Lyrics/chords to "Honaloochie Boogie"

Honaloochie Boogie

(Ian Hunter)

Key of B
intro rhythm
(E)-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------0------2-------
(B)-----------4--------4------------4---------------5-------------5-------------4-------------0------2-------
(G)----------4---------4------------4---------------4-------------4--------- ---4-------------1------3-------
(D)------4-----------4-----------4---------------2-------------2--------------4 --------------2------4-------
(A)---2--------2--1--------1--0--------0----------------------------------------------------2--------4-------
(E)----------------------------------------4-----------4--3------------3--2----------2----0----------2-------
intro leads: guitar 1 (both double tracked an octave higher)
(E)----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
(B)---4--4--5--7-----7-b-(9) rl (7)-------------5--4--------------------------------------------------------
(G)--------------------------------------4----------------4---------------4---6-b- (8)---(8)---(8)---rl--4---
(D)------------------------------------------------------------4-(ho)-6--------------------------------------
(A)----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
(E)----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
guitar 2 harmony lead
(E)-------------------------------------------------4--2-----------------------------------------------------
(B)---4--4--5--7-----7-b-(9) rl (7)--------------------4-------------------7-b-(9)---(9)---(9)---rl--4------
(G)--------------------------------------4--------------------------------4----------------------------------
(D)------------------------------------------------------------4-(ho)-6--------------------------------------
(A)----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
(E)----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B Dbm E B Dbm E B F#
I was a city child with a dead end smile and a worms eye point of view
B A E B A E F#
Oh I knew my way - I was a back street stray, and I had my eyes on you
Cello:
(E)---------------------------------------------------------------
(B)---------------------------------------------------------------
(G)---------------------------------------------------------------
(D)-----------------6---------6---4-4-4---(sl)-1-------1----------
(A)----(sl)-5-5-5-------------------------------------------2-----(repeat)
(E)---------------------------------------------------------------
(cello)
Now I got this friend He's a screwdriver-jiver
You know some kind of automobeat on the street
And he has converted me to rock and roll
A F#
(la la la) I just wanna dance to
Chorus:
(E)--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
(B)-----------4-------------4------------4---------------5---------------5-------------4-------------------
(G)----------4--------------4------------4---------------4---------------4--------- ---4-------------------
(D)------4----------------4-----------4---------------2---------------2--------------4 --------------------
(A)---2-------------2--1--------1--0--------0--------------------------------------------------------------
(E)---------------------------------------------4-----------4--3------------3--2-----------2---------------
Hon a loochie boogie yeh Get in time Don't
(E)------------------------------------------- ---------------
(B)--------------2---------------------------2----------------
(G)--------------0----------------------0---------------------
(D)--------2-----------------------2--------------------------
(A)------------------------------1----------------------------
(E)----3------------------------------------------------------
worry bout the shirt shine
(E)--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
(B)-----------4-------------4------------4---------------5---------------5-------------4-------------------
(G)----------4--------------4------------4---------------4---------------4--------- ---4-------------------
(D)------4----------------4-----------4---------------2---------------2--------------4 --------------------
(A)---2-------------2--1--------1--0--------0--------------------------------------------------------------
(E)---------------------------------------------4-----------4--3------------3--2--------------2------------
Hon a loochie boogie yeh You sure started
(E)-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
(B)-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
(G)-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
(D)-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
(A)--------------------2---4---2------------------------4---6---4---------------
(E)-----0-----(sl)-4---------------------2-----(sl)--6--------------------------
some thing
B Dbm E B
My hair gets longer as the beat gets stronger
Dbm E B F#
Wanna tell Chuck Berry my news
B A E B
I get my kicks out of guitar licks
A E F#
And I've sold my steel toed shoes
(cello)
Now I've got this friend He's a spider west sider
You know he's hung up on a protection / rejection thing
But I have made him see the light
A F#
(la la la) He just wanna dance to
repeat chorus four times to fade
Tablature key: sl = slide
ho = hammer on
b = bend
rl = release

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Transcribed by John Swanner

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