• Song:

    I Wish I Was In New Orleans

  • Artist:

    Tom Waits

  • Album:

    1996-08-11: Raven Theat...

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Date: Fri, 03 Apr 1998 08:59:36 -0800
From: Gene McKenna 
Subject: CRD: w/waits_tom/I_Wish_I_was_in_New_Orleans.crd

Tom Waits: I wish I was in New Orleans
Words and Music: Tom Waits
Album: A Japanese import -  (Sorry, I can't read Katakana,
			     but it probably says Tom-u Waits-u)

I included a line for the beat, which in most places
is obvious, but there is one measure that has two beats
and that threw me when I went to write it down. 

Figuring out the words for this one is as challenging as
the music. I left "----" in a few spots. Anyone speak Waits?

There is one chord whose correct name somewhat eludes me.
After checking with Paul Zimmerman's chord theory page on
Olga, I think it is Ebdim7, which would be  Eb Gb Bbb Dbb
or Eb F# A C.


	1    2    3    4    1    2    3       4   
        C         C9        F         C       
        C         Am7       D7        Dm7     G   
        C         C9        F    Em7  Ebdim7
        C         G7        C         G7

        C         C9        F         Cadd9
 Well I wish  I   was  in   New     Orleans

        C         Am7       Dm7       G7
        I   can   see  it   in my dreams

        C         C9        F         Cadd9
        Arm  in   arm down  Bur  gun  dy

	1   2     3     4   1       2         ( last measure, in 2/4 )
	C         Am7       Dm7     G7
        A bottle  and   my  friends and

	C         C9        F         G7
	me.       Hoist up afew tall  cool ones play some
	1    2    3     4        1  2  3  4   ( standard beat, long words )
        C         Am7            D7
	pool and  listen to that tenor saxophone

	G	  G7
	callin me home. 

	And I can hear the band begin
	When the Saints Go Marchin' In
	By the whiskers on my chin
	New Orleans I'll be there

	I'll drink you under the table
	---- red nose, go for a walk
	the old haunts what I wants
	is red beans and rice

	And wear the dress I like so well
	Meet me at the old saloon
	Make sure there's a Dixie Moon
	New Orleans I'll be there

	And deal the cards, roll the dice
	If it ain't that ole ---------
	--------------- me and you
	Sam Jones and all?????

	And I wish I was in New Orleans
	I can see it in my dreams
	Arm in arm down Burgundy
(rit)	A bottle and, my friends and me,
	New Orleans I'll be there

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