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  1. Misery Is the River of the World

  2. Everything Goes to HellTom_Waits-Blood_Money.jpg

  3. Coney Island Baby

  4. All the World Is Green

  5. God's Away on Business

  6. Another Man's Vine

  7. Knife Chase (Instrumental)

  8. Lullaby

  9. Starving in the Belly of the Whale

  10. The Part You Throw Away

  11. Woe

  12. Calliope (Instrumental)

  13. A Good Man Is Hard to Find


Misery Is the River of the World


     Fm    Cm
The higher that the monkey can climb, the     more he shows his tail
     Fm    Cm
Call no man happy till he dies, there's no     milk at the bottom of the pail
     Dm
 God builds a church, the devil builds a chapel
 
like the thistles that are growing on the trunk of a tree
 
All the good in the world you can put inside a thimble
 
And still have room for you and me
     Fm
If there's     one thing you can say about mankind
     Dm
There's nothing kind about man
     Fm
You can drive out nature with a pitch fork
     Cm
But it always comes roaring back again
     Fm
     Misery's the river of the world
Misery's the river of the world
 
Misery's the river of the world
 
     Fm    Cm    Fm    Cm    Fm    Cm    Fm
     Fm    Cm
The higher that the monkey can climb, the     more he shows his tail
     Fm    Cm
Call no man happy till he dies, there's no     milk at the bottom of the pail
     Dm
God tempers all the ruins for the new shorn lands
     Am
The devil knows the Bible like the back of his hand
     Fm
All the good in the world you can put inside a thimble
     Cm    C7
And still have room for you and me
     Fm
If there's     one thing you can say about mankind
     Cm
There's nothing kind about man
     Dm
You can drive out nature with a pitch fork
     Cm
But it always comes roaring back again
     Fm    Cm
For want of a bird the sky was lost, for want of a nail the shoe was lost
     Fm    Cm    C7
For want of a life a life was lost for     want of a toy a child was lost
     Fm
And misery's the river of the world
     Cm
 Misery's the river of the world
     Fm
Everybody row, everybody row
     Cm
 Misery's the river of the word
     Fm
 Misery's the river of the world
     Cm
 Misery's the river of the world
     Fm
Everybody row, everybody row
     Cm
Everybody row, everybody row
     Fm
 Misery's the river of the world
     Am
 Misery's the river of the world
     Fm
Everybody row, everybody row
     Am
Everybody row, everybody row
     Fm
Everybody row
     Am
 Misery's the river of the world
     Fm
 Misery's the river of the world
     Am
 Misery's the river of the world
     Fm
 Misery's the river of the world
     Am
Everybody row, everybody
Fm Am Fm Am Fm (fades)
Everybody row

Everything Goes to Hell


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Coney Island Baby


Capo on 1st fret.
 
       D         A7
 
Every night she comes
 
A7                 D
To take me out to dreamland
 
A7
When I'm with her, I'm the richest
 
        D
Man in town
 
D             A7
She's a rose, she's the pearl
 
A7                   D
She's the spin on my world
 
           A7                          D
All the stars make their wishes on her eyes
 
D                     G
 
She's my Coney Island Baby
 
        D         A7      D
She's my Coney Island Girl
 
A7                     D
 
She's a princess, in a red dress
 
E7(?)                       A7
She's the moon in the mist to me
 
         D            G
She's my Coney Island Baby
 
          D    A7      D
She's my Coney Island Girl

All the World Is Green


Verse rhythm pattern:
  Bm      Em      A7      D       G7     F#7             Bm
E|------------------5---5-----------3--3---2---2---2---2---------|
B|--3---3---8-------5---5---7-------3--3---2---2---2---2---3---3-|
G|--4---4---9-------6---6---7-------4--4---3---3---3---3---4---4-|
D|--4---4---9-------5---5---7-------3--3---2---2---2---2---4---4-|
A|2-------7-----------7---5------------------4-------4---2-------|
E|----2-------7-6-5-----------5-4-3---3--2-------2-----------2---|
 
Chorus rhythm pattern:
  G       D       A7      D       G       D       A7      D D/a A#m
E|--3---3---2---2---5---5---2-------3---3---2---2---5---5---2-----|
B|--3---3---3---3---5---5---3-------3---3---3---3---5---5---3---2-|
G|--4---4---2---2---6---6---2-------4---4---2---2---6---6---2---3-|
D|--5---5-0---------5---5-0---------5---5-0---------5---5-0-----3-|
A|----5-------0-------7-------0-------5-------0-------7-------0-1-|
E|3---------------5-------------2-3---------------5---------------|
 
Verse sequence:
Bm              Em    A7              D
I fell into the ocean  and you became my wife
G7           F#7                             Bm
 I risked it all against the sea to have a better life
           Em               A7           D
Marie you are the wild blue sky, men do foolish things
G7              F#7                        Bm
 You turn kings into beggars and beggars into kings
 
Chorus sequence:
   G                    D           A7               D
Pretend that you owe me nothing and all the world is green
G                      D                   A7               D  D/a(A#m)
 We can bring back the old days again when all the world is green
 
NOTE: The A#m leads you back into the verse from the chorus.
 
Solo sequence:
The song changes key to C minor for the clarinet solo. The D/a and A#m are replaced with
G7; 353433 to lead you into C minor.
The solo sequence is played exactly the same as the verse sequence except that
is moved up 1 semitone (1 fret). Stay in C minor for the last verse.

God's Away on Business


Chords:
Bbm:   113321 (alternate 5th and 6th bass strings)
Ebm:   668876
F:     133211
F#:    244322
F#7:   242322
Bm:    224432
Em:    779987
G:     355433
G7:    353433
 
Bbm
I'd sell your heart to the junkman baby for a buck, for a buck
          Ebm
If you're looking for someone to pull you out of that ditch
 
You're out of luck, you're out of luck
    F       Bbm          F       Bbm
The ship is sinking, the ship is sinking
    F       Bbm
The ship is sinking
        Bbm                       F#
There's leak, there's leak in the boiler room
    Bbm                 F#7
The poor, the lame, the blind
Bbm                      F#
Who are the ones that we kept in charge?
Bbm                   F#7
Killers, thieves, and lawyers
Bbm
God's away, God's away, God's away on business, business.
                                                         F#7
God's away, God's away, God's away on business, business.
Bm
Digging up the tin with a shovel and a pick
 
It's a job, it's a job
Em
Bloody moon rising with a plague and a flood
 
Jain the mob, jain the mob
F#       Bm    F#       Bm    F#       Bm
It's all over, it's all over, it's all over
          Bm                          G
There's a leak, there's a leak in the boiler room
    Bm                  G7
The poor, the lame, the blind
Bm                       G
Who are the ones that we kept in charge?
Bm                    G7
Killers, thieves, and lawyers
Bm
God's away, God's away, God's away on business, business.
 
God's away, God's away on business, business.
 
Instrumental: Bm G Bm G7 Bm G Bm G7 Bm
 
   Bm                        G
Goddamn ther's always such a big temptation
      Bm          G7
To be good, To be good
        Bm                       G
There's always free cheddar in a mousetrap baby
       Bm           G7
It's a deal, it's a deal
Bm
God's away, God's away, God's away on business, business.
 
God's away, God's away, God's away on business, business.
  Bm                    G
I narrow my eyes like a coin slot baby
        Bm            G7
Let her ring, let her ring
Bm
God's away, God's away, God's away on business.
 
God's away, God's away, God's away on business.

Another Man's Vine


Capo on 3rd fret (sounding key F minor)
Chords:
Dm:   xx0231
Bb7:  x13131
Am:   x02210
Em:   022000
A:    x02220
Bm:   x24432
F#m:  244222
C:    x32010
A7:   x02020
 
Intro: Dm Bb7 Dm Bb7 Dm Bb7
Verse sequence:
Dm     Am       Em        A
Bougainvillei's bloom and wine
   Dm      Am       Em       A
Be careful mind the strangle vine
    Bm      F#m      C        A
The rose is climbing over the blind
           Bm     F#m    C     A
'cause the sun is on the other side
    Dm        Am         Em    A
The bees will find their honey
    Dm       Am   Em   A
The sweetest everytime
 
Chorus sequence:
   Dm        Bb7      Dm       Bb7
Around a red rose, I see a red rose
Dm        Bb7          A7           Dm   Bb7 Dm Bb7
 Red rose bloomin' on another man's vine
 
Additional lyriics:
 
Golden Willy's gone to war
He left his young wife on the shore
Will she be steadfast everyday
While golden Willy's far away
Along the way her letters end
She never reads what Willy sends
I see a red rose, I smell a red rose
A red rose bloomin' on another man's vine

Knife Chase (Instrumental)


        Main Theme
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Variation 1
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6------------------------------------------------6----------------------------------
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Variation 2
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6------------------------------------------------6------5---------------------------
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Lullaby


D    A7    D    F#7    Bm    G    D    A7    D
Sun     is     red,     moon is     cracked,     Daddy's     never     coming     back
D    A7    D    F#7    Bm    G    D    A7    D
No    thing's     ever     yours to     keep,     close your     eyes,     go to     sleep
G    D    A7    D    G    D    A7    D
If I     die be    fore you     wake,     don't you     cry, don't     you     weep
D    A7    D    F#7    Bm    G    D    A7    D
No    thing's     ever     as it     seems,     climb the     ladder     to your     dreams
G    D    A7    D    G    D    A7    D
And     if I     die be    fore you     wake,     don't you     cry, don't     you     weep
D    A7    D    F#7    Bm    G    D    A7    D
No    thing's     ever     yours to     keep,     close your     eyes     go to     sleep

Starving in the Belly of the Whale


Capo on 1st fret (sounding key C minor)
Chords:
Bm:   224432 (alternate between 5th and 6th bass strings)
D:    x00232 (alternate between 4th and 5th)
F#7:  242322 (alternate between 5th and 6th)
Em:   022000 (alternate between 5th and 6th)
 
Bm
Life is whittled life's a riddle
        D                F#7
Man's a fiddle that life plays on
         Bm
When the day breaks and the earth quakes
         D               F#7
Life's a mystery all day long
            Bm          Em
You tell me who gives a good God damn
       Bm             F#7
You'll never get out alive
         Bm                    Em
Don't go dreaming don't go scheming
  Bm                Em         F#7              Bm
A man must test his metal in a crooked old world
Bm
Starvin' in the belly, starvin' in the belly
                           Em
Starvin' in the belly of a whale
          Bm
Oh you're starvin' in the belly, starvin in the belly
                F#7        Bm
Starvin' in the belly of a whale

The Part You Throw Away


Dm
Dm             A
You dance real slow
A            Dm
You wreck it down
    A#     G            A     Dm
You walk away, then you turn around
 
Dm       A        Dm        A#
What did that old blonde gal say?
A           Dm
That is the part...
    Dm    A  Dm
You throw a__way
 
 
Dm                  A
I want that beggars eyes
A         Dm
A winning horse
  A#   G    A      Dm
A tidy Mexican divorce
 
Dm         A       Dm        A#
St. Mary's prayers houdini's Hands
       A           Dm
And a Barman who always
Dm   A    Dm
Un__der__stands
 
         A#
Will you loose the flowers hold on to the vase
         Dm
Will you wipe all those teardrops away from your face
A#
I can't help thinking as I close the door
Dm         A        Dm
I have done all of this
A      G       A
Many times before
 
Dm          A
The bone must go
A           Dm
The wish can stay
    A#         G             A         Dm
The kiss don't know what the lips will say
 
Dm          A           Dm             A#
Forget I've hurt you put stones in your bed
      A           Dm
And remember to never
Dm    A   Dm
Mind ins__tead
 
A#
Well all of your letters burned up in the fire
Dm
Time is just memory mixed in with Desire
A#
That's not the road it is only the map I say
Dm        A        Dm
Gone just like matches
      A       G        A
From a closed down cabaret
 
     Dm            A
In a Portuguese Saloon
 A         Dm
A fly is a circling
A#         Dm
around The room
Dm          A           Dm           A#
You'll soon forget the tune that you play
    A           Dm
For that is the part
    Dm    A  Dm
You throw a__way
    A           Dm
Ah, that is the part
    Dm    A  Dm
You throw a__way

Woe


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Calliope (Instrumental)


No reliable tab yet.

A Good Man Is Hard to Find


The most obvious way to play it is by putting a
on the 1st fret and playing D, A, A7, D, D, D7, Em, E, E7, etc. But I lost my capo.. so
the barre version.
 
It also has a wonderful dooo-dooo-dooo doodoodoo thing going on between verses and in
beginning.. as in:
 
E|------6-----6-----6--------|
B|------8-----8-----8--------|
G|------8-----8-----8--------|
D|---------------------------|
A|---6-----5---------------5-|
E|---------------8-----6-8---|
 
Verse 1
  Eb                  Bb
I always play Russian Roulette in my head
Bb7                 Eb
Seventeen black and twenty-nine red
    Eb           Eb7
How far from the gutter
                 Fm
How far from the pew
     F        F7           Bb        Bb7
I'll always remember to forget about you
 
Chorus
Eb                      C
A good man is hard to find
     Fm                    Bb
Only strangers sleep in my bed
   Eb                      C7
My favorite words are good-bye
       Fm       Bb       Eb
And my favorite color is red
 
Verse 2
A long dead soldier looks out
From the frame
No one remembers his war; no one
Remembers his name
 
Verse 3
Go out to the meadow;
Scare off all the crows
It does nothing but rain here,
And nothing will grow
 
Chorus
A good man is hard to find
Only strangers sleep in my bed
My favorite words are good-bye
And my favorite color is
Fm                Bb
my favorite color is
Fm          Bb       Eb
my favorite color is red