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Chords Req: A Year to Go By (Phil Ochs)

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AUTOMATION SONG
BOUND FOR GLORY
CHANGES
CHORDS OF FAME
DRAFT DODGER RAG
FLOWER LADY
HILLS OF WEST VIRGINIA
I AIN'T MARCHIN' ANYMORE
I'M GOING TO SAY IT NOW
IN THE HEAT OF THE SUMMER
IS THERE ANYBODY HERE?
JIM DEAN OF INDIANA
LINKS ON THE CHAIN
LOVE ME, I'M A LIBERAL
LOVE ME, I'M A LIBERAL
NO MORE SONGS
ONE MORE PARADE
OUTSIDE OF A SMALL CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
PHIL
PLEASURES OF THE HARBOR
SMALL CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
TALKING BIRMINGHAM JAM
THAT WAS THE PRESIDENT AND THAT WAS THE MAN
THAT WAS THE PRESIDENT, THAT WAS THE MAN 2
THAT'S THE WAY IT'S GONNA BE
THE POWER AND THE GLORY
THE WAR IS OVER
THERE BUT FOR FORTUNE
TOO MANY MARTYRS
WHAT'S THAT I HEAR? (FREEDOM CALLING)
WHEN I'M GONE


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Subject: Chord Req: phil ochs- a year to go by
From: GUEST,JIm Bronnenberg
Date: 16 Jul 04 - 10:57 PM

Howdy folks, any Phil Ochs fans here who happen to know the chords to the relatively obscure, even for phil ochs song, known as "a year to go by"

thanks


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: phil ochs- a year to go by
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Jul 04 - 12:44 AM


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Date: 17 Jul 04 - 11:13 AM


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: phil ochs- a year to go by
From: M.Ted
Date: 17 Jul 04 - 03:19 PM

As a start, here are the lyrics. From Phil Ochs Homepage most songs have the chords posted as well, but not this one--I've never heard it, and don't have a recording of it---if the melody is a traditional or borrowed melody, let me know and I'll figure them out--




A Year to Go By

By Phil Ochs

Here I am
10 years have I
Watch me run, watch me play, watch me cry
Time has no time
The world is mine
And it takes 10 years for a year to go by

Here I am
Now 21
Learned all I need for a life that's just begun
I know the rules
Old men are fools
And it takes 7 years
For a year to be done

Here I am
Past 42
All that I know now if only then I knew
Tricked by time
Now I find
That it takes just a year
for a year to be through

Here I am
As old as old
All sayings have been said
All stories have been told
Taught by time
The greatest crime is to
Live less than a year
when a year has unrolled
Less than a year
when a year has unrolled


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: phil ochs- a year to go by
From: GUEST,Jack Carrington
Date: 17 Jul 04 - 08:36 PM

for any ochs fans...there is an mp3 of a year to go by, as well as a few other obscure goodies, at the following page

http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/phil-ochs/files/

Jack


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: phil ochs- a year to go by
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Jul 04 - 11:24 PM


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: phil ochs- a year to go by
From: M.Ted
Date: 19 Jul 04 - 12:38 AM

To access that link, I needed to join Yahoo, which I did, but then I needed to join the Phil Ochs discussion group, who, apparently, are fussy about who they let in. I have applied and my application is "pending"--depending on whether and when I am found worthy, I'll be back with chords--


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: phil ochs- a year to go by
From: M.Ted
Date: 31 Jul 04 - 03:00 AM

I finally got to listen to the music file--only thing is that it was obviously just an early demo of the song, and the chords are sloppy in some places(meaning that the accompaniment isn't really worked out yet)--Is this the only recording that there is? I could work out an arrangement, but it wouldn't necessarily be what Phil ended up with--


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Date: 08 Aug 04 - 05:18 PM


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: phil ochs- a year to go by
From: GUEST,Leigh Disney
Date: 11 Aug 04 - 01:16 PM

Helllo M. Ted, I don't know about whether Phil ever performed it in concert or anything, but as far as I know, the version of the song, you and Jim are discussing is the only version ever released. I don't think that Phil ever went back and worked out a more thorough arrangement, I think it's one of the many songs he recorded in the broadside offices, for possible inclusion in that magazine, some of which were rerecorded elsewhere, and some of which were released on the broadside tapes vol. one. They were going to release more (thus the title, vol. one, but Phils sister and/or brother, boycotted it so there are still several songs recorded for broadside which have never seen the light of day. Hope that all of this is helpful to someone.

Leigh.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: phil ochs- a year to go by
From: M.Ted
Date: 11 Aug 04 - 08:31 PM

Here are the chords, blocked out so you can play four counts to the measure--the first few times through, he is a bit unsure as to what chords to play on a tag that follows each verse, but he seems to settle on what I've put down (which is a lot like a vamp from the Everly Bros version of "Devoted to You"--

He plays an intro, which is simply the first two chords in the song, then starts the chord progression and begins singing on the F#m--I think that he really meant for the lyrics to start on the D, but was a bit behind because he was just walking through the tune--

(Intro)
|D D/ F#m F#m|
VERSE
||D D/ F#m F#m/D D/ F#m F#m/
D D/ Bm Bm/ Em Em /A7 A7/
GG/ F#m F#m/GG/ F#m F#m/
D D /Bm Bm//Em Em/A7 a7/
TAG
||G G /F#m F#m/Em Em/A7 A7|

Here is the first verse, with the chords, to give an idea how it fits--


||D D/ F#m F#m/
Here I am
D D/ F#m F#m/
10 years have I
D D/          Bm      Bm    / Em Em                / A7 A7/
Watch me run, watch me play, watch me cry
GG/ F#m F#m/
Time has no time
GG/ F#m F#m/
The world is mine
D D /Bm Bm//Em Em/A7 a7/
And it takes 10 years for a year to go by

||G G /F#m F#m/Em Em/A7 A7|

The TAG comes after the A7, and at the end of the last verse, he sings the last lines while playing the TAG, finally resolving it to a D chord--

Have fun--


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: phil ochs- a year to go by
From: M.Ted
Date: 11 Aug 04 - 08:36 PM

And thanks for the info, Leigh--I wonder why the family objected to the release of the Broadside stuff?


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