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DYING CUB FAN'S LAST REQUEST


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late 'n short 2 15 May 02 - 05:55 PM
GUEST,Dan 20 May 03 - 04:11 PM
fsharpdim7 20 May 03 - 05:14 PM
dwditty 20 May 03 - 05:17 PM
GUEST,Sorcha 20 May 03 - 06:57 PM
GUEST,Sorch 20 May 03 - 07:07 PM
GUEST,Me again 20 May 03 - 07:09 PM
GUEST 20 May 03 - 07:15 PM
Art Thieme 20 May 03 - 08:39 PM
late 'n short 2 20 May 03 - 09:23 PM
fsharpdim7 21 May 03 - 11:16 AM
GUEST,Gaz 26 Feb 04 - 03:46 PM
GUEST,late 'n short 2 02 Mar 04 - 10:13 AM
GUEST,Gaz 15 Mar 04 - 10:18 AM
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Subject: Dying Cub Fan's Last Request
From: late 'n short 2
Date: 15 May 02 - 05:55 PM

I know the lyrics but would really appreciate it if someone could help with chord I suspect they're the same for the spoken and sung parts but I don't have the "ear". Tried the Steve Goodman sites and a Google search but no luck there. Thanks in advance.

Dan

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Subject: Chord Req: Dying Cub Fan's Last Request
From: GUEST,Dan
Date: 20 May 03 - 04:11 PM

Can anyone provide an easy chord progression for Steve Goodman's great "song"? I"ve searched everywhere I can think of.

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Dying Cub Fan's Last Request
From: fsharpdim7
Date: 20 May 03 - 05:14 PM

Don't jinx the boys - they're having enough trouble now! Wait until September. How about "It's a Beautiful Day for a Ballgame" until then?
Chris who remembers '69.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Dying Cub Fan's Last Request
From: dwditty
Date: 20 May 03 - 05:17 PM

My grandmother, an avid cubs fan, awoke from a coma only to ask if they had one. Upon being told yes, she died.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Dying Cub Fan's Last Request
From: GUEST,Sorcha
Date: 20 May 03 - 06:57 PM

I am not familiar witht the song--is the title "Great Song"?


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Subject: Lyr Add: Dying Cub Fan's Last Request
From: GUEST,Sorch
Date: 20 May 03 - 07:07 PM

Found it!

Dying Cub Fan's Last Request
(talking blues)
By the shore's of old Lake Michigan
Where the "hawk wind" blows so cold
An old Cub fan lay dying
In his midnight hour that tolled
'Round his bed, his friends had all gathered
They knew his time was short
And on his head the put this bright blue cap
From his all-time favorite sport
He told them "its late and its getting dark in here"
And I know its time to go
But before I leave the line-up
There's just one thing I'd like to know
(Chorus, sung)

Do they still play the blues in Chicago
When baseball season rolls around
When the snow melts away,
Do the Cubbies still play
In their ivy covered burial ground
When I was a boy they were my pride and joy
But now they only bring fatigue
To the home of the brave
The land of the free
And the doormat of the national league


(talking blues)
Told his friends "You know the law of averages says:
Anything will happen that can."
That's what it says.
"But the year the Cubs last won a national league pennant
Was the year we dropped the bomb on Japan"
The Cubs made me a criminal
Sent me down a wayward path
They stole my youth from me
(that's the truth)
I'd forsake my teacher's
To go sit in the bleachers
In flagrant truancy

and then one thing led to another
soon I'd discovered alcohol, gambling, dope
football, hockey, lacross, tennis
But what do you expect,
When you raise up a young boys hope
And then just crush 'em like so many paper beer cups.

Year after year after year
after year, after year, after year, after year, after year
'Til those hopes are just so much popcorn
for pigeons beneath the "EL" track to eat
He said "You know I'll never see Wrigley Field, anymore
before my eternal rest
So if you have your pencils and your score cards ready,
and I'll read you my last request
Give me a double header funeral in Wrigley Field
On some sunny weekend day (no lights)
Have the organ play the National Anthem
and then a little "na, na, na, hey hey, hey, Goodbye"
Make six bull pen pitchers, carry my coffin
and six ground keepers clear my path
Have the umpires bark me out at every base
In all their holy wrath
Its a beautiful day for a funeral, Hey Ernie lets play two!
Somebody go get Jack Brickhouse to come back,
and conduct just one more interview
Have the Cubbies run right out into the middle of the field,
Have Kieth Moreland drop a routine fly
Give everybody two bags of peanuts and a frosty malt
And I'll be ready to die

Build a big fire on home plate out of your 'Louisville Sluggers' baseball bats,
And toss my coffin in
Let my ashes blow in the beautiful snow
From the prevailing 30 mile an hour south west wind
When my last remaind go flying over the left field wall
Will bid the bleacher bums adieu
I will come to my final resting place, out on Waveland Avenue

The dying man's friends told him to cut it out
They said stop it that's an awful shame
He whispered, "Don't Cry, we'll meet by and by near the Heavenly Hall of Fame
He said I've got season's tickets to watch the Angels now,
So its just what I'm going to do
He said but you the living, you're stuck here with the Cubs,
So its me that feels sorry for you!

And he said "Ahh Play, play that lonesome losers tune,
The one I like the best
And he closed his eyes, and slipped away
What we got is the Dying Cub fan's last request
(Chorus, big finish, sung)

Do they still play the blues in Chicago
When baseball season rolls around
When the snow melts away,
Do the Cubbies still play
In their ivy covered burial ground
When I was a boy they were my pride and joy
But now they only bring fatigue
To the home of the brave
The land of the free
And the doormat of the national league

Found here.
Might be chords somewhere in that site too, will go look.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Dying Cub Fan's Last Request
From: GUEST,Me again
Date: 20 May 03 - 07:09 PM

Nope, not there anyway.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Dying Cub Fan's Last Request
From: GUEST
Date: 20 May 03 - 07:15 PM

Nope, no chords, but some guy named Don claims he has them here (PDF doc) but they aren't posted and I didn't see an e mail. He also wants an authentication password to get in. Sorry


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Dying Cub Fan's Last Request
From: Art Thieme
Date: 20 May 03 - 08:39 PM

We (Carol and I) are gonna get to a Cub game at Wrigley on June 25th-----against Milwaukee. As I've said, when I stand for the national anthem and face left-center field, it is in tribute to old friend STEVE GOODMAN whose ashes (some of) have been scattered at the base of the ivy there.

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Dying Cub Fan's Last Request
From: late 'n short 2
Date: 20 May 03 - 09:23 PM

I've been looking for these chords for a long time myself with no luck. Maybe someone out there who knows the song can "hear" the chords and post them.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Dying Cub Fan's Last Request
From: fsharpdim7
Date: 21 May 03 - 11:16 AM

At the end of the new dvd of Steve's Austin City Limits show there is an interview with Steve in The Bleachers and he does this song. You can see the chords he plays. It is a very moving tribute to Steve - especially the Prine and Kristofferson interviews.
Chris who remembers '69


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Dying Cub Fan's Last Request
From: GUEST,Gaz
Date: 26 Feb 04 - 03:46 PM

DYING CUB FAN'S LAST REQUEST
(Steve Goodman)
Chords by Gaz : Corrections welcome

       EADGBe
F#o is xxx421x
(i.e. its an F with the bass not raised a semitone)

C      G7                C
By the shores of old Lake Michigan
          F         F#o      C
Where the hawk wind blows so cold
   F   F#o         C         C/A
An old Cub fan lay dying
       D7                G7
In his midnight hour that tolled
[as above]
'Round his bed, his friends had all gathered
They knew his time was short
And on his head the put this bright blue cap
From his all-time favorite sport
He told them "it's late and its getting dark in here"
And I know its time to go
But before I leave the line-up
There's just one thing I'd like to know

(Chorus, sung)
       C             C7
Do they still play the blues in Chicago
    F                      C
When baseball season rolls around
         F
When the snow melts away,
       C
Do the Cubbies still play
         D7                G7
In their ivy covered burial ground?
    C                        C7
When I was a boy they were my pride and joy
    F                     C
But now they only bring fatigue
       F
To the home of the brave
    C      
The land of the free
       D7             G7       C
And the doormat of the National League


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Dying Cub Fan's Last Request
From: GUEST,late 'n short 2
Date: 02 Mar 04 - 10:13 AM

Thanks, Guest Gaz, for posting this. I've been looking for this...on and off...for almost 2 years.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Dying Cub Fan's Last Request
From: GUEST,Gaz
Date: 15 Mar 04 - 10:18 AM

Well, I'm not convinced its absolutely spot on. If you improve on it, let me know. Damn 12-string players, so hard to pick the notes out...

Gaz


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Dying Cub Fan's Last Request
From: GUEST,Gaz
Date: 15 Mar 04 - 10:19 AM

Oh, and I think the C/A may be a straight A7.

Typical I-VI-II-V blues turnaround, rather than a I-vi-II-V... YMMV


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