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Time Is Passing guitar chords

Time is Passing
By Pete Townshend
>From Who Came First, 1972

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transcribed by
litgo@aol.com  &  erick@ccbr.umn.edu
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Capo on 1

[intro]

||:Bb / |Bb/F Bb/G :||

    Bb     (F) Bb/G  Bb  (F)   Bb/G  Eb               Bb  (F)  Bb/G
I'm playing my gui-  tar while my    sister bangs the jar
    Bb        (F) Bb/G  Bb                F7
The glass sets up a     sound like people laughing

     Bb  (F) Bb/G  Bb    (F) Bb/F# Eb            Bb    (F) Bb/G
It's going to my   brain and it's  easing all my pain
       Eb               F                   Eb Bb  Eb Bb   Eb Bb   Eb Bb
I must hear this sound again 'cause time is passing

[repeat info]

Mmm.

I'm walking by the sea and the shingle sings for me
The crabs are swimming down among the starfish
The rocks all clatter down and the seagulls fly around
But the whole trip rubs it in that time is passing, passing

Ab     Eb         Bb      Eb/Bb Bb  Eb/Bb Bb
Find it, I got to hear it all again
   Ab                  Eb             Bb  Eb/Bb...
My heart has heard the sound of harmony
Eb                 Bb
Blind to it, as my tears fall again
     Ab          Eb     Ab Eb            Bb
It's only by the music           I'll be free

[repeat verse pattern for instrumental section]

        Eb               Ebsus4         Eb
There's something in the whisper of the trees
Eb                Ebsus4             Eb
Millions hear it, still they can't believe
          Bb           Ab               Bb      Ab Ab Eb Eb
There are echoes of it splashing in the waves
      Bb        Ab                   Eb      Eb/Bb
As an empire of dead men leave their graves

Don't listen to people talk, don't listen to 'em selling souls
Don't listen to me or words from men above
Don't hear it in your needs and don't hear it in your greeds
Just hear it in the sound of time a-passing

Find it, I got to hear it all again
My heart has heard the sound of harmony
Blind to it, as my tears fall again
It's only by the music I'll be free


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litgo@aol.com & erick@ccbr.umn.edu


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