Artist Cat Stevens
Album Tea For The Tillerman
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Intro: Eb Ab Absus4

         Eb              Bb              Ab               Fm
It's not time to make a change, just relax and take it easy
             Eb                 Cm
You're still young that's your fault
           Fm               Bb
there's so much you have to know
       Eb            Bb            Ab                Fm
Find a girl, settle down, if you want to, you can marry
        Eb        Cm           Fm   Ab  Bb
Look at me, I am old, but I'm happy
      Eb                 Gm         Ab                 Fm
I was once like you are now, and I know that its not easy
      Eb                 Cm                    Fm  Bb
to be calm, when you've found something going on
              Eb             Gm                Ab                 Fm
But take your time, think a lot, why think of everything you've got
             Eb               Cm               Bb          Eb
For you will still be here tomorrow, but your dreams may not

Interlude -x2-: Eb Ab Absus4

        Eb          Gm             Ab            Fm
How can I try to explain?  when I do he turns away again
     Eb               Cm             Fm   Ab  Bb
it's always been the same, same old story
         Eb              Gm         Ab          Fm
From the moment I could talk I was ordered to listen
              Eb         Cm     Bb       Eb
now there's a way and I know I have to go away
      Bb      Ab       Eb   Eb Ab Absus4
and I know I have to go


         Eb              Bb              Ab               Fm
It's not time to make a change, just relax and take it easy
             Eb                 Cm
You're still young that's your fault
           Fm               Bb
there's so much you have to know
       Eb            Bb            Ab                Fm
Find a girl, settle down, if you want to, you can marry
        Eb        Cm           Fm   Ab  Bb
Look at me, I am old, but I'm happy


        Eb            Gm             Ab                Fm        
All the times that I cried, keeping all the things I knew inside
     Eb              Cm          Fm   Bb
It's hard, but it's harder to ignore it
             Eb           Gm             Ab                   Fm
If they were right, I'd agree, but it's them they know, not me
              Eb          Cm          Bb       Eb
Now there's a way, and I know that I have to go away
  Bb      Ab       Eb
I know I have to go
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StarFalls

Rip Yondu.. “He may be your father, but he ain’t your daddy.”

carab12

<3

spidermartin

I can’t like this comment hard enough!

Danielll

Best comment on this site :D

TheRedFox

Totally the reason I’m learning this song. Best Ravager funeral ever.

Ella

im glad thats wh yother people came here to

ukelele fan

I’m Mary Poppins y’all

Joe

Very cool.

uke lover

I like to play in the into a G with the strumming D DUDU but on the last up I play a C and then pluck the open C string open G string and then open C open A (I hope it makes sense)

Maer

The lyrics in the second re-versal of verse one is ” it’s not time to make a change just sit down, take it slowly. You’re still young, that’s your fault, there’s so much you have to go through”

Nate

I love it not just because of marvel. it is a great song, very sad and sounds great on ukulele

Spencer

I agree!

Ukuleles 4 eva

This was literally my childhood

RyLasko

I’m glad that Guardians of the Galaxy turned so many people on to such an excellent tune. Check out the Johnny Cash / Fiona Apple Duet Version if you want to have your heart ripped from your chest and presented to you.

cassandra

agreed, +2 is fairly easy and is way easier for my soprano voice to reach

John

some of the Am can be changed to Am7 and it sounds much more dynamic

truststein01

+2

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