Yesterday Once More chords & lyrics

by Dami Im

Yesterday Once More was written by Richard Carpenter (music) and John Bettis (lyrics). It was first recorded by The Carpenters in 1973 and released on May 16, 1973 from the album Now and Then. This version by Dimi Im was released in 2016 from her album, Classic Carpenters.
Music: Key of G Major in 4/4 time at 87 bpm
Chords: G, Gmaj7, G/D, Am7, Am/G, B7, Bm7, Bm/F#, Cmaj7, C/D, C#m7-5, D, D/F#, Eb+, Em, Em/D, F#m7-5
Note: Please do not be put off by the chords. They may look pretty scary to some of you but they are all very easy to play after a little practice... all charts below on the 'chord charts' tab.
Dami Im

Yesterday Once More by Dami Im

 
Intro: 4/4 |    G    |    G    |
                           (When I was)
                G                     Bm/F#
1. When I was young I'd listen to the ra-di-o
           Em               Em/D
   Waitin' for my fav'-rite songs
             Cmaj7              Bm7               Am7  | D/F#  - C/D  |
   When they played I'd sing a-long__ It made me smile            (Those were such)
                                                           
                    G                      Bm/F#
2. Those were such hap-py times and not so long a-go
         Em        Em/D         Cmaj7
   How I won-dered where they'd gone
 F#m7-5  B7      Em                     Em/D
   But  they're back a-gain just like a long lost friend
           Cmaj7     Am7    C/D
   All the songs I loved so well

             D   G                    Em                G   |   Em  |
 Chorus: Ev'-ry sha-la-la-la__ Ev'-ry wo-o wo-o still shines
                  G                               Em                  Am7  | D  - C/D  |
         Ev'-ry shing-a-ling-a-ling that they're start-in' to sing so fine         (When they)
                   Em                            Eb+
         When they get to the part__ Where he's break-in' her heart
                G/D            C#m7-5              G/D
         It can real-ly make me cry__ Just like be-fore
      C/D                     Gmaj7                      Am/G  
         It's yes-ter-day once more... (Shoob-ie do lang lang)
     Gmaj7                 Am/G 
         (Shoob-ie do lang lang)

             G                    Bm/F#
3. Look-in' back on how it was in years gone by
            Em               Em/D
   And the good times that I had
           Cmaj7             Bm7                Am7  | D/F#  - C/D  |
   Makes to-day seem rath-er sad__So much has changed           (It was )

            G                        Bm/F#
4. It was songs of love that I would sing to then
           Em    Em/D      Cmaj7
   And I'd mem-o-rize each word
   F#m7-5  B7   Em                        Em/D
   Those   old  mel-o-dies still sound so good to me
          Cmaj7      Am7    C/D
   As they melt the years a-way

             D   G                    Em                G   |   Em  |
 Chorus: Ev'-ry sha-la-la-la__ Ev'-ry wo-o wo-o still shines
                  G                               Em                  Am7  | D  - C/D  |
         Ev'-ry shing-a-ling-a-ling that they're start-in' to sing so fine         (All my)
                 Em                          Eb+
         All my best mem-o-ries__ Come back clear-ly to me
                  G/D          C#m7-5              G/D
         Some can ev-en make me cry__ Just like be-fore
      C/D                     Gmaj7                          Am/G  
         It's yes-ter-day once more... (sha-la-la-la__ Ev'-ry wo-o wo-o )
                     Gmaj7        Am/G 
         Sha-la-la-la La__  Oh oh oh...

                  G                               Em                  Am7     | D  - C/D  |
         Ev'-ry shing-a-ling-a-ling that they're startin' to sing so fine  Oo - oo
                 Em                          Eb+
         All my best mem-o-ries__ Come back clear-ly to me
                  G/D          C#m7-5              G/D
         Some can ev-en make me cry__ Just like be-fore
      C/D                     Gmaj7                      Am/G  
         It's yes-ter-day once more... (Shoob-ie do lang lang)
    Gmaj7                  Am/G 
         (Shoob-ie do lang lang)...
G Major
Red Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4: Fingers/Notes
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string
1's in the same column: Barre 1st finger over marked strings
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Right-Handed Chord Tabs    
           G                Gmaj7               G/D                Am7               Am/G 
    e|---|---|-3-|     e|---|-1-|-3-|     e|---|---|-3-|     e|---|---|---|     e|---|---|---|
    B|---|---|---|     B|---|---|---|     B|---|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|
    G|---|---|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|-3-|---|
    D|---|---|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|---|-2-|---|     D|---|-2-|---|
    A|---|-1-|---|     A|---|---|---|     A|---|---|---|     A|---|---|---|     A|---|---|---|
    E|---|---|-2-|     E|---|-2-|---|     E|---|---|---|     E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|-4-|
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3

          B7                 Bm7                     Bm/F#                Cmaj7 
    e|---|-4-|---|     e|---|-1-|---|---|     e|---|-1-|---|---|     e|---|---|---|
    B|---|---|---|     B|---|-1-|-2-|---|     B|---|-1-|-2-|---|     B|---|---|---|
    G|---|-3-|---|     G|---|-1-|---|---|     G|---|-1-|---|-4-|     G|---|---|---|
    D|-1-|---|---|     D|---|-1-|---|-3-|     D|---|-1-|---|-3-|     D|---|-2-|---|
    A|---|-2-|---|     A|---|-1-|---|---|     A|---|-1-|---|---|     A|---|---|-3-|
    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|---|x    E|---|-1-|---|---|     E|---|---|---|x
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3   4          1   2   3   4          1   2   3 


          C/D              C#m7-5                     D                 D/F#   
    e|---|---|---|     e|---|---|---|---|      e|---|-2-|---|     e|---|-2-|---|
    B|-1-|---|---|     B|---|---|---|---|      B|---|---|-3-|     B|---|---|-3-|
    G|---|---|---|     G|---|---|---|---|      G|---|-1-|---|     G|---|-1-|---|
    D|---|---|---|     D|---|-1-|---|---|      D|---|---|---|     D|---|---|---|
    A|---|---|---|x    A|---|---|---|-4-|      A|---|---|---|x    A|---|---|---|
    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|---|x     E|---|---|---|x    E|---|-T-|---|
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3   4           1   2   3          1   2   3 

          Eb+                Em                Em/D              F#m7-5   
    e|---|---|-4-|     e|---|---|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|---|---|---|
    B|---|---|---|     B|---|---|---|     B|---|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|
    G|---|---|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|-3-|---|
    D|-1-|---|---|     D|---|-2-|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|---|-2-|---|
    A|---|---|---|x    A|---|-1-|---|     A|---|---|---|     A|---|---|---|
    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|     E|---|---|---|     E|---|-4-|---|
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3 
                                            (very easy!)


Left-Handed Chord Tabs 
          G                Gmaj7               G/D                Am7               Am/G
    |-3-|---|---|e     |---|-1-|---|e     |-3-|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e
    |---|---|---|B     |---|---|---|B     |---|---|---|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B
    |---|---|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|-3-|---|G
    |---|---|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |---|-2-|---|D     |---|-2-|---|D
    |---|-1-|---|A     |---|-2-|---|A    x|---|---|---|A     |---|---|---|A     |---|---|---|A
    |-2-|---|---|E     |-3-|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E     |-4-|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1   Frets
      
         B7                   Bm7                   Bm/F#                Cmaj7 
    |---|-4-|---|e     |---|---|-1-|---|e     |---|---|-1-|---|e     |---|---|---|e
    |---|---|---|B     |---|-2-|-1-|---|B     |---|-2-|-1-|---|B     |---|---|---|B
    |---|-3-|---|G     |---|---|-1-|---|G     |-4-|---|-1-|---|G     |---|---|---|G
    |---|---|-1-|D     |-3-|---|-1-|---|D     |-3-|---|-1-|---|D     |---|-2-|---|D
    |---|-2-|---|A     |---|---|-1-|---|A     |---|---|-1-|---|A     |-3-|---|---|A
   x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|---|E     |---|---|-1-|---|E    x|---|---|---|E
      3   2   1          4   3   2   1          4   3   2   1          3   2   1  Frets
      
         C/D                 C#m7-5                 D                 D/F#
    |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|---|e     |---|-2-|---|e     |---|-2-|---|e
    |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|---|---|B     |-3-|---|---|B     |-3-|---|---|B
    |---|---|---|G     |---|---|---|---|G     |---|-1-|---|G     |---|-1-|---|G
    |---|---|---|D     |---|---|-1-|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |---|---|---|D
   x|---|---|---|A     |-4-|---|---|---|A    x|---|---|---|A     |---|---|---|A
   x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E     |---|-T-|---|E
      3   2   1          4   3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1  Frets
      
         Eb+                Em                Em/D              F#m7-5 
    |-4-|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e
    |---|---|---|B     |---|---|---|B     |---|---|---|B     |---|---|-1-|B
    |---|---|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|-3-|---|G
    |---|---|-1-|D     |---|-2-|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |---|-2-|---|D
   x|---|---|---|A     |---|-1-|---|A     |---|---|---|A     |---|---|---|A
   x|---|---|---|E     |---|---|---|E     |---|---|---|E     |---|-4-|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1  Frets


Please Note:   C#m7-5 & F#m7-5 are half-dimminished 7th chords 
               Also written as ø7, m7b5, -7(b5) 
               Formula: 1-b3-b5-b7

               Eb+ is an augmented chord
               Also written as aug
               Formula: 1-3-#5
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