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Richard Clapton - Girls On The Avenue (Tab)
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GIRLS ON THE AVENUE
Written by Richard Clapton

4 beats per chord         F6~ = F6sus2(maj7)
` = 2 beats                 , = bass plays fifth (*third)
(capo at third fret for recorded key of E-flat)

INTRO:
C  Am  C  Am

VERSE:
C              Am    C                   Am
  Girls on the avenue  they're trying to get you in
Fmaj7       Em7                   Am    Am
  Strolling by with their rosebud smiles
C                     Am         C           Am
  They're all dressed up to kill lean on the windowsill
Fmaj7          Em7              Am  Am
  Looking your way with eyes of fire

CHORUS:
Fmaj7           G   Fmaj7      `G      `Fmaj7
  But don't you slip  don't you slip in love with the
`C           `Em7,  Am  Am
 Girls on the aven- ue

BRIDGE: (2 beats per chord)
Cmaj9  Cmaj7  Cmaj9   Cmaj7        F6~  Fmaj7  F6~    Fmaj7
Friday night  see the girls on the aven-ue     like a child at
Cmaj7     Em7,    Am           Am7/G    Fmaj7  C*           Dm7  G    `
Big store windows you feel con-fused so many   girls on the a-   venue
                                                            (2/4)
RE-INTRO:
C  Am,

VERSE:
C              Am    C             Am
  Girls on the avenue  know how to get you in
Fmaj7         Em7                      Am  Am
  Casting out sighs like tricks from a hat
C              Am           C               Am
  All the Miss Lonely Hearts  ooh they look awful hard
Fmaj7                 Em7                Am   Am
  Then sometimes they seem as fragile as glass

CHORUS:
Fmaj7           G   Fmaj7      `G      `Fmaj7
  But don't you slip  don't you slip in love with the
`C           `Em7,  Am  Am
 Girls on the aven- ue

BRIDGE: (2 beats per chord)
Cmaj9  Cmaj7  Cmaj9   Cmaj7        F6~  Fmaj7  F6~    Fmaj7
Friday night  see the girls on the aven-ue     like a child at
Cmaj7     Em7,    Am           Am7/G    Fmaj7  C*           Dm7  G    `
Big store windows you feel con-fused so many   girls on the a-   venue
                                                            (2/4)
INTERLUDE:
Am7  Am7  Em9  Em9

half-time feel
Am7  Am7           Em9  Em9
  Ah-aah-uh-aah-uh-aaah
Am7  Am7           Em9  Em9
  Ah-aah-uh-aah-uh-aaah

CHORUS-SHORT: (fade on repeat)
Fmaj7       G   Fmaj7      `G      `Fmaj7
  Don't you slip  don't you slip in love with the
`C           `Em7,  Am
 Girls on the aven- ue

================================================================================

CHORDS:
    C   Am  Fmaj7  Em7  G  Cmaj9  Cmaj7  F6sus2(maj7)  Am7/G  C*  Dm7  Am7  Em9
E|--0---0-----0-----0---3----0------0------0------------0-----0----1----0---0--|
B|--1---1-----1-----0---0----0------0------1------------1-----1----1----1---3--|
G|--0---2-----2-----0---0----0------0------0------------0-----0----2----0---0--|
D|--2---2-----3-----0---0----0------2------0------------2-----2----0----2---4--|
A|--3---0-----3-----2---2----3------3------3------------0-----3----0----0---2--|
E|--3---0-----1-----0---3----3------3------1------------3-----x-------------0--|

================================================================================

*** All Lead-Guitar and Bass parts are TAB'd in the original key

INTRO
   C             Am                    C             Am
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1e+a2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
E|-0---0---0---0-0-|-0-------------0-|-0-------0---0-0-|-0---------------|
B|-0h1-0h1-0h1-0-1-|-1-------------0-|-1       0h1-0-1-|-1---------------|
G|-0---0---0---0-2-|-2---X-X-X---X-0-|-0//// / 0---0-2-|-2---X-X-X---X---|
D|-0h2-0h2-0h2-0-2-|-2-------------0-|-2       0h2-0-2-|-2---------------|
A|-3---3---3---0-0-|-0-------------3-|-3 strum 3---0-0-|-0---------------|
E|-3---3---3---0-0-|-0-------------3-|-3-------3---0-0-|-0---------------|
                   |                 |                 |                 |
Lead-Guitar        |                 | Eb              | Cm              |
                   |           + 4 + | 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |
E|-----------------|-----------------|-------11----13B-|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-13--------------|
G|-----------------|---------------8-|B10r-8-----------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------8-10--|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

h = hammer-on
B = full-step (B10 = pre-bend)
r = release bend
X = muted slap

On the recording the lead guitar sounds about 10 cents sharp.
Perhaps it was tuned higher to 'project' out from the band.
The final C-note is pushed about 30 cents sharp.
The part is accurately double-tracked but the right-channel
guitar bizarrely bends the highest note a minor third to Ab.
...out of tune with a clashing semitone... sounds brilliant.

================================================================================

VERSE
RHYTHM:
Open-strings passing chord on Beat-2 and 4 creates a major-ninth sound
on the C-chords. Note that the early change to Am will be an up-strum.
The second bar utilises the passing chord on the 'and' of Beat-4.
This technique occurs throughout the song and should feel 'natural' and
not sound forced.
   C             Am
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
E|-0---0-0-0---0-0-|-0---0-0-0---0-0-|
B|-1---0-1-1---0-1-|-1---0-1-1---1-0-|
G|-0---0-0-0---0-2-|-2---0-2-2---2-0-|
D|-2---0-2-2---0-2-|-2---0-2-2---2-0-|
A|-3---0-3-3---0-0-|-0---0-0-0---0-0-|
E|-3---0-3-3---0-0-|-0---0-0-0---0-0-|

LEAD:
   Eb        Cm      /-3-\       Eb        Cm      /-3-\       Abmaj7
   1 2 3 4   1  2  3 + . . 4 +   1 2 3 4   1  2  3 + . . 4 +   1 2 3 4
E|---------|-------------------|---------|-------------------|---------|
B|---------|-------8-6h8p6-----|---------|-------8-6h8p6-----|---------|
G|---------|---------------8-7-|---------|---------------8-7-|-5-------|
D|---------|-------------------|-8-------|-------------------|---------|
 |         |                   |         |                   |         |
E|---------|-------------------|---------|-------------------|---------|
B|---------|-------4-3h4p3-----|---------|-------4-3h4p3-----|---------|
G|---------|---------------5-3-|---------|---------------5---|---------|
D|---------|-------------------|-5-------|-----------------5-|-6-------|

The lower part can be easily incorporated into a solo performance with
all of the notes at Fret-3 held by the capo.

================================================================================

CHORUS
LEAD:
   Abmaj7    Bb                Abmaj7    Bb      Abmaj7    Eb    Gm7/D   Cm
   1 2 3 4   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 2 3 4   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1  2  3  4    1
E|---------|-----------------|---------|-----------------|-------------|-------|
B|---------|---9/11--9p8---8-|---------|---9/11--9p8---8-|-8-----6-----|-4-----|
G|---------|-------------10--|---------|-------------10--|-8-----7-----|-5-----|
D|---------|-----------------|-10------|-----------------|-------------|-------|

Subsequent choruses
         Abmaj7            Bb                Abmaj7            Bb      Abmaj7
   4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
E|-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----|-----------------|---6-9B9-8-6---6-|-----------------|---6---6---------|
G|-----|---------------8-|/10----------8---|---------------8-|-B---8B--8-7-5---|
D|---8-|/10--------------|-----------------|-8-B-r---B-------|---------------8-|

   Eb      Gm7/D     Cm
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
E|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-8-------6-------|-4---------------|
G|-8-------7-------|-5---------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|

Second-guitar appears in fade
   Cm                Abmaj7     Cm                Abmaj7
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 2 3 4    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 2 3 4
E|-----------------|---------||-----------------|---------|
B|-----9-11--------|---------||-----15b*15r-13--|-13------|  * hold bend
G|-10B----B10r-8-10|-8-------||---------------15|---------|
D|-----------------|---------||-----------------|---------|

================================================================================

BRIDGE
Descending bass-line in original key
       Ebmaj7    Gm7     Cm           Cm7      Abmaj7 Eb           Fm7 Bb
      "Big store windows you feel con-fused so many   girls on the a-  venue"
Bass-> Eb        D       C            Bb       Ab     G            F   Bb

RE-INTRO
   C             Am
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
E|-0---0---0---0-0-|-0-----------0---|
B|-0h1-0h1-0h1-0-1-|-1-----------0---|
G|-0---0---0---0-2-|-2---X---X---0---|
D|-0h2-0h2-0h2-0-2-|-2-----------0---|  5> = Natural harmonics 
A|-3---3---3---0-0-|-0-----------0---|
E|-3---3---3---0-0-|-0-----------0---|
                   |                 | Without capo - Harp harmonics
Electric with capo |                 |   1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +
E|-----------------|------12>-------| |--------------------------|
B|-----------------|--------12>--5>| |----------------------3(8)|
G|-----------------|------------5>--| |----------0(5)-----3(8)---|
D|-----------------|-----------------| |-------------0(5)---------|
A|-----------------|--5>------------| |----3(8)------------------|
E|-----------------|5>--------------| |-3(8)---------------------|
                   |                 |
Bass               |                 |
   Eb              | Cm/G            |
G|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-11==slide====(1)|-3---------------|

================================================================================

INTERLUDE
Keyboard fills arranged for guitar with capo
   Am7       Am7               Em9              Em9     /--3--\   Am7
   1 2 3 4   1 + 2e+ 3 + 4 +   1  2  3  4 gliss 1 + 2 + 3   4     1
E|-0-------|-----------------|-0--------------|-----------------|-0-----
B|-1-------|---1--0----------|-3----------3p0-|-----------------|-1-----
G|-0-------|---2--0--0-------|-0-------------0|-----------------|-0-----
D|-2-------|---------2-------|-4--------------|-4---------------|-2-----
A|-0-------|-----------------|-2--------------|---------------2-|-0-----
E|---------|-----------------|-0--------------|---------0--3----|-------

Second-guitar
   Gm9                 Gm9                 Gm9         Gm9                Abmaj7
   1 + 2 + 3 +  4  +   1 + 2  + 3 + 4      1 2 3 4 +   1 + 2 + 3  + 4 +   1
E|-------------------|-----------------| |-----------|------------------|-------
B|B11r---11----------|-----------------| |-----------|------------------|-------
G|-----12----12-10-o-|-8p7-------------| |-----------|------------------|-------
D|-------------------|-----10-8---8----| |-----------|-7-8-7---10-8-7-8-|/10----
A|-------------------|----------10--10-| |-------8-10|-------10---------|-------
E|-------------------|-----------------| |-----------|------------------|-------

o = incidental open-string


Waynus Of Uranus
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