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Crippled Inside
'Crippled Inside'(Unreleased Take) 
by John Lennon from the "IMAGINE" album, 
[Remastered] 2010 & 2000, originally recorded in 1971.

Crippled Inside (Unreleased Take)/ John Lennon

AUTHOR's Note:
This version was borne out of the frustration of not finding an accurate TAB 
to match Lennon's twist on C&W music '...with a conscience".
Tab annotated by Richard Grosser ([email protected])

Standard Tuning.

C:     332010
C7:    032310
F:     133211
F7:    131211
Bb:    113331
B:     224442
A:     x02220
Am:    x02210
Am7:   x02010
A7:    x02020
G:     320003
G7:    320001
D7:    xx0212
Ab7:   464544
Eb9:   065666
C9:    x32330

(Tempo Adante 2/4)

(Slide Guitar)
C G7 C G F C
F C7 F Bb F C7 F G

Verse 1:
C                                   C7
You can shine your shoes and wear a suit,
F                                   F7
You can comb your hair and look a quite cute.
C                                    C  B  Bb  A
You can hide your face behind a smile.
A7                  D7
One thing you can't hide,
G7                      C
Is when you're crippled inside.

Verse 2:
C                                  C7
You can wear a mask and paint your face,
F                               F7      
You can call yourself the human race.
C                              C  B  Bb  A
You can wear a collar and a tie.
A7                  D7
One thing you can't hide,
C                             C  B  Bb  A
Is when you're crippled inside.

A7           Am
Well now you know,
That your cat has nine lives, babe.
D7                  G7
Nine lives to itself,
You only got one,
C                         Am7
And a dog's life ain't fun.
C             G7      C
Mamma take a look outside.

Verse 3:
C                                  C7
You can go to church and sing a hymn,
F                              F7
Judge me by the colour of my skin.
C                              C  B  Bb  A
You can live a lie until you die.
A7                  D7
One thing you can't hide,
C                             C  B  Bb  A
Is when you're crippled inside.

Take it Billy!
(Honky-Tonk Piano Solo)
C C7 F F7
C C  B  Bb  A
A7 D7 C 
C  B  Bb  A

(Repeat Chorus)

(Repeat Verse 1)
['You can shine your shoes and wear...' inadvertently omitted]

A7                  D7
One thing you can't hide,
C                              B  Bb  A
Is when you're crippled inside.

(Slow 2/2 Tempo)

A7                    D7
One thing you can't hide,
G                       G7  C  C7  F  Ab7  G7  Eb9  C9
Is when you're crippled inside.


Comment from Rolling Stone:
"Crippled Inside", Imagine, 1971
Lennon followed the opening peace anthem on his second album with this grenade 
wrapped in rockabilly rhythm and prairie-saloon piano, with a slinky country-boy 
solo on dobro by George Harrison.  
The chorus 'One thing you can't hide, Is when you're crippled inside.' may have 
been a slap at ex-bandmate Paul McCartney 
(who would get it full blast on Side Two, in 'How Do You Sleep?').  
But when Lennon wrote in the second person, he often did it staring into a mirror."

John Lennon - Crippled Inside :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Crippled Inside tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind Crippled Inside:

John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (born John Winston Lennon; 9 October 1940–8 December 1980) was an English rock musician, singer, songwriter, artist, and peace activist who gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. As a member of the group, Lennon was one of the lead vocalists and co-wrote the majority of the band's songs with bassist Paul McCartney.

In his solo career, Lennon wrote and recorded songs such as "Give Peace a Chance" and "Imagine". Lennon revealed his rebellious nature and wit on television, in films such as A Hard Day's Night, in books such as In His Own Write, and in press conferences and interviews. He was controversial through his work as a peace activist, artist, and author.

Lennon had two sons: Julian Lennon, with his first wife Cynthia Lennon, and Sean Ono Lennon, with his second wife, avant-garde artist Yoko Ono. After a self-imposed retirement from 1976 to 1980, Lennon reemerged with a comeback album, but was murdered one month later in New York City on 8 December 1980. In 2002, respondents to a BBC poll on the 100 Greatest Britons voted Lennon into eighth place. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Lennon number 38 on its list of "The Immortals: The Fifty Greatest Artists of All Time" and ranked The Beatles at number one.

Indexed at Wikipedia.

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