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What a Shame About Me  Steely Dan

I was grinding t[Am7/D]hrough my day gig
Stackin' cutouts at the Strand*
When in walks Franny from NYU
We were quite an item back then
We [Dm7/G]talked about her films and shows and Cds
And I don't know what else*
She said, yeah, [Am7/D]Hollywood's been good to me
But tell me - how about yourself
I'm still [Cmaj7]working on that [F13]novel
But I'm [Ebmaj7/F]just about to q[F13]uit
'Cause I'm [D]worrying about the [Db7]future now
Or [B7]maybe this is [Bbmaj7]it
It's [Fmaj7]not all that I [B7+9]thought it would [Bbmaj7]be [E13-9]
What a [Bb/C]shame a [B7+9]bout me [Gsus4/Bb] [Bbmaj13]
[Am7/D] She said, talk to me, do you ever see
Anybody else from our old crew*
Bobby Dakine won the Bunsen Prize
Now he's coming out with something new
[Dm7/G]Alan owns a chain of Steamer Heavens
And Barry is the software king*
And [Am7/D]somebody told me in the early 80's
You were gonna be the Next Big Thing
Well now [Cmaj7]that was just a [F13]rumour
But I [Ebmaj7/F]guess I'm doin' [F13]fine
[D]Three weeks out of the [Db7]rehab
Living [B7]one day at a [Bbmaj7]time
Sneaking [Fmaj7]up on the [B7+9]new cen[Bbmaj7]tury [E13-9]
What a [Bb/C]shame a [B7+9]bout me [Gsus4/Bb] [Bbmaj13]
[Am7/D] What a shame about [Gm7/C]me
I'm thinking of a [Bbm7/Eb]major Jane Street [Fmaj9]sunrise
And the [Bb13]goddess on the [Csus4/Eb]fire es[Ebm7/Ab]cape was you
|Dbm7/Gb | |Abm7/Db | |
|Dbm7/Gb | |Abm7/Db | |
|Gbm7/B |Abm7/Db |
We [Am7/D]both ran out of small talk
The connection seemed to go dead*
I was about to say, hey, have a nice life
When she touched my hand and said:
You k[Dm7/G]now I just had this great idea
This could be very cool*
Why don't we grab a cab to my hotel
And make believe we're [Am7/D]back at our old school
I said [Cmaj7]babe you look de [F13]licious
And you're [Ebmaj7/F]standing very [F13]close
But like [D]this is Lower [Db7]Broadway
And you're [B7]talking to a [Bbmaj7]ghost
Take a [Fmaj7]good look it's [B7+9]easy to [Bbmaj7]see [E13-9]
What a [Bbmaj7]shame a[Ebmaj9]bout me [E7] [F]
What a [Bb/C]shame a [B7+9]bout me [Gsus4/Bb] [Bbmaj13]
|Am7/D | | | |
Shame! Shame about me?
'*'lick Gsus4/Bb Csus4/Eb


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