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'Fleashine' by Kelly Joe Phelps
From 'Sky Like A Broken Clock'

Tuning : Standard (EADGBE)
Capo : 5th fret
Time : 3/4

The song is played in F using the C fingering with the capo at the fifth fret.
Chords are named as if it was in C.
Use your left thumb (your right thumb if your left-handed :) for the F, F# and G bass notes.

p :Pull off
h :Hammer on
^ : slight bend (+ 1/4 tone)


intro:
-----
 C                  F      C           F6                        C
  |     |     |      |     |     |      |     |     |      |     |     |     
|-0---3-------3----|-5-----3-----0----|------------------|------------------|
|-1---------1------|(1)-------------1-|-3---1-------1--3-|------------------|
|------------------|-2----------------|-------2--2-------|-2-----0--------0-|
|-------2-----2----|-3-----2----------|-------3-----3----|-------------2----|
|-3----------------|-------3----------|------------------|-------3----------|
|------------------|------------------|-1----------------|-1----------------|

                    Dadd9              G                  G7                 
 |     |     |       |     |     |      |     |     |      |     |     |     
|------------------|----------------0-|------------------|------------------|
|-1-----------1----|-3-----1-----3----|-3----------------|-----------------1|
|-----------0------|-2----------------|-----3h4----------|-----------0------|
|-------2-----2----|-0-----4---4------|-----------5-4--2-|-3-----3-----1h2--|
|-3----------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|------------------|------------------|-3----------------|-3----------------|

 C                  F      C           F6                       C            
  |     |     |      |     |     |      |     |     |      |     |     |     
|-------------0----|-5-----3-----0----|------------------|------------------|
|-----------1----1-|-1----------------|-3p1---3^----3p1--|-1----------------|
|------------------|-2----------------|-----2-----------2|-----2-0----------|
|-------2-----2----|-3-----2----------|-------3-----3----|-3-----------3---1|
|-3----------------|-------3----------|------------------|-------3----------|
|------------------|------------------|-1----------------|-1----------------|

                    G7                 C     G7    C      C/A   C/B    C
  |     |     |      |     |     |      |     |     |      |     |     |    
|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|-----1----------1-|-----------0------|-1----------------|-1-----1----------|
|-----------0------|-----0------------|------------------|----------------0-|
|h2-----------2----|-3-----------1--2-|-------3-----1--2-|------------------|
|------------------|------------------|-3----------------|-3-----0-----2----|
|------------------|-3----------------|-------3----------|------------------|


verses:
------
 C                  F                  C                  G7                 
  |     |     |      |     |     |      |     |     |      |     |     |     
|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|-1----------------|------------------|-1----------------|-----------0------|
|------------------|-2--------------0-|----------------0-|-----0------------|
|-------2-----2----|-------3-----3----|-------2-----2----|-3-----------1--2-|
|-3----------------|------------------|-3----------------|------------------|
|------------------|-1----------------|------------------|-3----------------|
   A    fleashine   shoeshine  man of  fifteen                               

 C                  D/F#               G7                                    
  |     |     |      |     |     |      |     |     |      |     |     |     
|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|-1----------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------1|
|------------------|-2----------------|-----------0----0-|-----0-----0------|
|-------2-----2----|-------0-----0----|------------------|-------3-----1-2--|
|-3----------------|------------------|-------------1----|-2----------------|
|------------------|-2----------------|-3----------------|------------------|
  Brings the house  in   with   a   smile                                    

 C                  F                  E7                 Am                 
  |     |     |      |     |     |      |     |     |      |     |     |     
|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|------------------|-----------1------|------------------|-1----------------|
|------------------|-2----------------|-1----------------|------------------|
|-------2-----2----|-------3-----3----|-------0-----0----|-------2-----2----|
|-3----------------|------------------|------------------|-0----------------|
|------------------|-1----------------|-0----------------|------------------|
        All twelve teeth         tell   myriad          stories     One upon 

 D/F#                                  G                  G7
  |     |     |      |     |     |      |     |     |      |     |     |
|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|-------------3----|-3----------------|-0----------------|-----------0-----1|
|-2---------2----2-|----------------2-|-----------0----0-|-----0------------|
|-------0-----0----|-------0-----0----|-------0-----2----|-3-----------1-2--|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|-2----------------|-2----------------|-3----------------|-3----------------|
 one                             and one

bridge:
------

 E                                     Am                 C/G                
  |     |     |      |     |     |      |     |     |      |     |     |     
|-----0------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|------------------|------------------|-1---------1----1-|-----------1----0-|
|-1----------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|-------2-----2----|-------2-----2----|-------2-----2----|-------2-----2----|
|------------------|------------------|-0----------------|------------------|
|-0----------------|-0----------------|------------------|-3----------------|
        She    refuses    to       believe                                   

 E                                     Am                 C/G                
  |     |     |      |     |     |      |     |     |      |     |     |     
|-----0------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|------------------|------------------|-1----------------|----------------1-|
|-1----------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|-------2-----2----|-------2-----2----|-------2-----2----|-------2-----2----|
|------------------|------------------|-0----------------|------------------|
|-0----------------|-0----------------|------------------|-3----------------|
              that       at    42   years   old                              

 D/F#                                  G                  G                  
  |     |     |      |     |     |      |     |     |      |     |     |     
|------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------0----0-|
|-----3------------|-3----------------|-------------1----|-3----------------|
|-2--------------2-|------------------|-----------0------|------------------|
|-------0-----0----|-------0-----0----|-------0-----0----|-------0-----0----|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|-2----------------|-2----------------|-3----------------|-3----------------|
                 She's  not   still  a butterfly                             

 F6                 E7                 Am                 D/F#               
  |     |     |      |     |     |      |     |     |      |     |     |     
|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|------------------|------------------|-1--------------1-|------------------|
|-2----------------|-1----------------|-----------0------|-2---------2----2-|
|-------3-----0----|-------2-----0----|-------2-----2----|-------0-----0----|
|------------------|------------------|-0----------------|------------------|
|-1----------------|-0----------------|------------------|-2----------------|
 Ready,            ready for the net

  G    Am           G                  C                  F
  |     |     |      |     |     |      |     |     |
|------------------|-----3-----0------|------------------|
|-0-----1-----2----|-3-----4-----1----|-----1------------|
|------------------|----------------0-|------------------|...
|------------------|-----------------1|h2-----------2----|
|-------0-----1----|-2----------------|-------3----------|
|-3----------------|------------------|------------------|



end:
---
 C                                                        G
  |     |     |      |     |     |      |     |     |      |     |     |     
|-0---3-------3----|-5-----8----------|------------------|-3---------2p1---0|
|-1---------1------|------------------|-3-----5----------|-3-------------4--|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|-0----------------|
|-------2-----2----|-5----------------|------------------|-0----------------|
|-3----------------|------------------|-5-----7----------|-2----------------|
|------------------|-------8----------|------------------|------------------|

                    G7                 C                  G7                 
  |     |     |      |     |     |      |     |     |      |     |     |     
|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|-1-------0--------|-----------------1|------------------|------------------|
|---0---0----------|-----------0------|----------------0-|-----------0------|
|-----3-----2-0----|-0-----3-----1h2--|-------2-----2----|-3-----------1--2-|
|---------------1h2|---0--------------|-3----------------|------------------|
|------------------|-----3------------|------------------|-3----------------|

 C                  G7                 C
  |     |     |      |     |     |      |
|------------------|------------------|-0
|-1----------------|------------------|-1
|------------------|-----------0------|-0
|-------2-----2----|-3-----------1-2--|-2
|-3----------------|------------------|-3
|------------------|-3----------------|--

LYRICS
------

A fleashine shoeshine man of fifteen
Brings the house in with a smile
All twelve teeth tell myriad stories
One upon one and one

The breath in his handwaving
Drives the gypsy woman mad
She loves him anyway
Has told him so a thousand times or more

She refuses to believe
That at 42 years old
She's not still a butterfly
Ready for the net

Bobby the fifteen
Is turning strong and soft
As can be seen by his patience with the animals
He used to hate 'em... now lays down beside them

To keep all from feeling sad
As animals sometimes do
He thinks of being old enough
To marry the girl with two heads

Their name is Gladys
And they don't yet know
Of the young man's fascination
They're too busy drawing circles in their arms

A fleashine shoeshine man of fifteen
Floating into the next town
Puts a straw in a Jim Beam bottle
And lays his head down

 

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