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Cab Driver Chords
Daryl Hall - Cab Driver
From the album "Can't Stop Dreaming," 2003
As interpreted and tabulated by Reed Peterson


*Standard Tuning*


CHORDS

Am7/9		Dm7		F
e|---7---	e|---5---	e|---1---|
B|---5---	B|---6---	B|---1---|
G|---5---	G|---5---	G|---2---|
D|---5---	D|---7---	D|---3---|
A|---7---	A|---5---	A|---3---|
E|---5---	E|---X(5)	E|---1---|

Em/B		Em7		G5
e|---3---	e|---7---	e|---3---|
B|---0---	B|---8---	B|---3---|
G|---0---	G|---7---	G|---0---|
D|---2---	D|---9---	D|---0---|
A|---2---	A|---7---	A|---X---|
E|---0(X)	E|---X(7)	E|---3---|

D9		Am  		Dm7(v.2)
e|---0---    e|---5---    e|---1----|
B|---1---    B|---5---    B|---1----|
G|---2---    G|---5---    G|---2----|
D|---0---    D|---7---    D|---0----|
A|---X(0)    A|---7---    A|--------|X(0)
E|---X---    E|---5---    E|---X----|

INTRO - Start the song out with an Am - maybe arpeggio it for a few bars - once the 
chords start, play the following progression:

[Am7/9     Em/B     Dm7     Em7]  X3

VERSE 1

Am7/9               Em/B              Dm7
Standin' in the rain, cab comes into view
                         Em7
asks me where am I goin' to
Am7/9               Em/B              Dm7
Runnin' for so long; been gone too many nights
                         Em7
- and my heart has paid the price
Am7/9               Em/B                            Dm7        Em7
This ain't heaven; this ain't the life I bargained for (oh, no)
Am7/9               Em/B              Dm7
My reason for livin' isn't here inside this car
                         Em7
Girl I gotta get back to you

CHORUS 1

Am7/9               Em/B
Cab driver, take me home
        Dm7                                Em7
I spent too much time away; too much time alone
Am7/9               Em/B
Cab driver, take me home
        Dm7                            Em7
I spent too much time away from my baby


VERSE 2

Am7/9               Em/B                       Dm7
I need familiar streets to show me that you're near
                         Em7
Feelin' like a stranger here
Am7/9               Em/B                 Dm7
Oh does the mirror show the miles on my face
                 Em7
Am I goin' any place
Am7/9               Em/B                            Dm7        Em7
This ain't heaven; this ain't the life I was hopin' for (oh, no)
Am7/9               Em/B              Dm7
My reason for livin' sure ain't here inside this car
                                Em7
You know I've gotta get back to you


CHORUS 2

Am7/9               Em/B
Cab driver, take me home
        Dm7                                Em7
I spent too much time away; too much time alone
Am7/9               Em/B
Cab driver, take me home
        Dm7                            Em7
I spent too much time away from my baby
Am7/9               Em/B
Cab driver, take me home
        Dm7                                Em7
                  . . . too much time . . .
Am7/9               Em/B
Cab driver, take me home
        Dm7                            Em7
I spent too much time away from my baby

BRIDGE

D9                G5             Am
I need to see the lovin' on your face
D9                G5             Dm7(v.2)
A kiss from your lips - oh, the taste, baby
D9                G5             Am
Nothing waiting for me but a lonely room
F                              G    Am7/9
I've gotta get back to my baby - soon


CHORUS 3 - This is exactly the same as both "CHORUS 1" and "2," simply longer, with 
vocal improv drifting over the repeated chorus.  Simply play the progression of the earlier 
over and over again until the song fades out.


NOTE: Daryl Hall's solo work is definately underrated - this song is is proof of that!!  
free to replace the "G5" in the line "Nothing waiting for me but a lonely room" (see 
with an "Em" if it sounds better.  If the either the rhythm or timing of the chords doesn't make sense,
just listen to the song - it should be pretty self-explanatory.

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