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Night Boat To Cairo Chords

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...NIGHT BOAT TO CAIRO... by Madness
-------------------------...........

*from 'One Step Beyond' (1979)*


Intro:

C  A#m (x3)

C              A#m
 Night boat to Cairo!

Verse 1: (Instrumental)

C  A#m (x8)
Fm  C#7 (x3)  Fm  D#, (D#) D  C7

Verse 1:

     C                    A#m
It's just gone noon, half past Monsoon,
       C                  A#m
On the banks of The River Nile.
     C                    A#m
Here comes the boat, only half-afloat,
        C                 A#m
Oarsman grins a toothless smile.

     C                      A#m
Only just one more, to this desolate shore,
     C                    A#m
Last boat along The River Nile.
        C                     A#m
Doesn't seem to care; no more wind in his hair,
      C                     A#m
As he reaches his last half mile.

        Fm                           C#7
The oar snaps in his hand, before he reaches dry land,
        Fm                       C#7
But the sound doesn't deafen his smile.
     Fm                         C#7
Just pokes at wet sand, with an oar in his hand;
       Fm                 D#
Floats off down the River Nile,
                    D     C7   C#  D  D#  E
Floats off down the River Nile.

Solo:

F  D#m (x8)

(Slower Tempo):

F  D#m (x4)

Interlude:

F  D#m (x3), F

Coda:

F  D#m

(Repeat to Fade)


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
---------------

    C        A#m      Fm       C#7       D#      D

 EA D GBE  EADGBE  EAD G BE  EA DG BE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 81010988  688666  x8101098  91191099  x68886  x57775

   C7      C#      E         F        D#m

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EAD G B E  EADGBE
 x35353  x46664  x79997  x81010108  x68876


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2004 (clumsyband@hotmail.com)
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marshmellow666 1,944 wrote on March 10 2011, 12:29 am

cool pretty good, i think the intro is:



|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|---2--5-------------2--5-------|
|-3------4~~~--1~~-3-------4~~--|
|-------------------------------|


and after the last verse they just do that starting on the D string

bass is just triads


|------------|----------|
|----2--5--2-|------3---|
|-3----------|-1--4---4-|
|------------|----------|
i think when the chord goes to F bass plays

|---------3--4-5-4-5-4-5-|
|-3--5--6----------------|
|------------------------|
|------------------------|



good stuff!

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