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Down Easter Alexa

Billy Joel

 GDEm
Well I'm on the Downeaster "Alexa"
 GDEm
And I'm cruising through Block Island Sound
 CGAm
I have charted a course to the Vineyard
 GDEm
But tonight I am Nantucket bound

 CDGC
 We took on diesel back in Montauk yesterday
 CDGD
 And left this morning from the bell in Gardiner's Bay
 CDGC
 Like all the locals here I've had to sell my home
 CDGD
 Too proud to leave I worked my fingers to the bone

 GDEm
So I could own my Downeaster "Alexa"
 GDEm
And I go where the ocean is deep
 CGAm
There are giants out there in the canyons
 GDEm
And a good captain can't fall asleep

 CDGC
 I've got bills to pay and children who need clothes
 CDGD
 I know there's fish out there but where God only knows
 CDGC
 They say these waters aren't what they used to be
 CDGD
 But I've got people back on land who count on me

 GDEm
So if you see my Downeaster "Alexa"
 GDEm
And if you work with the rod and the reel
 CGAm
Tell my wife I am trolling Atlantis
 GDEm
And I still have my hands on the wheel

 GDEm
Now I drive my Downeaster "Alexa"
 GDEm
More and more miles from shore every year
 CGAm
Since they tell me I can't sell no stripers
 GDEm
And there's no luck in swordfishing here.

 CDGC
 I was a bayman like my father was before
 CDGD
 Can't make a living as a bayman anymore
 CDGC
 There ain't much future for a man who works the sea
 CDGD
 But there ain't no island left for islanders like me


Am C D Em G
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bonedaddy (report comment to admin):
Capo 5th
maccafan (report comment to admin):
Joel's books says up +5 Semitones from G to C.  Also Am - Em for intro and C - Am for bridge.  Try it - it should sound right.