Jethro Tull - Life Is A Long Song Chords & Tabs

 

Life Is A Long Song Chords & Tabs

Jethro Tull Chords & Tabs

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Life Is A Long Song Tab

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Subject: Tab: Jethro Tull - Life Is A Long Song
To: guitar@nevada.edu
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 1994 20:08:17 +0200 (MET DST)
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Here is my version of Jethro Tulls Life's A Long Song. I've put most of the 
work in the intro as this is the the hard part. The key to master this song 
is to get the picking and rythm right. I've therefore included the number of
beats in each bar and indicated how the string should be played(upstroke or
downstroke) in the first 17 bars. After this point it is easier to listen to 
the record to get it right.  


^ - downstroke
v - upstroke
h - hammer-on
p - pull-off
()- play these weak or ignore them  

Standard tuning, capo at 7th fret. All fret numbers are relativ to capo.


                 LIFE IS A LONG SONG (Jethro Tull)
                 ---------------------------------

           _____ upstroke here to get more sound out of 2.string than 3. 
          |      or ignore the (2) and play downstroke
          |
          v

  ^ v ^ v v       ^ v ^ v ^ v   ^ v ^ v ^ v   ^ v ^ v ^ v

|-------2-------|-------0---0-|-----0-0-0-0-|-----0-0-0-0-|
|---------0h3p0-|-----1-1---1-|-----1-1-1-1-|-----1-1-1-1-|
|-----2--(2)----|---0---0--(0)|-----0-0-0-0-|-0-4-4-4-4-4-| 
|---0-----------|-0-----------|-0-2---------|-------------|
|-0-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|---------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
  1 2 3 4 5   6   1 2 3 4 5 6   1 2 3 4 5 6   1 2 3 4 5 6

  
  ^ v ^ v ^       ^ v ^ v ^ v   ^ v ^ v ^ v   ^ v ^ v ^ v
                 
|-------2-------|-----0-0---0-|-----0-0-0-0-|-----0-0-0-0-|
|-----3---0h3p0-|---1---1---1-|-----1-1-1-1-|-----1-1-1-1-|
|---2-----------|-0-----0-----|-----0-0-0-0-|-0-4-4-4-4-4-|
|-0-------------|-------------|-0-2---------|-------------|
|---------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|---------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
  1 2 3 4 5   6   1 2 3 4 5 6   1 2 3 4 5 6   1 2 3 4 5 6



             _____ An alternative here is to play -4- on 3.string.
            |      I'm not sure which of them Ian is playing, but 
            |      I prefer -0- on 2.string 
            |
            |
            v  
                                              

  ^     v ^ v   ^   ^ v ^ v   ^     v ^ v   ^ v ^ v ^ v

|-2-----2-----|-2---2-0-----|-0-----0-0-0-|-0-----------|
|-3---------0-|-3---3---1---|-1-----1-1-1-|-1-0(0)0-----|
|-2-------2---|-2---2-----2-|-0-----0-0-0-|-0(0)0(0)0-2-|
|-0-----------|-------------|-------------|-0-----------|
|-0-----------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
  1 2 3 4 5 6   1 2 3 4 5 6   1 2 3 4 5 6   1 2 3 4 5 6
 

  ^   ^ v ^ v   ^ v ^ v   v         v ^ v   ^   v ^ v ^

|-2---2-2-2-2-|-------------|-------------|-----------0h2|
|-3---3-3-3-3-|------(3)--0-|h1-----1-1-0-|-3---2-2-0-3--|
|-2---2-2-2-2-|---0-2-0---0-|-------0-0-0-|-2---2-2-2-2--|
|-0-----------|-4-----------|-------------|-----------0--|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
  1 2 3 4 5 6   1 2 3 4 5 6   1 2 3 4 5 6   1 2 3 4 5 6

[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/j/jethro_tull/life_is_a_long_song_tab.html ]
   v     v ^ v

||-2-----2-----|-2-----2-2-2-|-0-----0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-----|
||-3---------0-|-3-----3-3-3-|-1-----1-1-1-|-1-0-0-0-----|
||-2-------2---|-2-----2-2-2-|-0-----0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-2-|
||-------------|-0-----------|-2-----------|-------------|
||-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
||-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
   1 2 3 4 5 6    

          
|-2---2-2-2-2-|---------0---|-------------|-----------0h2-||
|-3---3-3-3-3-|---------0---|-----1-1---0-|-3---2-2-0-2---||
|-2---2-2-2-2-|---0-2-0---0-|-----0-0---0-|-2---2-2-2-3---||.
|-0-----------|-4-----------|---4---------|-----------0---||.
|-------------|-------------|-3-----------|---------------||
|-------------|-------------|-------------|---------------||
  
  

2. time, replace bar 24 with:

|-------------|
|-3---2-2---0-|
|-2---2-2---0-|
|-------------|
|-------------|
|-------------|



|-1---1-1-1-1-|-----1-1-1-1-|-0---0-0-----|-----0-0-0-0-|
|-1---1-1-1-1-|-----1-1-1-1-|-1---1-1-----|-----1-1-1-1-|
|-2---2-2-2-2-|-0-2-2-2-2-2-|-0---0-0-----|-----0-0-0-0-|
|-3---3-3-3-3-|-----3-3-3-3-|-2---2-2-0h2-|---2---------|
|-------------|-------------|-3---3-3-----|-3-----------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|



|-3---3-3-----|-----3-3-3-3-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
|-3---3-3-----|-----3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-2-2-2-0-0-0-|
|-0---0-0-----|-----0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-0---0-0-----|-----0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-2---2-2-0-2-|---2-2-2-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-------------|
|-------------|-3-----------|-------------|-------------|

 

Repeat 3 times:

|-2---2-2-2-2-|-------2-2-2-|-------0-0-0-|-----0-0-0-0-|
|-3---3-3-3-3-|-------3-3-3-|-------1-1-1-|-----1-1-1-1-|
|-2---2-2-2-2-|-------2-2-2-|-------0-0-0-|-----0-0-0-0-|
|-0---0-0-0-0-|-0-4---------|-0-2---------|-----2-2-2-2-|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-0-3---------|
|-------------|-------------|---------------------------|

1.Life's a long song        
2.Life's a long song 
3.Life's a long song                              If you

   

|-3---3-3-----|-----3-3-3-3-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
|-3---3-3-----|-----3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-2-2-2-0-0-0-|
|-0---0-0-----|-----0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-0---0-0-----|-----0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-2---2-2-0-2-|---2-2-2-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-------------|
|-------------|-3-----------|-------------|-------------|
  
  wait then your plate I will fill

Ending:
-------

|-0-0-0-0-0-0-|---2---------|
|-3-3-2-2-0-0-|-0-3---------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-0-2---------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-0-0---------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|


In the second verse there is another guitar playing:


                     |-5---3p2p0----------------)
                     |-----------3-----3p1p0----)
                     |-----------------------2--)
                     |--------------------------)
                     |--------------------------)
                     |--------------------------)

..suffers the long day



                     |-5---3p2p0----------------)
                     |-----------3-----3p1p0--1-)
                     |--------------------------)
                     |--------------------------)
                     |--------------------------)
                     |--------------------------)

..struggle on your way


Any corrections are welcome.

Transcribed by Sigurd Andre Lund
               salund@lise.unit.no  

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