Desert Of Dreams

 

Written by John Stewart

 

As far as I can see, this beautiful song is only on the Bandera cassette, 1994, Homecoming Records.  Pity, hmm?  This is a great song.  Stephen Alderson posted the way he plays it on Bloodlines.  Thanks, Stephen, for reminding us of Desert Of Dreams.  We looked at it, tweaked it a little, and here it is.  Very beautiful.

 


(Let first four chords ring, play A-note in the bass and the three high strings)

(Aj7)†† (Asus2sus4)††† (Aj7)†† (Asus2sus4)

(jazzy Brazilian rhythm now, embellish Bm-chords) (Aj7)††† (Bm)††† (Aj7)††† (Bm) (hold)

(Aj7) The fins of sixty Cadillacs, (Bm) lined up in a row
(Aj7) In a parking lot in Vegas, yeah, (Bm) waiting to be towed.
(C#m) The repo man is laughing, yeah, (Bm)īcause the losers come and (E)goÖ(hold)
(Aj7)††† (Bm)

 

(Aj7) You ask me if I miss someone, (Bm) I will tell you true.
(Aj7) The answer is I miss someone, (Bm)  I just canít remember who.
(C#m) Got my neon night light now, (Bm) singing more of (E)you. (hold)


Apart at the
(Bm)seams (E) in this desert of (Aj7)dreams,
Iím apart at the
(Bm)seams (E)(hold) in a desert of (Aj7)dreams. (Bm)†† (Aj7)†† (Bm)†† (hold)

(A) Steel Casino, four a.m.,

(G6) Mariachis, lonely men,
(Bm/F#) Canít believe Iím here again, (Bm) Flamingo Ho(E7)tel.       
(A) Drawing to an inside straight,

(G6) I canít seem to concentrate,
(Bm/F#) Taking time to meditate, īcause Iīm (Bm) not doing (E7)well.(hold)

 

Iīm apart at the (Bm)seams (E) in this desert of (Aj7)dreams,
Iím apart at the
(Bm)seams (E)(hold) in this desert of (Aj7)dreams,

Iím apart at the (Bm)seams, (E)(hold) in the desert of (Aj7)dreams. (Bm)†† (Aj7) ††(Bm)†† (hold)


(Aj7) Fins of sixty Cadillacs, (Bm) lined up in a row
(Aj7) In a parking lot in Vegas, yeah, (Bm) waiting to be towed.
(C#m) No one here is laughing, yeah, (Bm)as the greyhounds come and (E)goÖ(hold)

 

Apart at the (Bm)seams (E) in a desert of (Aj7)dreams,(F#m)
Iím apart at the (Bm)seams (E) in this desert of (Aj7)dreams,

Iím apart at the (Bm)seams, (E)(hold) in a desert of (Aj7)dreams. (Bm)
(Aj7)†† (Bm)†† (Aj7)†† (Bm)†† (Aj7)†† (Bm)†† (Aj7)

 

© John Stewart, All Rights Reserved

 

janhauenstein@gmx.de,Charlie Woodward & Art Faller,

from a chart Stephen R. Alderson posted on Bloodlines

 

Aj7

E--0--------------

B----2------------

G--1--------------

D----2------------

A-0---------------

E-x---------------

 

Asus2sus4

E----------5------

B------3----------

G--------4--------

D x---------------

A---0-------------

E x----------------