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On Broadway
Craig Sihner 

ON BROADWAY
As performed by Neil Young on 'Freedom' album 1989

Intro Riff     (x 4)
e---|-------0----------------------|
B---|-2---0-----2------------------|
G---|---2---------2--0------0---2--|
D---|---------------------0---0----|
A-0-|------------------------------|
E---|------------------------------|

A            G     A          G         A      G   A  G
1.They say the neon lights are bright on Broad - way
    A               G      A      G      A  G   A G
  they say there's always magic  in the air
   D                C      D         C     D  
  but when you're walkin' down the street,
                 C     D       E
  and you ain't had enough to eat_____
   A           G          A     G              A  G  A G 
  the glitter rubs right off   and you're nowhere.
  (intro riff)

A             G         A        G          A      G  A  G  
2.They say the women all treat you fine   on Broad - way
   A              G   A      G            A    G    A  G   
  but lookin' at them  just gives me the blues_____
   D       C       D         C     D
  How ya gonna    make some time,
C      D         E 
  when all you got is one thin dime_______
   A            G           A    G           A   G   A  G 
  And one thin dime  won't even shine your shoes.

3. (guitar solo) (use intro riff during A-G parts, make up
    your own on the D-C-E parts)

A            G        A         G        A      G   A G 
4.They say that I won't last too long  on Broad - way
   A             G        A       G              A  G  A  G
  I'll catch a Greyhound bus for home, they all say
   D                 C           D        C    D
  but they're dead wrong,    I know they are
                C         D      E 
  cause I can play this here guitar______
  A        G         A     G          A      G      A  G 
  I won't quit till I'm a star   on Broad - way____

ending - A  G chords over Neil's crazy ad lib.

On Broad_________way

All chords shown are open, though for the ending he uses
Barre A & G.  For the riff, just finger the open A chord
on & off.  Let the note on e string ring out and mute somewhat
the last 4 notes.  Any corrections, additions welcome.

Craig Sihner
[email protected]
 
 
Neil Young - On Broadway :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
On Broadway tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind On Broadway:

Neil Percival Young[1] OM (born November 12, 1945, Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician and film director.

Young's work is characterized by deeply personal lyrics, distinctive guitar work, and signature nasal tenor singing voice. Although he accompanies himself on several different instruments—including piano and harmonica—his style of claw-hammer acoustic guitar and often idiosyncratic soloing on electric guitar are the linchpins of a sometimes ragged, sometimes polished sound. Although Young has experimented widely with differing music styles, including swing, jazz, rockabilly, blues, and electronic music throughout a varied career, his best known work usually falls into either of two distinct styles: folk-esque acoustic rock (as heard in songs such as "Heart of Gold", "Harvest Moon" and "Old Man") and electric-charged hard rock (in songs like "Cinnamon Girl", "Rockin' in the Free World" and "Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)"). In more recent years, Young has started to adopt elements from newer styles of music, such as industrial, alternative country and grunge, the latter of which was profoundly influenced by his own style of playing, often bringing him the title of "the godfather of grunge".

Young has directed (or co-directed) a number of films using the pseudonym Bernard Shakey, including Journey Through the Past (1973), Rust Never Sleeps (1979), Human Highway (1982), and Greendale (2003).[2]

He is also an outspoken advocate for environmental issues and small farmers, having co-founded the benefit concert Farm Aid, and in 1986 helped found The Bridge School,[3] and its annual supporting Bridge School Benefit concerts, together with his wife Pegi.

Although Young sings frequently about U.S. legends and myths (Pocahontas, space stations, and the settlement of the American West),[4] he remains a Canadian citizen and has never wanted to relinquish his Canadian citizenship. He has lived in the U.S. for "so long" and has stated, about U.S. elections, that he has "got just as much right to vote in them as anybody else."[5]

Indexed at Wikipedia.

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