eyes
[F#/B]Looking down he circles twice
[F#]On the way home from his va[E/F#]cation [B/F#]
(min/sec 6:02)
F# (piano chords arranged for guitar)
| | | | | | | |
 
 e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 B|-2-------------------------------|-5---------------4---------------|
 G|-3-------------------------------|-4---------------4---------------|
 D|-4-------------------------------|-6---------------4---------------|
 A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 E|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|

Where were you When you got the
| | | | | | | |
 
 e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 B|-2-------------------------------|-0---------------4---------------|
 G|-3--------------------1------3---|-1---------------4---------------|
 D|-4--------------------2------4---|-2---------------4---------------|
 A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 E|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|

picture
[F#]| | | | | | | |
 
 e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 B|-2-------------------------------|-5---------------4---------------|
 G|-3-------------------------------|-4---------------4---------------|
 D|-4-------------------------------|-6---------------4---------------|
 A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 E|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|

Where were you
| | | | | | | |
 
 e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 B|-2-------------------------------|-0-------------------------------|
 G|-3--------------------1------3---|-1---------------4---------------|
 D|-4--------------------2------4---|-2---------------4---------------|
 A|---------------------------------|-----------------6---------------|
 E|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|

[F#]| | | | | | | |
 
 e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 B|-2-------------------------------|-5---------------4---------------|
 G|-3-------------------------------|-4---------------4---------------|
 D|-4-------------------------------|-6---------------4---------------|
 A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 E|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|

Where were you when the streets filled up with
| | | | | | | |
 
 e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 B|-2-------------------------------|-0-------------------------------|
 G|-3--------------------1------3---|-1---------------4---------------|
 D|-4--------------------2------4---|-2---------------4---------------|
 A|---------------------------------|-----------------6---------------|
 E|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|

black water
(min/sec 6:33)
[D]Where were you when defeat and des[E]truction reigned in the Crescent
[A/C#]Where were you when it blew from [B]every direction
[D]Where were you when the [E]promise was made
[A/C#]To return and rebuild [B]
To restore to its [D]people
The city that gave us the [E]first American music
[A/C#]The true inspiration [B] and the freedom to use it
[D]Where will we find it ag[E]ain if we lose it
[A/C#]And where will we be [B]
If we ever cease to [D/F#]love [E/F#]
(If we ever cease to[D/F#] love)[E/F#]
If we ever cease to [D/F#]love [E/F#]
(If we ever cease to[D/F#] love) [E/F#]
(min/sec 7:37)
D/F# E/F# (piano fills)
| | | | | | | |
 
 e|-------10------12------12--------|-----------------0---------------|
 B|-----------10------12------12----|-----------------0-------0-------|
 G|-------------11------13------13--|-----------------1-------1-------|
 D|---------------------------------|-------------------------2-------|
 A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 E|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|

D/F# E/F# (piano fills)
| | | | | | | |
 
 e|-------10------12------12--------|---------------------------------|
 B|-----------10------12------12----|-0-------------------------------|
 G|-------------11------13------13--|-1-----------2-------------------|
 D|---------------------------------|-------------4-------------------|
 A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 E|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|

D/F# E/F# (piano fills)
| | | | | | | |
 
 e|-------10------12------12--------|-0-------------------------------|
 B|-----------10------12------12----|-0-----------------------0-------|
 G|-------------11------13------13--|-1-----------2-------------------|
 D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 E|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|

D/F# E/F# (piano fills)
| | | | | | | |
 
 e|-------10------12------12--------|---------------------------------|
 B|-----------10------12------12----|-0-----2-----------------0-------|
 G|-------------11------13------13--|-1-------------2-----------------|
 D|---------------------------------|-2-------------4-----------------|
 A|---------------------------------|---------------5-----------------|
 E|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|

D/F# E/F# (piano fills)
| | | | | | | |
 
 e|-------10------12------12--------|-------------0-------------------|
 B|-----------10------12------12----|-0-------------------------------|
 G|-------------11------13------13--|-1-------------------------------|
 D|---------------------------------|-2-------------------------------|
 A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 E|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|

|Fm#7 |B/F# |F# |F# |
|Fm#7 |B/F# |F# |F# |
|Fm#7 |B/F# |F# |F# |
|Fm#7 |B/F# |F# |F# |
|Fm#7 |B/F# |F# |F# |
|Fm#7 |B/F# |F# |F# |
|Fm#7 |B/F# |F# |F# | (repeat & fade)

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