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This moody bastard

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This Moody Bastard

by Walter Becker

from the album 11 Tracks of Whack


main theme:
G---6---6---6---8---
D---6---6---6---7---
A---------------8---

VERSES:

Little friend of mine
Can you still recall
our salad days 
between the ivy walls?

beneath the autumn sun?
when all is said and done
we were a good combination 
we were good clean fun

theme #2:
G----9--8--9---- six times 
D----9-(9)-9----

still my thoughts roll back
now and then
think about you
remembering start smiling and i just can't stop

7: G--9--11-9--9-8--8-6--
   D--9---9-9--9-0--9-9-- 

you on the bottom and me on top

(back to main theme)

these days its like a tomb
amid the stacks of gloom
looking out of the window
in the downstairs room

and the time goes by
and the time goes by
sometimes it goes so slowly
you know a man could cry

(theme #2)

till the day goes down
in deep disgrace
empty pockets and a dirty
and then the day boils over and there's nothing there
but a roomful of smoke and a lot of hot air

CHORUS: 

kybd1:
  e--------12------------------8-----------8---------------------5---------
  b---8-10---------------8-10----------5-7-------------------3-5----------

kybd2:
  e-------3-----3--5------------3---------------------8----8-------7------5-5--3-
  b-5--------5----------------5----3---------3---5--------------
1.this    moody bastard       remembers      you were some kind of friend even then
2.this    moody bastard     he needs one     he needs some kind of friend now and again

  e--------12--------------------12----10--------------------12-10-------
  b---8-10------------------8-10-----------------------------12-10-------

  e----3----3------5--------------3--------------
  b-5-----5--------------------5--------3--------
1.once in a great while        he needs one
2.once in a blue moon        could use one

e-----15----15-17------------
b-17-----17---------15------- 
 this moody bastard here (repeat w/alt. lyrics)


VERSE:

little friend of mine 
you don'teven know
when the wind starts blowing 
how far a man could go


SOLO: woodwind solo over verse chords, main theme only


little friend of mine 
are you even there
or did you disappear 
back into thin air

if you're still here with me
if you got this far
I hope you're smiling
in fact I know you are..

CHORUS REPEAT:

 
2nd chorus, 2nd time:

(main theme...)

this moody bastaaaaaaaard needs one, needs one, needs one...

(fade out..)
	
	

Authors

Person Music Lyrics
Walter Becker Yes Yes

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