As you learn to play this fingerstyle arrangement of Time In a Bottle, be sure to frequently return to the performance as a good reference point and guide.
Time In a Bottle was written by singer-songwriter Jim Croce in 1970 after his wife announced to him that she was pregnant. The song appeared on his 1972 album ‘You don’t Mess Around with Jim’.
Tragically, Croce died in a plane crash in 1973. Following his unexpected death the song was released as a single and it quickly rose to the number one spot for two consecutive weeks.
Time In a Bottle is a beautiful song that’s great fun to play. There are two guitar parts working in perfect harmony throughout. If you’re up for the challenge then you can learn both parts, or alternatively if you have someone to duo with, you can just learn the part you intend to play.