Shakedown Street 110-120bpm

 

Structure:

Dm Intro

Verse 1 G-Fmaj; Chorus 1; Dm intro

Verse 2 GFmaj; Chorus 2; Dm intro

Inst: Through Verse, Chorus, Dm Intro

Verse 3 G-Fmaj; Chorus 3; C7 Vocal Jam

Jam in C7 - C7 Vocal Jam - Intro

 

Intro Bang

|| Dm1 / / / | % | Dm2 / / / | % | with harmonics

|--Intro Bang Riff----------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|--7-5----5-----------------------|
|------8----8-7--8-7-5--7-5----5--|

|---------------------------8-----|

 

Dm C/D Dm Dm Dm C/D C/D Dm 4th time

|------------|--------------------|------||------------------|

|-------6-6--|--------------------|------||------------------|

|-------7-7--|--------------------|--%---||------------------|

|-------7-7--|------------7-7-6-7-|--3x--||----------5-75--|

|-8-7-5------|-8-8-7-7-5----------|------||-5-7-8--8---------|

|------------|--------------------|------||-<Lick A>------G--|

 

VERSE 1

G C/G F C9

You tell me this town ain't got no heart.

G C/F C9

|--3--0---1-------3--|

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

|--4--0---2---0-2-3--|

|--5------3-3-----2--|

|---------3-------3--|

|---------1----------|

 

Dm C/D Dm C/D Dm Lick A

Well, well, well, you can never tell.

The sunny side of the street is dark.

Well, well, well, you can never tell. C F

Fmaj7

Maybe that's cause it's midnight,

Em7

And the dark of the moon besides.

Maybe the dark is from your eyes

(maybe the dark is from your eyes)

Maybe the dark is from your eyes

Ebm7 Dm7

(maybe the dark is from your ey es)

 


Dm7

Maybe the dark is from your eyes

(maybe the dark is from your eyes).

 

|---------|
|---------|
|---------|
|-------5-|
|-7--8----|
|-------G-|

G

You know you got such dark eyes. (whooh!)

|-----------------7\----|
|-----------------8\----|
|-----------------7\----|
|-5-5-5-5-5---5---9\----|
|-----------5-----------|

|-----------------------|


 

Chorus 1

C7sus4 C7 C7sus4 C7

Nothin' shakin' on Shakedown Street

 

|Lick B----||-------------------|
|----------||-------------------|
|-5-5p3----||-------------------|
|-------5--||-------------------|
|----------||-1/3-3-3---3-3p1---|
|----------||-----------------3-|

 

C7sus4 C7 C7sus4 C7 Lick B

Used to be the heart of town.

C7sus4 C7 C7sus4 C7 Lick B

Don't tell me this town ain't got no heart.

C7sus4 C7 C7sus4 C7 C#7

You just gotta poke around.

|-----------|
|-----------|
|-----------|
|-----------|
|-3--4---5--|
|-C--C7--Dm-|

 

(Dm Intro Riff Break) 4x

 

 

VERSE 2:

|G / C/G F C9 | Dm C/D Dm /| Dm Dm C/D Dm | x2

You think you've seen this town clear through.

(Well, well, well, you can never tell.)

Nothin' here that could interest you.)

(Well, well, well, you can never tell.

 

|-8p5-----------5-|-----------|-8-8-8p7p6p5-------|
|-----6-------6---|-6-6-5-5---|-------------5-----|
|-------7---7-----|---------7-|-------------------|
|---------7-------|-----------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-----------|-------------------|

|-Dm--------------|-----------|-------------Fmaj7-|

you can never tell.

 

It's not because you missed out

On the things that we had to start.

Maybe you had too much too fast

(maybe you had too much too fast). X3

|---------|
|---------|
|---------|
|-------5-|
|-7--8----|
|---------|

 

Or just overplayed your part. (whoooh!)

|------7---7-----------|
|----------------------|
|--6/7---7-------------|
|-------------8b9------|
|-----------------10---|
|-G-lick---------------|

 

CHORUS 2

C7sus4 C7 C7sus4 C7

Nothin' shakin' on Shakedown Street;

|--8----8--|--------8--------------------|
|--8----8--|-7/8-11---11p8---------------|
|-10----9--|---------------11p10-8-8-8h9-|
|--8----8--|-----------------------------|
|-10---10--|-----------------------------|
|-C7s4C7-|-----------------------------|

 

C7sus4 C7 C7sus4 C7

Used to be the heart of town.

|--8----8--|-------------------------------------------|
|--8----8--|---------8---------------------------------|
|-10----9--|-8-10-11---11p10-8----10p8-----------------|
|--8----8--|-------------------10------10p8----8h9h10--|
|-10---10--|--------------------------------10---------|
||-C7s4C7--------------------------------------------|

 

C7sus4 C7 C7sus4 C7

Don't tell me this town ain't got no heart.

 
|-15-14-13-11--11-12-13----------------------|
|-----------------------13p11----11-12h13----|
|-----------------------------12-------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|

C7sus4 C7 C7sus4 C7 / C#7

You just gotta poke around.

|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|-12\10-8-10-8-----------------|
|--------------10-8-----8-9-10-|
|-------------------10---------|
|------------------------------|

 

JAM w/lead over Intro, Verse, Chorus, Intro

 

1. Dm intro x2 D Dorian (C maj)

|------------------------------|------------------------------|

|-------------------------10---|-13-12-1010------------------|

|-------10----10-12-10-12------|-------------12-10-12-10------|

|-10/12----12------------------|-------------------------12---|

|------------------------------|------------------------------|

|------------------------------|------------------------------|

 

Verse GCFC9-Dm intro x2

|----------------------13----|

|---------------12-13--------|

|------------12--------------|

|-9-10-11-12-----------------|

|----------------------------|

|----------------------------|

 

Fmaj7-Emin7 x2 Dm7 G

 

|-Fmaj7-----------5-8p5-----------|-Em7---------------------|
|-------------5h6-------6p5-------|-----------8p7-5--8p7-5--|
|-----------5---------------5---5-|-4-------4---------------|
|---------7-------------------7---|---5---5-----------------|
|-----7h8-------------------------|-----7-------------------|

|-5-8-----------------------------|-------------------------|

 

Fmaj7 = A harmonic minor or C major scale

Em7 E Dorian or D major over Es

 

Chorus C7 part F major form 4 measures

 

Dm Intro x2

 

 

VERSE 3:

Since I'm passin' your way today,

(Well, well, well, you can never tell.)

I just stopped in 'cause I want to say:

(Well, well, well, you can never tell.)

 

I recall your darkness when it

Cracked like a thunder cloud.

Don't tell me this town ain't got no heart

(Don't tell me this town ain't got no heart) X3

When I can hear it beat out loud.

 

Chorus 3 + Vocal Jam

C7sus4 C7 C7sus4 C7

Nothin' shakin' on Shakedown Street;

C7sus4 C7 C7sus4 C7

Used to be the heart of town.

C7sus4 C7 C7sus4 C7

Don't tell me this town ain't got no heart.

C7sus4 C7 C7sus4 C7

You just gotta poke around.

 

Repeat to vocal fade and then..

 

 

C7 JAM C7 jam is C blues pattern D# major pentatonic

|----------------------|-----------------------|
|----------------------|-----------------------|
|-10b12-10-8----8-8h10-|-10b12-10-8----8-8-----|
|------------10--------|------------10-----10--|
|----------------------|-----------------------|

|-Long Beach 8/28/81---|-----------------------|

 

|----------------------|-------------------------|
|----------------------|-------------------------|
|-10b12-10-8----8-8h10-|-8----8-8h10-8---8-8-----|
|------------10--------|---10----------10----10--|
|----------------------|-------------------------|

|----------------------|-------------------------|

 

|-----------------18-------|-----| 
|--18b20-18-16-------16----|-----| 
|--------------17-------17-|--%--| 
|--------------------------|--%--|
|--------------------------|-----|

|--------------------------|-----|

 

|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-18b20-18-16----16-16-18-16----16-16-18-16----16-16----|
|-------------17-------------17-------------17-------17-|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
 
 
 
 
|-Lick--------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------9-|
|-----10-8--------------10-8---------------10-8---------------------|
|----------10-9-8------------10-9-8-------------10-9-8-------9/10---|

|-/8--------------11-8---------------11-8--------------11-8---------|

 

 

Back to C7 vocal jam

 

Dm intro

 

|-End-----------3--|
|---------------0--|
|---------------0--|
|----------5-70--|
|-5-7-8--8------2--|
|---------------3--|

Jam chords:

 

|-----11---------------|
|-11--11---------------|
|--9---9----9\8/9------|
|--8---8----8\7/8------|
|----------------------|

|----------------------|

 

Chords

  Dm1  Dm2  C/D     C/G  Dm7       Dm7 Em7
|-5--|-----|--0--|---3--|--1-|   |--------|
|-6--|--6--|--1--|---1--|--1-|   |--3---5-|
|-7--|--7--|--0--|---0--|--2-|   |--5---7-|
|-7--|--7--|--0--|---2--|--0-|   |--3---5-|
|----|--5--|-----|---x--|----|   |--5---7-|
|----|-----|-----|---3--|----|   |--------|
 
   C7   C7                C7sus4
|--0----8-------3------||-1-----1----8----3----|
|--1----8-------6------||-1--1--1----8----6----|
|--3----9-------3------||-0--3--3---10----5----|
|--2----8-------5------||-3--3------10----3----|
|--3----10------3------||-3-----3---10----3----|
|-------8-------3------||----3-------8---------|

 

|-A Min-(C maj)----------------5-7-8-|
|-----------------------5-6-7--------|
|-----------------4-5-7--------------|
|-------------5-7--------------------|
|-------5-7-8------------------------|

|-5-7-8------------------------------|

 

|-----0----0-0-0-|
|---1---1--1-1-1-|
|-2--------2-2-2-|
|----------3-3-3-|
|----------------|
|----------------|
 
|-B Min (D maj)-------------5-7--|
|---------------------5-7-8------|
|---------------4-6-7------------|
|---------4-5-7------------------|
|---4-5-7------------------------|
|-7------------------------------|

 

|-G mixo (C maj)----3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
|------------5-6-8--3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
|-----4-5-7---------4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|
|-5-7---------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
|-------------------v-^-v-v-v-^-v--|

|----------------------------------|

 
|-E Dorian (D maj)----5-7--|
|---------------5-7-8------|
|---------4-6-7------------|
|---4-5-7------------------|
|-7------------------------|
|--------------------------|
 
|-F Lydian (C Maj)--5-7-8--|
|-------------5-6-8--------|
|-------4-5-7--------------|
|---5-7--------------------|
|-8------------------------|

|--------------------------|

 

|-C Maj-------------------5-7-8-|
|-------------------5-6-7-------|
|-------------4-5-7-------------|
|---------5-7-------------------|
|---5-7-8-----------------------|
|-8-----------------------------|
 
 
|--------------------5-5-5-----------|--7------|
|-5--6------------5--5-5-55--------|--8------|
|-5--7----5---5-7----5-5-5----5------|--7------|
|-5--5--7---7--------7-7-7------7----|--9------|
|---------------------------------7--|--7------|
|-C--F---------------Fmaj7-----------|--Em7----|