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Steely Dan - Boston Rag chords

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The Boston Rag


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|F/G     Em    |Gm7     Fmaj7  |Ebmaj7-5 Dm7    |Cm13    F     |


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|    Bbmaj7 Am7    |Em7-5   A      |Dm7    Bm7-5  |Bb/F F/A Gm7 [ch]Bb/Eb[/ch]|  


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|Bb/F     C/F     |Bb/F    F      |Bb/F    C/F     |Bb/F     F       |



Em     F        C         Dm
   Any news was good news  


        Em          F      Am7
And the feeling was bad at home 


      G6     F         C
I was out of mind and you 


     Dm
Were on the


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|Bb/F    C/F     |Bb/F     F       |
phone


 Em       F       C        Dm   
   Lonnie was the king pin 


        Em       F     Am7
Back in nineteen sixty-five


      G6           F
I was singing this song 


     C      Dm     Bb/F      F  
When Lonnie came a live 


Am7       Bm/A     C/F    Am7
    Bring back the Boston rag 


Am9               Bm/A
    Tell all your buddies 

        C/F      Am7
That it ain't no drag 


Am7       D/G      C/F
    Bring back the Boston rag 


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|[ch]Dm/A[/ch]    G6     |F6    | E7            |
                  2/4

Em          F    C        Dm
   You were lady bayside


          Em           F       Am
There was nothing that I could do 


     G6         F
So I pointed my car down 


C
Seventh aven-

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|Bb/F    C/F     |
-ue 


Em       F         C         Dm
  Lonnie swept the playroom 


       Em           F       Am7
And he swallowed up all he found


       G6          F
It was forty-eight hours til 


C
Lonnie came a-


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|Bb/F    C/F     |Bb/F     F       |
round 

Am7       Bm/A     C/F    Am7
    Bring back the Boston rag 


Am9               Bm/A
    Tell all your buddies 



C/F      Am7
That it ain't no drag 


Am7       D/G      C/F
    Bring back the Boston rag 

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|[ch]Dm/A[/ch]    G6     |F6    | E7            |
                  2/4
 

|Am7         Ab7|Am7           Ab7|Am7          Ab7|Am7        |



|Dm9         Dm7|Dm9           Ab7|Am7          Ab7|Am7        |



|F6             |E7+5             |Am7          Ab7|Am7        |



|Am7         Ab7|Am7           Ab7|Am7          Ab7|Am7        |



|Dm9         Dm7|Dm9           Ab7|Am7          Ab7|Am7        |



|F6             |E7+5             |Am7          Ab7|Am7        |



|Am    Bm/A     |Am               |Am     Bm/A     |Am         |



Am7       Bm/A     C/F    Am
    Bring back the Boston rag 


Am9               Bm/A
    Tell all your buddies


C/F      Am
That it ain't no drag 


Am7       Bm/A     C/F    Am
    Bring back the Boston rag
 


Am9               Bm/A
    Tell all your buddies


C/F      Am
That it ain't no drag 


Am7       Bm/A     C/F    Am7
    Bring back the Boston rag 


Am9               Bm/A
    Tell all your buddies


C/F      Am
That it ain't no drag


Repeat. . . .


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Peter Kruger
casparus60@yahoo.com 

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