Better Than Ezra – King Of New Orleans Acoustic chords
King of New Orleans Better Than Ezra Transcribed by Eric Norcross For Acoustic Guitar www.EricNorcross.com ItÂs pretty cut and dry. Listen to the song for pacing and strum pattern, then follow the chord changes on this sheet. Although keep in mind that the transfer from my .doc file to the internet may have caused some chords to jump out of position, therefore youÂll have to improvise, overcome and adapt... just like the Marines! Intro: A F#m Bm E A (strum this A twice)F#mThere's an angel on the stairsBm(as if you'd even care)When the lights go up,EAnd the sun has nearly gone down.A F#mDid you see him on the street?BmDid you pass him at your feet?Did you think aloud, "how dare theyEeven look me in the eye'?DAnd he loves the girls.EAnd he loves the boys.Bm DGoing to make twenty dollarsEbefore the weekends over.A F#mSo set him up,BmLet him fall.E DTurn him over in your hands.A F#m DGod save the King of New Orleans.A (twice, like in the intro)F#mGot a ticket to a show.BmGoing to see him take a blow.When the drunk one said,E"Cat Stevens was the greatest singer!"A (twice)F#mAnd did you kick him in the head?BmDid you see the blood run down?Did you laugh at all when theE Dpeople walked right by and said aloud,E"You gutter punks are all the same.Bm D E"Probably make twenty dollars 'fore the weekends over."?A F#mSo set him up,BmLet him fall.E DTurn him over in your hands.A F#m DGod save the King of New Orleans.Interlude Riff:A -5---5---5---5-4-5---5---5---5-4-5-4-|E ---2---3---5-------2---3---5---------|G D A G Radio in my headD A G Radio in that carBmGoing down again,DHe's going down again....A F#mAnyway you look, anyway you talk it over.BmIt's easier to let it slip out of your mind.E But it rips your heart out.A F#mThen it kicks your head in.BmJust give him one more chance,E DTry to see the beauty in his world.A F#mAll the way in on my hands, in on my feet,Bm Dand shoulders. Going to make twenty dollarsEbefore the weekends over.A F#mSo set him up,BmLet him fall.E DTurn him over in your hands.A F#m DGod save the King of New Orleans.A F#m DGod save the King of New Orleans.Note: I always end it the two strums of the A, giving it a little kick the ass. Of course you can always improvise your own little riff.