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Creeque Alley chords

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Note: acoustic 12-string is detuned 3 semitones and fingered in D


(12-string [x4; drums and bass enter 4th time]):


[Verse 1]

        John and Mitchie were gettin' kind of itchy
        Just to leave the folk music behind
        Zal and Denny workin' for a penny
        Tryin' to get a fish on the line
        In a coffee house Sebastian sat
        And after every number they'd pass the hat
        McGuinn and McGuire just a-gettin' higher
        In L.A., you know where that's at
                             D7               B7
        And no one's gettin' fat except Mama Cass

[Verse 2]
(same as verse 1)

        Zally said "Denny, you know there aren't many
        Who can sing a song the way that you do, let's go south"
        Denny said "Zally, golly, don't you think that I wish
        I could play guitar like you"
        Zal, Denny and Sebastian sat (at the Night Owl)
        And after every number they'd pass the hat
        McGuinn and McGuire still a-gettin higher
        In L.A., you know where that's at
        And no one's gettin' fat except Mama Cass

[Verse 3]
(same as verse 1)

        When Cass was a sophomore, planned to go to Swarthmore
        But she changed her mind one day
        Standin' on the turnpike, thumb out to hitchhike
        "Take me to New York right away"
        When Denny met Cass he gave her love bumps
        Called John and Zal and that was the Mugwumps
        McGuinn and McGuire couldn't get no higher
        But that's what they were aimin' at
        And no one's gettin' fat except Mama Cass

[Verse 4]
(same as verse 1)

        Mugwumps, high jumps, slow slumps, big bumps
        Don't you work as hard as you play
        Make up, break up, everything is shake up
        Guess it had to be that way
        Sebastian and Zal formed the Spoonful
        Michelle, John, and Denny gettin' very tuneful
        McGuinn and McGuire just a-catchin' fire
        In L.A., you know where that's at
        And everybody's gettin' fat except Mama Cass

[Instrumental Break]

(flute solo over verse chords [might be edited on 45])

[Verse 5]
(same as verse 1)

        Broke, busted, disgusted, agents can't be trusted
        And Mitchie wants to go to the sea
        Cass can't make it, she says we'll have to fake it
        We knew she'd come eventually
        Greasin' on American Express cards
        Tent's low rent, but keeping out the heat's hard
        Duffy's good vibrations and our imaginations
        Can't go on indefinitely
        And California dreamin' is becomin' a reality

(flute solo):

E7       D7        B7
E7       D7        B7

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Swing & willow 10 Jan 02, 2010 11:54 PM

As the chord shapes come up differently, you can easily just play them as bar chords like this:

B7 - 224242
E7 - 779797
F#7 - 242322
D7 - 557575

Great tab, though.

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