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I WISH WE'D ALL BEEN READY by Larry Norman, from ONLY VISITING THIS PLANET
Transcribed by Darrell Haugen in January, 1996.
Submitted by Andrew Webster.
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Intro/Instr
{chord: G   3 2  0 0  0 3}
{chord: GM7 x x  4 0  3 0}
{chord: C/G x x  5 0  5 0}
{chord: G   x x  9 0  8 0}
{chord: C   x x 10 0 10 0}
{chord: G   x x 12 0 12 0}


Verses
{chord: G      3 2 0 0 0 3 }
{chord: G7add2 x x 4 0 3 0 }
{chord: C      x 3 2 0 1 3 }
{chord: D7sus  x x 0 2 1 3 }
{chord: D7     x x 0 2 1 2 }
{chord: D7add2 x x 0 2 1 0 }
{chord: D7     x x 0 2 1 2 }


Chorus
{chord: C      x 3 2 0 1 3 }
{chord: G      3 2 0 0 0 3 }
{chord: F/C    x 3 3 2 1 1 }
{chord: C      x 3 2 0 1 3 }
{chord: C/G    3 x 2 0 1 3 }


Final Chorus
{chord: Am7    x 0 2 2 1 3 }
{chord: Am     x 0 2 2 1 0 }


INTRO: G GM7 C/G G C G G   G GM7 C/G G C G 


VERSE 1
G
Life was filled with guns and war
    G7add2                       C
And everyone got trampled on the floor
        D7sus D7 D7add2 D7
I wish we'd all been ready
G
Children died, the days grew cold
  G7add2                            C  
A piece of bread could buy a bag of gold
        D7sus D7 D7add2 D7
I wish we'd all been ready


CHORUS
C                  G
There's no time to change your mind
    F/C               C                G C/G G C/G  
The Son has come, and you've been left behind


VERSE 2  
A man and wife asleep in bed
She hears a noise and turns her head he's gone
I wish we'd all been ready
Two men walking up a hill
One disappears, and one's left standing still
I wish we'd all been ready


CHORUS


INSTR (Same chording as Intro)


REPEAT VERSE 1


FINAL CHORUS
C                  G
There's no time to change your mind
F        Am7     Am  
How could you have been so blind?
    C                 G
The Father spoke, the demons dined
    F/C               C                  G   GM7 C/G 
The Son has come, and you've been left behind
                   G   GM7 C/G  
You've been left behind
                   G   GM7 C/G
You've been left behind
                   G   GM7 C/G
You've been left behind
                   G   GM7 C/G
You've been left behind



NOTES:


The transcription is pretty close to what Larry does.  However, he tends to
change what he does from verse to verse.


Larry likes to tune his guitar down about three half steps.


Pinky finger stays on high "E" string for all chords during the verse except
the last chords D7 and D7add2.


1=Thumb
2=Index finger
3=middle finger
4=Ring finger
5=Pinky


This transcription is largely based on the live performance of this song from
the video "LIVE AND KICKING."



TRANSCRIPTION:


INTRO/INSTR


{:e-------------0---|-----0--------0---|------0-------------}
{:B-0-----0-3-----3-|-5--------8-------|-10--------8---10---}
{:G-----0-----0-----|---0---0----0---0-|----0---0----0----0-}
{:D---0-----4-------|-5--------9-------|-10--------9---10---}
{:A-----------------|------------------|--------------------}
{:E-3---------------|------------------|--------------------}


{:e------0-------0---}
{:B-12-------8-------}
{:G----0---0---0---0-}
{:D-12-------9-------}
{:A------------------}
{:E------------------}



VERSE
{:e--------------------|------3-------3---|-----3-------3-------}
{:B-0------0-0^1---0---|--0-----0-0---0---|-1---1---1---1-------}
{:G------0-------0---0-|----2-------2---2-|---0---0---0---0-----}
{:D----0-----0^2---0---|--3-------3-------|---------------------}
{:A--------------------|------------------|-3-------3-----------}
{:E-3------------------|------------------|---------------------}


{:e-3-2-0-2-}
{:B-1-1-1-1-}
{:G-2-2-2-2-}
{:D-0-0-0-0-}
{:A---------}
{:E---------}


CHORUS
{:e-----0-------3---|-----1-------0---|---------------3---}
{:B-1---1---0---0---|-1---1---1---1---|-0-----0-0^1---1---}
{:G---0---0---0---0-|---2---2---0---0-|-----0-------0---0-}
{:D-----------------|-3---------------|---0-----0^2-------}
{:A-3---------------|---------3-------|-------------------}
{:E---------3-------|-----------------|-3-----------------}


{:e---------------3---}
{:B-0-----0-0^1---1---}
{:G-----0-------0---0-}
{:D---0-----0^2-------}
{:A-------------------}
{:E-3-----------------}

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