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Donald Fagen - The Nightfly Chords

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The Nightfly Chords

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Donald Fagen

Am9    Bm7    Cmaj9      Em7        D6     Fmaj9


B7        G6        C9               Am7   D9+5

    Bbmaj7-5/G   G9
I'm Lester the   Nightfly       

    Gmaj7    G7       F/G
Hel lo Baton Rouge
                     
                    Am/E Em       B7   Am/E  Em/G
Won't you turn your rad  io down

                                                             
            Cmaj7          B7      B7   Em7
Respect the seven second delay we  use

 
D7sus4  Cmaj7     Am7 Gmaj7   Gm/C  F  C/E G   D7+5

       Bbmaj7-5/G     G9
So you say there's a race

   Gmaj7      G7       F/G
Of men in the trees

                         Am/E   Em
You're for tough legislation
              
             
              B7    Am Em/G
Thanks for calling
                                       
           Cmaj7     B7                B7   Em
I wait all night for calls like these

   
D7sus4  Cmaj7     Am7 Gmaj7  Gm/C  F  C/E G 

   Am9  Bm7     Cmaj9
An inde pendent station

Em7  D6      F6/9
W    J   A   Z

     B7              G6
With jazz and con versation

C9           A/B            Em7    Em7/D
    From the foot of Mt. Belzoni

      B9sus4/E  Em7
Sweet mu        sic

   F#7                B7+9+5
To night the night is mine 


E7  E7sus4   A13         Am7   Abm7+5         Gmaj9     Cmaj9          
             Late line                till the sun 
                                               (till the sun comes 
                                    
Gmaj9   Cmaj9  Gmaj9    Cmaj9/6     F#/A
through              the skylight


C/D        D/E  G/A  C/D        Am7     D9+5
         
         Bbmaj7-5/G    G9
I've got plenty of    java

    Gmaj7        G7      F/G
And Chesterfield Kings

                    
                Am/E Em       B7   Am    G6
But I feel like crying
                                   
                                   
              Cmaj7        B7      B7   Em7
I wish I had a heart    of ice

            
            D7sus4  Cmaj7     Am7 Gmaj7  Gm/C  F  C/E G   D7+5
Heart like ice

       Bbmaj7-5/G    G9
If you want your     honey

   Gmaj7      G7      F/G
To look super swell
                             
                         Am/E Em           B7   Am    Em
You must spring for that little blue jar

                         
         Cmaj7    B7     B7   Em7
Patton's Kiss And Tell

         
         D7sus4  Cmaj7     Am7 Gmaj7     Gm/C  F/A  C/E   G
Kiss And Tell

Am9           Bm7     Cmaj9
      An inde pendent station

Em7  D6      F6/9
W    J   A   Z

     B7              G6
With jazz and con versation

C9           A/B            Em7    Em7/D
    From the foot of Mt. Belzoni

      B9sus4/E  Em7
Sweet mu        sic

   F#7                B7+9+5
To night the night is mine 


E7  E7sus4   A13        Am7   Abm7+5           Gmaj9   Cmaj9        
             Late line                till the sun 
                                               (till the sun comes 

                                                             
       Gmaj9   Cmaj9   Gmaj9       Cmaj9    Gmaj9  Cmaj9     F#/A
comes through                  the skylight

 
C/D     Am7     F#7-9+5  

Bmaj9       F#7+9+5
You'd never believe it

    B13              Emaj13
But once there was a time
                              
     Eb7            Emaj13            Bmaj9  Bb7+9+5   Eb7+9+5
When love was in my life

Abm9             Ab9
     I sometimes wonder

Ebm7/Ab               Badd9/F#   Amaj9
        What happened to that    flame

    Eb7                Emaj13
The answer's still the same

                      
       Abm7   Eb7   Abm/B Ab/B    Ab/F        Emaj13   Gmaj7/A    
It was you    you                      it was you

   Ebm7  F/Ab   C#m9   E/F#    Eb/F   Am7  D9+5
To night you're still  on   my mind

|Bbmaj7-5/G    G9          |Gmaj7     G7        |F/G                 |


|Am/E Em               B7  |Am Em/G    Cmaj7    |B7            B7 Em |        


|         D7sus4 Cmaj7     |      Am7 Gmaj7     |Gm/C F C/E G D+5     |

|Bbmaj7-5/G    G9          |Gmaj7     G7        |F/G                 |


|Am/E Em               B7  |Am Em/G    Cmaj7    |B7            B7 Em |        


|         D7sus4 Cmaj7     |       Am7 Gmaj7    |Gm/C F C/E G         |

Am9           Bm7     Cmaj9
      An inde pendent station

Em7  D6      F6/9
W    J   A   Z

     B7              G6
With jazz and con versation

C9           A/B            Em7    Em7/D
    From the foot of Mt. Belzoni

      B9sus4/E  Em7
Sweet mu        sic

   F#7                B7+9+5
To night the night is mine 


E7  E7sus4   A13        Am7   Abm7+5           Gmaj9/6  Cmaj9        
             Late line                till the sun 
                                               (till the sun comes 

                                                             
       Gmaj9   Cmaj9   Gmaj9       Cmaj9/6    Gmaj9     Cmaj9     
comes through                  the skylight



|Gmaj9    Cmaj9    |Gmaj9    Cmaj9     |F#/A . .( increasing in pitch )

transcription and chart
Peter Kruger 
            
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