Mudcat Café message #1009916 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #62464   Message #1009916
Posted By: simon-pierre
28-Aug-03 - 08:14 PM
Thread Name: Chord Req: Gaslight Rag (Dave Van Ronk)
Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: GASLIGHT RAG (Dave Van Ronk)
Here's my own transcription. There's no garanty it's accurate, especially around the Dm in the instrumental break where there's something happening and I don't know what it is :D. It doesn't do justice to a rag to give plain chords like this, but it should gives a start. A supplementary couple of month of working might be necessary!

Dave Van Ronk

Intro : Cm, G#, G

Variation on : C, F, C, D5 (+ let the high E ring), C, F, E7,F, C, G

(C) Another damn day, ah, take it away,
(F) I gotta make my gig on time. (C)
Playin' on guitar, bein' a star,
(D5) Stumbling for nickels and dimes.
(C) Silly damn pride, out of my mind,
(F)Crazy if I stay.(E7)
(F)Leave your wife (C) and bring your knife,
(G) If you're working at Mitchell's Café.


F, Gm, F#, F, Gm, F#, F, D5, F, A7, Dm, C, F

(F) I had a dream that the Gaslight was clean,
(Gm) And the rats were (F#) all scrubbed down.(F)
(Gm) The coffee was (F#) great and the (F) waitresses straight (D5)
And Patrick Sky left town.
(F) No one was swocked and Dylan played Bach,
And Ochs' songs all scanned. (A7)
I got out of bed and I (Dm) straightened my head,
(C) And started a rock-n-roll band. (F)

(C) Ah, honey babe, honey babe,
(F) Let me carry you down (C)
Pimps and whores and grunge on the floor,
(D5) And the finest show in town.
(C) Pizza stands and skiffle bands,
(F) And Pogo's buyin' this round (E7)
(F) There's not much life but (C) there's plenty of fights,
(G#) When you're singin' in a (G) hole in the ground (C)