Jethro Tull Jack-A-Lynn (25 Years Anniversary Box Set version)

 

I tried my best to figure out how Ian plays this song. He switches between strumming and picking the chords like he has often done before, but thats not too hard to hear. If there is something wrong in this transcription, which could be very possible as I have done this for the first time, corrections are welcome.

 

Capo 3rd fret

Intro:

Em ... C... Am... D... G... Em...

Guitar 1:

G-|---------------0------------0--------0--------0---------3-3-0-0--------2-------------------
D-|---------------0------------1--------1--------1---------1-1-1-1--------3-------------------
A#|---------------0------------0--------0--------0---------0-0-0-2--------2-------------------
F-|-2h3p2p0-------2--------0-2-2----0-2-2----0-2-2-----0-2-2-2-2-2--------0-------------------

C-|--------3-2----2----3-3------3-3------3-3-------3-3-----3-3-3-0---------------------0-----3

G-|-------------3-0----------------------------------------------------------------------3-1--

 

Guitar 2:

G-|---------------------0-0-2-3--0-0-2-3--0-0-2-3--0-0-2-3------------------------------------
D-|--------------------------------------------------------------5-5-3h5p3-3-0h1p0-----------

A#|-----------------------------------------------------------------------5--2----------------

F-|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

C-|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

G-|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

C D... Am, verse1

Guitar 1:

G-|-----------------------3-2---0-2---3-2----5p3p2-3-----------------
D-|---------------------------3-----3-----3----------3s5-------------

A#|------------------0-2------2-----2-----2--------------------------

F-|--------------0-2----------0-----0-----0--------------------------

C-|-0-------3--3-----------------------------------------------------

G-|---3-1-0----------------------------------------------------------

 

 

Verse 1 Am C Em

Cold aeroplanes, slow boats, warm trains

G D Em D Riff guitar 1: Riff guitar 2:

Remind me of Jack-A-Lynn G-|-------------- -5p3p2-3------

D-|-------------- ------------3s5-

Am C Em A#--2-0---0---- -----------------

Lush hotels and pretty girls F-|-------5---2-- -----------------

C-|--------------- -----------------

G D Em D G-|--------------- -----------------

Wont share the misty mood Im in riff guitar1, riff guitar2

 

C Am

Chorus Silly, sad, Ive never had

 

D G

To write this before

 

D

Oh, Jack A Lynn

 

Verse 2 Am C Em

Funny how long nights alone

 

G D Em D

And thoughts of Jack A Lynn riff guitar1, riff guitar2

 

Am C Em

When Phantoms tread around my bed

 

G D Em D

To offer restless dreams they bring

riff guitar1, riff guitar2

C Am

Chorus And its just the time and place to find

 

D G

A sad song to play

 

D

For Jack A Lynn

 

Bridge: guitar 1: B F# D A Em C Am D G then like the end of the intro

 

B F# D

Guitar 2:

G-|-----------2h3p2p0---0-2---7--------0-2-2--------------------------------
D-|-------------------0-----0----0-2-4--------2h4p2p0-0--------------0-2-3--

A#|-----------------------------------------------------3----------1--------

F-|-----0-2-4---------------------------------------------2s4--2-4----------

C-|-2-4---------------------------------------------------------------------

G-|-------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

A Em

Guitar 2:

G-|-5h7p5p0-----5---10-----2-3-5-50h2p0--------------------0-2(0h2p)0-3-2-0-0-
D-|---------5-7---3----3-5---------------3-2-0----------2-3--------------------

A#|--------------------------------------------0-2--2-4------------------------

F-|----------------------------------------------------------------------------

C-|----------------------------------------------------------------------------

G-|----------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

C Am D G

Guitar 2:

G-|---------0-1-0h1p0---0--0-0-----------------------
D-|-3-1-1-3-----------3--------3p1p0-1-1s3--0-0h1p0--

A#|--------------------------------------------------

F-|-------------------------------------------------- ... end of the intro

C-|--------------------------------------------------

G-|--------------------------------------------------

 

 

C Am Em G

Verse 3 Magpies that shriek, old boots that leak

 

D Em D

Call me the Jack A Lynn

 

C Am Em G

Cold black cats in policmans hats

 

D Em D

Nosing where the mice have been

 

Am C

And the lonely hours, forgiven now

 

D G

And Im far, far from home

 

D

Jack A Lynn

 

Em C

Jack Jack A Lynn

 

Em C

Jack Jack A Lynn, Jack Jack A Lynn

 

 

Em C

Jack Jack A Lynn, Jack Jack A Lynn

 

 

End: C Am Em

 

 

 

 

 

 

Words and music by Ian Anderson

 

Transcription by Jrg Sintermann, Germany.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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