Long Ago and Far Away
James Taylor

James Taylor
Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon
This piece came to my mind when I saw it in a JT tab book.
Then I got the album and it's a pretty cool song, with
backing vocals by Joni Mitchell.  I think it is really
great that the early 70's Southern California superstars
all collaborated and appeared on each other's albums.
But that's just me...


Capo 2nd This is the verse:
Long ago a young man sits and plays his waiting game Bsus2 Bmaj7sus2 B7sus2 Esus2,4 Amaj7 A6/E + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|-----0---------0-|-------2---------| B:---2-------2-----|---2-------0-----|-----2-----2---2-|-----2-----2-----| G:-4-----4-3-----3-|-2-----2-2-----2-|-----1-----1-----|---2-----2-----1-| D:-----------------|-----------------|-------------2---|-2-----------0---| A:-2-------2-------|-2---------------|-0-------0-------|-----------------| E:-----------------|---------0-------|-----------------|-0---------------| ...things are not the same it seems as in such tender dreams C#m C#m(maj7) C#m7 F# D D/E + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:-----4-------4---|-----4-------2---|-----2-----2-----|-----2-----2-----| B:---5-------4-----|---5---------2---|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----| G:-6-----6-5-----5-|-4-----4---3-----|---2-----2-----2-|---2-----2-----2-| D:-----------------|---------4-------|-0-----0-----0---|-------------0---| A:-4-------4-------|-4---------------|-----------------|-----------------| E:-----------------|---------2-------|-----------------|-0-----0---------|
This is the chorus (repeats twice): Where do those golden rainbows end why is this song so sad Amaj7 A6/E Amaj7 A6/E + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:-----0-----0---0-|-----2-----2---2-|-----0-----0---0-|-----2-----2---2-| B:-----2-----2---2-|-----2-----2---2-|-----2-----2---2-|-----2-----2---2-| G:---1-----1-------|---2-----2-------|---1-----1-------|---2-----2-------| D:-----------------|-2-----2-----2---|-----------------|-2-----2-----2---| A:-0-----0-----0---|-----------------|-0-----0-----0---|-----------------| E:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
This is the ending (repeat 2x after last chorus): Asus2 A6/E + + + + + + + + e:-----0-----0---0-|-----2-----2---2-| B:-----0-----0---0-|-----2-----2---2-| G:---2-----2-------|---2-----2-------| D:-----------------|-2-----2-----2---| A:-0-----0-----0---|-----------------| E:-----------------|-----------------|
Long ago a young man sits and plays his waiting game But things are not the same it seems as in such tender dreams Slowly passing sailing ships and Sunday afternoon Like people on the moon I see are things not meant to be
CHORUS Where do those golden rainbows end Why is this song so sad Dreaming the dreams I've dreamed my friend Loving the love I love to
Love is just a word I've heard when things are being said Stories my poor head has told me cannot stand the cold And in between what might have been and what has come to pass A misbegotten guess alas and bits of broken glass
CHORUS Where do your golden rainbows end Why is the song I sing so sad Dreaming the dreams I dream my friend Loving the love I love to love to love play ending

Bsus2 x24422 Bmaj7sus2 x24322 B7sus2 x24222 Esus2,4 0x2202 Amaj7 x02120 A6/E 022222 C#m x46654 C#m(maj7) x46644 (this is actually C#maj7sus2) C#m7 x46454 D/E 0xx232 Asus2 x02200 To learn why these chords are named this way, check out
Dansm's Guitar Chord Theory.

Created on 2-17-98 by Daniel E. Smith.