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How Long Chords And Lyrics - Ace Songs

Welcome to my How Long chords and lyrics page you'll find my free pdf below, a partial acoustic demo, song lyrics, a music clip of an Ace live performance of the song, some rhythm tips and a purchase link for the full tutorial lesson.

How Long
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This was a big song for Ace back in 1975 from their Five-A-Side and probably their most well known hit reaching #3 in Canada and the US and #20 in the UK.

Paul Carrick wrote the song after discovering that his bass player was playing with other bands unbeknownst to him.  So the song is not about an adulterous affair as many people thought.

Phil Collins from Genesis rated this song as one of his top 10 songs.

  • Drop D Tuning = No 
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = a down down up down up down up down up but it's pretty fast as you'll see
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords =  G, Fdim, Am, Em, Dm, Gsus

How Long Lyrics

How long has this been going on?
How long has this been going on?

Well, your friends with their fancy persuasion
Don't admit that it's part of a scheme
But I can't help but have my suspicion
'Cause I ain't quite as dumb as I seem

And you said you was never intending
To break up our singing this way
But there ain't any use in pretending
It could happen to us any day

How long has this been going on?
How long has this been going on?

Oh, your friends with their fancy persuasion
Don't admit that it's part of a scheme
But I can't help but have my suspicion
'Cause I ain't quite as dumb as I seem

And you said you was never intending
To break up our singing this way
But there ain't any use in pretending
It could happen to us any day

How long has this been going on?
How long has this been going on? How long has this been going on? How long has this been going on?

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