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Down in the bottom

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Down in the Bottom

by  Walter Becker

from the album 11 Tracks of Whack


VERSE1

Bbsus4                                      Eb(viii)
      In case your wondering its alive and well

Bbsus4                                     Eb(viii)
      that little habit that you left with me

Bbsus4                                     Eb(viii)
      here in the suburbs where is hard to tell

                                        Ab       Cm  F7     Eb'  Fm
                                     e---------------------------4---                            
                                     b--9----9---8----6-----4----6------
Bbsus4                               g--8----8---8----8-----3----5---
                                     d---------------------------6--
           if i got the bear or if the bear got me                   how did you know that it would take me 

      Eb(iii)  Fm                                         Eb(iii)  Fm
down?             down to the bottom of the wine-dark sea                   where you were waiting 
                              
                        Eb(iii) Fm                                      Eb(iii)
there to bring me 'round          where you knew all the dopest cuts to be

CHORUS

Ebsus4          Eb            Ebsus4    Eb
    Down in the bottom of your my  - stery

Ebsus4      Eb                  Ebsus4    Eb
      down in the bottom of the wine dark sea


VERSE2 (same music as first)

Saw your old lady in the park today
the legendary smile is wearing thin
behind that guessing game you make her play
                                  Ab     Cm   F7   Eb  Fm     
now that she knows that she could never win           

I guess you're never gonna take her down
down to the bottom of your little black heart
lay with her naked on the cold, hard ground
to watch the sun rise from the dopest part

CHORUS:

     Down in the bottom where your lifeline shows
     Down 'in the bottom where nobody  goes


BRIDGE

        Fm/Bb(vi)
did you lose your way?  did you find another?

        Fm/Bb(vi)*
did you make a play? did you run for cover?

      Fm/Bb(viii)          Fm(ix) Eb(viii)   
is it safe to say you got  bu -    urned today?


SOLO (over the verse then chorus chords)


VERSE3

I like the feathers and I love the hat
I like that little gypsy tune your humming
I guess i'm happy now we had this chat
                           Ab            Cm  F7  Eb  Fm
oh yeah, i'm really glad i saw you coming

There in the corner of the eastern sky
the tortured angel of your rising sign
darkens the evening wioth his one good eye
an evil omen of the dopest kind

LAST CHORUS

Ebsus4           Eb                Ebsus4  Eb
     Down in the bottom where your demons  fly
     Down in the bottom of the eastern  sky

     Down in the bottom where your lifeline  shows
     Down 'in the bottom where nobody, nobody goes
    
     Down in the bottom of your mystery
                               Ab        Cm    F7   Eb  Fm
     Down in the bottom of the wine dark sea


CHORD SHAPES

a=10
*=use an upstroke

EADGBE    EADGBE    EADGBE    EADGBE    EADGBE   EADGBE
XXX866    XX888X    XX5344    XX5343    X88a96   XXaa9x

Bbsus4    Eb(viii)  Ebsus4    Eb(iii)    Bb7/F    Fm(ix)
	
	

Authors

Person Music Lyrics
Walter Becker Yes Yes

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