Next Time This Time - 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.
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
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
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.