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Rockaway Tabs (ver.2)

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                ROCKAWAY (Christine Lavin)
--------------------------
[Refer to the tablature at the end of this file for chord voicings; I can't
 figure out how to play the last part of the ending, because the voices get
 in the way and I can't hear the guitar.  I'd just guess, but the ending is
 in 3/4, so it's different.  Ad lib it.]
[Actually in F; capo 5.]

C - Em/B   Am - G6   Fmaj7   Fmaj7
[intro]
C - Em/B   Am - G6   Fmaj7   Fmaj7
[intro]

C - Em/B  Am   -    G6      Fmaj7   Fmaj7
  I stop   to look out the window
        C    -    Em/B    Am   -   G6       Fmaj7   Fmaj7
The sky above the water's turned a bitter gray
       C   -   Em/B    Am    -     G6       Fmaj7   Fmaj7
The summer people have packed their station wagons
C   -   Em/B   Am     -     G6   Fmaj7    Fmaj7
  The city is calling them away

The air is not as warm as it once was
The ocean's not as tempting as before
The seagulls cry a mournful tune now
As I shutter up the windows and the doors

          Am   Am  Em7    Em7
While the trees outside
           Am      Am          G - Gsus   G
Watch their leaves fall to the ground
          Am   Am  Em7   Em7
But these walls inside me
          Am   Am      G - Gsus   G [pause]
Will they never tumble down

I think of all the chances that have passed me
And all the opportunities I've let slip by
And all the friends along the way I have lost track of
It's enough to make me lay down and cry

And yet I push on blindly toward the future
Though I haven't got a notion of where I am
As I'm moving in some vague direction
There are times when I couldn't give a damn

While the trees outside
Watch their leaves fall to the ground
But these walls inside me
Will they never, oh, tumble down

I'll take one last walk along this angry ocean
Greet the fishermen in my usual way
Maybe stoop to find a pretty piece of beach glass
To remind me of old Rockaway

The salty spray stings my sunburned face now
As I button up my coat against the cold
There's a sorrow I always find elating
That chills me deep into my soul

While the trees outside
Watch their leaves fall to the ground
But these walls inside me
Oh, will they never tumble down
        Fmaj7  Fmaj7  Fmaj7  Fmaj7
Tumble down
     Cmaj7/G  Cmaj7/G  Cmaj7/G  Cmaj7/G
Tumble down

[Ending: repeat "Tumble down," alternating between Fmaj7 and Cmaj7
 in 3/4 time; end on Cmaj7.]



[Note that she doesn't play every single measure of the verse or chorus
 exactly as I've written it here; these are typical patterns.  The intro
 is pretty much what's on the recording, though.]

intro:
  C       Em/B     Am7     G6       Fmaj7            Fmaj7
E ----------------|----------------|----------------|0---------------|
B 1---------0-----|--1-------------|----------1-----|------1---------|
G ------0-------0-|------0---------|------2---------|----------2---0-|
D ----2-------2---|----2-----------|----3-------3---|----3-------3---|
A 3-------2-------|0---------------|--------3-------|--------3-------|
E ----------------|--------3---0---|0=1-------------(1)--------------|
  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .

verse:
  C       Em/B     Am7     G6       Fmaj7            Fmaj7
E ----------------|----------------|----------------|0---------------|
B --1-------0-----|--1-------0-----|--1-------1-----|------1---------|
G ------0-------0-|------0---------|------2---------|----------2---0-|
D ----2-------2---|----2-----------|----3-------3---|----3-------3---|
A 3-------2-------|0---------------|--------3-------|--------3-------|
E ----------------|--------3---0---|1---------------|1---------------|
  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .

chorus:
  Am               Am               Em7              Em7
E ------0---------|------0---------|----------------|0---------------|
B 1---------1-----|--1-------1-----|----------3-----|----------3-----|
G --------------2-|--------------0-|------0---------|------0-------0-|
D ----2-------2---|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|
A 0-------0-------|0-------0-------|----------------|----------------|
E ----------------|----------------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|
  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .

  Am               Am               G       Gsus     G
E ----------------|------0---------|----------------|----------------|
B --1-------1-----|--1-------1-----|--0-------1-----|3--------(0)----|
G ------2-------2-|--------------0-|------0---------|--------------0-|
D ----2-------2---|----2-------2---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
A 0-------0-------|0-------0-------|----------------|----------------|
E ----------------|----------------|3-------0-------|0-------0-------|
  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .

first part of ending ("tumble down"):
  Fmaj7            Fmaj7            Fmaj7            Fmaj7
E ----------------|0---------------|0---------------|0---------------|
B ----------1-----|------1---------|------1---------|----------1-----|
G ------2---------|----------2-----|----------2-----|------2-------0-|
D ----3-------3---|----3-------3---|----3-------3---|----3-------3---|
A --------3-------|--------3-------|--------3-------|--------3-------|
E 1---------------|1---------------|1---------------|1---------------|
  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .

  Cmaj7/G          Cmaj7/G          Cmaj7/G          Cmaj7/G
E ----------------|0---------------|0---------------|0---------------|
B ----------0-----|------0---------|---------(0)----|----------0-----|
G ------0---------|----------0-----|------0-------0-|------0---------|
D ----2-------2---|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|
A --------3-------|--------3-------|--------3-------|--------3-------|
E 3---------------|3---------------|3---------------|3---------------|
  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
            
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