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Moon Over Bourbon Street chords

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Artist: Sting
Song: Moon Over Bourbon Street
Additions: This is a tab of a rare recording as seen in Jools Holland's BBC documentary 
''Walking to New Orleans''. This Version can also be found in a video on youtube. At the 
end Jools Holland shoots Sting, why this is I don't know, if you do please comment.


[Intro]

Fig. 1* (2x)


[Verse 1]

Gm6                  A7             Dm / Dm^7 / Dm7 / Dm6
There's a moon over Bourbon Street tonight

Gm6                       A7               Dm / Dm^7 / Dm7 / Dm6
I see faces as they pass beneath the pale lamplight

Bb             A7                 Dm / Dm^7 / Dm7 / Dm6
I've no choice but to follow that call

Bm7/B5                  E7             Bb7      A7
The bright lights, the people, and the moon and all

Gm6           A7       Dm / Dm^7 / Dm7 / Dm6
I pray every day to be strong

Bb           A7                Dm / Dm^7 / Dm7 / Dm6
For I know what I do must be wrong

Bb                          A7                       Dm / Dm^7 / Dm7 / Dm6
Oh you'll never see my shade or hear the sound of my feet

Bb                  A7             Dm / Dm^7 / Dm7 / Dm6
While there's a moon over Bourbon Street

Dm  F  Gm6  A7


[Verse 2]

Em7/B5                  A7                 Dm / Dm^7 / Dm7 / Dm6
It was many years ago that I became what I am

Em7/B5                  A7                Dm / Dm^7 / Dm7 / Dm6
I was trapped in this life like an innocent lam

Gm6                      A7      Dm / Dm^7 / Dm7 / Dm6
Now I can never show my face at noon

Bb                             A7                   Dm / Dm^7 / Dm7 / Dm6
And you'll only see me walking by the light of the moon

Gm6                  A7              Dm / Dm^7 / Dm7 / Dm6
The brim of my hat hides the eye of a beast

Em7/B5                              A7          Dm / Dm^7 / Dm7 / Dm6
I've the face of a sinner but the hands of a priest

Bb                       A7                           Dm / Dm^7 / Dm7 / Dm6
Oh you'll never see my shade or hear the sound of my feet

Bb                    A7             Dm / Dm^7 / Dm7 / Dm6
While there's a moon over Bourbon Street

Fig. 1* (1x)



Chords:

       E A D G B E         E A D G B E
  A7   0 0 2 0 2 0   Dm7   0 0 0 2 1 1
  Bb   1 1 3 3 3 1   Dm6   0 0 0 2 0 1
  Bb7  1 1 3 1 3 1   E7    0 2 0 1 0 0
Bm7b5  x 2 3 2 3 x  Em7b5  x 7 8 7 8 x  or  x x 1 3 3 3
  Dm   0 0 0 2 3 1   F     1 3 3 2 1 1  
  Dm^7 0 0 0 2 2 1   Gm6   3 0 2 3 3 x  or played as Gm 3 5 5 3 3 3


*Figure 1:
e|--------5-8-5s6--|
B|------6----------|
G|----7------------|
D|--0--------------|
A|-----------------|
E|-----------------|


Note: 

that the fourth line in verse 2 is played differend in de video by Sting, but 
since he started with a Bm7b5 and ended with the Dm I believe it's just a misteak 
he made and was supposed to be played like I discribed.

Another differce with the record version is the fact that this acoustic version only 
contains 2 verses. And the fact that it is played in a 
completly differend key. This also seams to be a regular jazz pattern.  

            
            
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Ortega01 10 Aug 17, 2012 08:58 PM

Help on strumming? Not sure if im doing it right . . they way he does it. Is he plucking the bass strings e and a then the g and b strings. like first he plucks a then g and b twice, repeats striking the other bass?

Btw, nice job!! been wanting to learn this for a while =)

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Azunaii 133 Aug 27, 2015 03:16 AM

Thanks for doing this, I think it's pretty much spot on. Although it might work better without open chords as you don't have to mute the open strings then. I think that's how he plays it too if you look at the video.

Small correction in Figure 1. He slides to 7, not 6:

e --------5-8-5s7--
B ------6----------
G ----7------------
D --0--------------
A -----------------
E -----------------

Also, for the intro he leaves out the 6 on the B string, so:

e --------5-8-5s7--
B -----------------
G ----7------------
D --0--------------
A -----------------
E -----------------

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Sudrakarma 62 Oct 10, 2015 05:25 AM, edited at 09:31 am

Shouldn't line 12 be the same as line 4?

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