Better Than Ezra – King Of New Orleans Acoustic chords

Chords
Transpose:
King of New Orleans
Better Than Ezra
Transcribed by Eric Norcross
For Acoustic Guitar
www.EricNorcross.com

It’s 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 you’ll 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 stairs
Bm(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 they
Eeven look me in the eye'?
DAnd he loves the girls.
EAnd he loves the boys.
Bm DGoing to make twenty dollars
Ebefore 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 the
E 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 head
D A G Radio in that car
BmGoing 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 dollars
Ebefore 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.
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