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SONG:   THE IMMIGRANT
ARTIST: NEIL SEDAKA
TAB BY: DON CZARSKI
EMAIL:  GUITARZAN7@HOTMAIL.COM

 
                     THE IMMIGRANT
                      NEIL SEDAKA

INTRO: 
Eb/F  F     Eb/F  F


VERSE:
Eb/F                                             F
Harbours open their arms to the young searching foreigner
Eb/F                                        F
Come to live in the light of the beacon of liberty
 Bb
Plains and open skies
 Am                   Dm
Billboards would advertise
       F              Gm   C          F
Was it anything like that when you arrived?


PRE-CHORUS:
 Cm                                              F
Dream boats carried the future to the heart of America
 Cm                                     F
People were waiting in line for a place by the river


CHORUS:
 F                   Am                    Gm  Bb
It was a time when strangers were welcome here
 F                     Am                    Gm         C
Music would play they tell me the days were sweet and clear
          Am          D
It was a sweeter tune
              Bb      Bb Bbm
And there was so much ro-om
      F            Bb              F    C F
That people could come from everywhere


VERSE:
Eb/F                                                F
Now he arrives with his hopes and his heart set on miracles
Eb/F                                            F
Come to marry his fortune with a hand full of promises
    Bb
To find they've closed the door
           Am          Dm
They don't want him anymore
       Gm        Bb           F
There isn't any more to go around


PRE-CHORUS:
 Cm                                        F
Turning away he remembers he once heard a legend
      Cm                                       F
That spoke of a mystical magical land called America


CHORUS:
 F                      Am                    Gm  Bb
There was a time when strangers were welcome here
 F                     Am                    Gm         C
Music would play they tell me the days were sweet and clear
          Am      D
It was a sweeter tune
              Bb      Bb Bbm
And there was so much ro-om
      F            Bb              F    C F
That people could come from everywhere


INSTRUMENTAL:
Eb/F  F     Eb/F  F


CHORUS:
 F                      Am                    Gm   Bb
There was a time when strangers were welcome here
 F                     Am                    Gm         C
Music would play they tell me the days were sweet and clear
          Am      D
It was a sweeter tune
              Bb         Bbm
And there was so much ro-om
      F           Bb               F    C  F
That people could come from everywhere


INSTRUMENTAL:
Eb/F  F     Eb/F  F


CHORUS/OURTRO:
 F                      Am                    Gm   Bb
There was a time when strangers were welcome here
 F                     Am                    Gm         C
Music would play they tell me the days were sweet and clear


 F                      Am                    Gm   Bb
There was a time when strangers were welcome here
 F                     Am                    Gm         C
Music would play they tell me the days were sweet and clear - FADE OUT






            
            
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APorts 331 Dec 01, 2015 11:30 AM

Great. Thanks

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maguri [tm] 32,118 Dec 11, 2015 03:15 AM, edited at 08:54 am

Great song, fine tab, thank you!

Some suggestions to add some touches of the original:

- the Eb in the verse sounds like an Eb/F (x-x-3-3-4-3) to me

- last line of the verses might profit from some special chords:
Was it [Gm7]anything like [Bb/C]that when you arri-i-[Fmaj7]ived?

- PRE-CHORUS: the Cm sounds more open as a Cm7

- CHORUS
[F]There was a time when [Am]strangers were welcome [Gm]here [Bb/C]
[F]Music would play they [Am]tell me the days were [Gm]sweet and [C]clear
It was a [Am7-5]sweeter tune [D7]
And there was [Bb]so much ro-o-o-[Eb9]om
That [F/C]people could [Bb/C]come from everywhere [F F C/F F C/F F C/F F F ]

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DON CZARSKI [tm] 28,142 Dec 11, 2015 04:57 AM

Thanks ...I thought that should be an Eb/F in the verse as you stated... I will try your other suggestion as well and incorporate it after I try it out... Thanks again

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