Another Lonely Day chords


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Another Lonely Day | Chords + Lyrics (tune down 1 tone)


Intro

| C /B | Am | Em | G /A |

Verse 1

||: C /B | Am | Em | G /A :||
Yes, indeed I’m, alone again.
And here comes emptiness, crashing in.
It’s either love or hate, I can’t find in between.
| C /B | Am | Em | G /E |
‘Cause I’ve been with witches and I have been with a queen.

Chorus 1

||: Fsus2 | Am | G (G6) | G /E :||
It wouldn’t have worked out anyway.
So now it’s just another lonely day.
Further along, we just may.
| Fsus2 | Am | G (G6) | G (G6) /A |
But for now, it’s just another lonely day.

Verse 2

||: C C/B | Am | Em | G :||
I wish there was something I could say or do.
I can resist anything but the temptation from you.
But I’d rather walk alone, than chase you around.
| C /B | Am | Em | G /E |
I’d rather fall myself than let you drag me on down.

Chorus 2

||: Fsus2 | Am | G (G6) | G /E :||
It wouldn’t have worked out anyway.
And now it’s just another lonely day.
Further along, we just may.
| Fsus2 | Am | G (G6) | G (G6) /A |
But for now, it’s just another lonely day.

Verse 3

||: C C/B | Am | Em | G :||
Yesterday seems like a life ago.
‘Cause the one I love, today I hardly know.
You I held so close in my heart, oh dear.
| C /B | Am | Em | G /E |
Grow further from me with every fallen tear.

Chorus 3

||: Fsus2 | Am | G | G :||
It wouldn’t have worked out anyway.
So now it’s just another lonely day.
Further along, we just may.
But for now, it’s just another lonely day.
For now, it’s just another lonely day.
For now, it’s just another lonely day.


Another Lonely Day chords and progressions

First of all, on the original recording, Ben Harper has tuned down a tone so if you want to play along with that, you need to do the same. Use my online guitar tuner.

If you don’t want to do this, chose the live recording in the playlist above where he plays it on a guitar in standard tuning.

As the chords for Another Lonely Day are simple and common open-position chords, you’ll learn how to play this tune very quickly.

In order to get it just like Ben Harper plays it, you must pay attention to a few small details, these are best described using TAB, here’s the verse:

Another Lonely Day chords and TAB, verse.

Things to look out for here are the bass notes taking you to another chord (/B, /A, and /E) as well as the open strings between the Am and Em chords.

Play along with the original (if tuned down) or the live version until it makes sense. He does strum a bit more on the live version, the TAB above is of the original recording.

Here are Another Lonely Day’s chorus chords using TAB:

Another Lonely Day chords and TAB, chorus.

In this section we start off playing an Fsus2, notice how this is the same as a C chord, just with a different bass note. Small details like this really help make a simple chord progression stand out.

It also helps you if you get this kind of detail right as most would just search online for Another Lonely Day chords and see how it’s almost always written as a plain F chord.

Going the extra mile, and getting the chords absolutely right is what will land you a good gig. Make it a habit.

The G6 is a nice detail, and so is the bass note of /E taking us back to the chorus, or /A taking us to a verse again.

Should you end up teaching a beginner how to play guitar, Another Lonely Day is a perfect choice as the chords are simple, still, there is some nice detail in there. Check my beginner acoustic songs for more tunes like this.


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Ben Harper is an American roots musician who stretched his appeal around the globe by recording covers of Sexual Healing and The Drugs Don’t Work.

Harper’s first album, Welcome To The Cruel World (94), was followed by Fight For Your Mind only a year later.

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