Standells - Dirty Water Chords & Tabs

 

Dirty Water Chords & Tabs

Standells Chords & Tabs

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Dirty Water Chords

   
#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE--------------------------------#
#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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The Standells were from L.A., not Boston - but producer/writer/former
Four Prep Ed Cobb reputedly wrote this song about dorm curfews at Boston
University.  --AWR


                             "Dirty Water"
                               (Ed Cobb)

Intro [6X; tambourine and bass enter 2nd time, drums 3rd, organ 4th]:

	[E]    [A/E]    [E7no3][A/E]
	 v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v
	-----------------|-----------------
	-----------------|-----------------
	-----------------|-7---7-6---------
	---------7-------|-----------------
	/7---7-----------|-----------------
	-----------------|-----------------

	(spoken:)

	I'm gonna tell you a story
	I'm gonna tell you about my town
	I'm gonna tell you a big bad story, baby
	Aww, it's all about my town

Verse 1:

	       E [as above]
	Yeah, down by the river
	Down by the banks of the river Charles   (aw, that's what's happenin'
	                                          baby)
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/s/standells/dirty_water_crd.html ]
	[A]    [D/A]    [A7no3][D/A]
	 v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v
	-----------------|-----------------
	-----------------|-----------------
	-----------------|-12--1211--------
	---------12------|-----------------
	/12--12----------|-----------------
	-----------------|-----------------

	A [as above]
	That's where you'll find me
	                                  E
	Along with lovers, fuggers, and thieves  (aw, but they're cool people)
	        B
	Well I love that dirty water
	(B) Bb A [N.C.]               E
	       Oh, Boston, you're my home   (oh, you're the Number One place)

Verse 2:

	Frustrated women   (I mean they're frustrated)
	Have to be in by twelve o'clock  (oh, that's a shame)
	But I'm wishin' and a-hopin, oh
	That just once those doors weren't locked (I like to save time for
	                                           my baby to walk around)
	Well I love that dirty water
	Oh, Boston, you're my home   (oh, yeah)

Instrumental (as per verse chords; harmonica [A] solo first four bars):

	Because I love that dirty water
	Oh, oh, Boston, you're my home   (oh, yeah)

Coda (repeat to fade over intro riff):

	Well, I love that dirty water   (I love it, baby)
	I love that dirty water         (I love Baw-stun)
	I love that dirty water         (Have you heard about the Strangler?)
	I love that dirty water         (I'm the man, I'm the man)
	I love that dirty water         (Owww!)
	I love that dirty water         (Come on, come on) [fade]


-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers
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