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Never Mind The Bollocks Heres The Sex Pistols Chords

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artist:  Sex Pistols
title:  Holidays In The Sun
        Bodies
        No Feelings
        Liar
        Problems
        God Save The Queen
        Seventeen
        Anarchy In The UK
        Submission
        Pretty Vacant
        New York
        EMI
album:  Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols
tuning:  standard 


Holidays In The Sun
-------------------

intro- D
       C B A G x4

verse
G
I don't want a holiday in the sun
I wanna go to the new Belsen
I wanna see some of history
Now I got a reasonable economy

prechorus
C
Now I got a reason now I got a reason 
D
now I got a reason and I'm still waiting
C                                             D
Now I got a reason Now I got a reason to be waiting

chorus
The Berlin Wall  C B A G x4

second verse
In sensurround sound in a two inch wall
I was waiting for the communist call
I didn't ask for sunshine and I got World War 3
I'm looking over the wall and they're looking at me

second prechorus
Claustrophobia there's too much paranoia
There's too many closets I went in before
And now I got a reason it's no real reason
to be waiting

chorus

bridge
A                                     D
They're staring all night and they're staring all day
A                       D       
I had no reason to be here at all
  A                          D                       A     D
But now I got a reason it's no real reason and I'm waiting
At Berlin Wall 
E  G  A 

break- D

outro (w/ad-lib)  C B A G x14 


Bodies
------

intro- E  D  E  x4

verse
B
She was a girl from Birmingham She just had an abortion
She was a case of insanity Her name was Pauline she lived in a tree
F#                                   B
She was a noone who killed her baby She sent her letters from the country
She was an animal                   She was a bloody disgrace


chorus
G  A            D      G   A            D          GAAA GAAA
body I'm not an animal Mommy I'm not an abortion


second verse
Dragged on a table in a factory Illegimate place to be
In a packet in a lavatory Die little baby screaming

chorus twice

outro-  D   GAAA GAAA    (repeat until false end)

third verse
Fuck this and fuck that fuck it all and fuck the fucking brat
She don't want a baby that looks like that
I don't want a baby that looks like that

chorus

outro to end


No Feelings
-----------

this is copied from Juha Kivijarvi juhkivi@utu.fi  because
a.  it'll save me some typing
b.  my typing it would almost be identical
I have made a few corrections, as well


Intro:  F  G  Bb  C  (2x)  F    Bb

verse 
F
I've seen you in the mirror when the story began
Yea I fell in love with you I love your mortal sin
     Bb                            G
Your brainss are locked away but I love your company
  C
I only ever leave you when you've got no money
  F
I got no emotions for anybody else
You better understand I'm in love with myself
  Bb   G               C
Myself    My beautiful self


 chorus
   Bb C        Bb C        Bb C                F       Bb F
No feeling  No feeling  No feeling for anybody else

second verse 
Hello and goodbye and a run-around Sue
You follow me around like a pretty pot of glue
I kick you in the head you've got nothing to say
Get outta the way 'cause I gotta get away 
You never realize I take the piss out of you
You come out to see me and I beat you black and blue
Okay  I send you away
 
chorus
   
Solo:  F  G  C  (4x)
 
third verse
There ain't no moonlight after midnight
I see you silly people out looking for delight
Well I'm so happy I'm feeling so fine
I'm watching all the rubbish you wasting my time
I look around your house you've got nothing to steal
I kick you in the brains when you get down and kneel
To pray  You pray to your god

outro:  repeat chorus to end 
   your daddy's gone away be back another day see his picture hanging on 
    your wall


Liar
----

intro- D

verse
D
Lie lie lie liar you lie lie lie lie lie lie tell me why tell me why
why'd you have to lie should've realized that you should've told the 
truth should've realized you know what I'll do

chorus
A             B   G            D
You're in suspension you're a liar

second verse
Now I wanna know know know now I wanna know why you never look me in the face
Broke a confidence just to please your ego Should've realized you know 
what I know

chorus

bridge
A 
I know where you go everybody you know I know everything that you do or say
D
So when you tell me lies I'll always be in your way 
I'm nobody's fool and I know all I know cos I know what I know
D                                         C            D
You're in suspension you're a liar you're a liar you're a liar
F                G
lie lie lie lie lie lie lie
C F G

third verse
Lie lie lie liar you lie lie lie lie lie
I think you're funny you're funny ha ha
I don't need it don't need your blah blah
Should've realized I know what you are

chorus

outro
A       D       A     D       A       D
you're a liar you're a liar you're a lie lie lie



Problems
--------

intro:  D C A x 4

verse
D        C             A
Too many problems oh why am I here 
I don't need to be me cos you're all too clear
And I can see there's something wrong with you
What do you expect me to do
At least I gotta know what I wanna be
Don't come to me if you need pity
Are you lonely you got noone
You got your body in suspension

chorus
A       B       C                            
Problem problem problem The problem is you
D C A  (repeat as needed)

second verse

Eat your heart out on a plastic tray 
You don't do what you want then you fade away
You won't find me working 9 to 5
Too Much fun being alive
I'm using my feet for my human machine
You won't find me living for the screen
Are you lonely all needs catered
You got your brains dehydrated

chorus

solo:  D C A x12

chorus

third verse
I'm a death trip I ain't automatic
You won't find me just staying static
Don't give me any orders
For people like me there is no order
Bet you thought you had it all worked out
Bet you thought you knew what I was about
Bet you thought you solved all your problems
But you are the problem

chorus 

outro:  
D C A x 12  (w/ad-lib)
A



God Save The Queen
------------------

the Ab A's in the song are a quick slide up from the flat to the note

intro- Ab A  x5
       A  D C# D A  x3
       Ab A  x2

verse
A                  D C# D
God save the queen 
the fascist regime
they made you a moron
Ab A               Ab A
a potential h-bomb          

second verse
god save the queen
she ain't no human being
there is no future in england's dreamland

bridge
E        B     D# E  D# E
don't be told what you want 
don't be told what you need
there's no future there's no future
                  E
there's no future for you


third verse
god save the queen 
we mean it man
we love our queen 
god saves

fourth verse
god save the queen 
cos tourists are money 
and our figurehead 
is not what she seems

fifth verse
god save history 
god save your mad parade
oh lord god have mercy 
all aims are paid

second bridge
When there's no future how can there be sin
we;re the flowers in the dustbin
we're the poison in your human machine 
we're the future you're future

repeat third verse

break-  F# B    F# B
        F# B    F# E


sixth verse
god save the queen
we mean it man
there is no future 
and england's dreaming

outro
D   C# B  D   C# B   D  C# B     A
no future no future no future for you
no future no future no future for me
D  C#  B  D   C# B  D   C# B   Ab A Ab A
no future no future no future for me


Seventeen
---------

intro:   D A   D A   D E

first verse
A           D
You're only twentynine
A            E
Gotta lot to learn
A             D
But when your mommy dies
E
She will not return

second verse
We like noise it's our choice
It's what we wanna do
We don't care about long hair
I don't wear flares

third verse
See my face not a trace
no reality
I don't work I just speed
that's all I need

chorus
D          A
I'm a lazy sod
I'm a lazy sod
D          E
I'm a lazy sod


bridge
               A
that's what we say
F# G  A D A D

chorus

second bridge
F# G  A D A E

chorus twice

outro
A
lazy


Anarchy In The UK
-----------------

guitar solo copied from Andrew Westmeyer's post (qwerty@cmu.edu) because
1.  I don't play guitar, and couldn't have tabbed the solo, but feel that 
    it should be included since it was made available to the net 
2.  the rest of his tab was very hard to follow, hence I didn't copy all 
    of his post, but just the solo 

intro:  G F E D C    

G

verse
C                    F E
I am an anti-christ 
I am an anarchist
Don't know what I want but I know how to get it
C
I wanna destroy the passerby

chorus
G       F E  D  C    F E  C    
I wanna be anarchy

G

second verse
Anarchy for the UK
It's coming sometime maybe
I give a wrong time stop a traffic line
You're future dream is a shopping scheme

chorus

bridge:  D  E  D  G

third verse
there are many ways to get what you want
I use the best I use the rest
I use the enemy
I use anarchy

chorus

second bridge  (just move up two frets, play the verse)
D G F#   D G F#    D G F#   D G F#

fourth verse
Is this the MPLA
or is this the UDA
Is this the IRA
I thought it was the UK

chorus  (Or just another council tenency)

chorus thrice more


Submission
----------

intro:  F  Eb
        C  Bb Eb C x3

verse
C                  Bb          Eb  C
I'm on a submarine mission for you baby
I feel the way you were going
I picked you up on my tv screen
I feel your undercurrent flowing

chorus
Eb    F          C
Submission going down down dragging me down
Eb    F    C         Bb       Eb   C
Submission I can't tell you what I found

second verse
You got me pretty deep baby
I can't figure out your watery love
I gotta solve your mystery
You're sitting it out in heaven above

chorus

bridge
F             C
For a mystery
          F
Under the sea
          Eb
Under the water
C Bb Eb C  x2

third verse
(instrumental)

second bridge
cos it's a secret under the water under the sea

repeat second verse

chorus

outro (w/ ad lib)
       C  Bb


Pretty Vacant
-------------

intro:  
G------2-2--------
D -------------2-2    guitar: repeat this
A--0-0-----0-0----    bass:   enters in on A (OBVIOUSLY  :)
E-----------------

first verse
A                   G                  D   A
There's no point in asking you'll get no reply 
A                    G      E
I just remembered I don't decide
A        G             D     A
I got no reason it's all too much
A       G              E      A
You'll always find us out to lunch

chorus
D                C           A
We're so pretty oh so pretty we're vacant
We're so pretty oh so pretty we're vacant

second verse
Don't ask us to attend cos we're not all there
Don't pretend cos I don't care
I don't believe illusions cos too much is real
stop your cheap comments cos we know what we feel

chorus

post chorus
     G   E       A
but now we don't care

repeat first verse

chorus 

post chorus

outro:  A
      pretty pretty vacant
      (ad lib)


New York
--------

intro:  F# A E     B

verse
B    A     B      A
Animation from New York
You're made in Japan from cheese and chalk
Your hippy tarts hero cos you put on a bad show
Put on a bad show 
   D       B
oh don't it show

chorus
E                     F# A E
Still out on those pills 
        B   A    B  A  B  A  B
do you remember 

second verse
you thinks it's swell playing Max's Kansas
You're looking bored you're acting flash
With nothing in your gut you better keep your mouth shut
Keep your mouth shut
In a rut

second chorus
Still out on those pills
Do the sambo

bridge
E          D             B        G
Four years on you still look the same
E               D          G
I think about time you changed your brain
You're just a pile of shit you're coming to this
E                     F#
Ya poor little faggot
F#                   B A  B A  B A
you're sealed with a kiss

solo:  B A  x12

third verse
Thinks its swell playing Japan
Everybody knows Japan is a dishpan
You're just a pile of shit you're coming to this
You poor little faggot
you're sealed with a kiss

second bridge
E                  A                    F#
Still out on those pills cheap thrills Anadins
F#                        A                 E
Apros anything you're condemned to eternal bullshit
E                    B  E
you're sealed with a kiss

outro:   B E  to end


EMI
---

intro:  F
        Bb F  x4

verse
Bb                 F 
There's unlimited supply
and there is no reason why
I tell you it was all a frame 
they only did it cos of fame Who?

chorus
Eb F Bb
E  M I
EMI
EMI
F

second verse
too many people had the suss 
too many people support us
An unlimited amount 
Too many outlets in and out Who?

chorus

bridge
    C                       G     C  Ab                Bb
And sir and friends are crucified a day they wish that we had died
C             G   F#                F
We are an addition We are ruled by none 
F
Never ever ever

solo:  Bb   D C Bb    x4

third verse
And you thought that we were faking that we were all just money making
You do not believe we're for real or would just lose our cheap appeal

fourth verse
Dont' judge a book just by the cover unless you cover just another
And blind acceptance is a sign Of fucking fools who stand in line

chorus

second bridge (from memory, F  if not Bb )
Bb 
Unlimited edition with an unlimited supply
that was the only reason we all had to say goodbye

outro (w/ad-lib, repeat until end)
       Eb    Bb   



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question, corrections, etc. to senomar@bach.udel.edu
                 -I'm here, I'm queer, I play 5-string bass
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Boot wrote on October 2 2005, 01:23 pm

Great tab!!

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kfreak333 wrote on October 24 2005, 03:11 pm

Indeed.

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Repitition wrote on March 14 2006, 12:35 am

The Sex Pistols used power chords almost exclusively, you have everything as major. Thats the only problem I see.

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