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Lesson notes

Time In A Bottle was originally released on Jim Croce's album You Don't Mess Around With Jim but didn't become a hit until shortly after his death when radio stations started playing it, partly due to to it being used in a TV movie in 1973. The song features Jim's signature sound of two guitars, courtesy of Maury Muehleisen, his long time partner and collaborator.

We have had a 'Campfire Version' of this since the early days but this lesson goes into great detail about both parts. Each part is challenging and if you are doing this alone Jim's part is all you need, but it could be simplified a bit as done in the earlier lesson.

I would be remiss if I did not thank long time member and friend Bart for singing this in the Preview as my vocal skills leave much to be desired.