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Rocks On The Road guitar chords

In 'A NEW DAY' it was mention that there has been some guitar changes. 
A recent picture of Ian shows him playing a Guld acoustic. After all 
these years he's putting the Martin-0016NY in the closet. I wonder if 
Barre has put down the Hamer? 

Here is Rocks On The Road. Ian is notorious for capo on 3rd fret and 
does it once more. Why the 3rd fret? Well his voice is relax in this 
range. I notice on the last tour he moved Mother Goose from the 5th 
fret to the 3rd. Also the flute is easier to play in the keys of C 
and F. 

In this song play the Cm just above the capo as if you were playing an 
Am on an open guitar on frets 1 & 2. Play Bb as a G, Fm as a Dm, and 
Ab as F. When playing the Cm hammer your fingers on the 3rd and 4th 
strings seprately. 
  
  

             ROCKS ON THE ROAD 

Cm 
                    Bb              Cm 
There's a black cat down on the Key side 
              Bb                        Fm 
Ship's light, green eyed glowing in the dark 
Cm            Bb            Ab  Cm   Ab 
To young cops handing out a big debt 
                              G    G7 
Know how to hurt and leave no mark 
      Cm          Bb                  Cm 
We're down in the half lit bar of the hotel 
          Bb                             Fm 
There's a call for the last round of the day 
                                      Ab 
Push back a stool, take that elevator ride 
                        Bb     Cm 
Fall in bed and kick my shoes away 
               Ab                  Fm 
Kick my shoes away, kick my shoes away 
         Bb  Cm 
Rocks on the road,   yea 

                   Bb            Cm 
Can't sleep to the wild sound of a city 
                 Bb                       Fm 
You call for the young boys heading for a fight 
                                             Ab 
Long distance telephone keeps ringing out of gage 
                        Bb     Cm 
Wonder who your talking with tonight 
               Ab                         Fm 
Talking with tonight, your talking with tonight 
        Bb  Cm 
Rock on the road,    yea 

             Bb              Cm 
Tire coming wakes me in the morning 
                 Bb                     Fm 
Shower runs hot, runs cold playing with me 
Cm             Bb        Ab     Cm                Ab 
I'm up for the downside, life invention, all that stuff 
                       Eb             G7 
So come and shake some apples from my tree 
Cm                 Bb  Ab     Cm 
Have to pay on the minibar manners 
         Bb             Fm  F Fm 
Itemized phone bill overload 
                                   Ab 
Well I'm, now how about some heavy road 
                 Bb     Cm 
Move these rocks on the road 
       Ab                 Fm    Bb Cm 
On the road, rocks on the road, mumhum 

Cm Bb Ab Gm    Cm Bb Ab Gm  Fm 

                     Eb    Bb Fm 
Crumbs on a breakfast table 
                                     Eb       Gm 
And a million other little things to spool my day 
Bb                       Db 
How about a little light music 
                 Fm                 Dm 
To chase it all away, chase it all away 

Dm Bb7 Dm Bb7 Ab Eb Dm Bb7 Dm Bb7  Eb C7 F D7 G Cm 

                    Bb              Cm 
There's a black cat down on the Key side 
              Bb                        Fm 
Ship's light, green eyed glowing in the dark 
Cm            Bb            Ab  Cm   Ab 
To young cops handing out a big debt 
                              G    G7 
Know how to hurt and leave no mark 
      Cm          Bb                  Cm 
We're down in the half lit bar of the hotel 
          Bb                             Fm 
There's a call for the last round of the day 
                                      Ab 
Push back a stool, take that elevator ride 
                        Bb     Cm 
Fall in bed and kick my shoes away 
               Ab                  Fm 
Kick my shoes away, kick my shoes away 
         Bb  Cm 
Rocks on the road 
              Ab                   Fm 
Kick my shoes away, kick my shoes away 
         Bb  Am 
Rocks on the road, yea 

Am Bb Ab   Am Bb Ab  Am Bb Ab  Gm 
  

Hello, 
I thought you might like to correct some of the lyrics you have wrong for 
"Rocks on the Road". 

There's a black cat down on the quayside 
Ships lights, green eyes glowing in the dark 
Two young cops handing out a beating 
Know how to hurt and leave no mark 
Well down in the half lit bar of the hotel 
There's a call for the last round of the day 
Push back my stool, take that elevator ride 
Fall in bed and kick my shoes away 

Can't sleep through the wild sound of the city 
Hear a car full of young boys heading for a fight 
Long distance telephone keeps ringing out engaged 
Wonder who your talking with tonight 

Tired plumbing wakes me in the morning 
Shower runs hot runs cold playing with me 
I'm up for the downside, lifes a bitch and all that stuff 
So come and shake some apples from my tree 

Had to pay for my minibar madness 
Itemized phone bill overload 
Well now, how about some heavy rolling? 
Move these rocks on the road 

Crumbs on the breakfast table 
And a million other little things to spoil my day 
How about a little light music 
To chase it all away 

Hope this is of some help. (Your web page is excellent) 
Good Luck, 
David Burrows.
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