In These Times chords & lyrics

by Joan Armatrading

  • In These Times was written by Joan Armatrading.
  • Recorded at G2 Music
  • Single released on March 25, 2003
  • Album: Lover's Speak
  • Music: Key of C Major in 4/4 time at 75 bpm (♩)
  • Song Chords: C, Am, F, G

In These Times by Joan Armatrading

Intro: 4/4 
|     C    |    G    |    F    |  G  -  C  |

      C
1.  These are the times
      G
    Tears fill the back of your eyes
                   Am           
    These are the times the birds mi-grate
   G              C
    A-cross the skies

     C
2. These are the times
         G
   What hope you had you for-get
                  Am
   These wick-ed times you're bound to feel
        G           C
   All san-i-ty is lost

                  C            Am         G
Chorus: In these times ev'-er-yone needs love
                  C            Am      G
        In these times do you pray to God   
                  C
        In these times ev'-ry-one needs com-fort
                  G
        And would wel-come a hand to hold
            Am                                   F                   C
        Com-pas-sion is the fire that burns the hurt that pains the soul
                       C
        And though my eyes are so pol-lu-ted
                 G
        By the sight of lost de-sires
               F        G       C
        I can see you stand-ing by
        
    C
3. This is my fear
         G
   That dis-tance will come be-tween us
                 Am
   And it could mean noth-ing___ Noth-ing
       G                 C
   To get from here to there

   C
4. We own the world
       G
   And ev'-ry-thing that's in it
                 Am
   Let our love shine like glist'-ning rain-drops
    G             C
   Rest-ing on a rose
   
                  C           Am        G
Chorus: In these times ce-le-brate our love
                   C             Am       G
        In these times let's be thank-ful of
                 C
        All the days we can spend to-ge-ther
                 G
        And I'm hap-py to hold your hand
             Am                                   F              C
        Your pas-sion is the food that feeds the hun-ger in my heart
                    C
        And now my eyes are clear-ly o-pen
                 G
        No more long-ing for the past
               F       G          C
        Now I have you in these times

      C                      Am         G
Chorus: In these times ev'ry-one needs love
                  C            Am      G
        In these times do you pray to God   
                   C
        In these times ev'-ry-one needs com-fort
                  G
        And would wel-come a hand to hold
            Am                                   F                   C
        Com-pas-sion is the fire that burns the hurt that pains the soul
                       C
        And though my eyes are so pol-lu-ted
                 G
        By the sight of lost de-sires
                 F       G          C
        Good to have you in these times... 

C Major

Fingers 1, 2, 3, 4 : Notes played
A column of 1's: Barre 1st finger over marked strings
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string

Right-Handed Chord Tabs   
            C                  Am                   F                F (barre)              G
    e |---|---|---|     e |---|---|---|     e |-1-|---|---|     e |-1-|---|---|     e |---|---|-3-|
    B |-1-|---|---|     B |-1-|---|---|     B |-1-|---|---|     B |-1-|---|---|     B |---|---|---|
    G |---|---|---|     G |---|-3-|---|     G |---|-2-|---|     G |-1-|-2-|---|     G |---|---|---|
    D |---|-2-|---|     D |---|-2-|---|     D |---|---|-3-|     D |-1-|---|-4-|     D |---|---|---|
    A |---|---|-3-|     A |---|---|---|     A |---|---|---|x    A |-1-|---|-3-|     A |---|-1-|---|
    E |---|---|---|x    E |---|---|---|x    E |---|---|---|x    E |-1-|---|---|     E |---|---|-2-|
Frets   1   2   3           1   2   3           1   2   3           1   2   3           1   2   3 


Left-Handed Chord Tabs 
          C                  Am                   F                F (barre)              G
    |---|---|---| e     |---|---|---| e     |---|---|-1-| e     |---|---|-1-| e     |-3-|---|---| e
    |---|---|-1-| B     |---|---|-1-| B     |---|---|-1-| B     |---|---|-1-| B     |---|---|---| B
    |---|---|---| G     |---|-3-|---| G     |---|-2-|---| G     |---|-2-|-1-| G     |---|---|---| G
    |---|-2-|---| D     |---|-2-|---| D     |-3-|---|---| D     |-4-|---|-1-| D     |---|---|---| D
    |-3-|---|---| A     |---|---|---| A    x|---|---|---| A     |-3-|---|-1-| A     |---|-1-|---| A
   x|---|---|---| E    x|---|---|---| E    x|---|---|---| E     |---|---|-1-| E     |-2-|---|---| E
      3   2   1           3   2   1           3   2   1           3   2   1           3   2   1   Frets
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