You Can Never Hold Back Spring

Chords and lyrics for You Can Never Hold Back Spring by Tom Waits

 
D#7M  
A#7 
 
Cm 
G#7 
 
D#7M  
A#7 
 
 
Cm 
 
G#7 
 
G#7 
D#7M
 
G#7 
D#7M
 
 
G#7 
 
Fm 
 
D#7M  
A#7 
D#7M
 
D#7M  
G#7 
 
 
Fm 
 
Gm 
 
Cm 
 
Gm 
 
Cm 
 
Gm 
 
G#7 
 
Fm 
 
D#7M  
A#7 
 
Cm 
G#7 
 
D#7M  
A#7 
 
 
Cm 
 
G#7 
 
D#7M  
A#7 
 
Cm 
G#7 
 
D#7M  
A#7 
D#7M

Yesterday Is Here

Chords and lyrics for Yesterday Is Here by Tom Waits

 
If you want m
Am 
oney in your p
E 
ocket
 
and a  
Am 
top hat on your  
E 
head
 
a  
Am 
hot meal on your
Dmaj7 
table 
 
and
E 
a blanket on y
E 
our 
 
bed
 
-Chorus-well t
Am 
oday is grey  
C 
skies
 
to
Dmaj7 
morrow 
 
 
Am 
is 
 
tears
 
yo
F 
u’ll have to wait till yes
E 
terday is h
Am 
ere
 
Well I’m g
Am 
oing to New York  
E 
City
 
and I’m le
Am 
aning on a t
E 
rain
 
and  
Am 
if you want to
Dmaj7 
stay behind and
 
wait till  
E 
I come back ag
E 
ain
 
-Bridge-If  
Am 
you want to
F 
go
 
w
Am 
here the rainbows  
F 
end
 
you’ll h
Am 
ave to say g
F 
oodbye
Am 
 
all  
Am 
our dreams come  
F 
true
 
b
Am 
aby up a
F 
head
 
and it’s  
Am 
out were your me
F 
mories
E7sus4 
lie
 
well the r
Am 
oad is out before
E 
me
 
and the m
Am 
oon is shining b
E 
right
 
what I w
Am 
ant you to r
Dmaj7 
emember
 
as I dis
E 
appear 
 
ton
E 
ight

World Keeps Turning

Chords and lyrics for World Keeps Turning by Tom Waits

C 
On our anniversary
 
There’ll be some
F 
one else where you  
C 
used to be
 
The world don’t  
C 
care and  
E 
yet it c
Am 
lings to me
 
And the  
F 
moon is gold and  
G 
silvery
G/C 
G 
 
C 
Who knows where  
F 
the
C 
sidewalk 
 
ends
 
Well, the road will  
F 
turn and the  
C 
road will bend
 
They always  
C 
say 
 
 
E 
he marks the  
Am 
sparrow’s 
 
fall
 
How can  
F 
anyone 
 
bel
G 
ieve it all?
G/C 
G 
 
C 
Well, the band ha
F 
s stopped playing bu
C 
t we keep dancing
 
The world keeps  
G 
turning,
G7 
the world keeps  
F 
turning
C 
 
On his  
C 
hand he wore the  
F 
ring of an
C 
other
 
And the world keeps  
G 
turning,
G7 
the world keeps
F 
turning
C 
 
C 
We broke t
F 
he 
 
ba
C 
nk and we tore up the place
 
And we disa
F 
ppeared oh wit
C 
hout a trace
 
Now the  
C 
sun it  
E 
falls 
 
in
Am 
to the sea
 
And I
F 
know I’m the only  
G 
one for me
C/G 
G 
 
C 
I was so green
F 
and the dress you  
C 
wore was yellow
 
And the world keeps  
G 
turning
G7 
, the world keeps
F 
turning
C 
 
The sun is  
C 
down and the  
F 
moon is in the  
C 
meadow
 
And the world keeps  
G 
turning
G7 
, the world keeps
F 
turning
C 
 
C 
Put a  
F 
hat on your  
C 
head
 
Will you  
D7 
paint the whole damned town
G 
red 
 
wit
G7 
 
me?
 
C 
Well, the band has
F 
stopped playing bu
C 
t we keep dancing
 
The world keeps  
G 
turning,
G7 
the world keeps
F 
turning
C 
 
On his  
C 
hand he wore the  
F 
ring of an
C 
other
 
The world keeps  
G 
turning
G7 
, the world keeps
F 
turning
C 
 
The world keeps  
G 
turning
G7 
, the world keeps
F 
turning
C 
 
The world keeps  
G 
turning
G7 
, the world keeps
F 
turning
C 

Widows Grove

Chords and lyrics for Widows Grove by Tom Waits

 
I
A 
me
C#m 
 
y
F#m 
ou 
 
 
C#m 
in the saddle, rode you in the dust
 
H
F#m 
eld
C#m 
you
G 
 
h
E 
and to the heavens, pulled your heart to the earth
 
Th
A 
ere
C#m 
was
F#m 
so
C#m 
mething that blinded me more than the mist
 
A
F#m 
nd 
 
 
C#m 
the 
 
 
D 
breath of the cottonwood buds lighter yet
 
A
F#m 
nd 
 
yo
C#m 
u rode the maypole of dance hall legs
 
A
F#m 
nd 
 
ga
C#m 
lloped to another’s embrace
 
A
D 
nd 
 
I
A 
bit
E 
the flowers from your wrist corsage
 
A
Bm 
nd 
 
y
E 
ou
Bm 
w
E 
altzed too slowly, too slowly you waltzed
 
W
G 
ith
E 
that girl from Widow’s Grove
 
Oh
A 
 
 
E 
I’d
A 
fo
E 
ll
A 
ow
E 
you to the river, that washes out to the s……ea
 
Th
A 
rough
Bm 
t
C#m 
he 
 
 
A 
wind, through the rain of a cold dark night
 
T
E 
ha
A 
t’s where I’ll be
 
I  
A 
hid 
 
 
C#m 
in 
 
t
F#m 
he elm and raised the bough, that hung even with your
C#m 
neck
 
A
F#m 
nd I  
C#m 
chas
G 
ed 
 
 
E 
you and drowned you, there deep in the well
 
An
A 
 
wh
C#m 
en 
 
y
F#m 
our mouth was full and wet, I swallowed all your
C#m 
reckless 
 
fate
 
A
F#m 
nd 
 
w
C#m 
ith 
 
 
G 
your
E 
last breath, you moaned too drunk to wake

Who Are You

Chords and lyrics for Who Are You by Tom Waits

 
WHO ARE YOU (Tom Waits)  
tab by AL#13 
 
Well, they’re l
D 
ining up…to mad-dog yo
G 
ur 
 
Tilt-a-W
D 
hirl
 
Thr
D 
ee shots for a dollar…win a r
D 
eal live d
D 
oll
 
All the l
Bm 
ies that you  
F#m 
tell, 
 
wel
G 
l I…believed them s
D 
 
well
 
Take them b
D 
ack, take them back to your r
G 
ed 
 
h
D 
ouse
 
For
D 
that fearful le
D 
ap…int
D 
o the dark
 
Oh well,  
Bm 
I did my  
F#m 
time in th
G 
e jail of yo
D 
ur 
 
arms
 
Now O
G 
phelia wants to k
D 
now
G 
where she s
D 
hould 
 
turn
 
Tell me, w
D 
hat did you do…what did you do the l
G 
ast 
 
t
D 
ime?
 
Why don’t you do t
D 
hat?
 
Well,  
D 
go on ahead.
G 
..and 
 
 
D 
take this the wrong way
D 
Time’s not your fr
D 
iend
 
Do you  
Bm 
cry, do you
F#m 
pray, do yo
G 
u wish them a
A 
way?
 
Are you  
Bm 
still leaving  
F#m 
nothing 
 
bu
G 
t bones in th
A 
 
way?
 
Did you  
Bm 
bury the  
F#m 
carnival, with th
G 
e lions and all?
 
Ex
A 
cuse me while I sharpen  
D 
my 
 
nails
 
And just  
D 
who are you, who are  
G 
you this t
D 
ime?
 
You l
D 
ook rather t
D 
ired..are you pret
D 
ending to love?
 
Well, I hear that it p
G 
ays 
 
w
D 
ell
 
How do your p
Bm 
istol and your  
F#m 
Bible and your
G 
sleeping 
 
pil
A 
ls 
 
go?
 
Are you still j
Bm 
umping out of  
F#m 
windows in  
G 
expensive
A 
clothes?
 
Well, I f
Bm 
ell in love
F#m 
…with 
 
you
G 
 
sailor’
A 
s mouth and you
G 
 
wounde
A 
 
eyes
 
You better g
Bm 
et down on the flo
F#m 
or…don’t 
 
yo
G 
u know this i
A 
 
war
 
Tell me,  
G 
who are  
A 
you this t
D 
ime?
 
Tell me,  
G 
who are  
A 
you this t
D 
ime? 
 
(hi)
 
Tell me,  
G 
who are  
A 
you this t
D 
ime?

Warm Beer And Cold Women

Chords and lyrics for Warm Beer And Cold Women by Tom Waits

Ebmaj9 
Warm beer and cold wo
F9 
men, I just don’t fit in
Bb 
Every Joint I stumbled into tonight
Eb 
That’s just how it’s been.
 
All these  
Eb 
double knit strangers with
F9 
Gin and vermouth,
Bb 
and recycled stories
 
In the  
Eb 
naugahyde 
 
booths.
 
With the  
Ab 
platinum
Bb 
blondes
Emaj9 
, and tobacco brunettes,
F9 
I’ll be drinkin to forget you,
Bb 
I’ll 
 
lite
Eb 
another 
 
cigarette.
 
And the  
Ab 
band’s 
 
playin’
Bb 
something 
 
 
Emaj9 
by Tammy Wynette,
F9 
And the drinks are on
Bb 
me 
 
 
Eb 
tonight.

Walking Spanish

Chords and lyrics for Walking Spanish by Tom Waits

 
He’s got himself a homemade  
Em 
special
A7 
,
Em 
You know his
A7 
glass is full o
Em 
 
sa
A7 
nd.
Em 
And 
 
it
A7 
feels just like  
Em 
 
jaybi
A7 
rd,
Em 
The way it
A7 
fits into hi
B7 
 
hand.
 
He rolled a blade up in his  
Em 
trick 
 
towel
A7 
,
Em 
They slap their
A7 
hands against th
Em 
 
wal
A7 
l.
Em 
You 
 
never
A7 
trip, you neve
Em 
 
stumb
A7 
le;
B7 
He’s 
 
walking
A7 
Spanish, down th
Em 
 
ha
A7 
ll.
Em 
 
A7 
Slip him a picture of our
Em 
Jesu
A7 
s,
Em 
Or give him a
A7 
spoon to dig  
Em 
 
ho
A7 
le.
Em 
What all he
A7 
done, ain’t no one’
Em 
 
busine
A7 
ss,
Em 
But he’ll need
A7 
blankets for th
B7 
 
cold.
 
They dim the lights over on  
Em 
Broadway
A7 
,
Em 
Even 
 
the
A7 
king has bowed hi
Em 
 
he
A7 
ad.
Em 
And 
 
every
A7 
face looks right up a
Em 
 
Maso
A7 
n;
 
Man,  
B7 
he’s 
 
walking
A7 
Spanish down th
Em 
 
ha
B7 
ll.
 
Litella’s screeching for a  
Em 
blind 
 
pig
A7 
,
Em 
Punk 
 
Sanders
A7 
carved it out o
Em 
 
wo
A7 
od.
Em 
He 
 
never
A7 
sang when he go
Em 
 
hoodwink
A7 
ed,
Em 
They tried it
A7 
all, but he neve
B7 
 
would.
 
Tomorrow morning, there’ll be  
Em 
laundry
A7 
,
Em 
But he’ll be
A7 
somewhere else, to hear th
Em 
 
ca
A7 
ll,
Em 
Don’t say good
A7 
-bye; he’s just leavin
Em 
 
ear
A7 
ly,
B7 
He’s 
 
walking
A7 
Spanish down th
Em 
 
ha
A7 
ll.
Em 
 
All St. Bartholemew said, was  
Em 
whispered
A7 
,
Em 
Into 
 
the
A7 
ear of Blind Jac
Em 
 
Daw
A7 
es.
Em 
All 
 
Baker
A7 
told the m
Em 
a-chi
A7 
ne,
Em 
Was that he
A7 
never broke th
B7 
 
law.
 
Go on and tip your hat up to the  
Em 
Pilate
A7 
,
Em 
Take off your
A7 
watch, your rings an
Em 
 
a
A7 
ll.
Em 
Even 
 
Jesus
A7 
wanted just  
Em 
a little more ti
A7 
me,
B7 
When he was walking
A7 
Spanish down th
Em 
 
hall.
 
 
Em 
 
A7 
 
B7 

Walk Away

Chords and lyrics for Walk Away by Tom Waits

Am 
Dot King was whittled from the bone of Cain
Am 
with a little drop of poison in the
E7 
red, red blood
Am 
She need a way to turn around the
Dm 
bend
Am 
She said I want to walk away and start over again.
 
Am 
There are things I’ve done I can’t erase
Am 
I want to look in the mirror, see
E7 
another 
 
face
Am 
I said never would I do it  
Dm 
again
Am 
I want to walk away, start over again.
 
Dm 
No 
 
more
Am 
rain
E7 
No 
 
more
Am 
roses
Dm 
On 
 
my
Am 
way
C 
, shake my thirst in  
E7 
a cool, cool pond.
 
Dm 
No 
 
more
Am 
rain
E7 
No 
 
more
Am 
roses
Dm 
On 
 
my
Am 
way
C 
, shake my thirst in  
E7 
a cool, cool pond.

Virginia Avenue

Chords and lyrics for Virginia Avenue by Tom Waits

 
Well,  
Fm 
I’m 
 
walking
Bb7 
down 
 
Virgin
Fm 
ia 
 
Av
Bb7 
e – nue,
Fm 
Trying to find som
Bb7 
ebody to tell  
Fm 
my 
 
troub
Bb7 
les 
 
to
Bbm 
Harold’s club i
Eb7 
s closing and everybo
Bbm 
dys 
 
goi
Eb7 
ng on home
Ab7 
What’s a poor boy t
C7 
 
do??
 
Fm 
I’ll just ge
Bb7 
t back into m
Fm 
y short, ma
Bb7 
ke it back to the fort,
Fm 
Sleep off all the
Bb7 
crazy 
 
lizards
Fm 
inside 
 
of
Bb7 
my 
 
brain
Bbm 
there’s got to be som
Eb7 
e place tha
Bbm 
t’s 
 
better
Eb7 
than 
 
this,
 
this  
Ab7 
life I’m leading is driving me  
C7 
insane
 
and let me tell you im  
Fm 
dreaming
 
Fm 
let me tell you
Bb7 
that I’m dreaming to the twilight
 
this  
Fm 
town has got me
Bb7 
down
Fm 
I’ve seen all the
Bb7 
highlights I’ve be
Fm 
en walking a
Bb7 
ll 
 
around
Bbm 
I won’t make  
Eb7 
a fuss, I’ll tak
Bbm 
e a Grey
Eb7 
hound 
 
bus
Ab7 
carry me away from here, tell me
C7 
, what have I got to lose??
 
Fm 
cause I’m  
Bb7 
walking on d
Fm 
own 
 
C
Bb7 
olumbus Ave – nue
Fm 
The bars are all
Bb7 
closing cause it
Fm 
‘s 
 
quarter
Bb7 
to 
 
two
Bbm 
every town  
Eb7 
I go to is lik
Bbm 
e a lock with
Eb7 
out a key
 
the  
Ab7 
blues i leave behind is catchin
C7 
g up on me
 
let me tell you they’re catching u
Fm 
p on me
Bb7 
 
they’re catching up  
Fm 
on 
 
m
Bb7 
e, catching up  
Fm 
on 
 
 
Bb7 
me
 
catching up on  
Fm 
me,
Bb7 
catching up  
Fm 
on 
 
me

Virgina Avenue

Chords and lyrics for Virgina Avenue by Tom Waits

 
Well, I’m  
Em 
walking 
 
on
A7 
down 
 
Virgini
Em 
 
Av
A7 
en-ue,
Em 
Trying to find som
A7 
ebody to tell my trouble
A7 
 
to.
A7 
Harold’s club is
D7 
closing and everybody’
A7 
s going  
D7 
on 
 
home;
G7 
What’s a poor boy to
B7 
do?
 
I’ll just get on  
Em 
back into my
A7 
short; make i
Em 
t back to t
A7 
he 
 
fort,
Em 
Sleep off all the
A7 
crazy 
 
lizard
Em 
s inside of  
A7 
my 
 
brain.
A7 
There’s got to be
D7 
some place, that’
A7 
s better th
D7 
an 
 
this,
 
This  
G7 
life I’m leading’s driving me in
B7 
-sane.
 
And let me tell you, I’m  
Em 
dreaming.
A7 
..
 
I’m  
Em 
dreaming to the
A7 
twilight; 
 
thi
Em 
s town has got  
A7 
me 
 
down.
Em 
I’ve seen all the
A7 
highlights, I’ve bee
Em 
n walking all
A7 
a-round.
A7 
I won’t make a
D7 
fuss; 
 
I’l
A7 
l take a Greyhou
D7 
nd 
 
bus,
G7 
Carry me away from here;
B7 
tell me; what have I got to lose?
 
‘Cos I’m  
Em 
walking 
 
on
A7 
down 
 
Columbu
Em 
 
Av
A7 
en-ue,
 
The  
Em 
bars are all
A7 
closing, ‘cos it’
Em 
s quarter  
A7 
to 
 
two.
A7 
Every town I
D7 
go to, is like  
A7 
a lock without
D7 
 
key,
G7 
The blues I leave behind are catching
B7 
up on me. Let me tell you;
 
They’re catching up  
Em 
on 
 
me
A7 
,
 
They’re catching up on  
Em 
me.
A7 
 
Catching up on  
Em 
me,
A7 
 
Catching up on  
Em 
me,
A7 
 
Catching up on..
B7 
.
A7 
Em 
 
 
Em 
 
A7 
 
D7 
 
G7 
 
B7