Date: 11/29/96; 5:54:51 PM
From: Bo
Subject: Re: Dutch Newton user group
Hello there Cowpie friends. I'm not sure if there's a X-mas Issue
coming out but if there is, you might like a bit of borderline-country
with a certain X-mas feel to it. At least that's how I'd describe this
excellent song.
Either my guitar is off tune or Jim played this in C#. I'm doing it in
C for easy reference, but if you wish to play it in C# put a capo on
fret 1. Playing it exactly as Croce does would be quite a challenge,
but I'm using a simple picking pattern on the open chords.
So, y'all have a nice Christmas, and if you have some making up to do
to your love, this one will absolutely do the trick - and possibly more
than that - none of which I shall be held responsible for :)
It Doesn't Have To Be That Way - Jim Croce
tabbed by Bo ([email protected])
(CAPO on 1)
C Em/B Am C/G F Em C
Snowy nights and christmas lights, icy window pane,
C Em/B Am C/G D7 G
make me wish that we could be together again.
C Em/B Am C/G F Em C
And the windy winter aven-ues, just don't seem the same,
C Em/B Am C/G
and the Christmas carols sound like blues,
F G7 C
but the choir is not to blame.
C Em/B Am C/G F Em
But it doesn't have to be that way,
F Em F C
what we had should never have ended.
C Em/B Am C/G F Em
I'll be dropping by today;
F Em F C D7 G C G F C G
we could easily get it together tonight.... it's only right.
Crowded stores that ...(*) Santa Claus, tinseled afternoons,
and the side walk bands play their songs, slightly out of tune.
On the windy winter avenues, there walks a lonely man
and if I told you who he is
well I think you'd understand.
(*) I've listened to this piece over and over again, but I can't figure
out what he's singin here. But then again I'm foreign :)

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