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The nightfly

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Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 12:40:06 -0500
From: Charles Seymour 
Subject: f/fagen_donald/the_nightfly.crd

Artist: Donald Fagen
Song: The Nightfly
Album: The Nightfly
Transcribed by: Charles Seymour


INTRO

Am7   Em  C
G  D  F6
B7   Em
C9  Am7  F#aug

STANZA 1

Gmadd9        G
I'm Lester...

Gmaj7     G6
Hello...

Gsus4         Am Em
Won't you...

           Am     Em   
Respect...

D G     G Em      C Em   C G F#aug



STANZA 2

as stanza 1 except drop the final F#aug



CHORUS 1

Em      D        C
An independent...

G D F6
WJAZ

     B7     Em
With jazz...

C9         Am7  Em  G6
>From the...

         A  G
Sweet...

F#7         B7#5    E  Esus
Tonight...

A           Am  
Late line...

G6       G     Gmaj7/6
Til the sun...

F#m Am D Gmaj7 C Am F#aug



STANZAS 3 & 4

As stanzas 1 & 2 respectively



CHORUS 2

As chorus 1 except last line; after the Gmaj7/6,
play this:  F#m  Am  C  C#dim


BRIDGE

B7            F#madd9
You'd never...

B7         E6  E
But once...

     Ebm7     E
When love...

C#m   Bmaj7  Absus7  F#6

Bmaj7        Cm7b5
I sometimes...

F#/C#            B  A
What happened...

    Ebm7      E
The answer's...

        Abm  Ebm  Baug F#m
It was you, you

       E   D
It was you

A6      Cdim  Em  A  Eb  C F#aug
Tonight...


INSTRUMENTAL BREAK
per stanzas 1 & 2


CHORUS 3
As chorus 1 except after the Gmaj7/6 end on F#m.


Definitions:

Gmadd9 {3x0335}
Gsus {3x001x}
F#aug {xx4332}
Gmaj7/6 {3x4430} 
F#madd9 {2xx224}
Absus7 {464644}
Cm7b5 {x3434x}
F#/C# {x44322}
Baug {x2x443}

	
	

Authors

Person Music Lyrics
Donald Fagen Yes Yes

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