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Along Comes Mary Tabs (ver.1)

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                                           "Along Comes Mary"
                             (Tandyn Almer)
                [promo copies co-credit Curt Boettcher]

Jim Yester, in the liner notes to the Japanese _From The Original Master
Tapes_ CD (Warner/Pioneer WPCP-3536):

  This was the first national hit for the group, and established the
  "sound" of THE ASSOCIATION.  So unique was the arrangement that it was
  explored in depth on a television special by Leonard Bernstein.


Intro:

	[rhythm guitar plays xxxx55 (implicit Am/D9) on beats 2 and 4]

	[fuzz guitar (left channel) doubled with electric bass; clean guitar
	 (right channel) plays octave higher, doubled with acoustic bass]:

	 v   v     v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v
	---------|-----------------|-----------------|
	---------|-----------------|-----------------|
	---------|-----------------|-----------------|
	---------|-----------------|---6-7-----------|
	---------|-------6-7-------|-----------3-5-5-|
	---0-3-4-|-5-----------0-5-|---------5-------|

	 v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v
	|-----------------|-----------------|
	|-----------------|-----------------|
	|-----------------|---6-7-----------|
	|-------6-7-------|-----------------|
	|---------------5-|-----------------|
	|-------------5---|---------0-3-4-5-|
	                            ^^^^^^^ right channel only

	Am          Bm/A         Am7          Bm/A
	/  /  /  /   /  /  /  /   /  /  /  /   /  /  /  /
	x02210     x04432      x02213        x04432	<- left channel
	xxx555     xxx777      xxx988        xxx777	<- right channel

Verse 1:

	Am                             Bm/A
	Everytime I think that I'm the only one who's lonely
	                Am7     Bm/A
		someone calls on me
	     Am                           Bm/A
	And every now and then I spend my time at rhyme and verse and curse
	               Am7     Bm/A
		those faults in me

Chorus 1:

	          E           A     E7   A
	And then along comes Mary
	              E             A                      E7
	And does she wanna give me kicks and be my steady chick
	             A           E   A   D   G
	And give me pick of memories
	B         E             B                  E              B
	Or maybe rather gather tales from all the fails and tribulations
	E           A
	Noone ever sees

	   [N.C.]
	 v   v   v   v
	---5----------------|
	-----8--------------|
	-------7b9----------|
	--------------------|
	--------------------|
	--------------------|

	        Dm         Em           F
	When we met I was sure out to lunch
	             F/D             D
	Now my empty cup tastes as sweet as the punch

	[3: to coda]

	Am          Bm/A         Am7       Bm6/A Bm7/A
	/  /  /  /   /  /  /  /   /  /  /  /   /  /  /  /
	                                  x04434 x04435

Verse 2:

	When vague desire is the fire in the eyes of chicks whose sickness
		is the games they play
	And when the masquerade is played the neighbor folks make jokes
		at who is most to blame today

Chorus 2:

	And then along comes Mary
	And does she wanna set 'em free and let 'em see reality
	From where she got her name
	And will they struggle much when told that such a tender touch of hers
	Will make them not the same

	When we met I was sure out to lunch
	Now my empty cup tastes as sweet as the punch

	Am  Bm/A  Am7  Bm/A

[recorder solo over intro]

Verse 3:

	And when the morning of the warning's passed the gassed and flaccid
		kids are flung across the stars
	The psychodramas and the traumas gone, the songs are left unsung
		and hung upon the scars

Chorus 3:

	And then along comes Mary
	And does she wanna see the stains, the dead remains of all the pains
	She left the night before
	Or will their waking eyes reflect the lies and make them realize
	Their urgent cry for sight no more
	When we met I was sure out to lunch
	Now my empty cup tastes as sweet as the punch

Coda:

	Am          Bm/A
	/  /  /  /   /  /  /  /

	              Am7                 Bm/A
	Sweet as the punch  (sweet as the punch)
	              Am                  Bm/A
	Sweet as the punch  (sweet as the punch)
	              Am7                 Bm/A
	Sweet as the punch  (sweet as the punch)
	              Am [end cold]
	Sweet as the punch


-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers
            
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