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Invitation To The Blues Chords - Tom Waits

Invitation To The Blues Chords
 Invitation to the Blues
Tom Waits
 	   Dm	                      Bbm
Well she's up against the register with an apron and a spatula,
 	F	                     Bdim
With yesterday's deliveries and the tickets for the bachelors
 	Gm7	                  A7sus4	   A7
She's a moving violation from her conk down to her shoes,
 	  Dm	       Gm	A7   Dm
But it's just an invitation to the blues

 	Gm	                    C7
And you feel just like Cagney, she looks like Rita Hayworth
At the counter of the Schwab's drugstore
 	   Gm	                              C7
You wonder if she might be single, she's a loner and likes to mingle
 F	                     A	A7 Dm A7
Got to be patient, try and pick up a clue    	 

 	   Dm	                        Bbm
She said "How you gonna like 'em, over medium or scrambled?",
 	    F	                       G
You say "Anyway's the only way", be careful not to gamble
     Gm7	               A7sus4	      A7
On a guy with a suitcase and a ticket getting out of here
       Dm	               Bbm
In a tired bus station in an old pair of shoes
 	    A7sus4	       A7	     Dm
This ain't nothing but an invitation to the blues
 	       Gm	                   C7
But you can't take your eyes off her, get another cup of java,
And it's just the way she pours it for you, joking with the customers
 	Gm	                      C7
Mercy mercy, Mr. Percy, there ain't nothing back in Jersey
 	F	               A	   A7
But a broken-down jalopy of a man I left behind
And a dream that I was chasing,
a battle with booze
       A7sus4 A7	      Dm
And an open invitation to the blues

 	         Gm	                  C7
But she used to have a sugar daddy and a candy-apple Caddy,
 	F	                    F
And a bank account and everything, accustomed to the finer things
 	      Gm                               C7
He probably left her for a socialite, and he didn't love her 'cept at night,
      F	                             A
And then he's drunk and never even told her that he cared
So they took the registration,
And the	 car-keys and her shoes
    A7sus4	      A7	       Dm
And left her with an invitation to the blues(...solo sax)

 	          Gm	                        C7
'Cause there's a Continental Trailways leaving local bus tonight, good evening
 F	                           F
You can have my seat, I'm sticking round here for a while
 	 Gm	                 C7
Get me a room at the Squire, the filling station's hiring,
    F	                                  A
And I can eat here every night, what the hell have I got to lose?
Got a crazy sensation,
Go or stay? now I gotta choose,
 	 A7sus4	         A7	       Dm
And I'll accept your invitation to the blues

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About the artist behind Invitation To The Blues Chords:

Thomas Alan Waits (born 7 December 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. Waits has a distinctive voice, described by one critic as sounding "like it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then taken outside and run over with a car."[1] With this trademark growl; his incorporation of pre-rock styles such as blues, jazz, and Vaudeville; and experimental tendencies verging on industrial music,[2] Waits has built up a distinctive musical persona. He has worked as a composer for movies and musical plays and as a supporting actor in films, including The Fisher King, Rumble Fish, Coffee & Cigarettes, Bram Stoker's Dracula, and Short Cuts. He has been nominated for an Academy Award for his soundtrack work on One from the Heart.

Lyrically, Waits' songs are known for atmospheric portrayals of bizarre, seedy characters and places, although he has also shown a penchant for more conventional ballads. He has a cult following and has influenced subsequent songwriters despite having little radio or music video support. His songs are best-known to the general public in the form of cover versions by more visible artists—for example, "Jersey Girl," performed by Bruce Springsteen; "Downtown Train," performed by Rod Stewart; and "Ol' '55," performed by the Eagles. Although Waits' albums have met with mixed commercial success in his native United States, they have occasionally achieved gold album sales status in other countries. He has been nominated for a number of major music awards and has won Grammy Awards for two albums, Bone Machine and Mule Variations.

Waits currently lives in Sonoma County, California with his wife and their three children.

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