Jackson Browne

Shaky Town

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Shaky Town

Written by Danny Kortchmar

	  		 
SHAKY TOWN  -  Danny Kortchmar 
 
This song emerged on the Jackson Browne album, 'Running on Empty'.  
Danny is a great guitarist and writes good songs, too. I'm surprised  
more country bands haven't taken up this number. The slide solo was  
played by David Lindley so it's fairly inimitable, but any picking  
that follows the verse chords will do. For the intro, stay on 
the D shape and pick out the single notes on the G and D strings. 
I like to play the D7 with a hammered on F#, i.e. 2X0210.  
 
(intro) D D D D D D D D C D Em  -  D7 G 
 
G       G7           C 
I've witnessed those one night stands 
D         D7          C        G 
Must have played in a thousand bands 
    D                              C    D  Em     G    
But I'm just here tonight tomorrow I'll be gone 
      G7              C 
Seen folks show their blacker sides 
D        D7           C       G 
Seen 'em die just for foolish pride 
	     D                               C    D   Em     
And those drivers always ask to hear that same old song 
 
(G G7)  
			  C 
That's a big ten four 
		   D 
By your back door 
		    C      G 
Just put that hammer down 
G7             C                     A 
This young man feels, those eighteen wheels 
          D                               C  D   Em 
That keep turnin round to take me down to Shaky Town 
 
 
 
 
And I've heard all those hard luck tales 
From all of you US males 
I've heard you tell those lies about the loves you've known 
And I've followed your highway signs 
And I've run down your thin white lines 
Like those drivers this old road is all I call my own 
 
That's a big ten four 
By your back door 
Just put that hammer down 
This young man feels, those eighteen wheels 
That keep turnin round to take me down to Shaky Town 
 
 
solo and repeat chorus plus. . . 
 
G                   C   D Em 
All the way down to Shaky Town 
 
C           G 
Shaky Town  
 
Any comments to John Weaver c/o [email protected] 
 
 

		  

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