Sixto Rodriguez Inner City Blues chords
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From the Album: Cold Fact | Tabbed by: Doug McCabe This song is played in the key of E (with a capo on the second fret). This is the version from the Cold Fact Album. The live version is slightly different. The introduction starts with down strums on the E chord and then an intermittent E & Em before changing to A. The A has a riff using your little finger on the E string on the 2nd & 3rd frets. This riff occurs several times throughout the song. Intro: E, Em, A Etc. Verse: E A Going down a dirty inner city side road, I plotted E A Madness passed me by, she smiled hi, I nodded E B5 E Looked up as the sky began to cry, she shot it E A E Meet a girl from Dearborn, early six o-clock this morn, a cold fact A E Asked about her bag, suburbia's such a drag, wont go back Chorus: G D A E 'Cos Papa don't allow no new ideas round here G D A E And now he sees the news, but the pictures not too clear A E Mama, Papa, stop, treasure what you got; soon you may be caught without it A E The curfews set for eight; will it ever all be straight? I doubt it. Verse: E A E Seven jealous fools playing by her rules, can't believe her A E He feels so in between, can't break the scene, it would grieve her E B5 A And that's the reason why he must cry, he'll never leave her. E A E Crooked children, yellow chalk writing on the concrete walk, their King died A E Drinking from a Judas cup, looking down but seeing up, sweet red wine Chorus: G D A E 'Cos Papa don't allow no new ideas round here G D A E And now you hear the music, but the words don't sound too clear. A E Mama, Papa, stop. Treasure what you got. Soon you may be caught without it A E The curfews set for eight will it ever all be straight? I doubt it. Outro: E A Going down a dusty, Georgian side road, I wonder E B5 E The wind splashed in my face, can smell a trace, of thunder.