shaver billy joe – “yester tomorrow was today-crd”

*************** YESTERDAY TOMORROW WAS TODAY *****************

written and performed by Billy Joe Shaver.

Verse 1:
Em
When the autumn leaves were fallen
D
And the winter winds were callin’
Am B
And the southbound geese were chasin’ summertime
Em
I was hungry then,and slender
D
As well as i remember
Am B
Fighting for a place in life i could call mine

Bridge:
C/G G
Yesterday tomorrow was today,you dreamer
D B/ Em
Yesterday tomorrow was today

Verse 2:
Em
At the age of five and ten
D
I put a handle on the wind
Am B
And learned to travel on the heels of summertime
Em
Like a souped up 50 Ford
D
Down the road of life i roared
Am B
Never carin’ for a thing i left behind

Chorus:
C/G G
Yesterday tomorrow was so far away
D Em
Yesterday i was runnin’ wild and free
C/G G
Yesterday tomorrow was today young man
D B/ Em
Yesterday tomorrow was today

Verse 3:
Em
From New-York to L.A.
D
Up the San Francisco bay
Am B
To the shimmerin’ Paris lights and the warm Australian nights
Em
In the honky-tonks and bars
D
And the back seats of the cars
Am B
I learned my lessons well and i proudly wore my scars

Chorus bis:
C/G G
Yesterday tomorrow was a blinding thing
D Em
Yesterday tomorrow came so fast
C/G G
Yesterday tomorrow was today old friend
D B/ Em
Yesterday tomorrow came at last

Verse 4:
Em
In the solitary gloom of
D
Some old lonely hotel room
Am B
While struggling for a way to right the wrong
Em
The Savior Jesus-Christ
D
Came into my life
Am B
The old man passed away and the young man lives today

Chorus ter:
C/G G
Yesterday tomorrow and today he is the same
D Em
Yesterday he washed my sins away
C/G G
Yesterday tomorrow and today are the same
D B/ Em
Yesterday tomorrow is today

Perret Charles-Amir : perret@math.univ-mlv.fr
http://soleil.univ-mlv.fr/~perret/country.html

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