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Willie Nelson - Yesterday When I Was Young (Chord)
Submitter: cotswoldkid (60) on 7/17/20
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Yesterday When I Was Young.
Willie Nelson.
Album: First Rose Of Spring.
Capo 3.
(If preferred in original 
key transpose down to Gm)

Intro: Em
       A       Am     D7
Yesterday, when I was young,
                      Gmaj7                 Cmaj
The taste of life was sweet as rain upon my tongue,
  C               Am                    B
A tease of life as if it were a foolish game,
The way the evening breeze may tease a candle flame,

                      Am                             D                 
The thousand dreams I dreamed, the splendid things I planned
         Bm       Gmaj7   G                 Cmaj
I always built to last on weak and shifting sand,
                     Am                         B7
I lived by night and shunned the naked light of day,
And only now I see how the years have ran away,

      Am        C     D
Yesterday, when I was young,
              Gmaj7                    Cmaj
So many happy songs were waiting to be sung,
             Am                     Bm  B
So many wild pleasures lay in store for me,
And so much pain my dazzled eyes refused to see,

                   Am                         D
I ran so fast that time and youth at last ran out,
                  Gmaj7                    Cmaj
I never stopped to think what life was all about,
                  Am               B
And every conversation I can now recall,
                      Em                         Em EmMaj7
Concerned itself with me, and nothing else at all,

Solo:  Am D G C D C Cmaj7 B B7 Em   
      Am                D
Yesterday, the moon was blue,
               Gmaj7                        Cmaj
And every crazy day brought something new to do,
                    Am                  B   
And I used my magic age as if it were a wand,
I never saw the waste and emptiness beyond,
                   Am                        D
The game of love I played with arrogance and pride,
                 Gmaj7                    Cmaj
And every flame I lit too quickly, quickly died,
                       Am                        B7
The friends I made all seemed, somehow, to drift away,
And only I am left on stage to end the play,

                  Am               Cmaj     D
There are so many songs in me that won't be sung,
                           Gmaj7         Cmaj
I feel the bitter taste of tears upon my tongue,
    Gmaj7             Am                  B   B7
The time has come for me to pay for yesterday,
When I was young.

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