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

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

Demo version from the Old Friends collection [main guitar part same as
album version from Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.].

Transcribed by John McGann.

There are two guitars on this wonderful recording.  I believe Paul Simon 
is playing the main guitar which is capoed at the 9th fret.


Capo 9th fret  (see tuning info on main page)

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



     G                 G              *  D/F#              C
e:|-----------------|-----------------|-----2-----2-----|--------0--------|
B:|-----------0-----|-------0---------|-------3---------|--0h1-------1----|
G:|-------0---------|-----------------|-----------------|------0-------0--|
D:|-----0-------0---|-----0------0----|-----0-------0---|-----------------|
A:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--3-------3------|
E:|--3------3-------|--3------3-------|--2------2-------|-----------------|

                       Fog's  rollin'    in       off the East River  bank


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

                             like a    shroud


     D/F#                                G                 Em
e:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B:|-----------1-----|-----------1-----|-----0h1---0-----|-----------0-(h1)|
G:|-------2---------|-------2---------|-----------------|-------0---------|
D:|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|-----0h2-----0---|-----2-------2---|
A:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E:|--2------2-------|--2------2-------|--3------3-------|--0------0-------|

                           it covers           Bleecker   Street


     Am/E              B7                                  C
e:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B:|-----------1-----|-------0---------|--0----0---------|-----------1-----|
G:|-------2---------|-----------2-----|-----------2-----|-------0---------|
D:|-----2-------2---|-----1-------1---|-----1-------1---|-----2-------2---|
A:|-----------------|--2------2-------|--2------2-------|--3------3-------|
E:|--0------0-------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

            fills the alleys                   where men sleep


     C                 G                                   D/F#
e:|--3--------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----2-----0-----|
B:|-----------1-----|-----0h1---0-----|-----------0-----|-------3-------3-|
G:|-------0---------|-------------0---|-------0---------|-------------0---|
D:|-----2-------2---|-----0h2---0-----|-----0-------0---|---------4-------|
A:|--3------3-------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E:|-----------------|--3------3-------|--3------3-------|--2--------------|

     hides  the      shepherd


     D/F#              Em                                  G
e:|-----------------|-----------------|--0--0-----------|-----------------|
B:|----------3------|-----------0-----|-----0-----0-----|-------3---------|
G:|-----2-----------|-------0---------|-----0-----------|-----0-----0-----|
D:|--4--4------0----|-----2-------2---|-----2-----------|-----0-------0---|
A:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E:|-----------------|--0------0-------|--0------0---2---|--3------3-------|

      from  the      sheep


     D/F#   Em         G                                        
e:|--2------0-------|--------------3--|-----------------|-----------------|
B:|-------3---------|--3-----0---0----|-----0-----------|-------0---------|
G:|-------------0---|-----------------|-----0-----------|-----------------|
D:|-----0---0h2-----|------0-----0----|-----0------0----|-----0------0----|
A:|---------0-------|-----------------|---------2-------|-----------------|
E:|--2--------------|--0h3-----3------|--3--------------|--3------3-------|

                                                                 Voices ...
								 The poet .
								 Heard a ..
                                                               

For "leaking from a sad cafe ..." and each subsequent verse, jump back to
the *.  After the final verse, finish with:

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


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.

Heard a church bell softly chime,
In a melody sustainin'.
It's a long road to Canaan,
On Bleecker Street.