Another Lonely Day chords by Ben Harper


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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: Learn the progressions


Another Lonely Day Analysis + TAB

To learn how to play Another Lonely Day, you only need to learn two chord progressions.

The verse starts on the I chord, then uses a bass note to get to VI, like this:

||: C C/B | Am | Em | G :||

After the VI chord (Am) we go to III (Em) and finish on V (G).

Here’s TAB for how to play Another Lonely Day’s verse chords:

Another Lonely Day chords and TAB verse

The chorus is even easier as it moves IV – VI – V on repeat, like this:

||: Fsus2 | Am | G | G :||

There are small details in the guitar part that do make all the difference. Members get TAB for all this, highlighting the clever bass lines, open strings between chords, and how to fret the chord extension sus2 when playing that F chord.

Here’s a link to the complete lesson (members only): Another Lonely Day – Guitar Lesson with TAB.

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Is Another Lonely Day the perfect beginner song?

On Ben Harper‘s second album, Fight For Your Mind (1995), we find Another Lonely Day. It was never released as a single but is still one of his most popular songs.

This is one of the best beginner guitar songs out there using simple and common open-position chords so you’ll learn how to play this tune very quickly.

Ben has tuned down a tone so if you want to play along with the original, you need to do the same. Use my online guitar tuner.

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

If you are a beginner or a teacher looking for a great beginner song, you can just ignore tuning down and learn this as one of your first songs.



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Dan Lundholm wrote this article on Another Lonely Day's chords.

This article on Another Lonely Day’s chords was written by Dan Lundholm. Discover more about him and learning guitar with Spytunes.

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