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The Night Owls Chords

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(The) Little River Band - (The) Night Owl
 
I’ve heard this both played fast with electric guitars and slow in a wonderful 
bluesy way – and both sound great! It can be found on ‘Greatest Hits’ and ‘Streams 
of success’.

I searched everywhere for a tab for this but couldn’t find one anywhere…. So I 
listened hard and set about creating my own. This is what I hear – but it’s my 
first attempt and no doubt with mistakes, so please send me suggestions for 
improvements if you know better!  

Tabbed by:   David Guy, UK   (davidguy333@gmail.com)  

 
  Am     B      C      D     Em     Em9
|-0------2------0------2------0------2---|
|-1------4------1------3------0------0---|
|-2------4------0------2------0------0---|
|-2------4------2------0------2------2---|
|-0------2------3------X------2------2---|
|-X------2------X------X------0------0---|

Verse:

Am       
There’s a bar right across the street

Em                         
He’s got a need he just can’t beat

Am                        D                      Em
Out on the floor, he shuffles his feet away

Am
He’ll get the girl ‘cause he looks so fine

Em
He’s gonna win her every time

Am                            B                             Em
He knows he will, he’s dressed to kill, he’s a night owl

Chorus

C                                        Em
So move on, there’s a howl of a night owl calling

C                                          Em
To belong, she’s crying in the night

C                                            Em
Be strong, find the heart of the night owl falling

C                       B                     Em         
Stay up till dawn until the night is gone

Verse 2

Am       
What will become of the restless kind

Em                         
Where do they go when they’ve done their time

Am                                                     D      Em
Wearing their hearts out on the line for all to see

Am
Must be the gypsy in their soul

Em
They have a need to rock and roll

Am                    D                              Em
They always will, they’re out there still, they’re the night owls


Chorus

C                                        Em
So move on, there’s a howl of a night owl calling

C                                          Em
To belong, she’s crying in the night

C                                            Em
Be strong, find the heart of the night owl falling

C                       B                     Em         
Stay up till dawn until the night is gone (‘till the night is gone) guitar solo..

Verse:

Am       
There’s a bar right across the street

Em                         
He’s got a need he just can’t beat

Am                        D                      Em
Out on the floor, he shuffles his feet away

Am
He’ll get the girl ‘cause he looks so fine

Em
He’s gonna win her every time

Am                        D                                        Em
He knows he will, he’s dressed to kill, he’s a night owl


Chorus

C                                        Em
So move on, there’s a howl of a night owl calling

C                                          Em
To belong, she’s crying in the night

            C                                            Em
(Gotta) Be strong, find the heart of the night owl falling

C                       B                     Em              
Stay up till dawn until he dawn is gone (‘till the night is gone)


(Guitar solo, piano optional finish:

Am                          Em
The night goes on and on

Am                          Em
until the night is gone

Am                          Em
The night goes on and on

Am                          Em
until the night is gone

Am                          Em
You gotta be so strong….

Am                          Em
The night goes on and on

Am                          Em
until the night is gone…

Am               Em9
So move on 




(c) David Guy, Bisley, UK  2008
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Bustopher wrote on November 27 2012, 12:14 pm

Well done on the tab, just a comment on the lyrics...

One small error: listen closely to the record, but where you've got "find the howl of a night owl calling" it needs to be "find THE HEART of a night owl..."

This happens about half a dozen times in the song.

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Bustopher wrote on November 27 2012, 11:50 pm

errr, can I give a correction to my correction (I've been listening again)

FIRST TIME in the chorus it's

Find "A" heart of "A" night-owl calling

SECOND time round

Find "THE" heart of "THE" night-owl falling

(which is exactly what you've got second time)

interesting first use is the indefinite article, second time the definite article. That's the sort of poetic skills a songwriter needs to have and the attention to detail they must put inot these compositions.

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bermi.buzman wrote on January 13 2014, 08:34 pm, edited at 08:35 pm

just a quick line to say:there is NO Am in this song...it is basiclly Em C B...and the solo is:Em C B with the odd D chord you have to listen to it to hear itwell i am a bass player after allparty on gentlemen..:P
i should also say that the lyrics start on the C..

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