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Rambling Through The Avenues Of Time chords

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                                  Rambling Through the Avenues of Time
                                        Flight of the Conchords
                                        I Told You I Was Freaky 
Tabbed by: Giraffe King

This is how Bret plays it on the show. There's not much change to the chords in their
live sets, so this is about as close as it gets. The chords and lyrics are displayed
in the songbook that come with the CD and Vinyl release, however, they aren't exactly the
chords that Bret plays. I'm sure the names of the chords may be a little off, but I hope
its close enough.


Tuning: Standard            E A D G B e                  E A D G B e
                           +-----------+                +-----------+
                     D      x x 0 2 3 2           G      3 2 0 0 3 3
                     Dmaj7  x 4 0 2 3 2           Gmaj9  2 0 0 0 3 3
                     Gmaj7  x 2 0 0 3 2           G6     0 2 0 0 3 3
                     D/A    x 0 0 0 3 2           A7     x 0 2 0 2 0
                           +-----------+                +-----------+

NOTE: The lyrics in (parenthesis) are Jemaine's.
      The chord progression stays the same through the verses where Bret plays piano.
      Jemaine's bass line is the only thing present in the last verse

      D                    Dmaj7           Gmaj7      D/A
I was wandering through the streets of the city
G                    Gmaj9      G6      A7
Rambling through the avenues of time
          D          Dmaj7     Gmaj7   D/A
When from nowhere my eyes fell onto a girl
         G             Gmaj9     G6      A7
And by chance her eyes fell onto mine


      D       Dmaj7      Gmaj7      D/A
So I sat and I acted all nonchalant
      G       Gmaj9      G6        A7
She smoked her lavender cigarette
D            Dmaj7      Gmaj7      D/A
Reading the future that lay in my hands
     G             Gmaj9      G6
My shadow played a bass clarinet

   (Where are you going with this, Bret?)
     D            Dmaj7    Gmaj7      D/A
We waltzed down a moonlit boulevard
     G        Gmaj9         G6        A7
Just two silhouettes in the mist

   (Ah, yes?)

D        Dmaj7   Gmaj7      D/A
Days went by and years went by
G           Gmaj9        G6     A7
Moments went by when we kissed

   (When was this?) 

               D        Dmaj7    Gmaj7      D/A
She said “Your beard is woven of heartache
          G             Gmaj9   G6     A7
And we'll drink for the lonely tonight.”
        D         Dmaj7      Gmaj7      D/A
And the moon is a horny old drunkard

        G                   Gmaj9                         G6     A7
   (Ah, Bret. Could you please move over to your right?)

         D         Dmaj7       Gmaj7       D/A
We drank dandelion wine and we reminisced
          G              Gmaj9          G6    A7
About the moment when we first met that day

   (I'm trying to watch TV)

        D                Dmaj7         Gmaj7          D/A
Then we reminisced about how we first reminisced

       G         Gmaj9     G6     A7
   (Ah yeah. Sounds a bit gay)

    D         Dmaj7     Gmaj7    D/A
She handed me a broken memory
  G          Gmaj9         G6    A7
A keepsake to forevermore say
     D             Dmaj7        Gmaj7      D/A
That a brief taste of love is as sweet as any
        G      Gmaj9         D
And with that, she made her way

   (Oh yeah? what was her name?)

     D       Dmaj7      Gmaj7      D/A
She said her name was a secret
        G         Gmaj9     G6     A7
Then she said her name was Cherie
           D                  Dmaj7         Gmaj7        D/A          G      Gmaj9
   (Is her middle name Cherie, so it's a Secret Cherie, maybe?)

   G6       A7
Mm… maybe

   (What did she look like?)

    D             Dmaj7    Gmaj7      D/A
She looked like a Parisian river

   (What, dirty?)

     G           Gmaj9       G6       A7
She looked like a chocolate éclair

   (That's rare)

    D         Dmaj7          Gmaj7      D/A
Her eyes were reflections of eyes

   (Oh, nice)

        G        Gmaj9          G6     A7
And the rainbows danced in her hair

   (Oh yeah…)

    D             Dmaj7        Gmaj7      D/A
She reminded me of a winter's morning

   (What, frigid?)

      G         Gmaj9      G6      A7 
Her perfume was eau de toilette

   (What's that mean?)

        D            Dmaj7 Gmaj7  D/A
She was comparable to Cleopatra

   (Quite old?)

              G     Gmaj9   G6     A7
She was like Shakespeare's Juliet


     D           Dmaj7     Gmaj7      D/A
The bohemians of Soho did pirouettes
       G                  Gmaj9         G6       A7
As we waltzed through the streets of Manhattan
    D        Dmaj7       Gmaj7       D/A
On rivers of ribbon and sailboats of song
 G           Gmaj9                G6           A7
   (Bret, did any of this actually happen?)

There's a girl I described she's as real as the wind
It's true I saw her today
The other details are inventions
Because I prefer her that way 

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