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Downtown Train Chords

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
From: indigo@cats.ucsc.edu (Adam Schneider)
Subject: CRD: "Downtown Train" (Mary-Chapin Carpenter's)

Someone wanted "Downtown Train" by Tom Waits.  I don't know the Waits
version, but if it has the same chords as the MCC version, here it is.
If it doesn't, then at least maybe the MCC fans will like this. :)


DOWNTOWN TRAIN (by Tom Waits; recorded by Mary-Chapin Carpenter)
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[Each chord is half a measure.]
[Try using C(9) instead of C sometimes, and Dsus instead of D; I'm
 not sure _exactly_ which chords are used.]

G   G   C   D     G   G   C   D     G   G   C   D     G   G   C   D    
[intro]

G G    C          D        G   G
   Outside another yellow moon
                 C           D
   Has punched a hole in the nighttime
G  G                   C           D             G   G
   I climb through the window and down to the street
       C              D
   I'm shining like a new dime

C C         D              D
   The downtown trains are full
C       C           D       D
   With all those Brooklyn girls
Em          Em     D/F#             D/F#
   They try so hard to break out of their little world

You wave your hand and they scatter like crows
They have nothing that will ever capture your heart
They're just thorns without the rose
Oh, be careful of them in the dark

And if I was the one
You chose to be your only one
Oh baby now, can't you hear me now

G         G         C     C    G      G        C     C
   Will I see you tonight        on a downtown train
G         G          C  C            Am   Am   D             D       (G...)
   Where every night     is just the same;      You leave me lonely now

(Now) I know your window and I know it's late
I know your stairs and your doorway
I walk down your street and past your gate
I stand by the light at the fourway

You watch them as they fall
Ooh, and they all have heart attacks
They stay at the carnival, but they'll never win you back

Will I see you tonight on a downtown train
Where every night, every night is just the same; you leave me lonely

Will I see you tonight on a downtown train
Where every night, every night is just the same, all upon a downtown

G     D    G   D    G   D    D   D
train [instrumental]
G   D    G   D    G   D    D   D   D   D
[instrumental]

Will I see you tonight on a downtown train
Where every night, every night is just the same, you leave me lonely

Will I see you tonight on a downtown train
Where all my dreams just fall like the rain, all upon a downtown train

[Fade on G G C D...]


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Adam Schneider               indigo@ucscb.ucsc.edu                 St. Paul, MN
          Mail me if you want guitar chords for Mary-Chapin Carpenter,
               Indigo Girls, Suzanne Vega, Lucinda Williams, etc.
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Peppanutz wrote on September 24 2008, 08:56 pm

Nice post and a great song....I was listening to the recording and i htink Tom has it tuned down a half step and plays in E A B. But Capo's work wonders. Thx for the post

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