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Spirit In The Sky Chords
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Spirit in the Sky chords
Norman Greenbaum

A  C/D  A  D/C  3x

A
When I die and they lay me to rest,
                      D
gonna go to the place that's the best
                 A
When they lay me down to die,
      E                       A
going up to the spirit in the sky

Going up to the spirit in the sky, (spirit in the sky)
                                 D
that's where I'm gonna go when I die (when I die)
                    A
When I die and they lay me to rest,
          E                          A
I'm gonna go to the place that's the best

A  C/D  A  D/C  3x

A
Prepare yourself, you know it's a must,
                        D
got to have a friend in Jesus
                 A
So you know that when you die,
                E                             A
He's gonna recommend you to the spirit in the sky (spirit in the sky)

Oh, recommend you to the spirit in the sky,
                                      D
that's where you're gonna go when you die (when you die)
                      A
When you die and they lay you to rest,
             E                          A
you're gonna go to the place that's the best

A  C/D  A  D/C  3x

Solo

A
Never been a sinner, I've never sinned,
                     D
I've got a friend in Jesus
                 A
So you know that when I die,
           E                                A
He's gonna set me up with the spirit in the sky

Oh, set me up with the spirit in the sky, (spirit in the sky)
                          D
that's where I'm gonna go when I die (when I die)
                    A
When I die and they lay me to rest,
          E                          A
I'm gonna go to the place that's the best

E                          A
Go to the place that's the best

A  C/D  A  D/C  2x

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About the artist behind Spirit In The Sky Chords:

Norman Greenbaum (born on November 20, 1942 in Malden, Massachusetts) is a singer-songwriter. He studied music at Boston University. Greenbaum is best known for his song "Spirit in the Sky", which sold two million copies in 1969 and 1970. The song, with its combination of 'heavy' guitar, hand-clapping, and spiritual lyrics, was a one-hit wonder. The song has been used in many films, advertisements and television shows.

Greenbaum is notable for the rare achievement of having recorded two one-hit wonders. In 1968, under the name Dr. West's Medicine Show and Junk Band, he recorded the novelty hit "The Eggplant that Ate Chicago".

Another group, Doctor and the Medics, became a one-hit wonder of sorts with their version of "Spirit in the Sky" in 1986 (they had a minor hit with the follow-up "Burn", and a hit album "Laughing At The Pieces"), and British television stars The Kumars also became one-hit wonders in the UK, when they reached No. 1 with Gareth Gates with the same song in 2003. Also in 1986, an all girl punk band called Fuzzbox had a hit with the song as well.

Interestingly, although his one hit "Spirit in the Sky" is considered by many to be a Jesus rock song with a heavily Christian theme, Greenbaum was and still is a practicing Jew. He was inspired to write the song after observing a country musician singing a song about a preacher on television.

Greenbaum lives in Petaluma, California. He no longer performs in public, but continues to promote concerts and lives off the royalties from his songs.

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