Something About Ysabel's Dance

from "Out Of Water" (1990)
chord transcription by Maxim Koutskevitch <vegetatio@hotmail.com>, 19.05.98 corrections welcome
[struct 1]
F#m9     g#  g  f#    F#m9   g# g  f# 
In the  new  ho-tel   on Fi- es-ta Night

    E
the staff are bored;

F#m9   g# g f#    F#m9   g#  g   f# 
Donna  Y-sa-bel dances,  zom-bie-like,

    E
the guests applaud....
D/F#       
The colour is local,
B
the tourists are tanned
A/E
the natives are restless
            D/A          Em7    B
	    and everything's second hand.

[struct 1]
Places disappear, but the names endure
as alibis;
memory's hazy here, no one's really sure
of how time flies....
Well drunk the bass player
cries into his beer - 
are Yzabel's mother
or Yzabel dancing here?

A7/E
After hours all the couriers are in the bar
round the corner
with the drivers in a game of cards...

F#m7/C#
In bursts Ysabel, her hair let loose,
her limbs set free;
on the tabletops she's dancing to a memory -
conversations stops and every eye 
is turned to see...

        B7        a   g  f# e  d#    Em7   Em7,9 f# f e Em7
	something a--bout Y-sa-bel's dance.

[struct 1]
It's a shrinking world, it's a fun-packed cruise,
a museum trip:
skirt the native girl, check the rabid dog,
rejoin the ship.
There's no Charlie Mingus,
his Tijnena's gone...
This smile for the camera
is all just a tourist con.

[PH plays on stage:] BB-BBBBBCC-DD-CC-BB-BCCCC-AA [several times]

A7/E
But after hours all the couriers and drivers know
of a cantina where there's every chance
that she might show, 

F#m7/C#
and maybe Ysabel
will dance the dance for real again,
her mother's footsteps, vice and virtue,
lust and love and pain.
There's something here
the anthropologists dare not explain,

    B7        a  g    f# e  d#    Em7   Em7,9 f# f e Em7
    something a--bout Y--sa-bel's dance.

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