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.)
DΚΚΚΚΚΚ/ A /ΚΚΚD / DΚΚΚ/
ΚΚΚΚΚΚΚΚΚD /ΚΚΚΚΚD7 /ΚΚΚGΚΚΚΚΚΚΚΚ/ΚΚΚΚΚGΚΚΚ/
I'd trade all of my to-morrows, for just one yesterday,
ΚΚΚΚΚΚΚΚD /ΚΚΚΚΚΚΚDΚΚΚΚΚΚΚ/ΚΚΚΚΚΚΚA7 / A7 /
For whatΚgood is life without the one you love.
ΚΚΚΚΚΚΚΚΚD /ΚΚΚΚD7 /ΚΚΚΚΚΚΚGΚΚΚΚΚΚΚΚΚ/ΚΚΚG /
I'd trade all of my tomorrows, they're worthless any way.
ΚΚΚΚΚDΚΚΚΚΚΚΚΚΚΚ/ΚΚΚΚΚΚΚΚA7ΚΚΚΚΚΚ/ΚΚΚΚΚΚΚΚΚD / D /
If my arms can't hold the one I'm dreaming of.
ΚΚΚΚΚΚΚAΚΚΚΚΚ/ΚΚΚΚΚΚΚΚA7ΚΚΚΚΚ/ΚΚΚΚΚΚΚDΚΚΚΚΚΚΚ/ D /
Just an empty world is all I have be-fore me.
ΚΚΚΚΚΚΚΚA /ΚΚΚΚΚA7ΚΚΚΚΚΚΚ/ΚΚΚΚΚΚΚDΚΚΚ/ D /
I'd give anything if you were with me now.
ΚΚΚΚΚΚΚΚΚD /ΚΚΚΚD7 /ΚΚΚGΚΚΚΚ/ G Κ/
I'd trade all of my tomorrows, for just one yesterday
ΚΚΚΚΚΚΚΚDΚΚΚΚΚΚΚ/ΚΚΚΚΚΚΚΚΚA7 /ΚΚΚΚD / D /
I don't want to live with-out you any - how.