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Downtown Train chords

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Song: Downtown train (Acoustic version)
Artist: Tom Waits
Composer: Tom Waits

Tabbed by DJ ('DiddyD' on ultimateGuitar.com)
20th Feb 2017

Live 'Storytellers' version
CAPO: 3rd fret (Sounds in the key of F)
Video at this link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLmdZkazTnc

I've added in a few of the bass notes for more interest.

N.B
(The original album version is in the approx. key of Eb, 
and the tuning is a little flat. Use a chromatic tuner
and de-tune all strings down approx. -30 to match recording,
and put the CAPO: 1st fret)

Chord names and fret positions are relative to the capo:
D = xx0232   Asus4 = x02230   A7   = x02020
G = 320033   G/B   = x20033   G/F# = 2x0033
A = x02220   A/C#  = x4222x   Em   = 022000
                              Em7  = 022030

**************************************************************

[Intro]
    D                 G       A
||: /_/ /_/ /_/ /_/ | /_/ /_/ /_/ /_/ :||[x2]


[Verse 1]
D                 G      A         D
   Outside a - nother yellow moon----,
               G            A              D
Has punched a hole in the night time, yes,
    G                            A            D
I climb through the window, and down to the street,
       G            A
I'm shining like a new dime,
G                 Asus4       A
     The downtown trains are full... 
G                       Asus4     A
     With all of those Brooklyn girls,
G/B                      A/C#                 A7
     They try so hard to break out of their little worlds!


[Verse 2]
D                        G               A                D
   Well, you wave your hand, and they scatter like crows---,
             G                      A           D
They have nothing that will ever capture your heart,
                G           A            D
They're just thorns with - out the rose----,
      G             A
Be careful of them in the dark,
G          Asus4        A  G                          Asus4  A
   Oh, if I was the one   ...you chose to be your only one,
          G/B           
Oh, baby,   ...can't you hear me?
A/C#               A7
     ...Can't you hear me now?


[Chorus]
D                        G   A7   D                 G   A7  D
    Will I see you to - night    ...on a downtown train?
        G                    G/F#   Em   Em7
Every night ...it's just the same,
A                  A7    D
    You leave me lonely now!


[Verse 3]
D                G         A            D
   I know your window, and I know it's late,
               G              A      D
I know your stairs and your doorway,
                    G         A         D
I walk down your street, and past your gate,
                 G            A
I stand by the light at the four-way,
G                         Asus4   A
    You watch them as they fall,
     G                            Asus4   A
Oh, baby, they all have heart at - tacks,
      G/B
They stay at the carnival,
             A/C#          A7
But they'll never win you back!


[Chorus]
D                   G    A7 D                  G   A7   D
   Can I see you tonight    ...on a downtown train?
             G                  G/F#      Em  Em7 A       A7
Every night,...every night it's just the same,    ...oh, baby!


[Bridge]
D                        G   A7  D                  G   A7  D
    Will I see you to - night    ...on a downtown train?
            G                 G/F#  Em   Em7       A
All of my tears  ...they fall like rain,   ...oh, baby,
       A7       D        A      D       A
On a downtown train!
              | /_/ /_/  /  / | /_/ /_/  /  / |
                ^ ^   ^  ^      ^ ^   ^  ^
                D        G      A   
              | /_/ /_/  /  / | /_/ /_/  /  /  |
                ^ ^   ^  ^  ^   ^ ^   ^  ^
   D       A      D       A
| /_/ /_/  /  / | /_/ /_/  /  / |
  ^ ^   ^  ^      ^ ^   ^  ^
   D       G      A                Asus4
| /_/ /_/  /  / | /_/ /_/  /  /  | /_/ /_/  /  /  |
  ^ ^   ^  ^  ^   ^ ^   ^  ^       ^ ^   ^  ^


[Chorus]
D                        G   A7   D                 G   A7  D
    Will I see you to - night    ...on a downtown train?
        G       G/F#  Em        Em7           Asus4       A
Every night,...every night it's just the same,   ...I'm lonely!


[Chorus & Coda]
D                       G   A7  D                     G  A7  D
   Will I see you to - night   ...oo, on a downtown train?
           G                 G/F#  Em   Em7
All of my tears ...just fall like rain,
A             A7       D     G              A7      D
   All on a downtown train,   ...all on a downtown train,
G          A7      D     G              A7      D
   On a downtown train,   ...all on a downtown train,
G       A7       D        G     A7
   ...Downtown train!  |  /  /  /  / |

   D             G    A7       D            G     A7      D
|  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / |  / ||

            
            
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maguri [tm] 32,093 Feb 25, 2017 05:03 PM

The split chords make it sound great, thank you!

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