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New York City Serenade  Bruce Springsteen

 
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New York City Serenade-Bruce Springsteen
 
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Tabbed by:Nick V.
E-mail:BlindTerry333@gmai.com
Tuning:EADGBE
Originally from 1973's "The Wild, the Innocent,and The E Street Shuffle" but I've also
included some of the variances of how it was played live.
Intro(Fig. 1)
 
 e|-5/7---7-7-7--------5-7-7-7-7b--7p5---------------------------------------|
 B|-5/7---7-7-7--5-7-7-----------------------------------------5-7-----------|
 G|--------------------------------------------2-2-4-4-5---5-7---------------|
 D|------------------------------------2-2-4-4-------------------------------|
 A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 e|-9p7--9p7--9--9/7-------5--7-7b-5-------------------------------------------|
 B|-7-7--7----7--7/5----7------------------------------------------------------|
 G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

[A]Billy,[F#m] he's down by the [Bm]railroad tracks[D]
Sit[A]ting low in the [F#m]back seat of his [Bm]cadillac[D]
[A]Diamond [F#m]Jackie she's [Bm]so intact[D]
As she [A]falls so [F#m]softly be[Bm]neath him[D]
Jackie's [Bm]heels are stacked
Billy's got [F#m]cleats on his boots
Together they're [Bm]gonna boogaloo down Broadway
And come back [F#m]home with their loot
It's [Bm]midnight in Manhattan
This is no [D]time to get cute
It's a mad [E]dogs promenade
So walk [A]tall[F#m] [Bm]
Better [D]don't walk at all[A] [F#m] [Bm] [D]
Fish [A]lady, oh, [F#m]Fish lady, Fish lady
She [Bm]baits them tenament walls[D]
She wont ta[A]ke corner boys, ain't got no [F#m]money
And they're [Bm]so easy[D]
I said hey [A]babe, ah really
F#m Bm D (w/Fig. #2)
Wont you take my hand, waltz with me down Broadway
A F#m Bm D (w/Fig. #2)
Oh, mama, take my arm and move with me down Broadway, yeah
I'm a [A]young man I talk it real loud
[F#m]Yeah babe, I walk it real proud for [Bm]ya
Ah, [D]so shake it away
So shake a[A]way your street life, shake away your [F#m]city life
And [Bm]hook up to the train
Ah, [D]hook up to the night train
[A]Hook it [F#m]up, hook up to the[Bm]...hook up to the train[D]
But I know that she [Bm]wont take the train
(No, she [F#m]wont take the train)
No, she [Bm]wont take the train
(No, she [F#m]wont take the train)
Oh, she [Bm]wont take the train
(No, she [F#m]wont take the train)
Oh, she [Bm]wont take the train
(No, she [F#m]wont take the train)
She's a[D]fraid them tracks are gonna slow her down
And when she [E]turns this boy'll be gone
So [A]long[F#m]
Some[Bm]times you just [D]gotta walk on,[A] walk[F#m] [Bm] [D]
Hey [A]vibes man, hey jazz [F#m]man
Ah, [Bm]play me your serenade[D]
Any [A]deeper blues, you'll be [F#m]playing in your [Bm]grave[D]
Save your [Bm]notes
Don't spend 'em on the blues [F#m]boy
Save your [Bm]notes
Don't spend 'em on the dar[F#m]lin' year inside, boy
Straight for the church [Bm]note ringin'
Vibes man sting a [D]trashcan
Listen to [E]your junk man, ah, listen to your junk man
listen to your junk man, oh, listen to your junk man
He's [A]singing, [F#m]singing
He's [Bm]singing, [D]singing
He's [A]singing, [F#m]singing
All dressed [Bm]up in satin walking down the [D]alley
[A]Singing, [F#m]singing
[Bm]Sing, yeah, [D]sing, yeah
[A]Singing, [F#m]singing
[Bm]Sing, yeah, [D]sing, yeah
A F#m Bm D until end
Watch out for your junk man!
Clarence (Fig. #2)
 
 e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B|-10---------------------------10------------------------------------------|
 G|----11--9-11--11-9-11-9----------11--9-11--11-9-11-9----------------------|
 D|-------------------------11---------------------------11------------------|
 A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

"Jackie's heels are stacked..." (Fig. #3)
 
 e|------------------------------------------------------2---0---------------|
 B|------------------------------------------------------3---0---------------|
 G|---------4-----------4--------------------------------2---1---------------|
 D|-----4---------4---4--------------4------------4------0---2---------------|
 A|-2-2---2---2-2---2----------4-----------4----4--------0---2---------------|
 E|-----------------------2-2----2-----2-2---2-----------x---0---------------|

Live/Violins/Piano (Fig. #4)
 
 e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B|-----------2--------------------------------------------------------------|
 G|-----2--4----2---------2--------------------------------------------------|
 D|-2h4------------4--2h4----------------------------------------------------|
 A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|


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