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Steely Dan: guitar tab and chords for The Second Arrangement, Unreleased (Gaucho sessions)


The Second Arrangement - Steely Dan
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Unreleased song (recorded during the Gaucho sessions)

Transcribed/arranged by Howard Wright
hakwright (at) gmail (dot) com

Some classic Steely Dan chord changes in this one. By some amazing
fluke almost all the chord voicings work out really nicely on the
guitar, and some shapes that just wouldn't work in any other key
just fit nicely with the use of an open string or two.

My favourite shape: x54500 (from the end of the intro/instrumental sections)

All guitar chord shapes listed at the bottom.


Intro
------

Em7  Am7  Em7

D Bm7 Am7 G6

Em7  Am7  Em7

Em7  D9add6


Verse 1
--------

Cmaj7   B7#5    D/E
   Pour out the wine, little girl 

         Am7                      Bm11
I've got just two friends in this whole wide world 

Fmaj7     F#7#5    G13
Here's to reckless lovers 

   Cmaj7              Em7  F/G
We all need somebody 

Cmaj7      B7#5   D/E
   Stashed in the yellow Jag 

            Am7                   Bm11
I've got my life and laundry in a Gladstone bag 

Fmaj7      F#7#5    G13
You should know the program 

     Cmaj7              F13
Just one red rose and a tender goodbye 

Bm7  Am7  D6/9  C#7#9
[One last goodbye] 



Chorus 1
---------

      Fmaj7             Am7
And I run to the second arrangement 

     Dm7  Em7    Fmaj7*  G6 Am7
It's on - ly the nat - ural thing 

  Bm11      E7       Am7   B7#5
LaRue steps out with no regrets 

  Dmaj7     G#7sus4
A sparkling conscience 

    C#maj7   G7sus4
And new    address 

       Fmaj7             Am7
When I run to the second arrangement 

    Dm7  Em7  Fmaj7* G6   Am7
The home of a mu  -  tual friend 

Bm11      E7      G/A  Am   D9b5(no3rd)
Now's the time to re - de - fine 

D/G Fmaj7    B7        Gmaj7  C#7    
The first arrangement again 

Cmaj7  Am7  D6/9  C6/9


Middle 8
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Em7         Am7        F#7#5
     It's a sticky situation 

  Gmaj7(iii)  C#m11   F#7
A serious  affair 

  Bmaj7   Am7        Dmaj7
I must explain it to you somehow 

B7b9  Em7       D   Bm7  Am7  G6   Em7   
Right now I'll just move back one  square 


Instrumental
-------------

Em7  Am7  Em7

D Bm7 Am7 G6

Em7  

Am7  C9  Am7

Em7  Am7  Em7

D Bm7 Am7 G6

Em7  Am7  Em7

Em7  D9add6


Verse 2
---------

(chords as verse 1)

Here comes that noise again 

Another scrambled message from my last best friend 

Something I can dance to 

A song with tears in it 

Old friends abandon me 

It's just the routine politics of jealousy 

Someday we'll remember 

That one red rose and one last goodbye 

[One last goodbye] 


Chorus 2
---------

       Fmaj7             Am7
Then I run to the second arrangement 

     Dm7  Em7    Fmaj7*  G6 Am7
It's on - ly the nat - ural thing 

  Bm11      E7       Am7   B7#5
LaRue steps out with no regrets 

  Dmaj7     G#7sus4
A sparkling conscience 

    C#maj7   G7sus4
And new    address 

       Fmaj7             Am7
When I run to the second arrangement 

    Dm7  Em7  Fmaj7* G6   Am7
The home of a mu  -  tual friend 

Bm11      E7      G/A  Am   D9b5(no3rd)
Now's the time to re - de - fine 

D/G Fmaj7    B7        Gmaj7  C#7    
The first arrangement again 

Cmaj7  Am7  D6/9  C6/9

Am7  C9  Am7


Outtro
-------

Em7  Am7  Em7

D Bm7 Am7 G6

Em7 Fmaj7 G6/9  B7b9 Em7

Am7 Bm7 Cmaj7  A/B

(repeat/fade)



Chord shapes
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EADGBE      EADGBE      EADGBE      EADGBE      EADGBE
x79787      5x5555      x5777x      7x777x      3xx000

 Em7         Am7          D          Bm7          G6


Note: for the m7 shapes above it's up to you whether you fret
and play the notes on the top E string. Also you can add the
open D string to the G6 chord, or even just play a straight G
(e.g. 3x000x) if you prefer.


EADGBE      EADGBE      EADGBE      EADGBE      EADGBE
x54500      8x998x      7x788x      x7777x      7x775x

D9add6      Cmaj7        B7#5        D/E         Bm11


EADGBE      EADGBE      EADGBE      EADGBE      EADGBE
1x221x      2x233x      3x345x      xx5565      1x123x

Fmaj7       F#7#5        G13         F/G         F13


EADGBE      EADGBE      EADGBE      EADGBE      EADGBE
x5445x      x4345x      x57565      1xx210      x7675x

 D6/9       C#7#9        Dm7        Fmaj7*        E7


EADGBE      EADGBE      EADGBE      EADGBE      EADGBE
x5767x      4x657x      x4656x      3x546x      x0x787

Dmaj7       G#7sus4     C#maj7      G7sus4       G/A  


EADGBE      EADGBE      EADGBE      E  A  D  G  B  E
x0x555      xx0554      xx5775      x  8  10 9  10 x

  Am      D9b5(no 3rd)   D/G          Fmaj7(viii)


E  A  D  G  B  E        E  A  D  G  B  E        E  A  D  G  B  E    
7  x  9  8  10 x        x  10 12 11 12 x        9  x  11 10 12 x

      B7                     Gmaj7                  C#7


EADGBE      EADGBE      EADGBE      EADGBE      EADGBE
x3223x      3x443x      9x997x      x9897x      7x887x

 C6/9      Gmaj7(iii)   C#m11        F#7        Bmaj7


EADGBE      EADGBE      EADGBE      EADGBE 
x21212      x32330      3x0200      7x765x

 B7b9         C9         G6/9        A/B





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