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JUST THIS YEAR

WORDS & MUSIC:   Earl P. Reinhalter


  A = A add 9 (no 3rd)       Am = Am add 9       Amaj7 = Amaj7 add 9 (no 3rd)       Dm = Dm add 9  
Dmaj7 = Dmaj7 add 9 (no 3rd)       Em = Em add 9       F#m = F#m7sus4 (add -9)


         INTRO:  Em - F#m - Em - F#m


                 Em
             I.  just this year
                           F#m
                 my mother put me away
                          Em
                 'cause I stayed in my room,
                         F#m
                 playing music all day.
                     Em
                 the doctor said,
                             F#m
                 "you need a function in life -
                    Em
                 if not for your mother,
                 F#m               Em
                 at least for your wife."


                 /// REPEAT INTRO ///


                 Em
            II.  "what's the problem?
                   F#m
                 I don't understand.
                      Em
                 like Jesus and Popeye,
                   F#m
                 I am what I am."
                      Em
                 "the problem," he said,
                          F#m
                 "is your bank account:
                 Em
                 nothing goes in,
                 F#m          Amaj7  (into instrumental)
                 nothing goes out.


  INSTRUMENTAL:  Amaj7 - Am - Dmaj7 - Dm


                 /// REPEAT INTRO ///


                 Em
           III.  "doc, I really had
                 F#m
                 no idea
                      Em
                 that sanity equals
                    F#m
                 economic diarrhea.
                        Em
                 but if that's what it takes
                           F#m
                 to get me out of this joint,
                      Em
                 I'll try it and see
                      F#m     Amaj7  (into instrumental)
                 if I get the point."


                 /// REPEAT INSTRUMENTAL ///


                      Em
            IV.  so I got a job
                             A
                 and started buyin' stuff,
                           Em
                 though at first I was really
                      A
                 just callin' their bluff.
                     Em
                 but now I got a house
                              A
                 and a color TV
                         Em
                 and I'm certified free
                 A         Amaj7  (into instrumental)
                 of insanity.


                 /// REPEAT INSTRUMENTAL TWICE ///


                 /// REPEAT INTRO (with arpeggio notes) ///


                   Em
             V.  I made so much progress
                    F#m
                 in so little time,
                    Em
                 my self-esteem
                    F#m
                 is starting to climb.
                     Em
                 and I'm so busy
                      F#m
                 just spending my pay,
                   Em
                 I never sit around
                        F#m        Amaj7  (into instrumental)
                 playing music all day.


                 /// REPEAT INSTRUMENTAL ///


                     Em   F#m
        ENDING:  all day...
                     Em   F#m
                 all day...
                     Em   F#m   Em   F#m
                 all day...
                     Em   F#m
                 all day...

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