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.............................. Bleecker Street ............................

Copyright  1964/1971 Edward B. Marks Music Company (BMI)

From the BBC promo show, 1965.  Found on the Overs collection.  Jean-Marc 
Orliaguet has a RealAudio file of this version on his website (see link on
main page).

Transcribed by John McGann.


Capo 4th fret  (see tuning info on main page)

     C              *  G                 F                 C
e:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B:|--1--------1-----|--0--------0-----|--1--------1-----|--1--------1-----|
G:|-------0---------|-------0---------|-------2---------|-------0---------|
D:|-----2-------2---|-----0-------0---|-----3-----------|-----2-------2---|
A:|--3--------------|-----------------|------------(0)--|--3------3-------|
E:|---------3-------|--3------3-------|--1------1-------|-----------------|

           Fog's rollin' in   off the    East    River   bank


     C                 Dm                                  Dm6
e:|--0--------------|--1----1---------|--1--------1-----|--1--------1-----|
B:|-----------1-----|-----------3-----|-------3---------|-------0---------|
G:|-------0---------|-----2-----------|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|
D:|-----2-------2---|--0------0---0---|--0------0-------|--0------0-------|
A:|--3------3-------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

            Like a shroud


     Dm6               C              $  Am
e:|--1--------1-----|--0--------------|-----------------|--0--------------|
B:|-------0---------|-----------1-----|--1--------1-----|-----------1-----|
G:|-----2-------2---|-------0---------|-------2---------|-------2---------|
D:|--0------0-------|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|
A:|-----------------|--3------3-------|--0--------------|--0--------------|
E:|-----------------|-----------------|---------0-------|---------0-------|

        it covers              Bleecker Street                   fills the


     E                                   F
e:|-----------------|--0--------------|-----------------|--1--------------|
B:|--0--------0-----|-----------------|--1--------1-----|-----------1-----|
G:|-------1---------|-------1---------|-------2---------|-------2---------|
D:|-------------2---|-----2-------0---|-----3-------3---|-----3-------3---|
A:|-----2-----------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E:|--0------0-------|--0------0-------|--1------1-------|--1------1-------|

     alleys                  where men  sleep                    hides the


     C                                   G
e:|-----------------|-----------------|-------3---------|--3--------------|
B:|-----------1-----|--1----1---------|------------0----|-----------0-----|
G:|-------0---------|-----------------|-----------------|-------0---------|
D:|-----2-------2---|-----2------(0)--|-----0----0---0--|-----0-------0---|
A:|--3------3-------|--3------2---0---|-----------------|-----------------|
E:|-----------------|-----------------|--3--------------|--3------3-------|

     shepherd                                                    from the


     Am                                  C                 G      F
e:|-----------------|--0--------------|-----------0-----|--3----0h1--1----|
B:|-----------1-----|-------1---------|-----------------|-----------------|
G:|-------2---------|-----------------|-------0-----0---|-----0--------2--|
D:|-----2-------2---|-----2-----------|-----2-----------|---------3-------|
A:|--0------0-------|--0------0h2--2--|--3------3-------|-----------------|
E:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--3--------------|

     sheep


     C
e:|--0--------0-----|-----------------|--0--------------|
B:|-------1---------|--1--------1-----|-----------1-----|
G:|-------------0---|-------0---------|-------0---------|
D:|-----2-----------|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|
A:|--3------3-------|--3------3-------|--3------3-------|
E:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

                                              Voices leak-

Return to * and repeat.


Two measure Am variation for 2nd verse (played at $ above):

     Am
e:|-----------------|-----------------|
B:|--1--------0-----|--0h1-------1----|
G:|-------2---------|--------2--------|
D:|-----2-------2---|------2-------2--|
A:|--0------0-------|--0-------0------|
E:|-----------------|-----------------|


Lyrics:

Fog's rollin' in off the East River bank.
Like a shroud it covers Bleecker Street,
Fills the alleys where men sleep,
Hides the shepherd from the sheep.

Voices leaking from a sad cafe,
Smiling faces try to understand.
I saw a shadow touch a shadow's hand,
On Bleecker Street.

The poet reads his crooked rhyme,
Holy, holy is his sacrament.
Thirty dollars pays your rent,
On Bleecker Street.

(The final verse is cut off on this recording.)