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Ol 55 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: Johan Kristian Sveen 

Here's "Ol '55" from the Album "Closing Time" from 1973. (The Eagles did a
cover of this song)

Ol'55    (Tom Waits)
--------------------


A            Asus4 A
Time went so quickly,
       C#m      
I went lickety splitly
D               A 
out to my Ol'55
     A           Asus4 A
As I pulled away slowly
C#m             
feeling so holy
D                       E7
god knows I was feeling alive

        A    C#m     D  D/E  E7
Now the suns comming up
    A           C#m   D   D/E  E7
I'm riding with lady luck
A        C#m      D      D/E E7
freeways cars and trucks
Bm      E          A
stars beginning to fade
Bm     E         A  
and I lead the parade
Bm     E               
and I wish that I could
F#m        
stay a little longer
B               E                E7     
ooh 'cause this fellings getting stronger


Six in the mornin' 
gave me no warnin'
had to be on my way
now the cars are all passin' me
trucks are all flashin' me
'n I'm headed home from your place

-------
from

Johan Kristian Sveen
University of Oslo, Norway
Dept. of Mechanics


From: jgoffin@acs.ucalgary.ca (Jeffrey Goffin)

OL' 55' by Tom Waits

        C                           Em7
Well my time went so quickly I went lickety-splitly
F          G         C
Out to my ol' fifty-five
        C               Em7
As I pulled away slowly feelin' so holy
    F                     G   G7
God knows I was feelin' alive.

            C     Em7    F  G  G7
And now the sun's comin' up 
    C           Em7    F  G  G7
I'm ridin' with Lady Luck
C       Em7      F     Em
Freeway cars and trucks 
Dm    G            C   Am
Stars beginning to fade 
Dm    G            C   Am
And I lead the parade
Dm     G           Am
Just a-wishin' I'd stayed a little longer
D                       F                G7
Lord don't you know the feelin's gettin' stronger.

Six in the mornin' gave me no warnin'
I had to be on my way.
Now the cars are all passin' me, trucks are all flashin' me
I'm headed home from your place.

And now the sun's comin' up 
I'm ridin' with Lady Luck
Freeway cars and trucks 
Stars beginning to fade 
And I lead the parade
Just a-wishin' I'd stayed a little longer
Lord don't you know the feelin's gettin' stronger.

Well my time went so quickly I went lickety-splitly
Out to my ol' fifty-five
As I pulled away slowly feelin' so holy
God knows I was feelin' alive.

            C     Em7    F  G  G7    C           Em7    F  G  G7
And now the sun's comin' up      I'm ridin' with Lady Luck
C       Em7      F       G G7    C           Em7    F  G  G7
Freeway cars and trucks,         Ridin' with Lady Luck
C       Em7      F       G G7    C           Em7    F  G  G7
Freeway cars and trucks,         Ridin' with Lady Luck

************************************************************************
*                  "Here's a song that I like to play.                 *
*               Print it out, play it and pass it around.              *
*            If you like it, send me one of your favourites."          *
*                                                                      *
* Jeffrey Goffin                     Internet: jgoffin@acs.ucalgary.ca *
* Calgary, Alberta, Canada           FidoNet:  1:134/160               *
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rocker14 wrote on October 1 2005, 02:45 pm

ok i must ask...do none of you play your version along with the song? the tom version is actually in F# not A or C. to give you an idea, the chord prgression for the intro and first half of the verse is F#, Bbm, B, F#.

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skux wrote on July 29 2008, 04:08 am

depends what version u have, as tom waits did many takes. on the cd i got its the same chords as this with a capo on the 1st fret. ass

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Kay-J wrote on March 24 2009, 08:09 pm

The version I have is in F# as well, not in A

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