Next Time This Time - chords, tab and comments

At the bottom you'll find a link to the complete lyrics.

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.
C              C/B          A7
if you get to feelin’ all alone
A#dim      Dm         G7          C     C/B      Am
when your good time friends have all got up and gone
F             E7      Am       Am/G
don’t come knockin’ around my door
D7                      D7sus2  G7
because I’ve heard your lies before

C                Em        Fmaj7/C    Fmaj7/A
and there ain’t gonna be a next time this time
C                         G7
cause woman startin’ right now
           C          Em              Am         Am/G
I’m gonna forget your name and your pretty face girl
D7                     D7sus2  G7
and write you off as a bad mistake
          C         Em             Fmaj7/C  ...Fmaj7/A
you know that some women they are lovers
C                     G7
and some just got no sense
C                 A7        E7    F
but a woman like you oughta be ashamed
         C             G7     C
of the things that you do to men

The sign slash / in the chord name means playing the following note on a bass string.
C major
A seventh
A sharp diminuished
D minor
D seventh
D seventh suspended second
G seventh
E seventh
A minor
E minor
F major
F major seventh
Maury Muehleisen
Jim Croce