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Manhattan Transfer - The Shaker Song chords

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The Shaker Song


|G6  G11    |G6  G11    |G6   G11    |G6  G11   |

|G6  G11    |G6  G11    |G6   G11    |G6  G11   |


..sax:
|G6  G11    |G6  G11    |G6   G11    |G6  G11   |

|G6  G11    |G6  G11    |G6   G11    |G6  G11   |


..guitar:
|Cmaj7     |G11         |Cmaj7       |G11       | 

|Cmaj7     |G11         |Cmaj7       |G11       | 



    Cmaj9             Fmaj9
The fool screams, 'no more!'


              Cmaj9             Fmaj9
He grabs his shirt and hits the door


         Cmaj9                Fmaj9
What she needs from him he ig nores.


       Cmaj9           Fmaj9           Cmaj9           Fmaj9
It's a bore. Oh it's a bore. Oh it's a bore. Oh it's a bore.
(Oh it's a ...)


[ch]Abmaj7/Bb[/ch]       Ebmaj9
Blast the  radi o.


    [ch]Gbmaj7/Ab[/ch]          Dbmaj9
The hits just come and go.


                  [ch]Abmaj7/Bb[/ch]         Ebmaj9          
black out what he knows that he has blown 


             G11   
(That he has blown...)


    Cmaj9            Fmaj9
The night hangs it's head


       Cmaj9            Fmaj9
As the fool crawls into bed.


Cmaj9                  Fmaj9
Still his hungry heart begs to be fed


        Cmaj9
All the words she once said


          Fmaj9
(That she said. That she said. That she said.)


           [ch]Abmaj9/Bb[/ch]        Ebmaj9 
So then he grabs his Chevro let


            [ch]Gmaj7/Ab[/ch]       Dbmaj9
In one more attempt to get away


                            [ch]Abmaj7/Bb[/ch]         Ebmaj9      
But the thoughts of all the crimes of passion lay


           G11
lay in his way.


Fmaj9            E7+9
He can shake the blues,


                Am7               Gm7
But you know he still can get confused.


              Fmaj9  G11
It seems like such a waste


                Cmaj9
'Cause he can't shake her.


C11
Shake her

Fmaj9            E7+9
He can shake his tail, 


                 Am7               Gm7
But you know his moves are getting stale


            Fmaj9             G11
He's on the make, but oh, his heart can't fake


              Cmaj9
That he can't shake her.


         G11
He can't shake her. 


             Cmaj9
No, he can't shake her.  


 Solo on verse and choruc



Romance falls like rain
But all the motives are insane
Everytime that he plays the game he feels the pain
(He feels the pain. Who is to blame? Who is to blame?)
He finds a joint that's jive
Guys are spinning girls like 45's.
All of the live bait sink for his lines they are so high
He knows he is beat
As his heart puts on the heat
Run from the street that don't even fit his feet
(Don't fit his feet. Now he can see. Now he can really see)
Tell him here's a telephone
He can beg to let the fool come home
He tells her that his life's a drag alone
(Can't be alone)



He can shake the blues,
But you know he still can get confused.
It seems like such a waste
'Cause he can't shake her.
He can shake his tail, 
But you know his moves are getting stale
He's on the make, but oh, his heart can't fake
That he can't shake her.


He can't shake her. 
No, he can't shake her


Transcription and chart
Peter Kruger
casparus60@yahoo.com


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