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When i was young  Animals



            (Burdon - Briggs - Weider - Jenkins - McCulloch)

        [Em]                                           (5X: 1: bass (eighth notes) w/cymbal
2: electric guitar (tune low E down to D and back up)
3: acoustic guitar enters
4: violin enters)
Verse 1:
        The r[Em]ooms were so much c[D]older then
        My f[Em]ather was a s[D]oldier then
        And t[Em]imes were very h[D]ard
        When I was y[Em]oung
Riff 1 (guitar and violin, arranged for two guitars):
        [Em] v          v          v          v             v
 ------------12-14-12---10-12-10---9--10--9----|-7--
 ------------10-12-10---8--10-8----7--8---7----|-5--
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(young)
/D Em (Riff 1)
When I was young
Verse 2:
I smoked my first cigarette at ten
And for girls I had a bad yen
And I had quite a ball
When I was young (Riff 1)
        [Em]                            Bridge:
        When [G]I was young it was m[Em]ore important
        Pain, more pain, but I laughed so much louder, y[D]eah
        When I was y[Em]oung (Riff 1)
        When[D] I was y[Em]oung (Riff 1)
Verse 3:
I met my first love at thirteen
She was brown and I was pretty green
And I learned quite a lot
When I was young (Riff 1)
/D Em (N.C.)
When I was young
Instrumental break:
(key changes to Gm):
Gm F (3X)
                                 [Gm]                            Chorus (in Bb)
        When [Bb]I was young it was m[Gm]ore important
        Pain, more pain, though I laughed so much louder, y[F]eah
        When I was y[Gm]oung
Riff 2 (guitar and violin, arranged for two guitars):
        [Gm] v          v          v          v             v
 ------------15-17-15---14-15-14---12-14--12---|-10-
 ------------13-15-13---11-13-11---10-11--10---|-8--
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(young) * * * parts do not always track
in parallel fifths
Gm (N.C.)
When I was young
Verse 4 (chords implied by bass):
        My fa[Gm]ith was so much str[F]onger then
        [Gm]I believed in f[F]ellow men
        [Gm]And I was so much o[F]lder then
Gm (acoustic guitar strums Gm chord; violin enters)
When I was young
When I was young
Coda:
(band re-enters)
        [Gm]When I was young  (repeat to fade)
-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers

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