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A New Day Yesterday  Jethro Tull

A New Day Yesterday
By Ian Anderson
the band still showing some ties to its "blue" roots. It is based around a nice
little hypnotic riff ably worked over by Martin "Lancelot" Barre.
Tuning: Standard
Em 0 G 3 A 0 C 0 C7 0
0 0 2 1 1
0 0 2 0 3
2 0 2 2 2
2 2 0 3 3
0 3 X X X
THE RIFF!: Walkdown:
[G] [Em]  

[Em]My first and last t[G]ime with you
[Em]And we had some [G]fun
[Em]Went walkin' through the t[G]rees (yeah)
[Em]and then I kissed you [G]once
[A]Oh, I want to[Em] see you soon
[C]But I wonder [Em]how
It was a [G]new day ye[A]sterday
C7 Em (repeat main riff)
but it's an old day now
[Em]Spent a long time l[G]ookin'
[Em]for a game to pla[G]y
[Em]My luck should be so [G]bad
[Em]to turn out this w[G]ay
[A]I had[Em] to leave today
[C]just when I thought I f[Em]ound you
It was a [G]new day y[A]esterday
C7 Em (to main riff)
but it's an old day now
A lead is played over the main riff and walkdown motif then the band returns to
the chorus. They really slow down the "old day now" at the end and wring it out
for all it's worth. The live version on "Bursting Out" is a more up tempo version
and Martin really shows his chops on that one. Hope you all have fun with this one!

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