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Semi Suite  Tom Waits

Am - D9 - G - Gb7 - F7 - E7 - all play in the bar positions:


    [Am]       [D9]       [G]       [Gb7]       [F7]       [E7]                                                        
E---5------5------3------2------1------0-------------------------------|
B---5------5------3------2------1------0-------------------------------|
G---5------5------4------3------2------1-------------------------------|
D---5------4------5------2------1------0-------------------------------|
A---6------5------5------4------3------2-------------------------------|
E---5------x------3------2------1------0-------------------------------|


Now Tom Waits never does anything straight forward. There is a lot of
bass between these notes and it makes up the turn around between the E7
and back to the Am. Think of it as a little 1-4 blues tune with the G
to run down to E7 break with the E7 turn around. The bass in these tracks
is fretless and slides a lot to get a kind of crying bass sound.

Put the chords over the lyrics like so:

1st Verse

[Am]Well you hate those diesels [D9]rollin'

[Am]And those Friday nights out [D9]bowlin'
[G]When he's off for a [Gb7]twelve [F7]hour l[E7]ay over night.
The bass starts to carry the notes down into the Gb7 and the
guitar follows hitting the notes on the lyrics.

The tempo is slow blues pacing. Enjoy!

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