#PLEASE NOTE: This file represents my impression of how Jonatha Brooke  
plays this song from listening to the track on the Bleecker Street: 
Greenwich Village in the 60's CD.  You may only use this file 
for private study, scholarship, or research.  Please email me 
<marian@jmdl.com> if you have a different impression of 
how it should be played. # 

Created:  2001-04-29
Updated:  2001-10-12

Bleecker Street
Written by Jerry Landis
Arranged and performed by Jonatha Brooke

Transcribed by:  <marian@jmdl.com>

Tuning:  CGDGBD  (tune to this, then capo on fret 5)
         C77543

VG-8 pitches:  3 5 5 5 3 1   (highest to lowest strings)

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I have given just the basic chord shapes.  Buy the CD and
listen to the recording!!!

Notes on updates of 2001-10-12:  I added the basic picking
pattern.  I have simplified some of the chords; this has
made the song easier to play, but also, I think this is 
what Jonatha is doing.  Added the chords for the lead in from
the instrumental part to the last verse.  Replaced 224000 
with 6777xx and 6775xx.

The chords 99 10 000 and 779000 can be replaced by the 
easier chords of x22210 and x02000 during the singing part 
of the song, but in the instrumental section, you can't 
get all the tones of 99 10 000 using its replacement.  In
the instrumental part, this chord is hammered on - i.e.
99 9h10 000 and the picking changes a little to get all
the tones in the right order as Jonatha plays them. You 
have to listen to the recording!

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Basic picking pattern:

------0-----------0------------0------------0-----
--------------------------------------------------
------------0------------0------------0-----------
------0--------0------------0------------0--------
--------------------------------------------------
---7-----7------------7------------7--------------

Right hand:
      M     I      M      I     M     I     M
   T  T  T     T      T     T      T     T

(T=thumb;I=index;M=middle)

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444000    454000


700000          600000        4x0500        200000  2000 1p0 0
Fog's rollin'   in on the     East River    bank              like a


x22210     x02000    677700
shroud                          it covers


700000     600000    445000
Blee-      cker      Street


445050          x4444x  x4445x  x4444x          x55550
    fills the   alleys           where men      sleep    hides the


700000      600000
shepherd           from the


444000     454000    444000    6777xx     6775xx
sheep

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Lead in from instrumental part to last verse:

700000     6000000    445000    002000   700000   600000
Ah ah ah, etc.

700000    x 2h4 0000     700000


 1964, 1971 Edward B. Marks Music Co.