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Jethro Tull tabs

Backfamily guitar tab

Back to the Family -- Jethro Tull (Stand Up) 

Capo 2, or transpose up 1 full step. 
Lyrics not guaranteed! 

Intro Lick: 

    C               G                         Em               A     Asus2 
    x    x    x     x    x    x     x    x    x      x    x    x 

Lick #2: 

This one is played behind most of the verses, during the 'G' chord. 
The tab below assumes you're playing an open G (300023); just work 
this pattern into your finger-picking, if any.  It also sounds nice 
when moved down an octave, but you need to go to dropped-D tuning. 

e|----------------|----------------|    (Played twice behind 1st 
B|--0--0h1--0-----|----------------|     line of each verse) 

Verse 1: 

My telephone wakes me in the morning.  Have to get up to answer the call, 
     F             C           G             F          C          G 
So I think I'll go back to the family, where no one can ring me at all. 

Verse 2: 

Living this life has its problems, so I think that I'll give it a break. 
    F         C           G                   F         C         G 
Oh, I'm going back to the family, 'cause I've had about all I can take. 

Repeat intro lick, then: 

Am C D                               C 
     Master's in the counting house, counting all his money. 
     D                               C 
     Sister's sitting by the mirror, she thinks her hair looks funny. 
     G                      Bb                C                         D 
     And here am I thinking to myself, just a-wondering what it pays to do. 

Solo 1 (bass/flute) 

Alternate D & C, then end on Asus2 

Verse 3: 

I think I enjoyed all my problems, where I did not get nothing for free. 
    F         C           G             F          C         G 
Oh, I'm going back to the family, doing nothing is bothering me. 

Verse 4: 

I'll get a train back to the city.  The soft life is getting me down. 
        F         C            G                F             C         G 
There's more fun away from the family, get some action when I roll into town. 

Repeat intro lick, then: 

Am C D                          C 
     Everything I do is wrong.  What the hell was I thinking? 
     D                                C 
     Phone keeps ringing all day long, I got no time for thinking. 
     G                     Bb                    C                     D 
     And every day has the same old way, they're giving me too much to do. 

Solos (bass/flute, then guitar, then all fade)   D  C  D  C  ... 

Comments/corrections to: (Bob Brockman)
  development and support by
dmitry ivanov