Steely Dan - Deacon Blues tab

Deacon Blues- Steely Dan

I was looking for a better tab for this tune all over the net  (one I could
actually follow) and well, one thing kind of led to another...Thanks to
Howard Wright for getting me started and to Steely Dan for the inspiration!

Let me know if you know of a better way to play it...
Regards, Pat Sullivan 9/2006 - currentmaster@yahoo.com


INTRO:

Cmaj7 B7#5 A#maj7 A7#5 Dmaj7 C#7#5 Cmaj7 B7#5 E7#9E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|B--8-----8-----6-----6-----10-----10-----8-----8-----8 ~ 13 ~ 8-----8---|G--9-----8-----7-----6-----11-----10-----9-----8-----7 ~ 12 ~ 7-----7---|D--9-----7-----7-----5-----11------9-----9-----7--------------------6---|A-------------------------------------------------------------------7---|E--8-----7-----6-----5-----10------9-----8-----7------------------------|
VERSE 1:
Cmaj7 A#13 G13 F13E-----------------------------------------|B- ~ -8----------8------------5-------3---|G- ~ -9----------7------------4-------2---|D- ~ -9----------7------------4-------2---|A-----------------------------------------|E- ~ -8----------6------------3-------1---| This is the day of the expanding man
Cmaj7 A#13 G13 D9E-------------------------------------------------5---|B ~ 8----------------8-------------------5--------5---|G ~ 9----------------7-------------------4--------5---|D ~ 9----------------7-------------------4--------4---|A-------------------------------------------------5---|E ~ 8----------------6-------------------3------------| That shape is my shade there where I used to stand
F6add9 Edim7 D6add9 C6add9E---8-------------6----------5-----------------------3---|B---8-------------8----------5-----------------------3---|G---7-------------6----------4-----------------------2---|D---7-------------6----------4-----------------------2---|A---8-------------7----------5-----------------------3---|E--------------------------------------------------------| It seems like only yesterday I gazed through the glass
D6add9 D#6add9 D6add9 C6add9 B7#9 E7#9E-------5--------------6---------------5----------3--------------|B-------5--------------6---------------5----------3-----3----8---|G-------4--------------5---------------5----------3-----2----7---|D-------4--------------5---------------4----------2-----1----6---|A-------5--------------6---------------5----------3-----2----7---|E----------------------------------------------------------------| At ramblers, wild gamblers- That's all in the past
Cmaj7 A#13 G13 F13E-----------------6-------------------5-------3----|B ~ 8-------------8-------------------5-------3----|G ~ 9-------------7-------------------4-------2----|D ~ 9-------------7-------------------4-------2----|A--------------------------------------------------|E ~ 8-------------6-------------------3-------1----| You call me a fool you say it's a crazy scheme
Cmaj7 A#13 G13 D9E--------------------------------------------5---|B---8--------------8---------------5---------5---|G---9--------------7---------------4---------5---|D---9--------------7---------------4---------4---|A--------------------------------------------5---|E---8--------------6---------------3-------------| This one's for real I already bought the dream
F6add9 Edim7E---8--------------6--------|B---8--------------8--------|G---7--------------6--------|D---7--------------6--------|A---8--------------7--------|E---------------------------| So useless to ask me why
D6add9 C#dim7 D6add9/C#6add9/C6add9E---5---------------3-------------5 ~ 4 ~ 3-|B---5---------------5-------------5 ~ 4 ~ 3-|G---4---------------3-------------4 ~ 3 ~ 2-|D---4---------------3-------------4 ~ 3 ~ 2-|A---5---------------4-------------5 ~ 4 ~ 3-|E-------------------------------------------| Throw a kiss and say goodbye
F6add9 D6add9 F6add9E-----------------8- 8~10 8~10----5--------8-----------------|B-----------------8--8~10 8~10----5--------8-----------------|G-----------------7---------------4--------7-----------------|D-----------------7---------------4--------7-----------------|A-----------------8---------------5--------8-----------------|E------------------------------------------------------------| I'll make it this time- I'm ready to cross that fine line
CHORUS:
A7#9 Em7 Dm9 Cmaj7E----5-------------------------------1-------------------------|B----5----------------------3--------1-------------------------|G----5-------------------------------2-------------------------|D----5------------------------------------------2--------------|A----4----------------------2-------------------3--------------|E----5------------------------------------------3--------------| I'll Learn to work the saxophone and I play just what I feel
F Am7 Cadd9 C F Am7 C A# Fmaj7E---1--------------------1-------------------1-/-----|B---1-----1----1----1----1----1----1----1----3-/-1---|G---2--------------------2--------------2----3-/-2---|D---3-----2---------2----3----2--------------2-/-3---|A-------------------3-------------------3------------|E----------------------------------------------------| Drink scotch whiskey all night long
G Am7E-------3------------------|B----------------------1---|G--------------------------|D----------------------2---|A-------2------------------|E-------3------------------| And die behind the wheel
Am7 Em7E----------------------------------------------|B---1-------------------------3----------------|G----------------------------------------------|D---2------------------------------------------|A-----------------------------2----------------|E----------------------------------------------| They got a name for the winners in the world
Dm7 Cmaj7E--1------------------------|B--1------------------------|G--2------------------------|D-------------2-------------|A-------------3-------------|E-------------3-------------| I want a name when I lose
F Am7 Cadd9 C F Am7 C A# Fmaj7E---1--------------------1-------------------1-/-----|B---1-----1----1----1----1----1----1----1----3-/-1---|G---2--------------------2--------------2----3-/-2---|D---3-----2---------2----3----2--------------2-/-3---|A-------------------3-------------------3------------|E----------------------------------------------------| They call Alabama the Crimson Tide
G Am7 Em7 A13 C13 A#13 E7#9E---3------------------------------------------------------------------------|B------------------1---------------3--------7----5---10----8 ~ 13 ~ 8 ---8---|G-------------------------------------------6----4----9----7 ~ 12 ~ 7 ---7---|D------------------2------------------------6----4----9----7-------------6---|A---2------------------------------2-------------------------------------7---|E---3---------------------------------------5----3----8----6-----------------| Call me Deacon Blues - Deacon Blues
VERSE 2 : My back to the wall a victim of laughing chance This is for me the essence of true romance Sharing the things we know and love with those of my kind Libations, sensations which stagger the mind I crawl like a viper through these suburban streets Make love to these women languid and bittersweet I'll rise when the sun goes down Cover every game in town A world of my own- I'll make it my home sweet home CHORUS: INSTRUMENTAL:
A9 G9 E9 A9 G9 E9 B9 G7#9 D9 D#9 D9 C9 Cmaj7/B7#5/A#maj7/A7#5E---12--10--7--12--10--7--3--2----3----5----6----5----3-----------------|B---12--10--7--12--10--7--3--2----3----5----6----5----3----8--8--6--6---|G---12--10--7--12--10--7--3--2----3----5----6----5----3----9--8--7--6---|D---11---9--6--11---9--6--2--1----3----4----5----4----2----9--7--7--5---|A---12--10--7--12--10--7--3--2----2----5----6----5----3-----------------|E---------------------------------3------------------------8--7--6--5---|
A9 G9 E9 A9 G9 E9 C9B9 G7#9 D9 D#9 D9 C9E---12--10--7--12--10--7--3--2----3----5----6----5----3---|B---12--10--7--12--10--7--3--2----3----5----6----5----3---|G---12--10--7--12--10--7--3--2----3----5----6----5----3---|D---11---9--6--11---9--6--2--1----3----4----5----4----2---|A---12--10--7--12--10--7--3--2----2----5----6----5----3---|E---------------------------------3-----------------------|
Cmaj7 B7#5 A#maj7 A7#5 Dmaj7 C#7#5 Cmaj7 B7#5 E7#9 E7#9E--------------------------------------------------------------------8---------|B---10----8----8----8----8----8----6----6----10----10-----8----8-----8-----8---|G---11----8----9----8----9----8----7----6----11----10-----9----8-----7-----7---|D---11----9----9----7----9----7----7----5----11-----9-----9----7-----6-----6---|A--------------------------------------------------------------------7-----7---|E---10----9----8----7----8----7----6----5----10-----9-----8----7---------------|
Verse 3: (Same chords as the 2nd half of Verse 1) This is the night of the expanding man I take one last drag as I approach the stand I cried when I wrote this song Sue me if I play too long This brother is free- I'll be what I want to be CHORUS OUTRO: Same chords as the first half of Verse 1 - (X2) - to fade There are several slides and variations on these chords that Becker throws in but these chords should get you close enough to where those fills are pretty obvious... Have Fun! :)
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