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Lucky Henry

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Lucky Henry

by Walter Becker

from the album 11 Tracks of Whack



VERSE1:
1.,3.
  F7                        A-5 Bb F7               C  
b-11-10-------------------------10-11--10----10----
g--------10------8------8--10-------------10----10--8
d-------------------10------------------
diving down through shanty town behind a sky of red
fast asleep, in    trouble deep or wide awake and burning 
 
2.
 F7                     A-5 Bb F7                C       
e--------------------------------------8------------------
b-11---10-------------------10-11--10----10-10--8----------
g--------10--8------8--10---------------------------------
d---------------10----------------------------------
hushed upon and frozen dawn exploding in my head

4.
 F7                           A-5 Bb  F7                       C
e----------10------------------------------------------------
b-11----10------10---10---8----8----10----------------8----------
g------------------------------------------8-10--10-----10-8---------
d------------------------------------------------------------10-------
 stuck  inside some stranger's hide who's karma keeps returning

SOLO1: (over figures 1 and 2)

VERSE2: (same as first) 
where you trail that holy grail of darkness and depair
way cross down, now up now down as thought you really care
all the buzz across from seemed once a silhouette
the old man's face you could not place and now you cant forget

CHORUS:
   Db/Bb                       Cm/Ab  
e-----------9--------------------------8-----------------------
b----------------------------------------------------------
g-----10-11-----------------------8-10--------------------------
d--(8)------------------------(6)----------------------------
a-------------------------------------------------------------
          1.down and dirty            there you go
     2.its raining boxcars            did you know               

   Ab/Gb                     Fm/Bb 
e---------4--------------------------1-------------------------
b----------------------------------------------------------
g-----4-6------------------------1-3--------------------------------
d-(4)------------------------(1)------------------------------------
a-------------------------------------------------------------
     1.,3.lucky henry                says hello
        2.from county cook to        baltimore
1.,3.
Eb              Gb Bbm       Eb Db6        Dbsus4                                       
 burned his bridges  high and low down the road and gone 
 s
2.
Db                   Gb      Bbm      Cm      Dm               Ebm  Dm
 where ever those old jockeys go   to live out their lifeline


now play figures 1-4, then go to

SOLO2: (played over figures 1-4)

VERSE3: (this actually modulates here, and I havent adapted the       
        chords to compensate so until I do you can just play the
        vocal/guitar theme or the F7 A-5 Bb F7 C idea)

burning down that two-lane town the boys call Hollywood
catch the rim, now lost, now found, now lost again for good
bad replaced, dont have the face was lost in space and time
all because the real one was the disappearing kind

CHORUS: 

   Db/Bb                       Cm/Ab  
e-----------9--------------------------8-----------------------
b----------------------------------------------------------
g-----10-11-----------------------8-10--------------------------
d--(8)------------------------(6)----------------------------
a-------------------------------------------------------------
           now you tumble             now you know
       its raining boxcars       thats for sure
   Ab/Gb                     Fm/Bb    
e---------4--------------------------1-------------------------
b----------------------------------------------------------
g-----4-6------------------------1-3--------------------------------
d-(4)------------------------(1)------------------------------------
a-------------------------------------------------------------
         lucky henry                 says hello
    from bakersfield to              elsinore


Eb              Gb Bbm       Eb Db6        Dbsus4   
scratching verses high and low down to hell and gone, im told

Db                   Gb      Bbm      Cm      Dm               Ebm  Dm
all what i care anymore    now and forever gone, gone, gone...... 


CHORD SHAPES:

a=10  b=11

EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE 
XXX865  XXXX45  XXXX66  XXXX68 XXX34X  XXX67X  XXX66X  XXX32X  XX4121 
  F7     A-5      Bb      C      Eb      Gb     Bbm     Db6    Dbsus4

EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
XXX88X  XXXaaX  XXXbbX
  Cm      Dm      Eb
	
	

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