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Plastic Jesus Chords

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"Plastic Jesus" by Jello Biafra and Mojo Nixon - From the album "Prairie Home Invasion"

Original lyrics and tune were written by Ed Rush and George Cromarty in 1957 made 
famous by Paul Newman who sings it in the movie "Cool Hand Luke" 

This is a great album and a great song if you don't already own it, check it out.



D
Well, I don't care if it rains or freezes
G
Long as I have my plastic Jesus
D                              A
Riding on the dashboard of my car
D
Through all trials and tribualtions
G
We will travel every nation
D                 A            D
With my plastic Jesus I'll go far


CHORUS
D              G 
Plastic Jesus, plastic Jesus
D                              A
Riding on the dashboard of my car
D
Through all trials and tribulations
G
We will travel every nation
D                 A            D
With my plastic Jesus I'll go far

G
Riding down a thorooughfare
D
With his nose up in the air
D                                   A 
A wreck may be ahead, but He don't mind
D
Trouble coming He don't see
G
He just keeps His eye on me
D               A               D
ANd any other thing that lies behind

D              G
Plastic Jesus, Plastic Jesus
D                             A
Riding on the dasboard of my car
D
Though the sunshine on his back
G
Makes Him peel, chip and crack
D                  A               D 
A little patching keeps Him up to par

D
When pedestrians try to cross
G
I let them know who's boss
D                                     A
I never blow the horn or give them warning
D
I ride all over town
G
Trying to run them down
D                           A               D
And it's seldom that they live to see the morning

D              G
Plastic Jesus, plastic Jesus
D                              A
Riding on the dashboard of my car
D
His halo fits just right
G
And I use it for sight
D                               A                 D
And they'll scatter or they'll splatter near and far

D
If I weave around at night
G
And the police think I'm tight
D                                          A
They'll never find my bottle, though they ask
D
Plastic Jesus shelters me
G
For His head comes off, you see
D                   A              D
He's hollow, and I use Him for a flask

D              G 
Plastic Jesus, plastic Jesus
D                              A
Riding on the dashboard of my car
D
Ride with me and have a dram
G
Of the blood of the Lamb
D               A        D
Plastic Jesus is a holy bar

D              G
Plastic Jesus, plastic Jesus
D                              A       
Riding on the dashboard of my car
D
But I think he'll have to go
G
His magnet ruins my radio
D           A                   D 
And if we wreck he'll leave a scar

D              G
Plastic Jesus, plastic Jesus
D                              A
Riding on the dashboard of my car
D
Once His robe was snowy white
G
Now it isn't quite so bright
D               A            D
Stained by the smoke of my cigar

all lyrics and music is property of the artists and is here for educational purposes only.

also: I am very new at this, and this is my second attempt at this so take it easy.

For Now,
Zack 
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0olong wrote on January 16 2011, 11:10 am

Are the D and G really supposed to be swapped round at the start of the second verse?

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