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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
From: juhkivij@utu.fi (Juha Kivijarvi)
Date: Tue, 6 Jun 1995 12:43:54 GMT

RAMONES: Rocket To Russia
=========================


   CRETIN HOP
   ----------

[ EAE  D  (4x) ]

A                                            E
There's no stoppin' the cretins from hoppin'
    A                                                  E
You gotta keep it beatin' for all the hoppin' cretins.
B  E    B  E
Cretin! Cretin!

I'm gonna go for a whirl with my cretin girl
My feet won't stop doin' the Cretin Hop.
Cretin! Cretin!

[ EAE  D  (2x) ]

   NC                                  EAE  D
   1-2-3-4 Cretins wanna hop some more
   NC                                     EAE  D  EAE  D
   4-5-6-7 All good cretins go to heaven.

There's no stoppin'...
I'm gonna go...

[ EAE  D  (2x) ]

   1-2-3-4...

[ EAE  D  (2x) E ]


   ROCKAWAY BEACH
   --------------

1-2-3-4
[ D ]

A
Chewing out a rhythm on my bubble gum

The sun is out and I want some.
D
It's not hard, not far to reach
E
We can hitch a ride to Rockaway Beach.

Up on the roof, out on the street
Down in the playground the hot concrete
Busride is too slow
They blast out the disco on the radio

   A
   Rock Rock Rockaway Beach
   D
   Rock Rock Rockaway Beach
   A
   Rock Rock Rockaway Beach
   E
   We can hitch a ride to Rockaway Beach  (2x)

[ GD  FC  (2x) ]

      F#
      It's not hard, not far to reach
      A
      We can hitch a ride to Rockaway Beach.
      F#
      It's not hard, not far to reach
      D                      E
      We can hitch a ride to Rockaway Beach.

Chewing out a rhythm...
Up on the roof...

   Rock Rock Rockaway Beach...  (1x)

[ GD  FC  (2x) D  A ]

   Rock Rock Rockaway Beach...  (2x)

[ D  A ]


   HERE TODAY, GONE TOMORROW
   -------------------------

D                    F#
Oh oh oh, oh oh oh I love you
D                    F#
Oh oh oh, oh oh oh I love you
  E     D
I do, I do                      (2x)

         D        E      F#
   But I told her why we just can't make it
     D        E         F#
   I want you still but just can't take it
       D        E       F#
   The time has come we oughta break it
   E                      D
   Someone had to pay the price

Oh oh oh, oh oh oh it's over
Oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh over
It's true, it's true            (2x)

   And I think of times we were together
   As time went on it seemed forever
   But times have changed now things are better
   Someone had to pay the price

[ Solo: D  F#  (2x) E  D ]

   And I think of times we were together
   As time went on it seemed forever
   But times have changed now things are better

[ D  E  F#  (2x) ]

   Someone had to pay the price.


   LOCKET LOVE
   -----------

[ E  A  D  E  (2x) ]

D
Lovely lovely locket love
E
You could use a little of
D
Hang a chain around you
E
 You're hangin' too

   A         D
   Hang on a little bit longer
   A       D
   Hang on you're a goner

[ E  A  D  E  (2x) ]

Lovely lovely locket love
Cause a picture never does
Try to expose you
For what you put me through

   Hang on...

[ E  A  D  E  (2x) ]

      D
      Never never can tell
      A
       How hard you fell
      B
      Lovely lovely locket 'cause
      E
       The best poison of

[ E  A  D  E  (2x) ]

Lovely lovely locket love
You got a pocket of
Lovely little tricks you do
Now I'm hangin' too

   Hang on...

[ E  A  D  E  (2x) ]

      Never never can tell...

[ E  A  D  E  (2x) ]

Lovely lovely locket love
Tou could use a little of
Hang a chain around you
You're hangin' too

   Hang on...

[ E  A  D  E  (4x) ]


   I DON'T CARE
   ------------

[ AAGA GAGF G  (2x) ]

A             F        G
I don't care (he don't care)
A             F        G
I don't care (he don't care)
A             F         G
I don't care about this world
A             F         G
I don't care about that girl
A             F        G
I don't care (he don't care)

[ AAGA GAGF G  (2x) ]

I don't care...

[ AAGA GAGF G  (2x) ]

   A
   I don't care I don't care
   G
   I don't care I don't care
   F
   I don't care I don't care

[ AAGA GAGF G  (2x) ]

I don't care (he don't care)
I don't care (he don't care)
I don't care about these words
I don't care about that girl
I don't care

[ AAGA GAGF G  (1x) AAGA ]


   SHEENA IS A PUNK ROCKER
   -----------------------

[ B->C  (4x) ]

         C
Well the kids are all hopped up and ready to go

They're ready to go now
        G
They've got their surfboards
                              C
And they're going to the discotheque a go go
A            F
But she just couldn't stay
A          F
She had to break away
C                                 G
 Well New York City really has it all

Oh yeah, oh yeah.

   C         F      G
   Sheena is a punk rocker
   C         F      G
   Sheena is a punk rocker
   C         F      G      C    F G
   Sheena is a punk rocker now.
   C         F      G
   Sheena is a punk rocker
   C         F      G
   Sheena is a punk rocker
   C         F      G      C
   Sheena is a punk rocker now.
           F
   She's a punk punk, a punk rocker
   C
   Punk punk, a punk rocker
   G
   Punk punk, a punk rocker
   Bb
   Punk punk, a punk rocker

[ B->C  (4x) ]

Well the kids...

   Sheena is a punk rocker...

[ B->C  (4x) ]

   C         F      G
   Sheena is a punk rocker
   C         F      G
   Sheena is a punk rocker
   C         F      G      C    F G
   Sheena is a punk rocker now.       (repeat & fade out)


   WE'RE A HAPPY FAMILY
   --------------------

[ AE B (4x) F#  AB E  GA (2x) ]

E             G
We're a happy family
E             A
We're a happy family
E             G
We're a happy family
D
Me mom and daddy.    (2x)

Sitting here in Queens
Eating refried beans
We're in all the magazines
Gulpin' down thorazines.

We ain't got no friends
Our troubles never end
No Christmas cards to send
Daddy likes men.

[ AE B (4x) F#  AB E  GA (2x) ]

Daddy's telling lies
Baby's eating flies
Mommy's on pills
Baby's got the chills.

I'm friends with the President
I'm friends with the Pope
We're all making a fortune
Selling Daddy's dope.

Sitting here in Queens...
We ain't got no friends...

[ AE B (4x) F#  AB E  GA (2x) ]

We're a happy family...  (repeat & fade out)


   TEENAGE LOBOTOMY
   ----------------

NC                    E F# B    E F# B
Lobotomy, lobotomy, lobotomy, lobotomy!   (3rd with bass only)

[ E  DA  (4x)  AGD  (2x) ]

   A
   DDT did a job on me
   E
   Now I am a real sickie
   A
   Guess I'll have to break the news
   E
   That I got no mind to lose.
   A
   All the girls are in love with me
   E                       F#
   I'm a teenage lobotomy.

[ B   EF#B ]
[ E  DA  (4x)  AGD  (2x) ]

   Slugs and snails are after me
   DDT keeps me happy
   Now I guess I'll have to tell 'em
   That I got no cerebellum.
   Gonna get my Ph.D.
   I'm a teenage lobotomy.

[ B   EF#B ]
[ E  DA  (4x)  AGD  (2x) ]

Lobotomy...

[ E  DA  (4x)  AGD  (2x) ]

   DDT did a job on me...

[ B   EF#B ]
[ E  DA  (4x)  AGD  (2x) ]


   DO YOU WANNA DANCE?
   -------------------

       A               D
Do you wanna dance and hold my hand?
A                     D
Tell me baby I'm your lover man
   A     E            A
Oh baby, do you wanna dance?

Well do you wanna dance under the moonlight?
Squeeze me baby all through the night
Oh baby, do you wanna dance?

   A                           D
   Do you do you do you do you wanna dance
   A                           D
   Do you do you do you do you wanna dance
   A                    E            A      E
   Do you do you do you do you wanna dance

Do you wanna dance under the moonlight...  (2x)

   Do you do you...
   Do you do you...  (no final E)  (2x)
   Do you do you...

[ A ]


   I WANNA BE WELL
   ---------------

[ A ]

D    G  A        D
Yeah, I wanna be well
G A        D
I wanna be well
G A
I wanna be

I want I want I want I want I want I want I want I want   (2x)

   G#
   my
   G A  D
   LSD, golly gee,
   G A  D
   DDT, wowee!
   G       A
   Daddy's broke
   D
   Holy smoke
   G           A
   My future's bleak
   C
   Ain't it neat?

Yeah, I wanna be well...  (2x)

   my LSD...

Yeah, I wanna be well

I wanna be well (4x)


   I CAN'T GIVE YOU ANYTHING
   -------------------------

1-2-3-4

[ C  F  C  G  (2x) ]

G
You  better know what you want
F
You know how little I got
G                C  G
I can't give you anything.
G                C  G
I can't give you anything.
G                C  G
I can't give you anything.

[ C  F  C  G  (2x) ]

You better know...

[ C  F  C  G  (2x) ]

   F   C     G
   You think I'm real cute
   F   C           G
   But who's gonna bring home the loot?
   F    C       G
   Make up your mind about
   F    C   G
   Hope you don't doubt, that
   G C              F  C
   I can't give you anything.
   G C              F  C
   I can't give you anything.
   G C              F  C
   I can't give you anything.

[ C  F  C  G  (2x) ]

You better know...

[ C  F  C  G  (2x) ]

   You think I'm...

   G C              F  C
   I can't give you anything.  (repeat & fade out)


   RAMONA
   ------

[ C   FC  (2x) ]

C
Hey Johnny, hey Dee Dee
F              G
Little Tom and Joey
C
You know we're goin' over
F           G
Sweet sweet little Ramona
F
You're getting better and better
C
It's getting easier than ever
F
Hey you kids in the crowd
G
You know you like it when the music's loud.

Sweet sweet little Ramona
she always wants to come over
Sweet sweet little Ramona
I think I'll try and phone her
I let her in if you're wondering why
Cause she's a spy for the BBI
I let her in and I started to cry
And then I knew I wanted to die

   Bb             F
   Oooh, little Ramona. (3x)
   Bb   C    FC     FC
   Oooh

Sweet sweet little Ramona...

   Oooh, little Ramona...


   SURFIN' BIRD
   ------------

NC
Well everybody's heard about the bird

A
Bird bird bird bird is a word  (8x)
E
Don't you know about the bird
     D
Well everybody knows that the bird is a word


Bird bird bird...

   A
   Bird bird bird bird is a word

Well everybody's heard about the bird

Bird bird bird...

   Bird bird bird bird is a word

      NC
      Surfin' bird! Papa-papa-papa...

   NC
   Papa-ooma-mow-mow

   A
   Papa-ooma-mow-mow (24x)

Don't you know...

   Papa-ooma-mow-mow  (repeat & fade out)


   WHY IS IT ALWAYS THIS WAY?
   --------------------------

B  C# F#
uu uu u   (2x)


B   C#  F#
Hey hey hey
B   C#    F#
Why is it always this way?   (2x)

   B    C#     F#
   Last time I saw her alive
           B C#    F#
   She was wavin', wavin' bye bye
           B      C#     F#
   She was contemplating suicide
             B          C#        F#
   Now she's lying in a bottle of formaldehyde.

          E
      And oh, I just don't know
      F#                     B A
      Why I can't let her go
      E                     C#  B  A  B  A  B C#
      Oh I just don't know.


Hey hey hey
Why is it always this way?  (2x)

   Last time I saw her alive
   She was going to the wash and dry
   She was outside hitchin' a ride
   Now she's lying
   In a bottle of formaldehyde.

      And oh, I just don't know...

Hey hey hey...  (repeat & fade out)


-----------------------------------------------------------------------
All songs by Ramones except
Do You Wanna Dance?  by Freeman
Surfin' Bird  by White/Frazier/Harris/Wilson

Chords are mostly 5's but indicating this all the time would be a mess.
They're mostly 'major-like' anyway except for F#5 in Here Today, Gone
Tomorrow, which may even be F#m.
NC means no chord.

Lyrics are from uwp and were sent by Eric Wincentsen.

If you find an error, I'd be glad to hear about it.           "
                                                    Juha Kivijarvi
                                                    juhkivij@utu.fi
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