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Junkie girl

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Junkie Girl

by  Walter Becker

from the album 11 Tracks of Whack


INTRO:     

gtr1:
E5    G#5     E5      G#5                                       

               B/C# C#  B (vii)*
      gtr2: e--7/9--9---7---
            b--7/9--9---7---
            g--9/11-11--9--- 
                             repeat this figure once   

VERSE1:
E5              G#5              A5 B5   C#5(ix)
in the good old bad part of this college town
E5     G#5                 D5        C#5(iv)g--6\4/6----------- 
men in business suits, the drive you down   d--6\4/6-----------
E5             G#5             A5  B5   C#5
you take their money just like you take mine
F#5                              E5
you send it bubblin' down the thin blue line

A5                      D5       B5(ii)
it doesnt matter how it got this way
A5       E5            A5           D5 
cause we could make it through this thing together
A5                        D5     B5(ii)                                  
i know you laughing but i got to say
A5    E5                    D5              A5 B5
now i still want you, maybe more than ever

CHORUS
C#5(ix)           F#5       B5(ii) Bmaj7 B5(ii)                
 no foolin, its a fucked-up world        E/F# F#  E5 
B5(ii)      E5     A5           riff1:  b-5/7--7---5-------   
be cool, my little junkie girl          g-4/6--6---4-------

...now repeat the intro figure once....

VERSE2: same as first

the cops are out to shut the district down
i comb the ruins of your stomping grounds
stanton street looking like that third world war
you come up blazing like an open sore

now, i believe you, but i got to know
how come the right side of your brain is hurting
so take me with you baby when you go
through to the white side of your china curtain

CHORUS repeat, then play riff1 twice.

*SOLO: E/A    Eb/Ab    D/G       Cmaj7    D5    Cmaj7/E
       Bb7    F#m/A              Dmaj7    E5    Dmaj7/F#
       Dm/F   Cmaj7/E            D5    C5    Em711            D5   C5

      ...then to the intro riff a couple times...

in the good old bad part of this college town
gray men in limousines, they drive you down
you take their money just like you take mine
what does it do you on that thin blue line

now i can hardly hear you anymore
your eyes are empty and your voice is hollow
i see you waving from a distant shore
and where youre going i dont dare to follow

CHORUS:
C#5(ix)           F#5       B5(ii) Bmaj7 B5(ii)                
 no foolin, its a fucked-up world
B5(ii)       E5     A5    
be cool, my little junkie girl


 play riff1 over the A5 chord as long as you want (the song fades here) 


CHORD SHAPES:

a=10
b=11
c=12

EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE   EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE   EADGBE  EADGBE 
022XXX  466XXX  577XXX   799XXX  X466XX  9bbXXX  X577XX   244XXX  X243XX   
  E5     G#5      A5       B5    C#5(iv) C#5(ix)   D5       F#5    Bmaj7


EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE   EADGBE  EADGBE
5X4454  4X3343  3X2232   X354XX  X7a787   
  E/A    Eb/Ab    D/G     Cmaj7  Cmaj7/E


EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE   EADGBE   EADGBE  EADGBE   EADGBE  EADGBE  
X1X134  X0X222  X576XX   X9c9a9   X8X9aa  X7a787   X355XX  022233  
 Bb7    F#m/A    Dmaj7   Dmaj7/F#  Dm/F   Cmaj7/E    C5     Em11 


       
      
        


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