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"These Days"
(take 1 - take 2)
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rehearsal
(Lou Reed/Nico, 1970)

written by Jackson Browne

Apr 1970
hotel room, NYC
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(take 1)

        [whistle] ........... (wal)-king
        I don't do too much talking these days

        These days
        These days I seem to think about
        how all the changes came about my ways
        La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
        la-la

        La-la-la-la-la
        La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la

        These days
        These days, I, la-la-la-la-la
        la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
        La-la-la-la-la-la
        I had not forgotten them



(take 2)

        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

        La-la-la-la-la-la



* all the strings downtuned a whole-tone

 1d ----- * downtuned a whole-tone (from e to d)
 2A ----- * downtuned a whole-tone (from B to A)
 3F ----- * downtuned a whole-tone (from G to F)
 4C ----- * downtuned a whole-tone (from D to C)
 5G ----- * downtuned a whole-tone (from A to G)
 6D ----- * downtuned a whole-tone (from E to D)



intro   {G}{G}
        {G.G(onF#)/Em.D}{C}{G.G(onF#)/Em.D}{C}   (-king, I ...)
        {Bm}{Bm}                                 (These days ...)
        {C}{C}{G}{D}                             (- days I seem ...)
        {G.G(onF#)/Em.D}{C}{C}{C/                (la-la-la-la ...)
        {G.G(onF#)/Em.D}{C}
        {G}

        {G.G(onF#)/Em.D}{C}{G.G(onF#)/Em.D}{C}   (La-la-la-la ...)
        {Bm}{Bm}                                 (These days ...)
        {C}{C}{G}{D}                             (- days, I, la ...)
        {G.G(onF#)/Em.D}{C}{C}                   (La-la-la-la ...)
        {G.G(onF#)/Em.D}{C}{G.G(onF#)/Em.D}{C}   (- not ...)
        {G..



(take 2)

        {x}{C}{Em/G}{D}                          (These days I ...)
        {G.G(onF#)/Em.D}{C}{C}                   (- front me ...)
        {G}{G}{G/                                (- not ...)
        {G.G(onF#)/Em.D}{C}{C}                   (La-la-la-la ...)
        {G.G(onF#)/Em.D}{C}{G.G(onF#)/Em.D}{C}




* chord forms (all the strings downtuned a whole-tone)
note: detailed arpeggio notes were omitted ("...").
      so please play in your feeling.

     [whistle] .......          -king             I don't -
     {G     . G(onF#) / Em    . D}       {C}
*1d --------------------0...----2...----------------------
*2A --0...----0...------0...----3...------1...------------
*3F --0...----0...------0...----2...------0...------------
*4C --0...----0...------2...----0...------2...------------
*5G --2...----x...------2...--------------3...------------
*6D --3...----2...------0...------------------------------

- do    too much    talking    these  days
 {G     . G(onF#) / Em    . D}       {C}
--------------------0...----2...----------------------
--0...----0...------0...----3...------1...------------
--0...----0...------0...----2...------0...------------
--0...----0...------2...----0...------2...------------
--2...----x...------2...--------------3...------------
--3...----2...------0...------------------------------

These days,                                    These -
 {Bm}                      {Bm}
--2...----------------------2...---------5--2-----2---
--3...----------------------3...---------3--3--5--3---
--4...----------------------4...---------x--x--x--x---
--4...----------------------4...---------4--4--4--4---
--2...----------------------2...---------2--2--2--2---
------------------------------------------------------

- days I seem to think about  how all the changes came about my -
 {C}                       {C}
------------------------------------------------------
--1...----------------------1...----------------------
--0...----------------------0...----------------------
--2...----------------------2...----------------------
--3...----------------------3...----------------------
------------------------------------------------------

- ways                                            La-la-
 {G}                       {D}
----------------------------2..---3..---2..---0..-----
--0-----------0-------------3..---3..---3..---3..-----
--0-----------0-------------2..---2..---2..---2..-----   ...
--0-----------0-------------0..---0..---0..---0..-----
--2-----------2-------2--3----------------------------
--3-----------3---------------------------------------







==================================
"These Days"
==================================
album _Chelsea Girl_
(Nico, 1967)

acoustic guitar by Jackson Browne

* Lou didn't play on this version.
(transcribed as a reference)
==================================


        I've been out walking
        I don't do too much talking these days

        These days
        These days I seem to think a lot
        about the things that I forgot to do
        And all the times I had
        the chance to

        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

        I had a lover
        I don't think I'll risk another these days

        These days
        And if I seem to be afraid
        to live the life that I have made in song
        It's just that I've been losing
        so long

        La-la-la-la-la
        la-la

        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



* capo on 5 fret

         (0) (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)(10)(11)(12)
                              0   1   2   3   4   5   6   7
1e ... --||---|---|---|---|-a-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|- ...
2B ... --||---|---|---|---|-E-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|- ...
3G ... --||---|---|---|---|-C-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|- ...
4D ... --||---|---|---|---|-G-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|- ...
5A ... --||---|---|---|---|-D-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|- ...
6E ... --||---|---|---|---|-A-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|- ...



        {C.G/Am.G}{F}{C.G/Am.G}
        {F}{F}{C}{C}

        {C.G/Am.G}{F}{C.G/Am.G}{F}   (I've been out walking ...)
        {Em}{Em}                     (These days, These -)
        {F}{F}{Cmaj7}{G}             (- days I seem to think a ...)
        {C.G/Am.G}{F}{F}{F}          (- all the times I had ...)

        {C}{C}

        {C.G/Am.G}{F}{C.G/Am.G}{F}   (I've stopped my rambling ...)
        {Em}{Em}                     (These days, These -)
        {F}{F}{Cmaj7}{G}             (- days I seem to think ...)
        {C.G/Am.G}{F}{F}{F}          (- wonder if I'll see ...)

        {C}{C}{C}

        {C.G/Am.G}{F}{C.G/Am.G}{F}   (I had a lover ...)
        {Em}{Em}                     (These days, And -)
        {F}{F}{Cmaj7}{G}             (- if I seem to be afraid ...)
        {C.G/Am.G}{F}{F}{F}          (- just that I've been ...)
        {F/
        {C.G/Am.G}{F}{F/
        {C.G/Am.G}{F}{F}{F}          (La-la-la-la-la, la-la)

        {C}{C}

        {C.G/Am.G}{F}{C.G/Am.G}{F}   (I've stopped my dreaming ...)
        {Em}{Em}                     (These days, These -)
        {F}{F}{Cmaj7}{G}             (- days I sit on corner ...)
        {C.G/Am.G}{F}{F}{F}          (-front me with my ...)
        {C.G/Am.G}{F}{C/C...         (- not forgotten them)




* chord forms (capo on 5 fret)
note: detailed arpeggio notes were omitted ("...").
      so please play in your feeling.

     I've been out walking
     {C   .   G     /  Am   .  G}       {F}
*1a ---------------------------------------------0...-----
*2E --1...-------------1...----0...------1...----1...-----
*3C --0...-------------2...----0...------2...----2...-----
*4G --2...--------0----2...----0...------3...----3...-----
*5D --3...----0h2------0...----2...------3...----3...-----
*6A ---------------------------3...------1...----1...-----

I don't do too much talking these days
 {C   .   G     /  Am   .  G}       {F}
---------------------------------------------0...-----
--1...-------------1...----0...------1...----1...-----
--0...-------------2...----0...------2...----2...-----
--2...--------0----2...----0...------3...----3...-----
--3...----0h2------0...----2...------3...----3...-----
---------------------------3...------1...----1...-----

These days,                                    These -
{Em}                       {Em}
--0...----------------------0...----------------------
--0...----------------------0...----------------------
--0...----------------------0...----------------------
--2...----------------------2...----------------------
--2...----------------------2...----------------------
--0...----------------------0...----------------------

- days I seem to think a lot   about the things that I forgot to -
 {F}                       {F}
--------------0...----------0...--------0...---------
--1...--------1...----------1...--------1...---------
--2...--------2...----------2...--------2...---------
--3...--------3...----------3...--------3...---------
--3...--------3...----------3...--------3...---------
--1...--------1...----------1...--------1...---------

- do                                             And -
{Cmaj7}                    {G}
--0-----------0--------------------------------------
--0-----------0--------------------------------------
--0-----------0--------------------------------------
--2-----------2------------------0h2----0--------0---
--3-----------3------------------------------0h2-----
------------------------2---3------------------------

- all    the       times   I        had
 {C   .   G     /  Am   .  G}       {F}
---------------------------------------------0...-----
--1...-------------1...----0...------1...----1...-----
--0...-------------2...----0...------2...----2...-----
--2...--------0----2...----0...------3...----3...-----
--3...----0h2------0...----2...------3...----3...-----
---------------------------3...------1...----1...-----

         the     chance    to
 {F}                       {F}
--0...--------0...----------0...--------0...---------
--1...--------1...----------1...--------1...---------
--2...--------2...----------2...--------2...---------
--3...--------3...----------3...--------3...---------
--3...--------3...----------3...--------3...---------
--1...--------1...----------1...--------1...---------



*** please note ***

h - hammer on
p - pull off
b - bend string up
r - release bend
/ - slide up
\ - slide down
v - vibrato
^ - harmonics




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transcribed by Shiroh KOUCHI (wildside@mx21.tiki.ne.jp)
http://ww21.tiki.ne.jp/~wildside/
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