Tom Waits – Whistlin’ Past the Graveyard (Chords)
A Halloween song and also – since he has a new album out – a long overdue Tom Waits song (unless you count his take on the Wire theme). The chords are exactly the same for the – possibly slightly better – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins version.
Plenty more Halloween tunes in this post.
The verses are just this riff in Bm:
Which sounds like this:
It’s a pretty generic blues riff so feel free to steal it and use it in any key you like. For example, here it is in Cm:
And here it is in Fm:
For the chorus you can just do:
d u d u d u d u
But make sure you give it plenty of swing.