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Rooster Chords

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D# G# C# F# A# D#
This is a very simple rendition of the song Rooster by Alice in Chains that you can play with your acoustic
guitar. Remember they play it with a half-step down tuning.
If you listen to the song you can hear that the F# and A chords are played with some variations,
you can easily reproduce that playing those chords with barre and then lifting your index finger leaving 1st,
2nd and 6th strings open.

Intro section (F# and A)


[Verse]
F#                     A
  Ain't found a way to kill me yet
F#               A
  Eyes burn with stinging sweat
F#            A                F#          A
  Seems every path leads me to nowhere... mmh
F#              A
  Wife and kids household pet
F#                A
  Army green was no safe bet
F#              A                F#           A
  The bullets scream to me from somewhere... mmh


[Chorus]
B                           D        F# B F#  
Here they come to snuff the rooster
B                  D             F#
Yeah here come the rooster, yeah
A                         F#    A
  You know he ain't gonna die
F#         A                       F#     A
No, no, no, ya know he ain't gonna die

Instrumental section (F# and A)

B                           D        F# B F#  
Here they come to snuff the rooster
B                  D             F#
Yeah here come the rooster, yeah
A                         F#    A
  You know he ain't gonna die
F#         A                       F#     A
No, no, no, ya know he ain't gonna die


[Verse]
F#                A
  Walkin' tall machine gun man
F#                   A
  They spit on me in my home land
F#               A              F#      A
  Gloria sent me pictures of my boy... mmh
F#                        A
  Got my pills 'gainst mosquito death
F#                         A
  My Buddy's breathin' his dyin' breath
F#             A                          F#        A
  Oh god please won't you help me make it through


[Chorus]
B                           D       F# B F#
Here they come to snuff the rooster
B                  D             F#
Yeah here come the rooster, yeah
A                         F#     A
  You know he ain't gonna die
F#        A                       F#       A
No, no, no ya know he ain't gonna die
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TheSweeney 1,460 Feb 13, 2015 02:15 AM

I like to play the chords mostly with the
F sharp as this 2 4 4 3 0 0 and 9 9 11 11 11
A as 5 7 7 6 0 0
B as 7 9 9 8 0 0 and others
D as 0 0 7 7 7 0

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CecilForester 96 Feb 22, 2015 06:50 PM

It does sound better with the open strings.

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Angra 252 Mar 17, 2015 04:19 AM

Or D as 10 12 12 11 10 0 0

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