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These Days  Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne - These Days
transcribed by Brian Allen (ballen @ (Remove the spaces to e-mail)
Hi, this is my first tab. I hope it helps someone out. Pretty easy song to play, but
good. This is based off the version on
his For Everyman album. It might not be the right key, but the chords should be right.
second and third verses are basically
the same as the first one, and the interlude is played between the verses. The rhythm
be easy to figure out if you've heard
a version of the song before (and there are many recordings of it). Enjoy.
Unusual Chords:
Cadd2/B: Am/G: F/G (if you know the real name of this chord e-mail it to
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Capo on the Third Fret (though you can play it in any key)
C Cadd2/B Am Am/G F F/G F X 2 (Strum each of the chords once except F and F/G)
Verse 1
Well I[C]'ve b[Caad2/B]een out w[Am]alki[Am/G]ng[F] [F/G] [F]
I dont [C]do t[Cadd2/B]hat much ta[Am]lkin[Am/G]g these[F] da[F/G]ys[F]
C G (Note: Em can also be played instead of those chords, like in Nico's version)
These days--
[F]These days I seem to think a lot
[F]About the things that I forgot
[C]To do for [G]you[E]
And a[Am]ll the [G]times I [F]had the [G]chance to
Verse 2
And I had a lover
It's so hard to risk another these days
These days--
Now if I seem to be afraid
To live the life I have made in song
Well it's just that I've been losing so long
Verse 3
I'll keep on moving
Things are bound to be improving these days
These days--
These days I sit on corner stones
And count the time in quarter tones to ten, my friend
Don't confront me with my failures
I had not forgotten them
Alternate Lyrics (from Nico's Version)
Verse 1 is the same as in Browne's
Verse 2
I've stopped my rambling,
I don't do too much gambling
These days, these days.
These days I seem to think about
How all the changes came about my ways
And I wonder if I'll see another highway.
Verse 3 is the second verse in Browne's
Verse 4
I've stopped my dreaming,
I won't do too much scheming
These days, these days.
These days I sit on corner stones
And count the time in quarter tones to ten.
Please don't confront me with my failures,
I had not forgotten them.

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Am C Cadd2/B E F F/G G
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jwsadler (report)

The version I have is in F rather than C