Steely Dan – Josie chords

(this is nicked from a tab-tagged version of this very song - ver. 3)

Date: Thu, 14 Nov 1996 14:50:36 -0500
From: Andrew Rogers 
Subject: ./s/steely_dan/

			 (W. Becker - D. Fagen)


v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |---7---6-------3-|---4-------------|---7---6-------3-|-----------2-----| |-------4-------1-|---2-------------|-------4-------1-|-------4---0-----| |-7---------------|-----------------|-7---------------|-------2---------| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
v v v v |-----------------| |---------------0-| |----2--1-0-------| |-2----------4----| |-----------------| |-----------------| ~~~3~~~ ~~~3~~~ (1/4-note triplets)
Fmaj7 F#7#9 Gmaj7 G#maj7/6 Verse 1:
Em7 We're gonna break out the hats and hooters when Josie comes home
We're gonna rev up the motorscooters
A/D G/C When Josie comes home to stay
D/G C/F We're gonna park in the street
Em7 Sleep on the beach and make it
A7 G/C D/G C/F Throw down the jam 'til the girls say when
Em7 D/G E/A Em7 Lay down the law and break it when Josie comes home
Chorus 1:
C/F F#7#9 B7#9#5 Em7 C/F When Josie comes home so good
F#7#9 B7#9#5 Em7 A7 She's the pride of the neighborhood
Am7 D7 Gmaj7 Cmaj7 She's the raw flame, the live wire
F#7#9 B7#9#5 She prays like a Roman with her eyes on fire Verse 2: Jo who'd you love to scrapple, she'll never say no Shine up the battle apple We'll shake 'em all down tonight We're gonna mix in the street Strike at the stroke of midnight Dance on the bones 'til the girls say when Pick up what's left by daylight when Josie comes home Chorus 2: When Josie comes home, so bad She's the best friend we never had She's the raw flame, the live wire She prays like a Roman with her eyes on fire Instrumental break (2:15 - 2:31): Play 3X (guitar is doubled by bass):
v v v v v v v v |-----------------|----------------| |-----------------|----------------| |-----------------|----------------| |-5-7-------------|---5------------| |-----------5---7-|----------------| |-----------------|---------5-7----| ^^^ 2nd time only
F#7#9 B7#9#5 (guitar solo over verse chords) (repeat chorus 1) (repeat intro) Outro: guitar solo over Em7 to fade Chord fingerings: G#maj7/6: xx6563
A/D: x57655 B7#9#5: x21233
C/F: xx3553 D/G: xx5775
E/A: xx7997 F#7#9: 242355
G/C: x35433 (On the record, those X/Y chords are almost certainly played as a standard X chord on guitar, with the bass covering the Y note; the fingerings suggested above are for anyone who wants to replicate the overall sound of those chords on a single guitar. And, incidentally, Laura Nyro was using major triads with the fourth in the bass when Don and Walt were still playing frat parties at Bard.)
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