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Steely Dan – Black Cow
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 1995 12:14:02 +0100
From: spxhaw@astronomy.cardiff.ac.uk (Howard Wright)

  Black Cow - Steely Dan
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From the album AJA

Arranged by Howard Wright
B.Wright@astro.cf.ac.uk

Helped with lyrics by Richard Kunert

VERSE 1:
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     C9
In the corner  of my eye     I saw you in Rudy's  you were very high

A7#9   C/D E7#9   A#/D#
You were high       it was a  crying  disgrace   (They saw your face)

    C9
On the counter  by your  keys  was  a book of numbers and your remedies

A7#9    C/D E7#9
One of these   surely will  screen out the sorrow

  A#/D# D/E
But where are you tomorrow

CHORUS:
--------

        Amaj7          G/A              C/D (2)        Amaj7
I can't cry anymore   while you run  around    (while you run around)

Gmaj7   F#m7                 C#m/E    Eb7               D/E (2)   Aadd2/C#
Break away      just when it seems so clear  that it's  over      now

           F#m7 (2) E     Dmaj7          C/D (2)         D#/F
Drink your big      black cow    and get out of here

VERSE 2
--------

Bb9   B9   C9
  Down  to Green street there you go....

(The rest is as for verse 1)

....lookin' so outrageous and they tell you so

You should know how all the pro's play the game

(You change your name)

Like a ganster on the run

You will stagger homeward to your precious one

I'm the one who must make everything right

Talk it out till daylight

CHORUS 2
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I don't care anymore why you run around   (why you run around)

Break away , just when it seems so clear that it's over now

Drink your big black cow and get out of here

INSTRUMENTAL BIT :
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G9                   A9

D#/A#  C6/9    Bb7sus4

D9                   E9

A#/F  G/A (2)  D#/F           D/E

LAST CHORUS

This last chorus is the same as the others except for the last bit which goes :

           F#m7 (2) E     Dmaj7          Amaj7             G/A
Drink your big      black cow    and get out of here

C/D (2)      Amaj7    G 6/9

Amaj7 (2)  G/A      C/D (2)     Amaj7 (2)   G 6/9    (Repeat this line to fade)

Chord shapes :
--------------

Don't be put off beacause there are a lot of shapes - there are some unusual
Chords, but quite a few are really duplicates (e.g Bb9,B9,C9) and some chords
Have two shapes to choose from (C/D,D/E)

*** Note for convenience I've written a for 10 and b for 11 ***

EADGBE     EADGBE     EADGBE     EADGBE     EADGBE     EADGBE     EADGBE
8X878X     57X688     X5555X     07678X     X6333X     X7X775     5X665X

C9         A7#9       C/D        E7#9       A#/D#      D/E        Amaj7

EADGBE     EADGBE     EADGBE     EADGBE     EADGBE     EADGBE     EADGBE
5X543X     X5X553     3X443X     242222     X766XX     X656XX     x7777x

G/A       C/D (2)     Gmaj7      F#m7       C#m/E      Eb7        D/E (2)

EADGBE     EADGBE     EADGBE     EADGBE     EADGBE     EADGBE     EADGBE
X4x455     x9b9a9     x79997     x57675     x8x886     6x656x     7x767x

Aadd2/C#   F#m7 (2)     E         Dmaj7      D#/F       Bb9         B9

EADGBE     EADGBE     EADGBE     EADGBE     EADGBE     EADGBE     EADGBE
3x323x     5x545x     6xx88x     x5445x     6x68xx     x5455x     x7677x

G9         A9         D#/A#      C6/9      Bb7sus4     D9         E9

EADGBE     EADGBE     EADGBE     EADGBE
X8Xaxa     x0x7x7     3xx455     x07654

A#/F      G/A (2)     G 6/9     Amaj7 (2)

If I left any chord shapes out let me know.

Hope you enjoy it!

Howard

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