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Steely Dan: guitar tab and chords for My Old School, Countdown to Ecstasy


    My Old School - Steely Dan
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    From the album "Countdown to Ecstasy"

    Transcribed By Howard Wright
    hakwright (at) gmail (dot) com


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Jan 2009: Corrected the lyrics in the first line of the chorus 
(thanks to John Riley for pointing out the errors).
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Feb 2005: Made the long overdue corrections to the lyrics and
did some general tidying up
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All chord shapes given at the end.

Intro:
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Em7      C  
 

E----------------------------
B----------------------------
G----------------------------
D----------------------------
A-----------5----------------
E-----3-5s7---7s5-3-5-0-3----

s=slide


Verse:
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(Each chord is strummed on the 2 and 4 beats for most of the verse)


G                                           Em
  I remember the thirty-five sweet goodbyes

C                        D                     C/G  G  C/G    G
  When you put me on the Wolverine up to Annandale

G                                                           Em
  It was still September when your daddy was quite surprised

C                      D                             C/G   G  C/G   G
  To find you with the working girls in the county jail

      C
I was   smoking with the boys upstairs when I

D
  Heard about the whole affair I said

G  Em  G           Em            F/C  C  F/C  C
Oh no, William and Mary won't do        



Chorus:
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       D                  Am           Bm  Em7
Well I did not think the girl could be so cruel      and I'm

D            Am        Bm     G
Never going back to my old school



Rhythmic riff-thing:

E------------------------------------
B------------------------------------
G---7----9----------------7-9-7-9----}
D---7----9--7---7--9-9----7-9-7-9----}
A---5----7--7---7--9-9----5-7-5-7----}   Play three times
E-----------5---5--7-7---------------}


C  Cdim  D


Then back to another verse

Just after the riff above, before the last verse (I think) there's
a bit more instrumental stuff with saxes.

The chords for this are:

G         Am   Bm   Em    D7   Am   Bm   Em    D    D7     G


Chord Shapes:
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EADGBE    EADGBE    EADGBE    EADGBE     EADGBE     EADGBE
022030    X32010    3X0003    3X2013     XX0232     022000

  Em7      C          G         C/G        D           Em


EADGBE   EADGBE    EADGBE    EADGBE   EADGBE
X33211   X02210    X24432    X3X020   xx0212

  F/C      Am        Bm       Cdim      D7




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