Rikki Don't Lose That Number

Words & Music:

Steely Dan


E  D           A               E

We hear you're leaving, that's okay.

D                    A                  E  C#  B  D

I thought our little wild time had just begun.

                    A                    E

I guess you kind of scared yourself, you turn and run.

     F#m7          A        [single note run: B  F#  Ab  A  D  Ab  A]

But, if you have a change of heart,



E                                             G

Rikki don't lose that number, you don't wanna call nobody else.

A                G             D

Send it off in a letter to yourself.

C                                     Em

Rikki don't lose that number it's the only one you own.

Em        C                  D  A   [n.c.]       E

You might use it if you feel better when you get home.


I have a friend in town, he's heard your name.

We can go out driving on slow hand row.

We could stay inside and play games I don't know.

And you could have a change of heart,




D   A   E   D   A   G   F   G   F   E   D   A   E


Am7                      G#m7

You tell yourself you're not my kind,

     AM7            C#m7

But, you don't even know your mind.

    F#m7             A        [single note run: B  F#  Ab  A  D  Ab  A]

And you could have a change of heart,





Rikki don't lose that number, Rikki don't lose that number...


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