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Back to the Family  Jethro Tull

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Back to the Family -- Jethro Tull (Stand Up)
Capo 2, or transpose up 1 full step.
Lyrics not guaranteed!
Intro Lick:
[C] [G] [Em] [A] [Asus2]  
 
 e|---------------|---------------|----------------|---------------|---0-->
 B|---------------|---------------|----------------|---------------|---0-->
 G|--0h2-p0----0--|---------------|----------------|---------------|---2-->
 D|---------------|--0h2-p0-------|--0--------0h2--|------------2--|---2-->
 A|--3->----------|------------3--|-----------0h2--|--0---------0--|---0-->
 E|---------------|--3->----------|-------3--------|-------3----0--|------

x x x x x x x x x x x x
Lick #2:
This one is played behind most of the verses, during the 'G' chord.
The tab below assumes you're playing an open G (300023); just work
this pattern into your finger-picking, if any. It also sounds nice
when moved down an octave, but you need to go to dropped-D tuning.
 
 e|----------------|----------------| (Played twice behind 1st
 B|--0--0h1--0-----|----------------| line of each verse)
 G|-------------2--|--0--0----------|
 D|----------------|--------0h2--0--|
 A|----------------|----------------|
 E|----------------|----------------|

Verse 1:
My [G]telephone wakes me in the morning. Have to get up to answer the call,
So I [F]think I'll go [C]back to the [G]family, where [F]no one can [C]ring me at [G]all.
Verse 2:
Living thi[G]s life has its problems, so I think that I'll give it a break.
Oh, [F]I'm going [C]back to the [G]family, 'cause I've [F]had about [C]all I can [G]take.
Repeat intro lick, then:
[Am] [C] [D]Master's in the counting house, [C]counting all his money.
[D]Sister's sitting by the mirror, [C]she thinks her hair looks funny.
[G]And here am I thinking [Bb]to myself, just a-[C]wondering what it pays to [D]do.
Solo 1 (bass/flute)
Alternate D & C, then end on Asus2
Verse 3:
I [G]think I enjoyed all my problems, where I did not get nothing for free.
Oh, [F]I'm going [C]back to the [G]family, doing [F]nothing is [C]bothering [G]me.
Verse 4:
I'll [G]get a train back to the city. The soft life is getting me down.
There's [F]more fun a[C]way from the [G]family, get some [F]action when I [C]roll into [G]town.
Repeat intro lick, then:
[Am] [C] [D]Everything I do is wrong. [C]What the hell was I thinking?
[D]Phone keeps ringing all day long,[C] I got no time for thinking.
[G]And every day has the [Bb]same old way, they're [C]giving me too much to [D]do.
Solos (bass/flute, then guitar, then all fade) D C D C ...
 
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A Am Asus2 Bb C D Em F G
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