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Swordfishtrombone chords

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Song: Swordfishtrombone
Artist: Tom Waits
Composer: Tom Waits
Album: Swordfishtrombone

Tabbed by DJ ('DiddyD' on ultimateGuitar.com)
26th April 2017

CAPO: 5th fret (Sounds in the key of Am)

N.B.
Please IGNORE ANY POP-UP CHORD BOXES the website
might automatically suggest and use the typed shapes
shown below:

Chord names and fret positions are relative to the capo:
Emadd9 = 024000   B  = x24442   Am = x02210   F#7 = 242322
Em     = 022000   B7 = x24242   A4 = x02230   C7  = x35353

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

[Intro]
e |----------|
B |----------|
G |----------|
D |----------|
A |----0--2--|
E |--4-------|

  Em Emadd9 Em       B     B7      B7    B      Em Emadd9 Em
||: /  /_/  /_/ / | / /_/ /_/ / | / /_/ /_/ / | /  /_/  /_/ / :||[x2]
    ^  ^ ^  ^ ^     ^ ^ ^ ^ ^    ^  ^ ^ ^ ^     ^  ^ ^  ^ ^
    Am A4 Am     Em Emadd9 Em
||: / /_/ /_/ / | /  /_/  /_/ / :||[x3]
    ^ ^ ^ ^ ^     ^  ^ ^  ^ ^
   F#7   C7       B7
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |


[Verse 1]
              Em   Emadd9   Em           B           B7
Well, he came home from the war with a party in his head,
      B7        B           Em   Emadd9 Em
And modified Brougham De - Ville,
      Em     Emadd9     Em               B        B7
And a pair of legs that opened up like butterfly wings,
      B7             B           Em     Emadd9 Em
And a mad dog that wouldn't sit still!


[Verse 2]
          Am             A4    Am     Em             Emadd9 Em
Went and took up with a Sal - vation Army Band girl,
                   Am                   A4    Am     Em  Emadd9 Em
Who played 'Dirty water' from a sword -fish - trom - bone,
            Am                A4  Am        Em         Emadd9 Em
He went to sleep at the bot - tom of Ten - killer Lake,
              F#7            C7          B7
And he said, "Gee, but it's great to be home!"


[Verse 3]
               Em  Emadd9   Em           B                B7
Well, he came home from the war, with a party in his head,
        B7            B            Em  Emadd9  Em
And an idea for a fireworks dis - play,
        Em       Emadd9   Em             B                  B7
And he knew that he'd be ready with a stainless steel ma - chete,
       B7              B               Em   Emadd9 Em
And a half a pint of Ballentine's each day!


[Verse 4]
         Am              A4   Am      Em            Emadd9 Em
Then he holed up in room a - bove a hardware store,
         Am                     A4    Am   Em     Emadd9 Em
Crying nothing there, but Hol - ly - wood tears,
       Am                   A4    Am     Em            Emadd9 Em
And he put a spell on some poor little Crutchfield girl,
      F#7                  C7          B7
And stayed like that for twenty-seven years!


[Verse 5]
               Em               Emadd9  Em
He'd packed up all his expect - ations,
       B               B7
He lit out for Cali - fornia,
       B7           B               Em  Emadd9  Em
With a flyswatter banjo on his knee,
            Em           Emadd9  Em
With 'Lucky Tiger' in his angel hair,
       B             B7
And benzedrine for getting there,
       B7            B          Em    Emadd9  Em
They found him in a eucalyptus tree!


[Verse 6]
           Am               A4  Am
Lieutenant got him a cana - ry bird,
      Em                     Emadd9 Em
And skanked her head with eve - ry word,
       Am                 A4    Am    Em  Emadd9 Em
And Chesterfielded moon - beams in a song,
           Am                   A4
And he got 20 years for lovin' her,
 Am         Em           Emadd9  Em
From some Oklahoma Gover - nor,
        F#7             C7              B7
Said, everything this doughboy does is wrong!


[Verse 7]
                    Em            Emadd9 Em    B     B7
Now, some say he's doing 'The o - bitu - ary mambo',
      B7             B                  Em  Emadd9 Em
Now, some say he's hangin' on the wall,
               Em             Emadd9  Em
Perhaps, this yarn's the only thing...
          B                   B7
...That holds this man to - gether,
      B7               B            Em   Emadd9 Em
Some say that he was never here at all!


[Verse 8]
 Am               A4   Am       Em        Emadd9 Em
Some say they saw him down in Birmingham,
 Am                 A4   Am   Em   Emadd9 Em
Sleeping in a box - car going by,
    Am                    A4   Am     Em        Emadd9 Em
And if you think that you can tell a bigger tale,
   F#7                 C7             B7
I swear to God, you'd have to tell a lie!


[Coda]
  Em Emadd9 Em       B     B7      B7    B     Em Emadd9 Em
||: /  /_/  /_/ / | / /_/ /_/ / | / /_/ /_/ / | /  /_/  /_/ / :||[x2]
    ^  ^ ^  ^ ^    ^  ^ ^ ^ ^     ^ ^ ^ ^ ^     ^  ^ ^  ^ ^
    Am A4 Am     Em Emadd9 Em
||: / /_/ /_/ / | /  /_/  /_/ / :||[x3]
    ^ ^ ^ ^ ^     ^  ^ ^  ^ ^
   F#7   C7       B7           Emadd9
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  ||

            
            
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