Tom Waits – Virgina Avenue chords

...VIRGINIA AVENUE... by Tom Waits

*from 'Closing Time' (1973)*


(Original Key: Fm)


Em  A7 (x6)

Verse 1:

Em A7 Em A7Well, I'm walking on down Virginia Aven-ue,
Em A7 Em7 A7 Trying to find somebody to tell my troubles to.
A7 D7 A7 D7 Harold's club is closing and everybody's going on home;
G7 B7 What's a poor boy to do?
Verse 2:
Em A7 Em A7I'll just get on back into my short; make it back to the fort,
Em A7 Em A7 Sleep off all the crazy lizards inside of my brain.
A7 D7 A7 D7 There's got to be some place, that's better than this,
G7 B7This life I'm leading's driving me in-sane.
Em A7And let me tell you, I'm dreaming...
Solo: Em A7 (x3) A7 D7 (x2) G7, B7
(B7) Let me tell you that...
Verse 3:
Em A7 Em A7I'm dreaming to the twilight; this town has got me down.
Em A7 Em A7 I've seen all the highlights, I've been walking all a-round.
A7 D7 A7 D7 I won't make a fuss; I'll take a Greyhound bus,
G7 B7 Carry me away from here; tell me; what have I got to lose?
Verse 4:
Em A7 Em A7'Cos I'm walking on down Columbus Aven-ue,
Em A7 Em A7The bars are all closing, 'cos it's quarter to two.
A7 D7 A7 D7 Every town I go to, is like a lock without a key,
G7 B7 The blues I leave behind are catching up on me. Let me tell you;
Em A7They're catching up on me,
Em A7They're catching up on me.
Em A7Catching up on me,
Em A7Catching up on me,
B7 A7 G, EmCatching up on...
CHORD DIAGRAMS: --------------- Em A7 D7 G7 B7 EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE 022000 x02223 xx0212 323000 021200 Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2007 (
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