Shoot Out In Chinatown
by J.R.Robertson. Album: Cahoots
See also Peter Viney's comments about this song.
(The | means a new measure and the / means the bass note on the current chord.)
B sound, 4ths in cliche far east sound b g# f# g# f# e c# e c# f# d# c# d# c# b g# b g# |_| |_| | |_| | | | | B | Trouble on the waterfront B+ /D# Evil in the air |E / B+/D# B-/D When the Chinatown patrol came down |C#7 / NC /B To bring a little order there |B They came in undercover |B+ /D# To the laundry's back room |E / B+/D# B-/D And right there before their eyes |C#7 / NC B | Was a Shanghai saloon E Fo7 |B/F# G#- | Shoot out in Chinatown E Fo7 |B/F# F# | They lined them up against the wall E Fo7 |B/F# G#- | They're gonna turn the place upside down B/F# E |intro 2 ms. Till you won't recognize it at all Streets were wide open Till the break of dawn 'Twas Frisco in its heyday Imported from Hong Kong For about five dollars Or one thousand yen You could gamble n ramble in a brothel Or take it to the opium den Shoot out in Chinatown They nailed up every door They're gonna level it to the ground And close it up for evermore Confucius had once stated All across the land Below the surface, crime and love They go hand in hand The fire dragons burn Buddha's lost his smile But swears that we will meet again In just a little while 1st CHORUS B/F# E add2 |B5 under far east jam fade Till you won't recognize it at all