Deacon Blues Uke tab by Steely Dan

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G6 chordG6 F chordF
This is the day

G chordG F chordF
Of the expanding man

G6 chordG6 F chordF
That shape is my shade

G chordG D chordD
There where I used to stand

Fm9 chordFm9 E7 chordE7 9 Am7 chordAm7
It seems like only yesterday

Bb chordBb
I gazed through the glass

E7 chordE7
At ramblers

B7 chordB7
Wild gamblers

Dm chordDm E7 chordE7
That's all in the past

G6 chordG6 F chordF
You call me a fool

G chordG F chordF
You say it's a crazy scheme

G6 chordG6 F chordF
This one's for real

Gmaj7 chordGmaj7 A chordA
I already bought the dream

Fm9 chordFm9 E7 chordE7
So useless to ask me why


Am7 chordAm7 Gm7 chordGm7
Throw a kiss and say goodbye

F chordF C chordC
I'll make it this time

D chordD F chordF G chordG
I'm ready to cross that fine line

Am7 chordAm7 Em7 chordEm7
I'll learn to work the saxophone

Dm7 chordDm7 Cmaj7 chordCmaj7
I'll play just what I feel

Bb chordBb Am7 chordAm7 G6 chordG6 F/C chordF/C
Drink Scotch whisky all night long

C chordC F chordF Am7 chordAm7
And die behind the wheel

Em7 chordEm7
They got a name for the winners in the world

Dm7 chordDm7 Cmaj7 chordCmaj7
I want a name when I lose

Bb chordBb Am7 chordAm7 G6 chordG6 F/C chordF/C
They call Alabama the Crimson Tide

C chordC F chordF Am7 chordAm7
Call me Deacon Blues

Em7 chordEm7
Deacon Blues

[Interlude]


G6 chordG6 F chordF
My back to the wall


G chordG F chordF
A chordA victim of laughing chance

G6 chordG6 F chordF
This is for me

G chordG D chordD
The essence of true romance

Fm9 chordFm9 E7 chordE7 Am7 chordAm7
Sharing the things we know and love

Bb chordBb
With those of my kind

E7 chordE7
Li bations

B7 chordB7
Sen sations

Dm chordDm E7 chordE7 Bm7 chordBm7 E7 chordE7
That stagger the mind

G6 chordG6 F chordF
I crawl like a viper

G chordG F chordF
Through these suburban streets

G6 chordG6 F chordF
Make love to these women

G chordG D chordD
Languid and bitter sweet

Fm9 chordFm9 E7 chordE7 9
I'll rise when the sun goes down


Am7 chordAm7 Gm7 chordGm7
Cover every game in town

C chordC
A chordA world of my own

D chordD F chordF G chordG
I'll make it my home sweet home

Am7 chordAm7 Em7 chordEm7
I'll learn to work the saxophone

Dm7 chordDm7 Cmaj7 chordCmaj7
I'll play just what I feel

Bb chordBb Am7 chordAm7 G6 chordG6 F/C chordF/C
Drink Scotch whisky all night long

C chordC F chordF Am7 chordAm7
And die behind the wheel

Em7 chordEm7
They got a name for the winners in the world

Dm7 chordDm7 Cmaj7 chordCmaj7
I want a name when I lose

Bb chordBb Am7 chordAm7 G6 chordG6 F/C chordF/C
They call Alabama the Crimson Tide

C chordC F chordF Am7 chordAm7
Call me Deacon Blues

Em7 chordEm7
Deacon Blues


[Interlude]


G6 chordG6 F chordF
This is the night

G chordG F chordF
Of the expanding man

G6 chordG6 F chordF
I take one last drag

G chordG D chordD
As I approach the stand

Fm9 chordFm9 E7 chordE7 9
I cried when I wrote this song


Am7 chordAm7 Gm7 chordGm7
Sue me if I play too long

C chordC
This brother is free

D chordD F chordF G chordG
I'll be what I want to be

Am7 chordAm7 Em7 chordEm7
I'll learn to work the saxophone

Dm7 chordDm7 Cmaj7 chordCmaj7
I'll play just what I feel

Bb chordBb Am7 chordAm7 G6 chordG6 F/C chordF/C
Drink Scotch whisky all night long

C chordC F chordF Am7 chordAm7
And die behind the wheel

Em7 chordEm7
They got a name for the winners in the world

Dm7 chordDm7 Cmaj7 chordCmaj7
I want a name when I lose

Bb chordBb Am7 chordAm7 G6 chordG6 F/C chordF/C
They call Alabama the Crimson Tide

C chordC F chordF Am7 chordAm7
Call me Deacon Blues

Em7 chordEm7
Deacon Blues

 

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About this song

"Deacon Blues" is a song by Steely Dan from their 1977 album Aja."Deacon Blues" was Steely Dan's fifth Top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US, where it peaked at #19 in 1978. The song remained in the Top 40 for eight weeks.It was originally speculated that the song was written about the losing Wake Forest University Demon Deacons, and the NCAA Division I championship Crimson Tide football teams, which was confirmed in a Rolling Stone interview Read more on Last.fm.