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This is not actually a tab of James's original version of this song from his "Just Us Kids" album, but rather a tab of my own, slower, bluesy version that you can hear on my ultimate-guitar site: http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/BlueLaguna/ This particular version mainly uses a Baritone guitar tuned to Open A# (A#-F-A#-D-F-A#), with a slide. I've actually modified the words slightly in places, since I play it in a band called Going Out" and couldn't resist replacing the original references to "when the lines go down" with "when the lights are going out". I sent a note to James on his MySpace site, and he didn't reply to say "how dare you!" or anything else, so I'm assuming it must be more or less OK with him. Having said all that, the chords still play OK but are not in the same key as the original, which is in A (so the intro would be A-D-A-D-A-D-E). An Open G tuning would give the same sort of slide sound as on my recording. I hope you enjoy using it. Intro: C - F - C - F - C - F - G C F The hurricane party's winding down C And we're all waitin' for the end C And I don't want another drink F C I only want that last one again G F It gave me such a fine glow, smoky and slow C G Now I should probably be homeward bound C F But there's no one to talk to C When the lights are going out I guess in the morning I'll go looking for my grey striped cat My old house can take the weather So I'm not too concerned about that It was built to take the wind back in nineteen ten When this was one damn fine town But now there's no one to talk to When the lights are going out Candles flickered on the back bar The building was shakin' with the wind I bought a whiskey for the gypsy And she turned my leather back into skin Just a fleeting sense Of that rare suspense I used to think made the world go round But now there's no one to talk to When the lights are going out (Bridge) G F G Open up your back screen door G F G Let me see your face once more G F My hands are cold and my feet so sore C G (hold, or slide back down to C) That I can't go on this way And the thoughts come too fast and too many to keep count Best just let 'em on through Now I'm breaking those old glass insulators With my old twenty-two Off the telegraph poles As a half dollar rolls across the knuckles of a rodeo clown There's just no one to talk to When the lights are going out My one great love My God I can feel her still She ran off to California Now she's livin' in those Hollywood Hills With some bullfrog prince I've not seen her since Though she calls when he's out of town And there's no one to talk to When the lights are going out (Bridge) Open up your back screen door Let me in your space once more I was lookin' for an easy score But it just don't work that way Some insurance man biker is yelling out for one more beer But a part-time pirate just don't get much respect around here We got our problems too man We'll get to you in just a minute Sit your drunk ass down Yeah there's no one to talk to When the lights are going out (Instrumental to melody of bridge) Now there's water up past the wheel wells of my Ford And I don't guess it'll run But I left a pack of Winstons on the dash Could you get 'em for me son The morning's first cigarette, that's as good as it gets all day I should know by now That there's no one to talk to When the lights are going out (Coda) C No there's no one to talk to F C When the lights are going out C F (hold) There's just no one to talk to (no chord) C (three bars then let 4th bar ring) When the lights are goin' out