Daryl Hall - Cab Driver tab

Daryl Hall - Cab Driver
From the album "Can't Stop Dreaming," 2003
As interpreted and tabulated by Reed Peterson


*Standard Tuning*


CHORDS

Am7/9 Dm7 Fe|---7--- e|---5--- e|---1---|B|---5--- B|---6--- B|---1---|G|---5--- G|---5--- G|---2---|D|---5--- D|---7--- D|---3---|A|---7--- A|---5--- A|---3---|E|---5--- E|---X(5) E|---1---|
Em/B Em7 G5e|---3--- e|---7--- e|---3---|B|---0--- B|---8--- B|---3---|G|---0--- G|---7--- G|---0---|D|---2--- D|---9--- D|---0---|A|---2--- A|---7--- A|---X---|E|---0(X) E|---X(7) E|---3---|
D9 Am Dm7(v.2)e|---0--- e|---5--- e|---1----|B|---1--- B|---5--- B|---1----|G|---2--- G|---5--- G|---2----|D|---0--- D|---7--- D|---0----|A|---X(0) A|---7--- A|--------|X(0)E|---X--- E|---5--- E|---X----|
INTRO - Start the song out with an Am - maybe arpeggio it for a few bars - once the chords start, play the following progression: [Am7/9 Em/B Dm7 Em7] X3 VERSE 1 Am7/9 Em/B Dm7 Standin' in the rain, cab comes into view Em7 asks me where am I goin' to Am7/9 Em/B Dm7 Runnin' for so long; been gone too many nights Em7 - and my heart has paid the price Am7/9 Em/B Dm7 Em7 This ain't heaven; this ain't the life I bargained for (oh, no) Am7/9 Em/B Dm7 My reason for livin' isn't here inside this car Em7 Girl I gotta get back to you CHORUS 1 Am7/9 Em/B Cab driver, take me home Dm7 Em7 I spent too much time away; too much time alone Am7/9 Em/B Cab driver, take me home Dm7 Em7 I spent too much time away from my baby VERSE 2 Am7/9 Em/B Dm7 I need familiar streets to show me that you're near Em7 Feelin' like a stranger here Am7/9 Em/B Dm7 Oh does the mirror show the miles on my face Em7 Am I goin' any place Am7/9 Em/B Dm7 Em7 This ain't heaven; this ain't the life I was hopin' for (oh, no) Am7/9 Em/B Dm7 My reason for livin' sure ain't here inside this car Em7 You know I've gotta get back to you CHORUS 2 Am7/9 Em/B Cab driver, take me home Dm7 Em7 I spent too much time away; too much time alone Am7/9 Em/B Cab driver, take me home Dm7 Em7 I spent too much time away from my baby Am7/9 Em/B Cab driver, take me home Dm7 Em7 . . . too much time . . . Am7/9 Em/B Cab driver, take me home Dm7 Em7 I spent too much time away from my baby BRIDGE D9 G5 Am I need to see the lovin' on your face D9 G5 Dm7(v.2) A kiss from your lips - oh, the taste, baby D9 G5 Am Nothing waiting for me but a lonely room F G Am7/9 I've gotta get back to my baby - soon CHORUS 3 - This is exactly the same as both "CHORUS 1" and "2," simply longer, with vocal improv drifting over the repeated chorus. Simply play the progression of the earlier over and over again until the song fades out. NOTE: Daryl Hall's solo work is definately underrated - this song is is proof of that!! free to replace the "G5" in the line "Nothing waiting for me but a lonely room" (see with an "Em" if it sounds better. If the either the rhythm or timing of the chords doesn't make sense, just listen to the song - it should be pretty self-explanatory.
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