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I WISH WE'D ALL BEEN READY       Larry Norman


G                                  Bm                             C
Life was filled with guns and war, everyone got trampled on the floor
            G   D    C  D
I wish we'd all been ready
G                                  Bm                                   C
Children died the days grew cold, a piece of bread could buy a bag of gold
            G   D    C  D
I wish we'd all been ready
C                  G                     D                C           Csus    G                 
There's no time to change your mind, the Son has come and you've been left behind

G                                  Bm                                    C
A man and wife asleep in bed, she hears a noise and turns her head, he's gone
            G   D    C  D
I wish we'd all been ready
G                               Bm                                  C
Two men walking up a hill, one disappears and one's left standing still
            G   D    C  D
I wish we'd all been ready
C                  G                     D                C         Csus     G
There's no time to change your mind, the Son has come and you've been left behind

G                                                                   C
Life was filled with guns and war, and everyone got trampled on the floor
            G   D    C  D
I wish we'd all been ready
G                                                                     C
Children died the days grew cold, a piece of bread could buy a bag of gold
            G   D    C  D
I wish we'd all been ready
C                  G                 D                  C    C  D      
There's no time to change your mind, how could you have been so blind
    C                G                 D                C      Csus        G 
the Father spoke the demons dined, the Son has come and you've been left behind

D     C       Csus   G     D         C        Csus      G
   you've been left behind        Don't  be  left   behind

I first saw Larry perform this song in Chicago in 1979, and he ended
the concert with it. Over the years we have used to end our sets at
coffeehouses and churches. The ending is from Larry in concert. He would
slow the tempo down for the last two lines. "Don't be left behind".

Comments about this tab

cgarrett - 2004-09-19

I have made some corrections that I believe are right. Please feel free to let me know if you see anything off.


I WISH WE'D ALL BEEN READY Larry Norman

Tuning: E, A, D, G, B, E

Chords:



G G7 Gmaj7 C D Cadd9
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G G7 Gmaj7 C
Life was filled with guns and war, everyone got trampled on the floor
G D C D
I wish we'd all been ready
G G7 Gmaj7 C
Children died the days grew cold, a piece of bread could buy a bag of gold
G D C D
I wish we'd all been ready
C G D Cadd9 G
There's no time to change your mind, the Son has come and you've been left behind

G G7 Gmaj7 C
A man and wife asleep in bed, she hears a noise and turns her head, he's gone
G D C D
I wish we'd all been ready
G G7 Gmaj7 C
Two men walking up a hill, one disappears and one's left standing still
G D C D
I wish we'd all been ready
C G D Cadd9 G
There's no time to change your mind, the Son has come and you've been left behind

G G7 Gmaj7 C
Life was filled with guns and war, everyone got trampled on the floor
G D C D
I wish we'd all been ready
G G7 Gmaj7 C
Children died the days grew cold, a piece of bread could buy a bag of gold
G D C D
I wish we'd all been ready
C G D Cadd9 G D
There's no time to change your mind, how could you have been so blind
C G D Cadd9 G
the Father spoke the demons dined, the Son has come and you've been left behind

D Cadd9 G D Cadd9 G
you've been left behind Don't be left behind




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70429CJ - 2012-03-03

I believe it is "The FATHER spoke and the demons DIED" (NOT dined).


Great song!!!


lesh2000 - 2014-05-06

cigarette: Some reasons it could be "dined." Demons, eternal, angelic beings, don't die. Dined rhymes with behind. Tormentors, their meat is to torment the lost. Quite the dispensationalist/premillinialist/pre-trib approach to end times.


lesh2000 - 2014-05-06

cigarette: Some reasons it could be "dined." Demons, eternal, angelic beings, don't die. Dined rhymes with behind. Tormentors, their meat is to torment the lost. Quite the dispensationalist/premillinialist/pre-trib approach to end times.


lesh2000 - 2014-05-06

The first line has several colors of G potentially:

G Gsus G G7 G6 G5 G6 G2 C
Life was filled with guns and war. Everyone got trampled on the floor.

the G2 could also be an A2/4. Just play the A note on the third string and open on the rest of the first four strings.

Fewer chords would be nice but not sure which are crucial. A G5/6 maybe? Or a D2 in place of G6 G5 and G2? Or D2 and Gmaj7 over "on the."

Or walking down a C chord:
Bm7 C C2 Cma7 C6 C/D
Everyone got trampled on the floor.

Or just stay on the C from trampled to the end.


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