That Was Then (This Is Now)                                                         Jim Mohr


   Intro: C C# Dm Em7 Dm C C# Dm Em7 Dm C

   (I slide up 1 fret from C to C# -  slide 2 frets from Dm to Em7 then back)


C#

Em7

C                    G                       C
They used to love to hear us sing
C                           G                               C      C7
They said what a joy our songs could bring
F                                                      C                E7      F
We played every open stage our schedules would allow
C                    G                        C  C#  Dm  Em7  Dm  C
But, that was then and this is now

C                      G                            C
They said that someday we'd be stars
C                      G                  C         C7
It was you and me and our guitars
F                                                 C              E7     F
You'd be right beside me with each and every bow
C                    G                        C  C#  Dm  Em7  Dm G7
But, that was then and this is now

G7                                  C            F                  C B C C# D7
We're always working, trying to make ends meet
D7                                         G7       D7         G7
Three quarters of the time, we are just too beat
F                                             C        E7         F
You up there in Auburn and me behind the plow
C                    G                         C  C#  Dm  Em7  Dm  C
Yes, that was then and this is now


Instrumental: C G C C C G C C F F C E7 F C G C C# DM Em7 Dm C

C              G                  C
I wouldn't change it if I could
C                      G                                   C       C7
Hey, we're not stars, but we're pretty good
F                                                 C                     E7                    F
And if we were dreaming, our dreams have changed somehow
C                    G                        C  C#  Dm  Em7  Dm G7
Yes that was then and this is now

G7                                  C            F                  C B C C# D7
We're always working, trying to make ends meet
D7                                         G7       D7      G7
Three quarters of the time, we are fast asleep
F                                             C        E7         F
You up there in Auburn and me behind the plow
C                    G                         C  C#  Dm  Em7  Dm  F
Yes, that was then and this is now

F                                                   C       E7              F
You up there in Auburn and I'm stuck behind this plow
C                     G                        C  C#  Dm  Em7  Dm C
Yes, that was then and this is now