Down On Terminal Street

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Down On Terminal Street - Be Bop Deluxe

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Tabbed by twilightcapers

 

Tuning:EADGBe

 

| /  slide up

| \  slide down

| h  hammer-on

| p  pull-off

| ~  vibrato

| +  harmonic

| x  Mute note

| b  bend up or resolve bend

| A/B chord/bass note

 

 

Segues in from forbidden Lovers: " shoot me to the... "  

 

___E_______________________________________________________________

" ...Stars... "    (acoustic guitar, jazzy bass lines, synths...)

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E|-0-------0---0---0-------0---0--|-0-------0---0---0-------0---0--|

 

 

___Cmaj7___________________________________________________________

 

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E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

 

 

___F_______________________________________________________________

 

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___Bb______________________________________________________________

 

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___Abm_____________________________________________________________

 

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D|-6-------6---6---6-------6---6--|-6-------6---6---6-------6---6--|

A|-6-------6---6---6-------6---6--|-6-------6---6---6-------6---6--|

E|-4-------4---4---4-------4---4--|-4-------4---4---4-------4---4--|

 

 

___E_______________________________________________________________

 

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B|-0-------0---0---0-------0---0--|-0-------0---0---0-------0---0--|

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E|-0-------0---0---0-------0---0--|-0-------0---0---0-------0---0--|

 

 

___Bm______________________________________________________________

 

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E|-7-------7---7---7-------7---7--|-7-------7---7---7-------7---7--|

 

 

___G_______________________________________________________________

 

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E|-3-------3---3---3-------3---3--|-3-------3---3---3-------3---3--|

 

 

___C_______________________________________________________________

 

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E|-8-------8---8---8-------8---8--|-8-------8---8---8-------8---8--|

 

 

___F#______________________________________________________________

 

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E|-2-------2---2---2-------2---2--|-2-------2---2---2-------2---2--|

 

 

Then: 

 

 

___B_________________________________B_______________________________

(acoustic guitar, let ring...)

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(electric guitar, let ring...)

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E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

 

 

Verse: Acoustic guitar only at first...

 

___Bsus4_____________________________F#m7sus4________________________

".......I took a walk down terminal street last night..."

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A|-9---9-9-9---9-9-9---9-9-9---9---|-4---4-4-4---4-4-4---4-4-4---4---|

E|-7---7-7-7---7-7-7---7-7-7---7---|-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2---|

 

 

___Aadd9_____________________________E_________________Esus4___E_____

"..........to see the ancient faces living there."

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A|-7---7-7-7---7-7-7---7-7-7---7---|-2---2-2-2---2-2-2-2-2---2-2-2---|

E|-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5---|-0---0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0---|

 

 

___Bsus4_____________________________F#m7sus4________________________

"..........I saw the sunken eyes of agony..."

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E|-7---7-7-7---7-7-7---7-7-7---7---|-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2---|

 

 

(Continue strumming pattern on acoustic, lead guitar parts below.)

 

 

___Asus4_____________________________E_______________Esus4___E______

".....I saw the desperate stations of despair."

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___Bsus4____________________________F#m7sus4________________________

".......The madman waiting for the spirit girls to come..."

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E|--------------------------------|-2-------------------------------|

 

 

___Asus4____________________________E_______________Esus4___E_______

"......in a song well written but unsung."

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___Bsus4____________________________F#m7sus4________________________

"........I saw the smiling wardens cutting down the noose..."

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B|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|

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D|--------------------------------|-----------------------------4p2-|

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E|--------------------------------|-2-------------------------------|

 

 

___Asus4____________________________E_______________Esus4___E_______

"...from which my drowning head was hung."                    " Oh..."

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D|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|

A|-0------------------------------|---------------------------------|

E|---------------------------5\---|-0-------------------------------|

 

 

Chorus:

 

___C_______________G________________D_______________Dsus4___D______

"..oh..............down on terminal street....................oh..."

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A|-3---------------2--------------|--------------------------------|

E|-----------------3--------------|--------------------------------|

 

 

___C_______________G________________D_____________________

"..oh..............down on terminal street."

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D|-2---------------0--------------|-0----------------------5-4-2-4-|

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E|-----------------3--------------|--------------------------------|

 

 

___A/B_____B________________________B______________________________

 

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D|-2-------4----------------------|-4--4--4------------------------|

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E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

 

 

Repeat from verse, inc. chorus.

 

Repeat next few bars to end.

 

___C_______________G________________D_______________Dsus4___D______

"Oh yes!.......I'm down on terminal street tonight..........Oh..."

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D|-2---------------0--------------|-0---------------0-------0------|

A|-3---------------2--------------|--------------------------------|

E|-----------------3--------------|--------------------------------|

 

 

___C_______________G________________D_______________Dsus4___D______

"..no!.........I'm down on terminal street tonight..........Oh..."

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Ending: big Cadd9 chord with feedback.

 

___Cadd9__________________________

 

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B|-3-3-3---------3--1-------------|

G|-0-0-0------------------0-------|

D|-2-2-2---------------2----------|

A|-3-3-3---3----------------------|

E|--------------------------------|

 

 

Lyrics:

 

I took a walk down Terminal Street last night

To see the ancient faces living there

I saw the sunken eyes of agony

I saw the desperate stations of despair

 

The madman waiting for the spirit girls to come

In a song well written but unsung

I saw the smiling wardens cutting down the noose

From which my drowning head was hung

 

Oh oh down on Terminal Street

Oh oh down on Terminal Street

 

The street cafe was closed to all but ghosts

Who glide the alleys searching for their lair

I heard a voice like winter call my name

Said very soon that I would join them there

 

And all the creatures born of ink and rage and lies

Crawled from my pen and ran across the page to die

Fascination was the germ of their disease

Degradation is the term of their release

 

Oh oh down on Terminal Street

Oh oh down on Terminal Street

Oh yes! I'm down on Terminal Street tonight

Oh no! I'm down on Terminal Street tonight

Down on Terminal Street.

 

Words & Music by Bill Nelson

© Bill Nelson 2019

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