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      Tom Waits Fan» Tabs

~* Tabs *~

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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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From: HENSCHJ5753@uni.edu
Date: Thu, 04 Jan 1996 16:04:57 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Warm_Beer_and_Cold_Women.crd
Warm Beer and Cold Women--Tom Waits
from Nighthawks at the Diner
the song is in 3/4 time

Intro: Ebmaj9 | Cm7 | F9 | Bb | single notes Bb-C-D

VERSE 1:
Ebmaj9 Cm7 F9
Warm beer and cold women, I just don't fit in
Bb
Every Joint I stumbled into tonight
Eb s.n. Bb-C-D
That's just how it's been.
Eb Cm7
All these double knit strangers with
F9 Bb
Gin and vermouth, and recycled stories
Eb s.n. Eb-F-G
In the naugahyde booths.
Ab Bb Emaj9 Cm7
With the platinum blondes, and tobacco brunettes,
F9
I'll be drinkin to forget you,
Bb Eb s.n. Eb-F-G
I'll lite another cigarette.
Ab Bb Emaj9 Cm7
And the band's playin' something by Tammy Wynette,
F9 Bb Eb s.n. Bb-C-D
And the drinks are on me tonight.

VERSE 2:

All my conversations I'll just be talkin' about you baby
Borin' some sailor as I try to get through.
I just want him to listen, that's all you have to do,
He said I'm better off without you,
Till I showed him my tattoo
Now the moon's rising, ain't no time to lose,
Time to get down to drinking,
Tell the band to play the blues.
And the drinks are on me, I'll buy another round,
At the last ditch attempt saloon.

SAX SOLO (over the chords of an entire verse)

VERSE 3: Same as verse 1, except for the following lines.
..."receding hairlines" (instead of recycled stories)
..."I lite a menthol cigarette
And the band's playin' something by Johnny Barnett
At the last ditch attempt saloon"

NOTES:
On the single notes I usually play thirds to give it a better
sound. For instance, play the Bb-C-D with the left hand on the
piano, and then an octave higher with the right hand play D-Eb-F.
The same can be done for the notes leading to the Ab chord. Also,
it seems as if he is riding on a G note a lot, so a Bb(add 6th)
could be played in place of the Bb chord.

Jeff Henscheid
henschj5753@cobra.uni.edu

 


 


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