Bad Sneakers

Words & Music:

Donald Fagan & Walter Becker

 

   E6           DM7   D6     E6     D7       C#m7              F#m7

E |--------------------------------------------------------------------|

B |---------------------------------5--------7b9----7------5-h-7-p-5---|

G |-5b6------5b6---5b6---4-----5b6-----6-------------------------------|

D |--------------------------------------------------------------------|

A |--------------------------------------------------------------------|

E |--------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

            E6       D6    E6              D6

|------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------5---------------|

|-6-4--------5b6------4-----5b6------7-p-6-p-4---|

|-----7------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------------|

 

VERSE VAMP:  DM7  A  DM7  A  [alt:  A  Bm7(no 5)  Bm7  A as below]

       Names          Hear            Mine                Here

         A            Bm7(no5)        Bm7                  A

---------0-------------------------------------------------0-----

---------2--------------3--------------3-------------------2-----

---------2--------------2--------------2-------------------2-----

---------2--------------x--------------4-------------------2-----

---------0--------------2-----------0--2-p-0------2-p-0----0-----

--0-h-2----------0-h-2--------0-h-2----------2----------2--------

 

Five names that I can hardly stand to hear:

Including yours and mine and one more chump who isn't here.

I can see the ladies talkin' how the times were getting' hard.

 and that fearsome excavation on Magnolia Boulevard

 

PRE-CHORUS:

       DM7  C#m7  F#m7  E6         DM7             C#m7     F#m7  E6

Yes, I'm going insane----- and I'm laughing at the frozen rain.

       DM7 C#m7  F#m7  E6         DM7              C#m7    Bm7  D/E

And I'm so a---lone------.  Honey, when they gonna send me home?

 

CHORUS:  [alt. chords in italics]

FM7(8)             Em7(7)

C                  Am

Bad sneakers and a pia colada, my friend.

Dm7(10)                   C(8)

F                         F/G   G11

Stomping on the avenue by Radio City.

       FM7(8)           Em7(7)

       C                Am

With a transistor and a large sum of money to spend.

Fill:

   E6     D6   E6            D6

B-------------------5-------------

G--5b6----4----5b6------6-5--4----

 

 DM7      A                DM7       A


You fella, you tear up the street.

You wear that white tuxedo, how you gonna beat the heat?

Do you take me for a fool?  Do you think that I don't see?

That ditch out in the valley that they're digging just for me?

 

CHORUS:

 

INSTRUMENTAL OVER VERSE & PRE-CHORUS:

 

PRE-CHORUS:

 

CHORUS:

 

OUTRO:

This solo:

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-----------------------------------2----------------2---4-------4---2---4---2-------4---2--||

-------2--2------2-2------2--4-------4--2---4---------------------------------4------------||

3b4----------4--------4--------------------------------------------------------------------||

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Over:

         A            Bm7(no5)        Bm7            A/C#       Bm7

---------0-----------------------------------------------------------------

---------2--------------3--------------3--------------2----------3---------

---------2--------------2--------------2--------------2----------2---------

---------2--------------x--------------4--------------2----------4---------

---------0--------------2-----------0--2-p-0------2-h-4-p-2--0---2-p-0-----

--0-h-2----------0-h-2--------0-h-2----------2--------------------------2--

 

       Bm7(no5)        Bm7      A

--------------------------------0---||

----------3----------3----------2---||

----------2----------2----------2---||

----------x----------4----------2---||

--------0-2-p-0------2-p-0------0---||

-0-h-2----------2----------2--------||

 

 

 





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