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In this lesson, we'll put the key of E to work by learning to play the song 'Three Long Days'.

This song sticks to the major chords in the key of E for the verses and the chorus.

It does use the hybrid version of C#m in the bridge, but only in the bridge.

Even if you need to skip over the bridge for now until you catch up with that skill, that is fine. Just stick to the verses and choruses and know you are getting great practice playing in the key of E.

Remember, you'll find the lyrics and chords under the 'Image' tab below the video, and you can print them out by going to the 'Print Lesson' tab.

First we will preview the song structure.

Then I will play it for you, so you can hear where we are headed.

And finally, we'll do a full play-along with the band!

You will probably want to print out the music for this so you can follow along.

And don't worry if it takes a while before you can keep up with the whole song. That can be a big challenge!

Just remember, you can always practice it on your own, at a much slowed-down pace.
Practice each section on its own. Break it into smaller bits.

And, when you are playing along with me, remember that if you make a mistake or get lost, just relax, hang back, and wait for a good place to jump in and join me again.

Have fun with this!

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THREE LONG DAYS (chart)

INTRO:
/ B7 / B7 / A / A /
/ E / E / E / E /

CHORUS:
/ A / A / A / A /
/ E / E / E / E /
/ A / A / A / A /
/ B7 / B7 / B7 / B7 /

VERSE 1:
/ E / E / E / E /
/ E / E / E / E /
/ A / A / A / A /
/ E / E / E / E /
/ A / A / A / A /
/ B7 / B7 / B7 / B7 /

CHORUS:
/ A / A / A / A /
/ E / E / E / E /
/ A / A / A / A /
/ B7 / B7 / B7 / B7 /

VERSE 2:
/ E / E / E / E /
/ E / E / E / E /
/ A / A / A / A /
/ E / E / E / E /
/ A / A / A / A /
/ B7 / B7 / B7 / B7 /

BRIDGE:
/ C#m / C#m / C#m / C#m /
/ A / A / A / A /
/ C#m / C#m / C#m / C#m /
/ B7 / B7 / B7 / B7 /

CHORUS:
/ A / A / A / A /
/ E / E / E / E /
/ A / A / A / A /
/ B7 / B7 / B7 / B7 /

OUTRO:
/ A / A / A / A / A / A /
/ E / E / A / A /
/ E / E / A / A /
/ E / E / A / A /
/ Am / Am / E / E /


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THREE LONG DAYS

CHORUS:
Three long days - Feels like eternity
Three long days - It's really hurting me
Three long days - Sweet baby, when will you be home

VERSE 1:
If I had been untrue - You'd have good reason
Been unkind to you - You'd be right to think of leaving
But out of the blue - You say you're needing some time
Just for yourself, and you -
To catch your breath and clear your mind (now it's been)

CHORUS:
Three long days - Feels like eternity
Three long days - It's really hurting me
Three long days - Sweet baby, when will you be home

VERSE 2:
Three long days - I keep checking my phone
Three long days - I can't leave it alone
Put yourself in my place - Come on, baby, throw me a bone
Call and say we'll be okay - Don't leave me out here on my own

BRIDGE
If there’s one thing that makes time slow to a crawl
It’s waiting for the other shoe to fall

CHORUS:
Three long days - Feels like eternity
Three long days - It's really hurting me
Three long days - Sweet baby, when will you be home

Baby please, come on home
Baby please, come on home
Baby please, come on home


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Words and Music (c)2014, Lisa McCormick.
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