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Haitian Divorce  Steely Dan

 

Hi - This was graciously transcribed and posted by Howard Wright some time
ago. My thanks go to him for all his expertise and efforts! It might
have been edited a bit from his original for my own use.
 
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INTRO:
[Em7] [/] [Em6] [/] [Em7] [/] [Em6] [/] [Em7] [/] [Em6] [/] [E] [/] [Abm7] [A] 
B[B]abs and clean [F#m]willy were in l[E]ove they sai[C#m7]d
S[Amaj7]o in [Abm7]love the pr[B6]eachers face turned [C#m7]red
S[B6]oon every-[F#m]body knew the t[E]hing was de[C#m7]ad
He[Amaj7] shouts she [Amaj7/Bb]bites they wra[E]ngle through the ni[A]ght[Abm7]
S[F#m7]emi mo-[B]jo w[F#m7]ho's this kinky so [B] and so, papa go...
A (flat 5th) Bbm11
He shouts she bites ....
CHORUS:
O[Em]h - oh - [D6]oh [C6]No hesi - t[G7]ation no [Cmaj7]tears & no hearts b[Bm7]reakin' no r[Em7]emorse
[Em] [D6] [Am] [G13] [Cmaj7] [Bm7] [Cmaj7] [Bm7]  
 
 Oh - oh - oh... Con - grat-u- lations this is your Hai-itian

Divor[Em7]ce[Em6] [Em7] [Em6] [E] [Abm7] [A]
Now it goes back to the second verse- same as the first (but different words!)
After the second chorus, it goes to a middle eight type thing with the words:
"At the grotto, in the easy chair, sits the Charlie...." etc
Going in to this, the last line of the chorus is slightly different in that you
don't play the E, G#m7 and A chords but go straight from Em6 to :
MIDDLE 8:
[(Em6)]At the gr[Cmaj7]otto in the [Em7]easy chair sits the [D7]Charlie with the lotion and the
k[G]inky hair when she la[G7]ughed she said it [Cmaj7]all
[F7] The band was [G7]hot so they d[F7]anced a famous me[G7]rango (?) now we
d[A7]olly back now we [C7]fade to black
INSTRUMENTAL (Guitar solo):
G / F7 / C / Bb7 A7 (play three times)
[Cmaj7] [/] [/] [Bm7] [Em7] [/] [Em6] [/] [Em7] [/] [Em6] [/] [Em7] [/] [Em6] [/] [E] [/] [Abm7] [A] 
Next it goes to another verse (verse 3)
Same chords as before
Then another chorus
At the end of the third chorus, play as for the second chorus i.e miss out
the E Abm7 and A chords
Instead of these go straight into another instrumental bit, same as above
for the first threee lines (i.e the three repetition of the first line)
but then play:
[Fmaj7] [/] [/] [/] [Em7] [/] [Em6] [/]  
and repeat this line as much as you want (the song fades here)
For some chords I've put alternative shapes for the same chord. Take your pick
[EADGBE]x7x787 [EADGBE]x79787 [EADGBE]x7x687 [EADGBE]022100 [EADGBE]464444 [EADGBE]577655
([Em7]use the fir[Em7]st Em7 shape[Em6] for the intr[E]o bit with [Abm7]Em7 and Em6)[A]
[EADGBE]799877 [EADGBE]244222 [EADGBE]242222 [EADGBE]x46454 [EADGBE]x02120
[B] [F#m] [F#m7] [C#m7] [Amaj7] 
[EADGBE]x24444 [EADGBE]x1212x [EADGBE]355433 [EADGBE]353433 [EADGBE]353453 [EADGBE]3x3455
[B6] [Amaj7/Bb] [G] [G7] [G13] [G13] 
[EADGBE]x57777 [EADGBE]x35555 [EADGBE]x0764x [EADGBE]6x664x [EADGBE]x79987 [EADGBE]x24232
D6 C6 A flat5 Bbm11 Em Bm7
[EADGBE]x35453 [EADGBE]131211 [EADGBE]575655 [EADGBE]x35353 [EADGBE]x57575
[Cmaj7] [F7] [A7] [C7] [D7] 

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A A7 Abm7 Am Amaj7 Amaj7/Bb B B6 Bm7 C#m7 C6 C7 Cmaj7 D6 D7 E Em Em6 Em7 F#m F#m7 F7 Fmaj7 G G13 G7
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