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spinning wheel  Blood Sweat and Tears



        Horns [D7#9 in low and bigb octaves]:

                    1111
        [x5456x]         [xx2133]
v   v   v   v    v   v   v   v
/                ///// //// //

Verse 1:

bass (doubled with piano); chords implied

(E7)    (A7)      (D7)    (G)
 v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v
	-----------------|-----------------
-----------------|-----------------
-7---7---------3-|-5---5-------2-5-
-------3-5---5---|-------1-3-------

        What goes up  must come down           [cowbell enters]
        Spinnin' wheel got to go 'round        [full drum kit enters]
Talkin' 'bout your troubles it's a cryin' sin
        D7 [N.C.]                      D7#9
Ride a painted pony let the spinnin' wheel spin

Verse 2:

   E7#9    A13          D7#9    G
You got no money and you got no home
        E7#9      A13  D7#9  G [no borns]
Spinnin' wheel all alone
E7#9               A13              D7#9   G
Talkin' 'bout your troubles and you never learn
        D7 [N.C.]                      D7#9 
Ride a painted pony let the spinnin' wheel turn

Bridge:

Cadd2           Bbadd2
Did you find the directing sign on the
Abadd2              Gadd2
Straight and narrow highway
Cadd2            Bbadd2
Would you mind a reflecting sign
        Abadd2            [G] (bass alone)
Just let it shine within your mind
Ab/G              Bb              C
And show you the colors that are real

Dadd2            Am7/D
/ / / /  / / / /   / / / /  / / / /

Horns (chords built on fourths):

F7sus4(no 5)           F7#9sus4(no 5)
x888xx                 x8889x
/  /  /  /  /// ///    /////  ////  //

Verse 3:

Someone is waiting just for you
        E7#9      A13   D7#9      G [trombone: D->E slide]
Spinnin' wheel, spinnin' true
Drop all your troubles by the riverside
             D7 [N.C.]                      D7#9
        [1: Catcb a painted pony on tbe spinning wbeel ride]
             D7 [N.C.]
        [2: Ride a painted pony let tbe spinning wbeel fly]

Instrumental break (LP version):

        bass/piano as per first verse [2X]

        E7#9  A13     D7#9  G13      [4X]
 /  /  /  /    /  /  /  /

E7#9
 / / / /  / / / /  / / / /  / / / /

Eb7#9
 / / / /  / / / /  / / / /  / / / /

        D7#9 [N.C.]
 / / / /  / / / /

(drum fill)

Instrumental break (45 version):

guitar solo over bass/piano:

 (E7)         (A7)           (D7)                     (G)
	--------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------
14b16---14b16-14-------------------12---14b16-14-12----12-----
-----------------------------12-14---14-------------14--------
--------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------

 (E7)         (A7)           (D7)                     (G)
	17b19---17b19-17-------------------19-19-----19--17--15-------
--------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------17s19----19-----19--17--16-------
--------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------

[repeat verse 3]

Coda:

        E7#9   A13    [Eb]   D7#9   Gmaj7    [2X]
 / / /  / / /  / / /  / / /  / / /

(calliope effects on recorders)

        E7#9   A13    [Eb]   D7#9   Gmaj7
 / / /  / / /  / / /  / / /  / / /

(calliope effects on recorders)

        E7#9   A13    [Eb]   D7#9   Gmaj7    [3X; borns fade 3rd time]
 / / /  / / /  / / /  / / /  / / /

(recorders continue to end)

        spoken: That wasn't too good [laugbter]


-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers

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