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    The Heart of Saturday Night
    By Tom Waits
    Performed by Shawn Colvin
     
    Tuned down ½ step
     
    Intro:  / C - - - / - - - - / Csus4 - - - / - - - - /
            / Dm7 - - - / G - - - / C - - - / - - - - /
     
    C
    Well, you gassed her up, behind the wheel
              Csus4
    With your arm around your sweet one in your Oldsmobile
    Dm7                                  G                        C
    Barrellin' down the boulevard, your lookin' for the heart of Saturday Night.
     
    And you got paid on Friday, and your pockets are jinglin'
    And you see the lights, you get all tinglin' 
    'Cause your cruisin' with a 6, 
    And you're lookin' for the heart of Saturday night.
     
             Dm7               G                C
    Then you comb your hair, shave your face, tryin' to wipe out ev'ry trace
             Dm7                         G (hold)
    Of all the other days in the week, this'll be the Saturday 
     
    You're reachin' your peak.
     
    Stoppin' on the red, you're goin' on the green, 
    'Cause tonight'll be like nothin' you've ever seen,
    And you're barrellin' down the boulevard, 
    Lookin' for the heart of Saturday night.
     
    Repeat Intro
     
    Is it the crack of the pool balls neon buzzin'?
    Telephone ringin'; it's you're second cousin.
    Is it the barmaid that's smilin' from the corner of her eye?
    Magic of the melancholy tear in your eye.
     
    Makes it kind of special down in the core
    'Cause your dreamin' of them Saturdays that came before
    And now you're stumblin' on the heart of Saturday night.
     
    Well, you gassed her up, behind the wheel 
    With your arm around your sweet one in your Oldsmobile
    Barrellin' down the boulevard, your lookin' for the heart of Saturday Night.
    You’re going’ barrellin' down the boulevard, your lookin' for the heart of Saturday Night.
    You’re barrellin' down the boulevard, your lookin' for the heart of Saturday Night.
     
    Repeat Into

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