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Coney Island Baby Chords

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>>Tom Waits
>>"Coney Island Baby"


Gosh all the chords online suck for this song.

Okay so there's a key change, the first part of the song is in Eb major, the second in F major.

These are the chords you need to know:
First part:
Eb
|-6----
|---8--
|---8--
|---8--
|-6----
|X-----

Bb7
|-6---
|-6---
|--7--
|-6---
|---8-
|-6---

Ab
|-4---
|-4---
|--5--
|---6-
|---6-
|-4---

Second part:
F
|-8----|
|---10-|
|---10-|
|---10-|
|-8----|
|X

C7
|-8---
|-8---
|--9--
|-8---
|---10-
|-8---

Bb
|-6---
|-6---
|--7--
|---8-
|---8-
|-6---


((I learned to play this song on the ukulele, I chose these chord positions based on how
I also choose to play the ukulele. I've also tried out the song on the guitar in these
chord positions, and it sounds dandy! It makes the key change visually apparent, and 
allows for quick, fluid movement along the fret board. If you feel like changing the chord
positions, feel free! These made the most sense to me.))

It's in 3/4 timing, a waltz.

Bb7 Eb Bb7 Eb

Eb            Bb7
Every night she comes
                  Eb
To take me out to dreamland
        Bb7                                  Eb
When I'm with her I'm the richest man in the town
                      Bb7
She's a rose, She's a pearl
                     Eb
She's the spin on my world
        Bb7                           Eb
All the stars make their wishes on her eyes

                      Ab
She's my Coney Island baby
         Eb    Bb7    Eb
She's my Coney Island girl

        Bb7            Eb
She's a princess, in a red dress
          Ab                  Eb
She's the moon in the mist to me
                      Ab
She's my Coney Island baby
         Eb    Bb7    Eb
She's my Coney Island girl

[[KEY CHANGE TO F]]
In this in between part: strum, pick, do your thing, w.e.
Play along with the same pacing as you would as if the words were being sung up until
after the first "Coney Island Girl", then go back to the beginning and play it from the
top in the new key:

F            C7
Every night she comes
                  F
To take me out to dreamland
         C7                                  F
When I'm with her I'm the richest man in the town
                      C7
She's a rose, She's a pearl
                     F
She's the spin on my world
        C7                             F
All the stars make their wishes on her eyes

                      Bb
She's my Coney Island baby
         F     C7     F
She's my Coney Island girl

        C7            F
She's a princess, in a red dress
          Bb                  F
She's the moon in the mist to me
                      Bb
She's my Coney Island baby
         F     C7     F
She's my Coney Island girl
                      Bb
She's my Coney Island baby
         F     C7     F
She's my Coney Island girl
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lcook1227 wrote on June 9 2014, 12:24 am

These are the chords I use except it sure seems much easier to put a capo on the first fret and play D-G-A7 then E-A-B7. Playing them as open chords sounds nice to me when finger picking this song.

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lcook1227 wrote on June 9 2014, 12:25 am

These are the chords I use except it sure seems much easier to put a capo on the first fret and play D-G-A7 then E-A-B7. Playing them as open chords sounds nice to me when finger picking this song.

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