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My old school

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                  MY OLD SCHOOL   -   Steely Dan
                -------------------------------------


                                  Transcribed By Howard Wright
                                  Howard@jmdl.com


INTRO:
------

Em7      C  
 

E--
B--
G--
D--
A-----------5----------------
E-----3-5s7---7s5-3-5-0-3----

s=slide


VERSE:
-------

(each chord is strummed on the 2 and 4 beats for most of the verse)


  G                                  Em
    California  tumbles into the sea

  C                D                    C/G  G  C/G     G
    Soon we gonna ......... back in Annandale 

  G                                               Em
    Tried to warn you  'bout doin what you did before

  C                      D                     C/G    G  C/G   G
   But I can't seem to get to you through the US mail            Well I


  C
   Hear the whistle but we can't go we're gonna

  D
   Take a ride to Mexico I say


CHORUS
-------

G  Em
Oh No

G      Em            F/C  C  F/C  C
Guadalahara  won't do                Well I

D                    Am         Bm   Em7
Did not think the girl would be so rude      and I'm

D            Am        Bm     G
Never going back to my old school


Rhythmic riff-thing:

G---7----9----------------7-9-7-9
D---7----9--7---7--9-9----7-9-7-9----}
A---5----7--7---7--9-9----5-7-5-7----}-   Play three times
E-----------5---5--7-7---------------}


C  Cdim  D


Then back to another verse

Just after the riff above, before the last verse (I think) there's
a bit more instrumental stuff with saxes.

The chords for this are:

G         Am   Bm   Em    D7   Am   Bm   Em    D    D7     G


Chord Shapes:

EADGBE    EADGBE    EADGBE    EADGBE     EADGBE     EADGBE
022030    X32010    3X0003    3X2013     XX0232     022000

  Em7      C          G         C/G        D           Em


EADGBE   EADGBE    EADGBE    EADGBE   EADGBE
X33211   X02210    X24432    X3X020   xx0212

  F/C      Am        Bm       Cdim      D7





Any Queries - let me know, (but ignore my words even *I* know they're

a bit mixed up!)  

Howard    


	
	

Authors

Person Music Lyrics
Donald Fagen Yes Yes
Walter Becker Yes Yes

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