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From: Barrie McCombs 
Subject: p/tom_paxton/yuppies_in_the_sky.num

YUPPIES IN THE SKY   Time: 4/4   Tenor: G(Em)   Bass: C(Am)

   6m             *                1          *
As I went out one evening, down Co-lumbus Ave-nue
        6m               *              1             *      *
All the sushi bars were shuttered, the dark cantinas too
  6m                 *               *                *     *
I stood there in the darkness, as an empty cab rolled by
     4             *                  2m             6m     *
When all at once I heard the sound of Yuppies in the sky

    6m                *              1              *
The herd came down Co-lumbus, for as far as I could see
        6m               *             1             *      *
All the men were wearing Polo, and the women wore Es-prit
     6m           *               *                  *      (*)
Each Yuppie had a Walkman, and as each one passed me by     *
  4                *                2m                   6m    *   *
I saw their sad ex-pressions, and I heard their mournful cry
           1    * *   *         6m  * * *      4       2m     6m   *
Condos for sale_____, condos to buy______, for Yuppies in the sky

     6m              *                 1              *      *
Each one was wearing running shoes, up-on the ghostly deck
    6m             *               1                  *      *
And each one had a cotton sweater, wrapped around the neck
     6m                 *                 *                *    *
They all held out their credit cards, and tried in vain to buy
    4                   *                 2m             6m     *
But all the stores were shuttered, to the Yuppies in the sky
           1    * *  *         6m  * * *      4       2m     6m    *
Condos for sale____, condos to buy______, for Yuppies in the sky

I've seen them in commercials, sailing boats and playing ball
Pouring beer for one another, crying "Why not have it all"
Now I saw the ghostly progress, down Columbus Avenue
I heard the cry for mercy, and it chilled me through and through
Condos for sale, condos to buy, for Yuppies in the sky

All the salad bars were empty, all the Quiche Lorraine was gone
I heard the Yuppies crying, as they vanished in the dawn
Calling brand names to each other, as they faded from my view
They'll be networking forever, down Columbus Avenue
Condos for sale, condos to buy, for Yuppies in the sky

Yuppies, Yuppies, Yuppies, in the sky


- Asterisk (*) =  new measure, play same chord
- Period (.)   =  1/8 note rest at start of a measure
- Underline(_) =  sustain note into next measure

CHORDS (Number System):
- Example:     1    2    3    4    5    6    7
- Key of C:    C    D    E    F    G    A    B
- Detailed description: /pub/guitar/other_stuff/numbering_system.txt

- Submitted by:  Barrie McCombs (bmccombs@acs.ucalgary.ca)

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tincanz 156 Jun 12, 2014 12:45 PM

Tom plays it in Eb (ouch). Interesting notation. I won't say it was easy to read numbers. What is wrong with the site's transcription software?

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