Song: Blue Valentines

Band: Tom Waits
Composed By: Tom Waits

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This is my transcription of 'Blue Valentines' by Tom Waits, on
the album 'Blue Valentine' ( actually one of the songs that hooked me
to Tom Waits !).

It is  note-for-note for the intro and the first verse ( first
80 seconds of the song on the album). Then there are some slight
variations I didn't want to tab.


As the rhythm of this song is not very regular, I didn't try to
match the words on the notes(I think it wouldn't make sense with
such a song). Though, the first note of each 'measure' should be
played together with the word that is just below it.

The complete lyrics are included in the album so I didn't write them all.

Title : Blue Valentines
Author : Tom Waits
Album : Blue Valentine (1978)

                        /------------  twice  ----------------\
                        |                                     |

                     (long slide)

1st Verse

She sends me...

/-----------  three times -------------\
|                                      |

   blue            valen-tines
 a-way        from phila-delphia
to mark         the anni-versary

/---------------------------  three times  ---------------------------\
|                                                                     |

of someone  that I used to be and it  feels like there's a warrant out
of my arrest,                    got me checkin' in my     rear view-
   mirror                       and i'm always     on the run


that's why I      changed my name                  and I

   didn't think you'd ever find me here               -> goto beginning

Tabbed by  :

   Richard Taillet
   LAPP(Laboratoire d'Annecy-le-Vieux de Physique des Particules)
   Chemin de Bellevue, BP 110
   74941 Annecy-le-Vieux

View Albums that This Song Appears On...

  • Blue Valentine

    Genre: Pop/Rock Label: Elektra / Asylum Song Duration on Album: 5:50 Album Duration: 49:09

    Release Date: October, 1978

    Moods: Literate, Anguished/Distraught, Confident, Confrontational, Detached, Dramatic, Dreamy, Eerie, Intimate, Menacing, Nocturnal, Rebellious, Reflective, Somber, Street-Smart, Summery, Swaggering, Tense/Anxious, Witty

    Styles: Singer/Songwriter, Album Rock, Blues-Rock

  • The Asylum Years

    Genre: Pop/Rock Label: Elektra / Rhino Song Duration on Album: 5:51 Album Duration: 01:10:25

    Release Date: October, 1986

    Moods: Bitter, Brooding, Literate, Nocturnal, Playful, Reflective, Sentimental, Sleazy, Street-Smart, Theatrical, Wry

    Styles: Singer/Songwriter, Album Rock

    Themes: Drinking, Introspection, Late Night

  • Used Songs (1973-1980)

    Genre: Pop/Rock Label: Elektra / Rhino Song Duration on Album: 5:46 Album Duration: 01:16:54

    Release Date: October 16, 2001

    Moods: Dramatic, Dreamy, Intimate, Literate, Nocturnal, Reflective, Street-Smart

    Styles: Singer/Songwriter, Album Rock

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