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SIX BLOCKS AWAY (Lucinda Williams)
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[Actually in D; capo at the 2nd fret]

C   F   C   F   C   F   G   G
[intro]

   Am                  G
He sleeps all alone on 2nd Street
       Am                     G
With a roof over his head and food to eat
    C                     F
But he can hardly make it day to day cuz
C                      F                 F              G    G
Everything he wants is six blocks away,     six blocks away

He's got a regular job and it pays the rent
In a donut shop on 3rd and 10th
But he doesn't understand why she turned him away
He can hear her heart beat six blocks away, six blocks away

C                 F
Six blocks away, dirty old street
C                 F
Six blocks away, he can hear her heart beat
C                 F
Six blocks away, dirty old street
C                 F                          F              G    G
Six blocks away, he can hear her heart beat     six blocks away

[Guitar solo; same chords as verse]

He walks real fast down the dirty street
He turns his eyes from the people he meets
It hurts so bad, what can he say
He sends her a message six blocks away, six blocks away

Six blocks away, dirty old street; six blocks away, he can hear her heart beat
Six blocks away, dirty old street; six blocks away, he can hear her heart beat
Six blocks away

C              F   C   F
   Six blocks away
C              F   C   F   C   F   C   F   C   F   C.
   Six blocks away         [instrumental ending]


GUITAR SOLO:

     Am               G                Am               G
E --|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B --|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G --|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D --|----2---0-------|----------------|----2---0-------|--------------0-|
A --|0-----------3---|0---------------|0-----------3---|------------2---|
E 3-|----------------|--3---3---3-0-3-|----------------|3-----3---3-----|
     ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .

  C                F                C                F
E ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D 3---2-0---------|3---2-----------|3---2-0---------|3---2-----------|
A ----------3-----|------3---------|----------3-----|------3---------|
E --------------3-|--------------3-|--------------3-|----------------|
  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .

  F                G                G
E ----------------|----------------|----------------|
B ----------------|----------------|----------------|
G ----------------|----------------|0---------------|
D ----3---2---0---|--------------0-|----------------|
A ----------------|20----------2---|----------------|
E ----------------|--3-------3-----|----------------|
  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ .  ("He walks real fast...")



- transcribed by Adam Schneider, http://adamschneider.net/

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