transcription from jonimitchell.com


The Dry Cleaner From Des Moines

Guitar chords transcribed by Mark Domyancich
[Capo on fret 2]
Tuning: EbAbEbGbCEb   "Joni" Tuning: Eb57363

Intro:

Moderately bright Swing beat.

         v
---------0---------------7---0--
---------0---------------7---0--
-----0---0---0----------(7)--0--
-----0-------0-------7-------0--
-0-----------0-------7----------
-0---------------7--------------

Play the above riff 4 times.

Verse 1:


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I'm down to a roll of dimes
I'm stalking the slot that's hot
  
				
               777777
I keep hearing bells  all around me

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Jingling in the lucky  jackpots


              X99999
They keep you tantalized

              777777
They keep you reaching for your wallet

        000000
Here in fools' paradise!

                           000000
I talked to a cat from Des Moines
He said he ran a cleaning plant

             777777
That cat was clanking with coin

                         000000
Well, he must have had a genie  in a lamp

                     X99999
'Cause every time--I dropped a dime--I blew it

        777777
He kept ringing bells

        000000
Nothing to     it!

X99999           000000
He     got three oranges
Three lemons
Three cherries
Three plums
I'm losing my taste for fruit

             777777
Watching the dry    cleaner do it

                000000
Like Midas in a polyester suit

         X222XX
It's all luck!

                X99999
It's just luck!

                 X444XX        XBBBXX        X444XX
You get a little lucky and you make a little money!

000000                  777777
I followed him down the strip

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He picked out a booth at Circus Circus

                            777777
Where the cowgirls fill the room
With their big balloons

                000000              XBBBXX
The Cleaner was pitching with pur - pose!

       X444XX
He had Dinos  and Pooh Bears

    X99999          000000       XBBBXX
And lions--pink and blue   there

            X444XX  X99999
He couldn't lose    there!

000000  777777  000000  777777  000000

X444XX

XBBBXX   X444XX          X4X200
It's all luck! It's just luck!

777777  XBBBXX  000000


               000000
Des Moines was stacking the chips

777777 
Raking off the tables

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Ringing the bandit's bells

          777777
This is a story  that's a drag to tell
(In some ways)

        000000
Since I lost   every dime
I laid on the line

        X99999
But the cleaner from Des Moines

      777777
Could put    a coin

       000000
In the door   of a John
And get twenty for one

     000000
It's        just luck!

Lucky! 

Chord Shapes:

Bb7     Eb7     F7      C7        D7        G7
000000  777777  X99999  X222XX    X444XX    XBBBXX  

Bb/D 
X4X200

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