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Night In The City

Guitar chords transcribed by Marian Russell  Printer-friendly version of this piece
[Capo on fret 5]
Tuning: DADF#AD   "Joni" Tuning: D75435

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Note:  Nearly every bar in the strummed measures of this tab has eight
counts (see the first strumming measure for the counts), with each set of
triplets getting one count.  The strumming pattern is down up down for the
triplets, and up for the counts two, four, six, and eight, which I have
indicated in the first strumming measure as ^ for down and v for up. 

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Intro: 

D  ----------------------0------4----------------------| 
A  -----------0--------0--------5--5------------0---0--| 
F# -------0----------1-----0----3----3---3---1---------| 
D  ---------0--------0----------4------4-----2---------| 
A  -----0-------0----2-----------------------0---------| 
D  ---0--------------0-----------------------0---------| 
  

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A  -------------3---------------2--------------3-------------0------| 
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D  ---0-0-0-----0-----0-0-0-----0-----0-0-0----0----0-0-0----0------| 
A  ---0-0-0-----------0-0-0-----------0-0-0---------0-0-0-----------| 
D  ---0-0-0-----------0-0-0-----------0-0-0---------0-0-0-----------| 
      ^ v ^     v     ^ v ^     v     ^ v ^    v    ^ v ^    v 
     |_ 3 _|         |_ 3 _|         |_ 3 _|       |_ 3 _| 
     triplet 
  
Count: One     two    three    four   five    six   seven    eight 
  

1st verse:  

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A  ---0-0-0-----------0-0-0-----------0-0-0---------0-0-0-----------| 
D  ---0-0-0-----------0-0-0-----------0-0-0---------0-0-0-----------| 

              Light   up                      Light up 
  

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F# -------------3---------------2-----3-3-3----0-------------0------| 
D  ---0-0-0-----0-----0-0-0-----0-----4-4 4----0----0-0-0----0------| 
A  ---0-0-0-----------0-0-0-----------0-0-0---------0-0-0-----------| 
D  ---0-0-0-----------0-0-0-----------0-0-0---------0-0-0-----------| 

      Light up your   lazy blue       ey -     es 
  

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F# ---5-5-5-----5-----5-5-5-----5------7-7-7----7------------0------| 
D  ---0-0-0-----0-----0-0-0-----0------0-0-0----0----0-0-0---0------| 
A  ---5-5-5-----------5-5-5------------7-7-7---------0-0-0----------| 
D  ---5-5-5-----------5-5-5------------7-7-7---------0-0-0----------| 

                      Moon's up               Night's up 
  

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F# ---5-5-5-----5-----5-5-5-----5------7-7-7----7----7-7-7---7------| 
D  ---0-0-0-----0-----0-0-0-----0------0-0-0----0----0-0-0---0------| 
A  ---5-5-5-----------5-5-5------------7-7-7---------7-7-7----------| 
D  ---5-5-5-----------5-5-5------------7-7-7---------7-7-7----------| 

      Taking the      town by          surprise 
  

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A  ---0-0-0-----------0-0-0-----------0-0-0---------0-0-0-----------| 
D  ---0-0-0-----------0-0-0-----------0-0-0---------0-0-0-----------| 

              Night   time                    Night time 
  

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A  -------------3---------------2--------------0-------------0------| 
F# -------------3---------------2-----3-3-3----0-------------0------| 
D  ---0-0-0-----0-----0-0-0-----0-----4-4 4----0----0-0-0----0------| 
A  ---0-0-0-----------0-0-0-----------0-0-0---------0-0-0-----------| 
D  ---0-0-0-----------0-0-0-----------0-0-0---------0-0-0-----------| 

      Day left an     hour a -         go -          o 
  

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F# ---5-5-5-----5-----5-5-5-----5------7-7-7----7------------0------| 
D  ---0-0-0-----0-----0-0-0-----0------0-0-0----0----0-0-0---0------| 
A  ---5-5-5-----------5-5-5------------7-7-7---------0-0-0----------| 
D  ---5-5-5-----------5-5-5------------7-7-7---------0-0-0----------| 

                      City                     light time 
  

D  -------------0---------------0---------------0------------0------| 
A  -------------0---------------0---------------0------------0------| 
F# ---5-5-5-----5-----5-5-5-----5------7-7-7----7----7-7-7---7------| 
D  ---0-0-0-----0-----0-0-0-----0------0-0-0----0----0-0-0---0------| 
A  ---5-5-5-----------5-5-5------------7-7-7---------7-7-7----------| 
D  ---5-5-5-----------5-5-5------------7-7-7---------7-7-7----------| 

      Must you get    ready so         slo   -   ow        there are 
  
  

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F# ---0-0-0-----0-----1-1-1-----1------1-1-1-----1----0-0-0---0-----| 
D  ---0-0-0-----0-----0-0-0-----0------2-2-2-----2----0-0-0---0-----| 
A  ---0-0-0-----------2-2-2------------0-0-0----------0-0-0---------| 
D  ---0-0-0-----------0-0-0------------0-0-0----------0-0-0---------| 

      places to       come from and    places to      go 
  
  

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F# ---0-0-0-----0-----7----5----1----1---------1-------0-0-0---0----| 
D  ---0-0-0-----0-----0----0----0----2---------2-------0-0-0---0----| 
A  ---0-0-0-----------7----5----2----0----0----0-------0-0-0--------| 
D  ---0-0-0-----------0----0----0----0----4----0-------0-0-0--------| 
  
Count: one     two    three  four    five   six        seven   eight 
  
  

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A  ---0-0-0-----------0-0-0-----------2-2-2----------0-0-0---------| 
D  ---0-0-0-----------0-0-0-----------0-0-0----------0-0-0---------| 

      Night in the    city looks      pretty to      me 
  
  

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D  ---0-0-0-----------0-0-0-----------0-0-0----------0-0-0---------| 

      Night in the    city looks      fine 
  
  

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F# ---0-0-0-----0-----0-0-0-----0-----1-1-1-----1----0-0-0---0-----| 
D  ---0-0-0-----0-----0-0-0-----0-----0-0-0-----0----0-0-0---0-----| 
A  ---0-0-0-----------0-0-0-----------2-2-2----------0-0-0---------| 
D  ---0-0-0-----------0-0-0-----------0-0-0----------0-0-0---------| 

      Music comes     spilling out    into the       street 
  
  

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F# ---0-0-0-----0-----0-0-0-----0-----1-1-1-----1----1-1-1---1-----| 
D  ---0-0-0-----0-----0-0-0-----0-----0-0-0-----0----2-2-2---2-----| 
A  ---0-0-0-----------0-0-0-----------2-2-2----------0-0-0---------| 
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      Colors go       flashing in     ti  -          i - 
  
  
  

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F# ---1-1-1-----1-----1-1-1-----1---| 
D  ---0-0-0-----0-----2-2-2-----2---| 
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      i -             ime 
  

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2nd verse: 

Take off, take off 
Take off those stay at home shoes 
Break off, shake off 
Take off those stay at home blues 
Stairway, stairway 
Down to the crowds in the street 
They go their way 
Looking for faces to greet 
But we go on laughing 
With no one to meet 

Chorus: 

Night in the city looks pretty to me 
Night in the city looks fine 
Music comes spilling out into the street 

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      Colors go       walzing  in     ti  -          i - 
  
  
  

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      i -             ime 
  

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