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Submitted by: dyndragon

As covered by Jars of Clay
--Lonely People--
Album: Who We Are Instead

Written by Dan Peek and Catherine L. Peek, 1974
First performed and produced by America
Album: Holiday (1974)

Transcribed by Hans Hong (dyndragon on christianguitar.org)

The song is quite easy to play using standard tuning and chords, just
listen to the song for the strum rhythm. The flourishes and picking
uses fingerings that are very close to just what the chords are as
well, so you may be able to figure them out easily just by ear.
Enjoy!

Intro: C  C/B Am  /Am /B  C  C/B Am  /Am /B  C C/B Am D/F# G

Verses:
G         Em             Bm

G         Em             Bm  D

C         D         G     G/F#        Em  D (this line 2x for last verse)

C         D                 G  

Chorus:
      C    C/B    Am7     Am7   C/B (2x)

      C    C/B    Am7     D     G

Comments about this tab

accountedfor - 2005-06-29

could someone put the chords over the lyrics please


babydust4jc - 2005-08-16

i like it except i don't know how to play a C/B can someone please help a brotha out?!?


Skifree0813 - 2005-10-15

hey great job dyndragon! this is really accurate. and C/B is played just like C but move your finger on the A string to the 2nd fret instead of the third.


Kaits - 2006-01-26

Here you go accountedfor. :)

G Em Bm
This is for all the lonely people
G Em Bm D
Thinkin' that life has passed them by
C D G G/F# Em D
Don't give up until you drink from the silver cup
C D G
Ride that highway in the sky

G Em Bm
This is for all the single people
G Em Bm D
Thinkin' that life has left them dry
C D G G/F# Em D
Don't give up until you drink from the silver cup
C D G
You'll never know until you try

C C/B Am7 Am7 C/B
Cause, I'm on my way
C C/B Am7 Am7 C/B
Yes, I'm on my way
C C/B Am7 D G
Yeah, i'm on my way back home


This is for all the lonely people
Thinkin' that life has passed them by
Don't give up until you drink from the silver cup
She'll never take you down or never give you up
You'll never know until you try


tukelarbutton - 2006-04-03

Very accurate tab! whoever put the words on there, the words are off.

G Em Bm
This is for all the lonely people...etc

The G and Em get two counts and the bm gets 4. But the second time the bm gets two counts and the D comes in on the last two counts.


tukelarbutton - 2006-04-03

oops sorry, when i did it the Chords got off, now I see what happened.


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