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You Ain't The First

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Post by Soulmonster Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:11 pm

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YOU AIN'T THE FIRST
Album:
Use Your Illusion I, 1991, track no. 6.


Written by:
Izzy Stradlin.

Musicians:
Drums: Matt
Bass / Acoustic Guitar: Duff
Acoustic Guitar: Izzy
Slide Dobro: Slash
Vocals: Izzy, Axl, Shannon
Tambourine: Tim Doyle

Live performances:
The song was played for the first time at Pantages Theatre, USA, on May 11, 1991. It was played extensively during the acoustic part of the 1993 shows. In total it has, as of {UPDATEDATE}, at least been played {YATFSONGS} times.
Lyrics:

I tried so hard just to get through to you
But your head's so far from the realness of truth
Was it just a come on in the dark
Wasn't meant to last long
I think you've worn your welcome honey
I'll just see you along as I sing you this song

Time can pass slowly, things always change
Your days been numbered
And I've read your last page
You was just a temporary lover
Honey you ain't the first
Lots of others came before you woman
Said but you been the worst
Sa' you been the worst

So goodbye to you girl
So long, farewell
I can't hear you cryin'
Your jivin's been hell
So look for me walkin'
Down your street at night
I'll be in with another
Deep down inside
DEEP DOWN INSIDE


Quotes regarding the song and its making:

And then Izzy’s got his sense of humour in there, too. Like, "There were lots of other lovers / Honey, you weren't the first...” Then something, something, then, “But you were the worst / Yes, you were the worst...’’ ‘I’m gonna try to get him to sing that one,’ he said. ‘Izzy sings it the best, he sings it the best.
Mick Wall, GUNS N' ROSES: The Most Dangerous Band in the World, Sidgwick & Jackson, U.K. 1991, 1993

On 'You Ain't The First,' I used a dobro and played that regular [as opposed to overhand slide].
Guitar For The Practising Musician, April 1990


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