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Josie  Steely Dan

(this is nicked from a tab-tagged version of this very song - ver. 3)
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 1996 14:50:36 -0500
From: Andrew Rogers
Subject: ./s/steely_dan/
(W. Becker - D. Fagen)
v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v

v v v v

~~~3~~~ ~~~3~~~ (1/4-note triplets)
[Fmaj7] [F#7#9] [Gmaj7] [G#maj7/6]  
Verse 1:
We're gonna [Em7]break out the hats and hooters when Josie comes home
We're gonna rev up the motorscooters
When Josie comes [A/D]home to [G/C]stay
We're gonna [D/G]park in the [C/F]street
[Em7]Sleep on the beach and make it
[A7]Throw down the jam 'til the [G/C]girls [D/G]say [C/F]when
[Em7]Lay down the law and [D/G]break it when [E/A]Josie comes [Em7]home
Chorus 1:
When [C/F]Josie comes[F#7#9] home [B7#9#5] so [Em7]good[C/F]
She's the [F#7#9]pride of the [B7#9#5]neighborhood[Em7] [A7]
She's the [Am7]raw f[D7]lame, the[Gmaj7] live [Cmaj7]wire
She [F#7#9]prays like a Roman with her[B7#9#5] eyes on fire
Verse 2:
Jo who'd you love to scrapple, she'll never say no
Shine up the battle apple
We'll shake 'em all down tonight
We're gonna mix in the street
Strike at the stroke of midnight
Dance on the bones 'til the girls say when
Pick up what's left by daylight when Josie comes home
Chorus 2:
When Josie comes home, so bad
She's the best friend we never had
She's the raw flame, the live wire
She prays like a Roman with her eyes on fire
Instrumental break (2:15 - 2:31):
Play 3X (guitar is doubled by bass):
v v v v v v v v

^^^ 2nd time only
[F#7#9] [B7#9#5]  
(guitar solo over verse chords)
(repeat chorus 1)
(repeat intro)
guitar solo over Em7 to fade
Chord fingerings:
G#maj7/6: xx6563
A/D: x57655
B7#9#5: x21233
C/F: xx3553
D/G: xx5775
E/A: xx7997
F#7#9: 242355
G/C: x35433
(On the record, those X/Y chords are almost certainly played as a standard X
chord on guitar, with the bass covering the Y note; the fingerings suggested
above are for anyone who wants to replicate the overall sound of those chords
on a single guitar. And, incidentally, Laura Nyro was using major triads
with the fourth in the bass when Don and Walt were still playing frat parties
at Bard.)

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A/D A7 Am7 C/F Cmaj7 D/G D7 Em7 F#7#9 Fmaj7 G/C Gmaj7
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