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Jailer Chords

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Asa - Jailer

Simple, but beutiful song, with an Am Dm C G progression, perfect for begginers 
and still fun for advanced.

During the verses, if possible, mute the strings between chords.
During the chorus, play all chords normally.

INTRO:
Am-Dm-C-G (x4)

Verse 1:

Am    Dm
Im in chains
C         G
you’re in chains too
Am      Dm
I wear uniforms,
C        G
you wear uniforms too 
Am      Dm     C        G            Am    Dm    C   G
Im a prisoner, you’re a prisoner too Mr Jailer
Am     Dm
I have fears
C        G
you have fear too 
Am   Dm
I ll die, 
        C              G
but you said would die too 
Am      Dm
Life is beautiful 
C         G             Am  Dm    
don’t you think so too? Mr Jailer 
C  G
Im talking to you


CHORUS:
Am      Dm
jailer
C        G           Am      Dm
   Stop calling me a prisoner 
C      G             Am       Dm              C        G      Am    Dm
   Let he who is without sin- Be the first to cast the stone Mr Jailer
C    G
Mr Jailer

Verse 2:(countinues the  Am Dm C G progression)

Am    Dm
You suppress
C         G
all my strategy
Am      Dm
You oppress 
C     G
every part of me 
Am       Dm           C       G           Am    Dm    C   G
What you don’t know, you’re a victim too Mr Jailer
Am     Dm
You don’t care 
C        G
about my point of view
Am   Dm
If I die 
        C              G
another will work for you 
Am      Dm      C
So you treat me 
       G            Am  Dm
like a modern slave Mr Jailer
C  G
Im talking to you


CHORUS:

Am      Dm
jailer
C        G           Am      Dm
   Stop calling me a prisoner 
C      G             Am       Dm              C        G      Am    Dm
   Let he who is without sin- Be the first to cast the stone Mr Jailer
C    G
Mr Jailer


INTERLUDE:
Am - Dm - C - G


VERSE 3:

Am     Dm           C
If you walking in a market place
G        
Don’t throw stones
Am   Dm             C
Even if you do you just might hit
G       
One of your own 
Am          Dm         C
Life is not about your policies 
G       
All the time 
Am            Dm             C                    G
So you better rearrange your Philosophies and be good to your fellow man

CHORUS:

Am      Dm
jailer
C        G           Am      Dm
   Stop calling me a prisoner 
C      G             Am       Dm              C        G      Am    Dm
   Let he who is without sin- Be the first to cast the stone Mr Jailer
C      G              Am    Dm
Oh Im talking to you jailer
C        G           Am      Dm
   Stop calling me a prisoner 
C      G             Am       Dm              C        G      Am    Dm
   Let he who is without sin- Be the first to cast the stone Mr Jailer
C    G
Mr Jailer

OUTRO:(Improvise lyrics over these chords)
Am - Dm - C - G
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meredithdevoe wrote on April 17 2015, 06:31 am

Excellent, thank you!! Just a comment on the lyrics: In verse 1, "You said would die too" ought to read "You sef will die too". "Sef" is a pidgin word meaning "anyway". Asa freely mixes languages in her songs, which is very Nigerian!

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88IIvII88 wrote on August 13 2015, 11:04 am

I think she sais Sr. ... you Sr will die too... i think that makes more sence...

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Val87 wrote on January 24 2016, 05:12 am, edited at 05:12 am

To make the "mute" or "scratch" effect between each chord sound better you can play it with barre chords if you're confortable with it.And a slide from G to Am makes it sound even better.It goes then : G\Am Dm C G|-x-5--5--x--3-| |-x-5--6--5--3-| |-4\5--7--5--4-| |-5\7--7--5--5-| |-5\7--5--3--5-||-3\5--x--x--3-|

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