The source of this tab is cited below. A note: [[JP is one of the absolutely most inspiring and artistic independent acts today. In an age of readily available free downloads and huge music corporations an this artist remains true by producing all his many albums independently. So please, not "steal" this music. Use this tab solely for the advancement of yourself a musician and to promote JP's music.]] Ah-La Song By Joe Purdy (http://www.joepurdy.com) From the album Joe Purdy Tabbed by Kevin (firstname.lastname@example.org) Check out the Unofficial Joe Purdy Transcription site at www.kevin.cafe150.com Bm: x2023x F#m: 20023x G: 320033 A: x02220 Em: 022000 Note: Both Bm and F#m chords are played with a hammer-on using the index finger -- to the song for timing. Bm F#m (x2) G A Bm F#m Bm F#m Sitting in a Dixon garden, wishing that you and I weren't parting G A For the last time, the last time Bm F#m Bm F#m And I said, "Why you want to get married anyway? That man's got a family" G A And then you say, "Couldn't wait on you forever, or could I?" Bm F#m "Guess not" Bm F#m Bm F#m Bm F#m There's an awkward silence for the first time, so many years Bm F#m G A And as I recall you used to be mine, not some property of his Bm F#m Bm F#m And I sing "Ah la don't go, ah la stay Bm F#m G Bm F#m Ah la don't go, don't go away." Bm F#m Bm F#m Bm F#m Maybe I should apologize, for I treated you so Bm F#m G A And I'm so sorry that I left you here, I just wish I could have known Bm F#m Bm F#m You say, "You never can tell, and it's not your fault Bm F#m G A See these things just happen when you're dealing with the hands on a clock of a woman" Bm F#m (x2) Bm F#m Bm F#m "And he treats me fine, and anyways I'm getting older" Bm F#m G A She said, "Oh but I still miss you sometimes, when the weather's getting colder" Bm F#m Bm F#m And she sang "Ah la don't go, ah la stay Bm F#m G Bm F#m Ah la don't go, don't go away." Bm F#m Solo: e5^e7 e5 B7 B7 G7 e5 e5^e7 e5 B7 B7 e5^e7 e5 B7 B7 B7 B7^B8 B8 B8\B7 B7 B5^B7 B5 B5^B7 B7 B5^B7 Bm F#m Bm F#m Do we say goodbye, or just see you later? Em F#m She said "Don't make me cry, G F#m 'Cause it's enough just to know G F#m That I won't ever hold you close G F#m And I won't ever smell your skin, G And I know how I'm supposed to feel, A Bm F#m Bm F#m Here we go again singing, "Ah la don't go, ah la stay Bm F#m G Bm F#m Ah la don't go, don't go away."