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                Blue Shadows on the Trail – Randy Newman
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Vocals: Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short
Written by: Randy Newman
From: "The Three Amigos - Original Soundtrack" (1986)
Newman's demo version: “Guilty: 30 Years of Randy Newman (CD 3: Odds & Ends)”

I chose to transcribe this heart-breaking song in guitar player-friendly E. 
Newman’s demo recording on the anthology mentioned above is in F (to play 
along you’d have to use a capo 1st fret). The soundtrack recording is in Eb 
(in this case you either tune down a half-step (D#-G#-C#-F#-A#-d#) and play in E 
or you’d have to put a capo 1st fret and play in D (I included 
this version below).

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Soundtrack version (Eb = E + tuning: half-step down to D#-G#-C#-F#-A#-d#)
Randy Newman demo (F = E + capo 1st fret)
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CHORDS

         E-A-D-G-B-E
Fdim     1-x-0-1-0-x
B7/F#    2-x-1-2-0-2
E/G#     4-x-2-1-0-0
Bbdim    x-1-2-0-2-0
E/B      x-2-x-1-0-0
G#m7-5   4-x-4-4-3-x
C#7+5    x-4-6-4-6-5
F#7+5    2-x-2-3-3-2
Baug     x-2-1-0-x-x
Baugadd9 x-2-1-0-2-x


RIFF
  E       Fdim     B7/F#   B7
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  
e|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|
A|--2-4-2---2-4-2-|--2-4-2---2-432-|
E|0-------1-------|2---------------|


[Intro]

 E Fdim | B7/F# B7 
 E Fdim | B7/F# B7 


[Verse]

E        B7/F#     E/G#     Emaj7  E7
 Arizona moon keep shining
A               Bbdim E/B   E
From the desert sky  above
A                Bbdim 
 You know pretty soon
     G#m7-5     C#7
That big yellow moon
     F#7                       B       B7
Will light the way back to the one you love


[Chorus]

E Fdim B7/F#  B7     | E Fdim | B7/F# B7 |
Blue   shadows on the trail
E Fdim     B7/F#  B7          G#m7-5   C#7
    Little cowboy, close your eyes and dream
A           Bbdim       E/G#      E7   
 All of the doggies are in the corral
A           Bbdim   E/G#  E7   
All of your work is done
A                Bbdim    G#m7         C#7(+5)
 Just close your eyes and dream little pal
F#7   F#aug Baug Baug(add9)
Dream of    some-one


[Interlude]

E                   Fdim      
Boom boom boom boom boom boom boom boom 
B7/F#               B7
Boom boom boom boom boom boom boom boom
E                   Fdim      
Boom boom boom boom boom boom boom boom 
B7/F#               B7
Boom boom boom boom    bo bo bo boom


[Chorus]

E Fdim B7/F# B7      | E Fdim | B7/F# B7 |
Blue shadows  on the trail
E Fdim        B7/F#  B7           G#m7-5 C#7
    Soft wind blowing through the trees above
A              Bbdim       E/G#  E7   
 All the other little cowboys
F#m7         B7        G#m7-5 C#7
 Back in the bunkhouse now,   so
F#7   F#aug Baug Baug(add9)  | E Fdim | B7/F# B7 |
Close your  eyes and ...      dream


[Outro]

| E Fdim | B7/F# B7 |
| E Fdim | B7/F# B7 | E



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Soundtrack version (Eb = D + capo 1st fret)
Randy Newman demo (F = D + capo 3rd fret)
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CHORDS
        E-A-D-G-B-E
D#dim   x-x-1-2-1-2
A/E     x-x-2-2-2-0
A7/E    x-x-2-0-2-0
D/F#    2-x-0-2-3(2)
G#dim   4-x-3-4-3-0
D/A     x-0(0)2-3-2
F#m7-5  2-x-2-2-1-x
B7+5    x-2-4-2-4-3
E+5     x-x-2-1-1-0
A5+     x-0-3-2-x-x
A5+add9 x-0-3-2-0-x

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RIFF
  D       D#dim     A/E    A
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  
e|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|
G|--2-4-2---2-4-2-|--2-4-2---2-432-|
D|0-------1-------|2---------------|
A|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|

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[Intro]

| D D#dim | A/E A |
| D D#dim | A/E A |


[Verse]

D        A7/E     D/F#     Dmaj7  D7
 Arizona moon keep shining
G               G#dim D/A   D
From the desert sky  above
G                G#dim 
 You know pretty soon
     F#m7-5     B7
That big yellow moon
     E7                        A       A7
Will light the way back to the one you love


[Chorus]

D D#dim A/E    A       | D D#dim | A/E A |
Blue    shadows on the trail
D D#dim    A/E    A           F#m7-5   B7
    Little cowboy, close your eyes and dream
G           G#dim       D/F#      D7   
 All of the doggies are in the corral
G           G#dim   D/F#  D7   
All of your work is done
G                G#dim    F#m7         B7(+5)
 Just close your eyes and dream little pal
E    Eaug Aaug Aaug(add9)
Dream of  some-one


[Interlude]

D                   D#dim      
Boom boom boom boom boom boom boom boom 
A/E                A
Boom boom boom boom boom boom boom 
D                   D#dim      
Boom boom boom boom boom boom boom boom 
A/E                A7
Boom boom boom boom    bo bo bo boom


[Chorus]

D D#dim A/E     A       | D D#dim | Em7 A7 |
Blue    shadows   on the trail
D D#dim       A/E    A            F#m7-5 B7
    Soft wind blowing through the trees above
G              G#dim  D/F#   D7   
 All the other little cowboys
Em7         A7         F#m7-5 B7
 Back in the bunkhouse now,   so
E     Eaug Aaug Aaug(add9)   | D D#dim | A/E A7 |
Close your eyes and ...      dream


[Outro]

| D D#dim | A/E A7 |
| D D#dim | A/E A7 | D



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| x    Dead note
| (n)  Ghost note

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