Guitar lesson for
Another Day of Sun
by La La Land • Lesson #39
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Capo on 3rd fret
Because playing in the key of Eb is rough on guitar, I prefer to capo the 3rd fret so I can use chords in the key of C.
Pretty straightforward here… I’m pretty certain most of these are correct (if anything, some of the the E-minor chords may be E-major, and vice versa)… but this should be enough to get you started.
INTRO F • • • G • • • Am • • • Em • • • F • • • G • • • C • • • Em • • • VERSE Dm • • • G • • • C • • • A • • • Dm • • • G • • • C • • • Am • • • PRE CHORUS F • • • G • • • Am • • • Em • • • F • • • G • • • C • • • E • • • CHORUS F • • • G • Am • Dm • G • C • • • Am • • • G • • • Am • • • G • • • Am • • • G • • • C • • • E • • •
Instrumental intro riff
Totally optional of course, but I find it fun to play. Repeat this entire sequence twice – the second time, changing from an A-minor to a C-major (in the 3rd of the 4 total chords).
E ––––––––––––––––––––––––|––––––––––––––––––3–––––– B –––––––1–1––––––––1–––––|–––––––3–3––––––––––6–––– G –––––2––––––––––2–––––––|–––––4––––––––––4–––––––– D –––3––––––––3–3–––––3–––|–––5––––––––5–5–––––––––– A ––––––––––––––––––––––––|––––––––––––––––––––––––– E ––––––––––––––––––––––––|––––––––––––––––––––––––– F G E –––0––––––––0–0–––––––––|––––––––––––––––––––––––– B –––––1––––––––––1–––––––|–––0––––––––0–0–––––––––– G –––––––2–2––––––––2–2–––|–––––0––––––––––0–––––––– D ––––––––––––––––––––––––|–––––––2–2––––––––2–2–––– A ––––––––––––––––––––––––|––––––––––––––––––––––––– E ––––––––––––––––––––––––|––––––––––––––––––––––––– Am Em
Lyrics & chords
* Capo 3rd fret INTRO E |–––––––––––––––––––|–––––––––––––––3–––|–0–––––––0–0–––––––|––––––––––––––––––––|– B |–––––1–1–––––––1–––|–––––3–3–––––––––6–|–––1–––––––––1–––––|–0––––––––0–0–––––––|– G |–––2–––––––––2–––––|–––4–––––––––4–––––|–––––2–2–––––––2–2–|–––0––––––––––0–––––|– D |–3–––––––3–3–––––3–|–5–––––––5–5–––––––|–––––––––––––––––––|–––––2–2––––––––2–2–|– A |–––––––––––––––––––|–––––––––––––––––––|–––––––––––––––––––|––––––––––––––––––––|– E |–––––––––––––––––––|–––––––––––––––––––|–––––––––––––––––––|––––––––––––––––––––|– F G Am Em VERSE Dm G I think about that day, I left him at a Greyhound station C A West of Santa Fé... we were seventeen Dm G But he was sweet and it was true, still I did what I C Am Had to do... 'cause I just knew Dm G Summer Sunday nights... we'd sink into our seats, right as they C A Dimmed out all the lights... a Technicolor world made out of Dm G C Music and machine... it called me to be on that screen Am ...And live inside each scene PRE-CHORUS F G Without a nickel to my name... Hopped a bus, here I came Am Em Could be brave or just insane... we'll have to see F G 'Cause maybe in that sleepy town, he'll sit one day, the lights are down C E He'll see my face and think of how he used to know me CHORUS F G Am Climb these hills, I'm reaching for the heights Dm G C And chasing all the lights that shine Am G Am G And when they let you down... you'll get up off the ground Am G C E 'Cause morning rolls around... and it's another day of--- sun [use same chords for each section as shown above] I hear 'em every day, the rhythms in the canyons That'll never fade away... the ballads in the barrooms Left by those who came before... they say "you gotta want it more" So I bang on every door And even when the answer's "no", or when my money's running low The dusty mic and neon glow... are all I need And someday as I sing my song, a small-town kid'll come along That'll be the thing to push him on and go go Climb these hills, I'm reaching for the heights And chasing all the lights that shine And when they let you down... you'll get up off the ground 'Cause morning rolls around... and it's another day of sun
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