Song: Dark End Of The Street

Band: Percy Sledge
Composed By: Chips Moman, Dan Penn

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From: snd0@gov.nt.ca (Shaun Dean)

Here's the version of Dark End of the Street that I've got - learned it from
a Percy Sledge recording though, not the Commitments soundtrack.

Dark End of the Street



    

         G      F#min   Em9
At the dark end of the street
         G      F#min   Em9
That's where we'd always meet
             G             C        G

Hiding in shadows where we don't belong
               C       D        G

Living in darkness to hide our wrong
C       G            C      D       G

You and me, at the dark end of the street
C       G

You and me

             G           F#min     Em9
I know that time's gonna take it's toll
             G                 F#min        Em9
We've got to give back all the love that we stole
        G          C         G

It's a sin and we know it's wrong
           C          D         G

Oh but our love keeps coming on strong
C     G             C       D      G

Steal away, to the dark end of the street
C     G


        G

They're going to find us
        F#min
They're going to find us
        Em9
They're going to find us
C        G

Oh someday
C       G           C       D      G

You and me, at the dark end of the street
C       G

You and me

              Ab       Gm9      Fm9
And when the daylight time comes around
          Ab        Gm9     Fm9
And if by chance we walk downtown
              Ab        C#       Ab

If you should see me just walk on by
     C#             Eb    Ab

But darling, please don't cry
C#            Ab           C#       Eb     Ab

Tonight we'll meet, at the dark end of the street
C#      Ab



I usually don't do the key change for the final verse, but it was there in
the original so I thought I'd include it for the purists in the bunch.  BTW,
the lyrics may be a little screwy, my favourite version of this tune was
recorded by Richard Thompson and my memory of the words may include some of
his own idiosyncratic choices.

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  • The Percy Sledge Way

    Genre: R&B Label: Rhino Song Duration on Album: 2:47 Album Duration: 34:17

    Release Date: 1967

    Moods: Bittersweet, Delicate, Dramatic, Earnest, Exuberant, Intimate, Organic, Passionate, Rousing, Wistful, Earthy, Joyous, Plaintive, Refined, Reflective, Romantic, Sensual, Sentimental, Yearning

    Styles: Deep Soul, Soul, Southern Soul

    Themes: In Love, New Love, Slow Dance

  • The Best of Percy Sledge [Atlantic]

    Genre: R&B Label: Atlantic Song Duration on Album: 2:45 Album Duration: 35:47

    Release Date: 1969

    Moods: Bittersweet, Delicate, Dramatic, Earnest, Exuberant, Gentle, Intimate, Laid-Back/Mellow, Organic, Passionate, Rousing, Warm, Wistful, Earthy, Joyous, Plaintive, Refined, Reflective, Romantic, Sensual, Sentimental, Yearning

    Styles: Deep Soul, Soul, Southern Soul, Country Soul

    Themes: In Love, New Love, Slow Dance

  • Any Day Now

    Label: Charly Records

    Release Date: 1984

    Moods: Bittersweet, Delicate, Dramatic, Earnest, Exuberant, Intimate, Organic, Passionate, Rousing, Wistful, Earthy, Joyous, Plaintive, Refined, Reflective, Romantic, Sensual, Sentimental, Yearning

    Styles: Deep Soul, Soul, Southern Soul

    Themes: In Love, New Love, Slow Dance

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