Alabama Rain - chords, tab and comments

Good artists should be forced to stay on the ground. On September 20th 1973 a Beechcraft plane crashed into a pecan tree in Louisiana at takeoff, ending the promising career of both Jim Croce and lead guitarist Maury Muehleisen. Also the agent, the road manager, a comedian and the pilot perished. The team had just got a breakthrough with "Bad Leroy Brown", and the future seemed bright.
Despite of this, Croce thought about leaving music business to get more time with the family. A letter his wife Ingrid received after his death closes with "Remember, it’s the first 60 years that count and I’ve got 30 to go. I love you".
This song is from "Life and Times" (1973), his forth studio album, and essential to his many fans. A fifth album "I Got a Name" was released posthumously; finished just before the plane crash. Sure, he got a name - only thirty years old.
I'd like to stress the importance of Maury Muehleisen, thus there's a link to his tribute site at the bottom of the page, as well as Jim's. His splendid harmonies and special fingerpicking were a perfect match to Croce's songs. He's been a major inspiration to my own treating of the guitar, together with Happy Traum and Stefan Grossman. Bless their memories.
A    Amaj7   Bm   E
lazy days in midjuly
A       Amaj7     E
country sunday mornings
A     Amaj7   Bm      E
dusty haze on summer highways
A       Amaj7  Bm   E
sweet magnolia calling
D              C#m          Bm             C#m
now and then I find myself thinking of the days
	     D       Bm    D6   E    A
that we were walking in the alabama rain

D       E    A        F#m        Bm    E        A
we were only kids but then I've never heard it said
     A7         D        E       A         F#m
that kids don't fall in love and feel the same
Bm            E          E6           E7          E
I can still remember the first time I told you I love you
A major
B minor
E major
D major
C sharp minor
D sixth
F sharp minor
A seventh
E sixth
E seventh
Maury Muehleisen
Jim Croce