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Steely Dan - Deacon Blues chords

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Deacon Blues

g4      g      f       f
Cmaj7   Bm7+5  Bbmaj7  Am7+5
                                           
  a4    a       g       g       c5  g4   g          
Dmaj7  Dbm7+5  Cmaj7  Bm7+5    Ebmaj6/9  E7+9+5             

G6              Gsus2/f
    This is the day 

       G/A       Ebmaj7-5/f 
Of the expanding man  

G6                   F6
    That shape is my shade 

              G/A     Cmaj7-5/D  
There where I used to stand  

Fmaj9                E7-9       Am7
       It seems like only yesterday  

                    Bb13
I gazed through the glass  

   E7
At ramblers 

     B7(no5) 
Wild gamblers  

       Dm/B       E7    Bm7-5/f  E7+9+5 
That's all in the past  
  
G13               Ebmaj7-5/f
    You call me a fool  
                              b4  a  d5 c
                G/A   F13-5add9  
 You say it's a crazy scheme 

G13             F13
 This one's for real  

           Gmaj7/a    A13
 I already bought the dream  

Fmaj9                E7-9    
       So useless to ask me why  

                                a4       ab      g
 Am7                  Gm7      Bbmaj7/c  Gb9+5   Fmaj9
     Throw a kiss and say goodbye  

                   C/E
 I'll make it this time  

D9              Fmaj7/g    F/G  
   I'm ready to cross that fine line  

 Am7                        Em7
     I'll learn to work the saxophone  

Dm7            Cmaj7
     I'll play just what I feel  
                                          c4   c
Bbmaj9              Am7       G6        Gb7-5 Fmaj7
Drink Scotch whisky all night long  

      C/E       Fmaj7    Am7
  And die   be  hind the wheel  

                         Em7           
 They got a name for the winners in the world  

Dm7         Cmaj7     
   I want a name when I lose  

      Bbmaj9           Am7     G6    Gb7-5 Fmaj7   
 They call Alabama the Crimson Tide  

 C/E       C/F     Am7
 Call me   Deacon  Blues  

        Em7
(Deacon Blues )

brass:                                            
          f#4     e         a     b     d5  bb4  g   g        
          Dmaj7  Dbm7+5  Cmaj13  Bm7+5  Ebmaj9/6     E7+9+5
 
 
 Esus2/g                Ebmaj7-5/f     
         My back to the wall  

                             a3  bb c4 D a3
             G/A      F13
 A victim of laughing chance  

Esus2/g            F13
       This is for me  

                G/A      Cmaj7-5/D
 The essence of true ro  mance  

Fmaj9           E7-9               Am7
    Sharing the things we know and love  

                  Bb13
 With those of my kind  

    E7
 Li bations 

     B7(no5)
 Sen sations 

      Dm/B        E7    Bm7-5/f   E7+9
 That stagger the mind 

Gmaj13               Ebmaj7-5/f
        I crawl like a viper  
                                      b4  a  d5 c
                  G/A    F13-5add9  
Through these su burban streets  

Gmaj13                    F13
        Make love to these women  

             Gmaj7/a A13 
 Languid and bitter  sweet  

Fmaj7                     E7-9
      I'll rise when the sun goes down  

                             a4      ab     g
Am7             Gm7      Bbmaj7/c   Gb9+5  Fmaj9
    Cover every game in town  

               C/E
 A world of my own 

D9               Fmaj7/g       F/G
 I'll make it my home    sweet home  
  
Am7                        Em7
     I'll learn to work the saxophone  

Dm7            Cmaj7
     I'll play just what I feel  

Bbmaj9              Am7       G6         Gb7-5 Fmaj7
Drink Scotch whisky all night long  

      C/E       C/F    Am7
  And die   be  hind the wheel  

                         Em7           
 They got a name for the winners in the world  

Dm7         Cmaj7     
   I want a name when I lose  

      Bbmaj9           Am7     G6    Gb7-5 Fmaj7   
 They call Alabama the Crimson Tide  

 C/E       C/F     Am7
 Call me   Deacon  Blues  


        Em7
(Deacon Blues )

brass:                                            rhodes:
          f#4     e         a     b     d5  bb4  g   g        ab d5 g  
          Dmaj7  Dbm7+5  Cmaj13  Bm7+5  Ebmaj13     E7+9+5

brass
e5   D   b4  e5  D  b4   g   a
Cmaj7            Em

sax solo:
|A13        |D7+9       |G13       |B7+9        |

                          e4     a         f#   g
|Em7        |A9         |C/F   F#7+9+5   |D/G   B7+5     |


brass
e5   D   b4  e5  D  b4   g   a
Cmaj7            Em


|A13        |D7+9       |G13       |B7+9        |

                          e4     a         f#    g
|Em7        |A9         |C/F   F#7+9+5   |D/G   B7+5     |


  g4      g     f       f
Cmaj7   Bm7+5  Bbmaj7  Am7+5


  a4    a       g       g
Dmaj7  Dbm7+5  Cmaj7  Bm7+5    Ebmaj9/6    E7+9+5 

  
G6             Ebmaj7-5/f
    This is the night 

                            b4   a   d5 c
       G/A       F13-5add9   
Of the expanding man  

 Gmaj13                Ebmaj7-5/f 
        I take one last drag  

         Gmaj7/a    A13 
 As I ap proach the stand  

Fmaj9               E7-9
     I cried when I wrote this song  

                                   a4   ab     g
Am7             Gm7           Bbmaj7/c  Gb9   Fmaj9
    Sue me if I play too long  

                 C/E
 This brother is free 

D9                Fmaj7/g     F/G   
   I'll be what I want   to   be   

Am7                         Em7
     I'll learn to work the saxophone  

Dm7            Cmaj7
     I'll play just what I feel  

Bbmaj9              Am7       G6      Gb7-5 Fmaj7
Drink Scotch whisky all night long  

      C/E       C/F      Am7
  And die   be  hind the wheel  

                         Em7           
 They got a name for the winners in the world  

Dm7         Cmaj7     
   I want a name when I lose  

      Bbmaj9           Am7      G6    Gb7-5 Fmaj7   
 They call Alabama the Crimson Tide  

 C/E       C/F     Am7
 Call me   Deacon  Blues  

        Em7
(Deacon Blues )

brass:                                            
          f#4     e         a     g            d5  g        
          Dmaj7  Dbm7+5  Cmaj13  Bm7+5  Ebmaj13    E7+9+5

          b4  g  a
  |G6           |Gsus2/f    |G/A    F13-5add9      |                  |

          b4 g   c5 
|Gmaj13      |Ebmaj7-5/f      |G/A    D13+11   |                  |


|Fmaj9        |E7-9           |Am7              |Bb13               |

 
|E7          |B7(no5)        |Dm/B    E7        |Bm7-5/f   E7+9+5   |

          b4  g  a
|G6           |Gsus2/f        |G/A    F13-5add9   |                  |

           e4 c  D
|Gmaj13       |Ebmaj7-5/f      |G/A    D13#11     |                  |



|Fmaj9      |E7-9            |Am7                |Bb13               |
 
|E7         |B7(no5)         |Dm/B    E7         |Bm7-5/f   E7+9+5   |

     b4  g  a
|G6        |Gsus2/f          |G/A    F13-5add9      |                  |

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Peter Kruger
casparus50@yahoo.ca

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