This is a simple but beautiful old ballad which is found on Merle Haggard's
very first album, "Strangers", from the early 60s.
Allan Cates in Austin, Texas
I'D TRADE ALL OF MY TOMORROWS (for just one yesterday)
Written by Jenny Lou Carson
Recorded by Merle Haggard in key of "F#"
(Capo 4 and play in D to accompany record.)
DÊÊÊÊÊÊ/ A /ÊÊÊD / DÊÊÊ/
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊD /ÊÊÊÊÊD7 /ÊÊÊGÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ/ÊÊÊÊÊGÊÊÊ/
I'd trade all of my to-morrows, for just one yesterday,
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊD /ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊDÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ/ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊA7 / A7 /
For whatÊgood is life without the one you love.
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊD /ÊÊÊÊD7 /ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊGÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ/ÊÊÊG /
I'd trade all of my tomorrows, they're worthless any way.
ÊÊÊÊÊDÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ/ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊA7ÊÊÊÊÊÊ/ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊD / D /
If my arms can't hold the one I'm dreaming of.
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊAÊÊÊÊÊ/ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊA7ÊÊÊÊÊ/ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊDÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ/ D /
Just an empty world is all I have be-fore me.
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊA /ÊÊÊÊÊA7ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ/ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊDÊÊÊ/ D /
I'd give anything if you were with me now.
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊD /ÊÊÊÊD7 /ÊÊÊGÊÊÊÊ/ G Ê/
I'd trade all of my tomorrows, for just one yesterday
ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊDÊÊÊÊÊÊÊ/ÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊÊA7 /ÊÊÊÊD / D /
I don't want to live with-out you any - how.