Note that the Hejira version of this song is played in D, but the live version (on "Shadows and Light") is played a tone lower (tuning: C 77354 or C G D F Bb D). For the Hejira version in D, if you want to avoid tuning some of your strings higher than they are in standard tuning, you can use the tuning in C and then add a capo at the 2nd fret to bring you back to D. You only need to know 7 chord shapes to play this, so I'll start of by giving the shapes, then I'll write the chord names above the words so you know where the changes come. DAEGCE DAEGCE DAEGCE DAEGCE DAEGCE 33xxxx 55xxxx 777000 0x7770 002220 F5 G5 Am9 G6/D Dadd2 DAEGCE DAEGCE 002020 333000 Dadd2add4 Fmaj7sus2 Intro : -------- F5 G5 Am9 F5 G5 G6/D Dadd2 Dadd2add4 Dadd2 Dadd2add4 Verse : -------- G6/D Dadd2 Dadd2add4 Old Beale street is coming down Fmaj7sus2 Sweetie's snack bar boarded up know Am9 And Egles the tailor, and the shine boy's gone Am9 Faded out with rag time blues G6/D Dadd2 Handy's cast in bronze Dadd2add4 Fmaj7sus2 And he's standing in a little park Am9 with his trumpet in his hand like he's listening back to the good old days, and the click of high-heeled shoes Dadd2 Old Furry sings the blues Fmaj7sus2 Propped up in his bed with his dentures and his wooden leg removed Am9 And Ginny's there for her kindness and Furry's beer Am9 G6/D Dadd2 She's the old man's angel overseer Link to next verse : -------------------- F5 G5 Am9 F5 G5 Then on to verse 2 Structure is the same all the way through. Song ends with a repeated pattern of Dadd2 and Dadd2add4
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