Five Americans - Western Union Chords & Tabs


Western Union Chords & Tabs

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Western Union Chords

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Five Americans -"Western Union" (Rabon - Ezell - Durrill)


	organ: D5 (4 bars; fades in)

	guitar (2X alone; 2X after bass and drums enter)

	 D               Dsus4
	 v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v

Verse 1:

	 D          Dsus4
	Things went wrong today
	 D       Dsus4
	Bad news came my way
	D     Dsus4
	I woke up to find
	D           Dsus4
	A wire that blew my mind

	D  Dsus4  [1, 4: 2X; 2, 3: 1X  5: to coda]

Verse 2:

	Western Union man
	Bad news in his hand
	Knocking at my door
	Selling me the score

Verse 3:
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	Fifteen cents a word to read
	A telegram I didn't need
	Said she didn't care no more
	Think I'll throw it on the floor

Bridge 1:

	Bm              E
	Got your cable just today
	Bm                      E           D  Dsus4  D  Dsus4
	Killed my groove, I've got to say, hey

	[1, 3: to refrain  2: to solo]


	E        A [N.C.]
	/ / / /  /
	(...hey)   Western Union

	(acapella; high voice holds A; low voice alternates A and G):

	Da-da-da-da-da  da-da-da-da-da
	Da-da-da-da-da  da-da-da-da-da

	(band enters)

	D              Dsus4
	Da-da-da-da-da  da-da-da-da-da
	D              Dsus4
	Da-da-da-da-da  da-da-da-da-da

Verse 4:

	Now you've gone away and
	How it's sad to say you've gone
	I remember what they said
	Now I'm going out of my head

Bridge 2:

	Telegram just had to say
	You've learned your lesson all the way, hey

Organ solo:

	D       Dsus4        [4X]
	/ / / /  / / / /

[repeat bridge 2]

[repeat refrain]

Verse 5:

	I'll be on my way 'cause
	There's another girl for me
	I'll be sure of her and
	Things'll be as they were

Coda (repeat to fade):

	D              Dsus4
	Da-da-da-da-da  da-da-da-da-da

	(Western Union, oh Western Union)

-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers