Morrissey - Late Night Maudlin Street Chords & Tabs


Late Night Maudlin Street Chords & Tabs

Morrissey Chords & Tabs

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Late Night Maudlin Street Chords

Late Night, Maudlin Street Chords

The verse pattern alternates the root notes twice, for example, 
in [C, Cmaj7] you play C in first fret, second string (Strum) 
and then play it open (strum) 
- you do this twice and switch to: 
[G, G/F#] where you play G on the first string, 
third fret (strum) and then play F# on the second fret (Strum) - twice again. 
You may also play a G7 before returning to the E 
on the chorus before returning to the verse, the F note 
first string adds a nice effect. 
The last bars of the song are mostly 
guitar effects and so I tried to fit 
in some chords that you can use over 
them, but it's not very accurate...if 
all else fails you can fade with the 
verse. The song sounds quite nice on 
acoustic, with a gentle singing tone. 
It is a phenomenal song, it should 
prove Morrissey's excellence as an artist.

Standard Tuning

        C Cmaj7 G G/F#  D6 Bm7

C, Cmaj7
Winter coming 
G, G/F#
Winter push on
(push on) 
Oh, winter push on 

Winter is so long 
G, G/F#
Winter moves on

Em			Bm7
The last night on Maudlin Street
D			Em
Goodbye house, goodbye stairs
Em			Bm7
I was born here and I was raised here
D6			E(G7,E)
And I took some stick here

C, Cmaj7
Love at first sight
It may sound trite
G, G/F#
But it's true, you know
C, Cmaj7
I could list the detail
Of everything you ever wore or said
G, G/F#
Or how you stood the day
As we spent the 

Em		Bm7
last night On Maudlin Street
D		Em
"Goodbye house, forever!"
Em		Bm7
I never stole a happy hour
D6		E (G7, E)
Around here

C, Cmaj7
Where the world's ugliest boy
G, G/F#
Became what you see
C, Cmaj7		G,G/F#
Here I am - the ugliest man

Em	          Bm7
Oh, the last night on Maudlin Street
D		 Em
Truly I do love you
Em  Bm7	D6	 E(G7,E)
Oh, truly I do love you

C, Cmaj7
When I sleep
 					G, G/G#
With that picture of you framed beside my bed
 	C, Cmaj7
Oh, it's childish and it's silly
 					G, G/F#
But I think it's you in my room, by the bed
(...yes, I told you it was silly...)

Em		Bm7
And I know, I took strange pills
D		Em
But I never meant to hurt you
Em	Bm7	   D6	E(G7,E)
Oh, truly I love you
[ Tab from: ]
C, Cmaj7
Came home late one night
Everyone had gone to bed
But, you know, no-one stays up for you
I had sixteen stitches
All around my head

Em			Bm7
Oh, the last bus I missed to Maudlin Street
D			Em
So he drove me home in the Van
Em	Bm7		D6	E(G7,E)
Complaining, "Women only like me for my mind..."

Don't leave your torch behind
A power cut ahead; 1972, you know
 				C, Cmaj7
And so we crept through the park
					G, G/F#
No, I cannot steal a pair of jeans off a clothesline
For you

Em		       Bm7
But you ... without clothes
D		Em
Oh, I could not keep a straight face
Em		Bm7
Me - without clothes ?
D6			E(G7,E)
Well, a nation turns its back and gags...
I'm packed

C, Cmaj7
I am moving house
A half-life disappears today
With "every hag waves me on"
(secretly wishing me gone)
Well, I will be soon

D		E
Ooh, I will be soon
D		E
I will be soon
D		E
I will be soon
D			E
Will be soon, I will be soon
C, Cmaj7, G, G/F#, C, Cmaj7, G, G/F#
Mmm ... I will be soon, I will be soon

Em		Bm7
There were bad times on Maudlin Street
D			Em
They took you away in a police car
Inspector - don't you know ?
Don't you care ?
 			D6	E(G7,E)
Don't you know - about Love ?

C, Cmaj7
Your gran died
And your mother died
On Maudlin Street
 	C, Cmaj7
In pain, and ashamed
With never time to say
those special things ... oh 
Em			Bm7
I took the key from Maudlin Street
D			Em
Well, it's only bricks and mortar !
Em	Bm7		D6       E(G7,E)
Oh, oh, truly I love you

Oh, wherever you are
Wherever you are
C, Cmaj7
Wherever you are
I hope you're singing now
C, Cmaj7
Oh, I do hope 
I hope you're singing now
Gm		F	C
Oh ...

Note: You can try this pattern for the verse if you'd like:

   C      Cmaj7   C      Cmaj7    G       G/F#  G      G/F#

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