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    San Diego Serenade

    Tom Waits


    Strum: B   D   D     or   Strum:  D   D U D U  (w/swing feel)

           1 + 2 + 3 +                1 + 2 + 3 +

     

    Chord Guide

          3    4

    G:    3x0003

           213 4

    B7:   x21202

            2

    Em7:   020000

          3    1

    G7:    3x0001

     

     

    G                         B7                Em7            / G - G7 /

       Never saw the morning, 'til I stayed up all night

    C                         D                      G                 / Em7 - G7 /

       Never saw the sunshine, 'til you turned out the light

    C                         D                        G                   / Em7 - G7 /

       Never saw my hometown, until I stayed away too long

    C                            D                C              G

       Never heard the melody, 'til I needed the song

     

    / C - D / G - - / C - D /

     

    G                B7                                 Em7                  / G - G7 /

       Never saw the white line, 'til I was leaving you behind

    C                        D                              G                      / Em7 - G7 /

       Never knew I needed you, 'til I was caught up in a bind

    C                   D                        G                  / Em7 - G7 /

       Never spoke I love you, until I cursed you in vain

    C                                  D               C                      G

       Never felt my heart-strings, 'til I nearly went insane

     

    / C - D / G - - / C - D /

     

    G                      B7                    Em7                 / G - G7 /

       Never saw the east coast 'til I moved to the west

    C                         D                         G                           / Em7 - G7 /

       Never saw the moonlight, until it shone off of your breast

    C                          D                        G                        / Em7 - G7 /

       Never saw your heart, 'til someone tried to steal it away

    C                          D                       C                      G

       Never saw your tears, until they rolled down your face

     

    / C - D / G - - / C - D /

     

    Repeat 1st Verse

     

    / C - D / G - - / (x3)    Hold last G


    This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.