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Hat too flat

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Hat Too Flat

by Walter Becker

from the album 11 Tracks of Whack


 Eb
d------8------8--------------8------8-----------
a--6------10-------------6------10-----8------
e----------------11--------------------------------


RHYTHM GTR:
Eb(iii) on beats 2 and 4 (simile throughout, except choruses)

(repeat as simile for about 64 measures)

VERSE:

we come in on the morning scan
all the way from far Arcturus
bringing with us peace and goodwill
from the margins of space and time

our women are slung down low to the ground
theyre very good, youve probably had one
our men are brave, studly and wise; a pleasure to behold

*NOTE* these are not aligned rhythmically

 Bb
g-----8--------8----------
d-6------10--------------
a------------------11--------
e-----------------------
right away we walk the walk

 Eb
d-----8--------8----------
a-6------10--------------
e------------------11--------
and more or less, we talk the talk

 Bb
g-----8--------8----------
d-6------10--------------
a------------------11--------
e-----------------------
everytime we make a play

 G
g-----5------5-------
d-5------7-----------
a----------------8---
e--------------------
eyes get wide and they run away, cause the..

CHORUS:

Eb/Bb           Eb/Ab       Eb/G            Eb/Gb
  hat stays too flat      my hat is way too flat

   Bb/F            Eb                 Eb/D           Ebmaj7
my english is much better now, but my hat is way too flat

Eb/Bb           Eb/Ab      Eb/G            Eb/Gb
a man smells a rat    and thats the end of that

   Bb/F            Eb                 Eb/D           Ebmaj7
my english is more better now, but my hat remains too flat



VERSE2:

Eb...
fair Arcturus fashion forecast: 
skirts will be shorter, legs stay long
virtual raincoats are coming back, 
the hat as always continued flat

SOLO: over the Eb theme, 16 measures then this:

e--11---11---11-13-11--
b--11---11---11-13-11--  ..twice

Eb...
back at home the machines work hard
we folk like to take it easy
honing our awareness of the 
finer things in life

here when i go down to my job
i work hard for what seems like a long time
look at my watch, fifteen minutes
it felt like half a day

g-----8--------8----------
d-6------10--------------
a------------------11--------
e-----------------------
pretty soon we break for lunch

d-----8--------8----------
a-6------10--------------
e------------------11--------
me and the boys, now i'm one of the bunch

g-----8--------8----------
d-6------10--------------
a------------------11--------
e-----------------------
no one wants to sit with me

g-----5------5-------
d-5------7-----------
a----------------8---
e--------------------
tell, me what can the matter be?

CHORUS:

Eb/Bb           Eb/Ab       Eb/G            Eb/Gb
  hat stays too flat      my hat is way too flat

   Bb/F            Eb                 Eb/D           Ebmaj7
my english, it is more better now, but my hat is way too flat

Eb/Bb           Eb/Ab       Eb/G            Eb/Gb
little thing like that       dont get past the hat

   Bb/F            Eb                 Eb/D           Ebmaj7
my english is more better now, but my hat remains too flat

Eb/Bb           Eb/Ab       Eb/G            Eb/Gb
  hat stays too flat      my hat is way too flat

   Bb/F            Eb                 Eb/D           Ebmaj7
my english is more better now, but my hat remains too flat
  
Eb/Bb           Eb/Ab       Eb/G            Eb/Gb
a man smells a rat    and thats the end of that

   Bb/F            Eb                 Eb/D           Ebmaj7
my english is more better now, but my hat remains too flat


fade out on Eb keyboard thing

CHORD SHAPES:

EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE   EADGBE   EADGBE   EADGBE   EADGBE   EADGBE
6X88XX  4XX34X  3XX34X   2X13XX   1XX33X   XX134X   XX034X   X6X33X
Eb/Bb   Eb/Ab   Eb/G     Eb/Gb    Bb/F      Eb      Eb/D     Ebmaj7
	
	

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