• Song:

    14th Street

  • Artist:

    Rufus Wainwright

  • Album:

    Want

    ____________________
   / Rufus Wainwright  /
  / 14th Street       /
 / Want One          /
/___________________/

 Time: shuffled 4/4
 Key: Ab major
 Capo on 1st fret

Ab major isn't really a suitable key for guitar, but by using a capo on the
1st fret you can play as if the song was in G major, which is absolutely the
most suitable for key for guitar. This tab is actually done in G major then,
but after the lyrics I've added the chords in the actual key, Ab major.

 Chords:
  Verse
     G (320003@1)  B7 (x21202@1) Em (022000@1) G7/D  Cmaj7 (x32000@1)A7 (x02020@1)G/B (143121@7)F#/A#  Am (x02210@1) D7 (xx0212@1)D7sus4 (xx0213@1)D7/G#
e:---3----2----0-----1------0----0---------------0----2------3-----------:
B:---0----0----0-----0------0----2----3-----2----1----1------1------3----:
G:---0----2----0-----0------0----0----4-----3----2----2------2------5----:
D:---0----1----2-----0------2----2----5-----4----2----0------0------4----:
A:---x----2----2------------3----0----2-----1----0------------------5----:
E:---3---------0----------------------------------------------------4----:

  Chorus            Bridge
     G (320003@1) C/G (3x555x@1) D (xx0232@1)     G (320003@1)  C (x32010@1)Cdim6  Dm/F   E (022100@1):---3----0----2--- ---3----0----------1-----0---:
 :---0----1----3--- ---3----1----4-----3-----0---:
 :---0----0----2--- ---4----0----2-----2-----1---:
 :---0----2----0--- ---5----2----4-----0-----2---:
 :---x----x-------- ---5----3----3-----x-----2---:
 :---3----3-------- ---3---------------1-----0---:

  walking bass-notes in Chorus
   D (xx0232@1) /C   /B   /A          Em (022000@1)/D   /C#  /C     /B   /C   /C#  /D /D#
 |-2----2----2----2----|   |-0----0----0----0----|-0----0----0----0--0--|
 |-3----3----3----3----|   |-0----0----0----0----|-0----0----0----0--0--|
 |-2----2----2----2----|   |-0----0----0----0----|-0----0----0----0--0--|
 |-0----x----x----x----|   |-x----x----x----x----|-x----x----x----x--x--|
 |------3----2----0----|   |-7----5----4----3----|-2----3----4----5--6--|
 |---------------------|   |-0----0----0----0----|-0----0----0----0--0--|



 Verse:
||: G  B7 | Em  G7/D | Cmaj7 | A7 |

 1.
| G/B  F#/A#  Am  D7 | D7sus4 :||

 2.
| G/B  F#/A#  Am  D7/G# | G |


 Chorus:
||: G | C/G | G | D /C /B /A :||

| Em /D /C# /C | /B /C /C# /D /D# |

 3/4
| Em /D /C# | D |


 Verse

 Chorus


 Bridge:
||: G | C | Cdim6 | G :||

| Dm/F | E | E |


 ? Instrumental Verse (2nd half)


 Final Chorus:
||: G | C/G | G | D /C /B /A :||

(repeat till fading out into the Banjos, then fade out completely)



Lyrics:
You've got my lost brother's soul
My dear mother's eyes
A brown horse's mane
And my uncle's name
You walked me down 14th Street
For the doctor to meet after thoughts of the grave
In the home of the brave and of the weak

But why'd you have to break all my heart?
Couldn't you have saved a little bit of it?
Why'd you have to break all my heart?
Couldn't you have saved a minor part?
I could have clipped and saved and planted in the garden
Damn, you guess I'll have to get a new one

I'd love to sit and watch you drink
With the reins to the world
Gripping a smoke
Vaguely missing link
Don't ever change, you hungry little bashful hound
I got the sheep, poor little Bo Peep
Has lost and filed for grounds

But why'd you have to break all my heart?
Couldn't you have saved a little bit of it?
Why'd you have to break all my heart?
Couldn't you have saved a minor part?
I could have ripped apart and thrown into the river
Wonder if there are hearts that will deliver

Don't ever change
Don't ever worry
Because I'm coming back home tomorrow
To 14th Street where I won't hurry
And where I'll learn how to save, not just borrow
And they'll be rainbows
And we will finally know

Why'd you have to break all my heart?
Couldn't you have saved a little bit of it?
Why'd you have to break all my heart?
Couldn't you have saved a minor part of it?



Chords in Ab major:

 Verse:
||: Ab  C7 | Fm  Ab7/Eb | Dbmaj7 | Bb7 |

 1.
| Ab/C  G/B  Bbm  Eb7 | Eb7sus4 :||

 2.
| Ab/C  G/B  Bbm  Eb7/A | Ab |


 Chorus:
||: Ab | Db/Ab | Ab | Eb /Db /C /Bb :||

| Fm /Eb /D /Db | /C /Db /D /Eb /E |

 3/4
| Fm /Eb /D | Eb |


 Verse

 Chorus


 Bridge:
||: Ab | Db | Dbdim6 | Ab :||

| Ebm/Gb | F | F |


 ? Instrumental Verse (2nd half)


 Final Chorus:
||: Ab | Db/Ab | Ab | Eb /Db /C /Bb :||

(repeat till fading out into the Banjos, then fade out completely)



Jon Sebastian Frederiksen - 23rd /November /08
Just mail me at maitinin@gmail.com with questions, comments and corrections!

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