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Cold Turkey Chords
Song:    Cold Turkey
Album:   Shaved Fish, 1975
URL:     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiMBm5URiZI;
         https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaved_Fish
Tempo:   4|4
Method:  Distorted and wailing riffs over barred rhythms
Tuning:  Standard

Chords:
         EADGBe
D7       557575
Am7      575555
Am       577555
C        X35553
D        X58885
D6       X24232


INTRO:
|D7   Am7^D7^Am|D7   Am7^D7^Am|(The end-of-line flourish is played D-U-D|D-U|D-U)

Riff 1:(Distorted, repeatedly played over the verse end-of-line flourishes)
e||--------------------|
B||--------------------|
G||--------------------|
D||--7^7^7-7--5--------|
A||-------------7-5-7--|
E||--------------------|


VERSE 1:
N.C.                 D7   Am7^D7^Am
Temperature's rising,
N.C.          D7   Am7^D7^Am
Fever is high.
N.C.                D7   Am7^D7^Am
Can't see no future,
N.C.             D7   Am7^D7^Am
Can't see no sky.


VERSE 2:
N.C.                 D7   Am7^D7^Am
My feet are so heavy,
N.C.          D7   Am7^D7^Am
So is my head.
N.C.                D7   Am7^D7^Am
I wish I was a baby,
N.C.              D7   Am7^D7^Am
I wish I was dead.


CHORUS 1:
Am   C          D       N.C.      A7  D Am D7
Cold turkey has got me, on the run.


VERSE 3:
N.C.              D7   Am7^D7^Am
My body is aching,
N.C.              D7   Am7^D7^Am
Goose-pimple bone.
N.C.              D7   Am7^D7^Am
Can't see no body,
N.C.           D7   Am7^D7^Am
Leave me alone.


VERSE 4:
N.C.                  D7   Am7^D7^Am
My eyes are wide open,
N.C.               D7   Am7^D7^Am
Can't get to sleep,
N.C.                  D7   Am7^D7^Am
One thing I'm sure of,
N.C.                      D7   Am7^D7^Am
I'm in at the deep freeze.


CHORUS 2:
Am   C          D      N.C.      A7  D Am D7
Cold turkey has got me on the run.


INSTRUMENTAL: (Distorted Lead over)
|(D7)   Am7^D7^Am|(D7)   Am7^D7^Am|
|(D7)   Am7^D7^Am|(D7)   Am7^D7^Am|
|(D7)   Am7^D7^Am|(D7)   Am7^D7^Am|
|(D7)   Am7^D7^Am|(D7)   Am7^D7^Am|


CHORUS 3
Am   C          D      N.C.      A7  D Am D7
Cold turkey has got me on the run.


VERSE 5:
N.C.             D7   Am7^D7^Am
Thirty-six hours,
N.C.            D7   Am7^D7^Am
Rolling in pain.
N.C.               D7   Am7^D7^Am
Praying to someone,
N.C.          D7   Am7^D7^Am
Free me again.


VERSE 6:
N.C.                  D7   Am7^D7^Am
Oh I'll be a good boy,
N.C.                D7   Am7^D7^Am
Please make me well.
N.C.                   D7   Am7^D7^Am
I promise you anything,
N.C.                    D7   Am7^D7^Am
Get me out of this hell.


CHORUS 3:
Am   C          D      N.C.       A7  D Am D7
Cold turkey has got me on the run,
D   Am  D6     Am7^D7^Am
Oh, oh, oh, oh.


BRIDGE 1:
|D7   Am7^D7^Am|D7   Am7^D7^Am|
Oh, oh, oh, oh.


REPRISE:(Ad-libbed)  x5
|(D7)   Am7^D7^Am|(D7)   Am7^D7^Am|
Oh, oh, oh, oh.
|(D7)   Am7^D7^Am|(D7)   Am7^D7^Am|
Oh, oh, oh, oh.
|(D7)   Am7^D7^Am|(D7)   Am7^D7^Am|
Oh, oh, oh, oh.
|(D7)   Am7^D7^Am|(D7)   Am7^D7^Am|
Ah, ah, ah, ah.

CODA:(To fade)
|(D7)   Am7^D7^Am|(D7)   Am7^D7^Am|
Oh, no, no, no,
|(D7)   Am7^D7^Am|(D7)   Am7^D7^Am|
No!


[End]


NOTES:
1.  A variation of the above song can be found in the 'John Lennon Live at NYC' video made in 2010, 
from footage shot in 1970.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8GOIsmzVkI
2.  "Cold Turkey is self-explanatory. It was banned again all over the American radio, so it never got off 
the ground. They were thinking I was promoting heroin, but instead... ...I'm not preaching about 'em. 
I'm just saying a drug is a drug, you know. Why we take them is important, not who's selling it to whom 
on the corner." 
- John Lennon, 1980, 'All We Are Saying', David Sheff.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/people/john-lennon/songs/cold-turkey/




 
 
John Lennon - Cold Turkey Chords :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
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About the artist behind Cold Turkey Chords:

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.

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