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Billy Joel - The Downeaster Alexa (Chord)
Submitter: twizzle05 (7) on 8/6/05
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The Downeaster Alexa
written by Billy Joel
from the album "Storm Front"
tabbed 8/6/05

INTRO: Am  G   Am   Am  G   Am  G

         C          G        Am
Well I'm on the Downeaster Alexa
          C            G7           F
And I'm cruisin' thru Block Island Sound
       Fmaj7       C             Dm
I have charted a course to the vineyard
     C            G7         F     C
But tonight I am Nantucket bound

F           G              C            F
We took on diesel back in Montauk yesterday
               G               Am                  G7
And left this mornin' from the bell in Gardiner's Bay
F             G                C               F
Like all the locals here i've had to sell my home
              G                 Am             G7
Too proud to leave I worked my fingers to the bone
            C         G        Am
So I could own my Downeaster Alexa
      C             G7       F
And I go where the ocean is deep
           Fmaj7      C             Dm
There are giants out there in the canyons
      C             G7           F    C   
And a good captain can't fall asleep

F      G                C                 F
I got bills to pay and children who need clothes
               G                   Am              G7
I know there's fish out there but where God only knows
F               G                C                F
They say these waters are ain't what they used to be
           G              Am               G7
But I got people back on land who count on me

           C         G        Am
So if you see my Downeaster Alexa
            C            G7           F
And if you work with the rod and the wheel
        Fmaj7       C          Dm
Tell my wife I am trolling Atlantis
       C            G7             F (let ring)        Am
And I still have my hands on the wheel

   G        Am
Yi yo
       G           Em7        Am
Oh yi yo

Yiiiiiiiii yo
Am             G
Yiiiiiiiii-yi yo

       C            G       Am
Now I drive my Downeaster Alexa
          C              G7          F
More and more miles from shore every year
           Fmaj7      C             Dm
Since they told me I can't sell no stripers
            C            G7          F      C  
And there's no luck in swordfishin' here

F        G               C          F
I was a bay-man like my father was before
             G           Am        G7
Can't make a livin' as a bay-man anymore
F                G            C                 F
There ain't much future for a man who works the sea
                    G               Am            G7
But there ain't no island left for islanders like me

      C  G  Am
Yi yi yiiii yo
      C  G  Am
Yi yi yiiii yo
      C  G7 Am
Yi yi yiiii yo
      C  G  Am
Yi yi yiiii oh

CHORDS (alphabetically):

Am 	 x0221x
C 	 x32010
Dm 	 xx0231
Em7 	 022030
F 	 xx3211
Fmaj7 	 xx3210
G 	 320033
G7 	 320001 
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