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The Blues Chords

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                The Blues - Randy Newman (with Paul Simon)
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Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

Randy Newman (with Paul Simon)
The Blues (1983)
(Randy Newman)

From: "Trouble in Paradise"

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CHORDS

          e-B-G-D-A-E
G/B       3-0-0-0-2-x
C/E       0-1-0-2-3-0
D/F#      2-3-2-0-x-2
Gsus4     3-1-0-0-x-3
Abaug     x-5-5-6-x-4  or
          x-1-1-2-x-4

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VERSE
C            G/B                Am       C/E
  He's gonna tell you 'bout his dear old mother
F              G          C
Burned up in a factory in Springfield, Mass.
C            G/B                Am   C/E
  He's gonna tell you 'bout his baby brother
F                 G
Hustlin' down the city streets and 
C             G/B       Am D/F# Gsus4   G
  Selling his ass for a dollar  bag


VERSE
C           G/B                Am     C/E
 He's gonna tell you 'bout his uncle Neddy
F              G             C
Locked up in a prison out in Oregon
C           G/B                Am          C/E
 He's gonna tell you 'bout his best friend Eddie
F           G
Killed in a bar fight 
       C           G/B         Am D/F# Gsus4   G
With a   pair of marines and a sailor, oh


CHORUS
             C    G/B    Am  C/E     F
He's got the blues, this boy,   he's got the blues
        G
You can hear it in his music
             C    G/B    Am  C/E    F
He's got the blues, this boy    has got the blues
        G
You can hear it, you can hear it


MIDDLE 8 [Paul Simon]
Am                     Abaug
 When I was nine years old 
C/G            D7/F#
 My daddy ran away
       C/G      G        C      G/B
With a woman he met on a train, oh
Am             Abaug
His little boy   ran to the room 
C/G              D7/F#
 Where his piano lay in wait for him
   C/G                  G                 [C]
He played and he played, he played and he played


INTERLUDE
| C | G/B | Am | C/G | F | D7/F# | C/G | G |


CHORUS
             C    G/B    Am  C/E   F
He's got the blues, this boy   has got the blues
        G
You can hear it, you can hear it
             C    G/B    Am  C/E   F                  G
He's got the blues, this boy   has got the blues


MIDDLE 8 [Paul Simon]
Am           Abaug
  A year ago,  I met a girl 
C/G                           D7/F#
 I thought we'd hit a massive groove
        C/G       
But she dumped me 
G
  And all we'd hit were the blues


SOLO
| C G/B | Am C/E | F | G |
| C G/B | Am C/E | F | G |


CHORUS
             C    G/B    Am  C/E     F
He's got the blues, this boy,   he's got the blues
        G
You can hear it in his music
             C    G/B    Am  C/E   F                         G
He's got the blues, this boy   has really got the blues


SOLO
| C G/B | Am C/E | F | G |
| C G/B | Am C/E | F | G |

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