This is the time    (video)    (midi)

 

    G - A - G (4x)     + A         +  Bm - C - D (2x)

 

   Bm                                C                         D

1.     We walked on the beach beside that old hotel,

Bm                           C                         D

    they're tearing it down now, but it's just as well.

Bm                                C                    D

    I haven't shown you everything a man can do,

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    so stay with me, baby, I've got plans for you.

 

 - - - - - - -   D              G                         C                   D

This is the time to remember, ‘cause it will not last forever,

                        D                 G                          C                             D

these are the days to hold on to, ‘cause we won't although we'll want to.

                  G     - Dm                                 E       - E7

This is the time,         but time is gonna change,

                                  Cm                                             G         D

you've given me the best of you, and now I need the rest of you.

 

   Bm                                    C                       D

2.       Did you know that before you came into my life,

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    it was some kind of miracle that I survived.

Bm                             C                            D

    Someday we will both look back and have to laugh,

Bm                             C                       D

    we lived through a lifetime and the aftermath.

 

 - - - - - - -   D              G                         C                   D

This is the time to remember, ‘cause it will not last forever,

                        D                 G                          C                             D

these are the days to hold on to, ‘cause we won't although we'll want to.

                  G     - Dm                                 E       - E7

This is the time,         but time is gonna change,

                                 Cm                                                  G             D

I know we've got to move somehow, but I don't want to lose you now.

 

  Bm                             F#m               G              A

+     Sometimes it's so easy to let a day slip on by,

Bm                    F#m                          G

    without even seeing each other at all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bm                     F#m                                 G       A

    But this is the time you'll turn back and so will I,

Bm                                F#m                              G

    and those will be the days you can never recall. - - -

 

+  Bm - C - D (2x)

 

   Bm                          C                    D

3.      And so we embrace again behind the dunes,

Bm                          C                    D

    this beach is so cold on winter afternoons.

Bm                                 C                                  D

    Ah, but holding you close is like holding the summer sun,

Bm                               C               D

    I'm warm from the memory of days to come.

 

 - - - - - - -   D              G                         C                   D

This is the time to remember, ‘cause it will not last forever,

                        D                 G                          C                             D

these are the days to hold on to, ‘cause we won't although we'll want to.

                  G     - Dm                                 E       - E7

This is the time,         but time is gonna change,

                                 Cm                                              G        D

you've given me the best of you, but now I need the rest of you.

 

+  Bm - C - D (4x) …

 

(orig. = capo 3rd)    (Billy Joel)