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Steely Dan - The Caves Of Altamira chords

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The Caves Of Altamira


c#4 c# c# c# c# e         c#4 c# c# c# c# e
F#m7            E/F#  F#m7   

trumpet:
          a4 b c#5 e f# a b........ e5 c# b3 a b c#5   a
F#m7               E/F#        F#m7              C#m7 F#m7 

              A9
I recall when I was small 

      Dmaj7           E7  Dmaj7  F#m7
How I spent my days a lone 

                   A9 
The busy world was not for me 

     Dmaj7             E6  Eb7  Dmaj7
So I went and found my own 

                  F#4sus4/c#
I would climb the garden wall 

       f#/b   E/A   c#/f#
With a candle in my hand 

        Emaj7         Bbm7             Dmaj7  C#m7  F#m7 
I'd hide inside a hall of rock and sand 

                A9
On the stone an ancient hand 

     Dmaj7        E7    Dmaj7  F#m7 
In a faded yellow-green 

             A9
Made alive a worldly wonder 

      Dmaj7            E6   Eb7  Dmaj7 
Often told but never seen 

             F#7sus4/c#
Now and ever bound to labor 

       f#/b    E/A    c#/f#
On the sea and in the sky 

Emaj7         Bbm7
Every man and beast appeared 

  Bmaj7             Emaj7  A7
A friend as real as I 
2  
 Dmaj9                   Amaj7  
Be fore the fall when they wrote it on the wall 
           Dmaj9           F#m7      
When there wasn’t even Hollywood

F#m/e   Dmaj9                   C#m7
They    heard the call and they wrote it on the wall 

    Dmaj7
For you and me

     bb4  a       g#    f#    e     e     f#    c#    b3  c#4  f#3   
    Gmaj7 Fmaj7  Emaj7  Dmaj7 C#m7  Cmaj7 Dmaj7 Amaj7  G  C#m7  F#m7
the I     zah


trumpet:
          a4 b c#5 e f# a b........ e5 c# b3 a b c#5   a
F#m7               E/F#       F#m7                C#m7 F#m7 

               A9  
Can it be this sad design 

      Dmaj7       E7   Dmaj7  F#m7
Could be the very same 

               A9
A wooly man without a face

      Dmaj7           E6  Eb7 Dmaj7
And a beast without a name 

                 F#7sus4/c#
Nothin' here but history 

        f#/b     E/A      c#/f#
Can you see what has been done 

Emaj7       Bbm7
Memory rush over me 
      Bmaj7         Emaj7   A7 
Now I step into the sun  
 Dmaj9                     Amaj7  
Be fore the fall when they wrote it on the wall 
           Dmaj9           F#m7      
When there wasn’t even Hollywood

F#m/e Dmaj9                   C#m7
They    heard the call and they wrote it on the wall 




3
    Dmaj7
For you and me

   
    bb4  a       g#    f#    e     e     f#    c#    b3  c#4  f#3   
    Gmaj7 Fmaj7  Emaj7  Dmaj7 C#m7  Cmaj7 Dmaj7 Amaj7  G  C#m7  F#m7
The I     zah


sax:

   b3 d4 f# a   b ab   G g# e c#
Bm7                F#m9             C#m7 Bm7


c#5 b4 c#5 b5 c#5   b4 a ab........bb  ab  G        f# f# e f# a
Bm7                      Amaj7         E6  Eb7  Dmaj7

   c#5 b4 c#5  b4    bb    b    c#       eb4  e  ab  c#5
F#7sus4/c#           f#/b  E/A  c#/f#    b/e


f4 ab bb c#5  eb4 f# ab bb.......ad lib...
Bbm7          Bmaj7         Amaj7    A7
   Dmaj9                   Amaj7  
Be fore the fall when they wrote it on the wall 
           Dmaj9           F#m7      
When there wasn’t even Hollywood

F#m/e  Dmaj9                   C#m7
They    heard the call and they wrote it on the wall 

    Dmaj7
For you and me

     bb4  a       g#    f#    e     e     f#    c#    b3  c#4  f#3   
   Gmaj7 Fmaj7  Emaj7  Dmaj7 C#m7  Cmaj7 Dmaj7 Amaj7  G  C#m7  F#m7
The I    zah

   trumpet:
          a4 b c#5 e f# a b  f#........ 
F#m7               E/F#      F#m7                 

                                                 sax:  
     f#5 c# c# f# e c# c#  b4 a b c#5 f#4 f# e f#    c#5 b4 a f#   
F#m7              A9              Dmaj9        E7    Dmaj7    F#m7

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Peter Kruger
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