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Sentimental Johnny Tab

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Top o' the mornin to ye!  This is a marvelously energetic song by a marvelously
energetic band, so if your hand isn't worn out by the end of the song you're not
strumming fast enough.  Like all my other F.M. tabs, there are some parts here
(like the accordion solo) that really shouldn't be played on guitar, so blessed
is he who has an accordion, fiddle, or tin whistle player in his band.  Enjoy!


Flogging Molly - Sentimental Johnny

Intro:

   C                                              G
e---------------------------------------------------------------
B--1-1-0-0------------------------1-1-0-0-----------------------
G----------2-2-0-0------------------------2-2-0-0---------------
D------------------2-2---0-2-0--------------------3-3---2-3-2-0-
A------------------------------3--------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------
                                               C
e---------------------------------------------------------------
B---------------------------------------------------------------
G--------------------------------------0---2---0----------------
D--3-3---2-0-----3-3---2-0---------2----------------------------
A------------------------------3--------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------
                                                  G
e---------------------------------------------------------------
B--1-1-0-0------------------------1-1-0-0-----------------------
G----------2-2-0-0------------------------2-2-0-0---------------
D------------------2-2---0-2-0--------------------3-3---2-3-2-0-
A------------------------------3--------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------
                                               C
e----------------------------------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------------------------------
G----------------------------------------------------------------
D--3-3---2-0-----3-3---2-0-------------0---2---------------------
A----------------------------------2-----------3-----------------
E------------------------------3---------------------------------

Verse 1:

           C
I’m goin’ back to Sentimental Johnny
                                  G
Cause Sentimental Johnny is your man

Sunshine or rain, the man’s on his game
                     C
The chairman of the boards

He says Jesus, he walks on water
                                G
Not like us, he must have been sober

Marching away on top of his lake
                   C
The savior of all souls

Chorus: (Gtr. 1 plays notes while Gtr. 2 plays chords)

            F             C              F             G
e-----------------------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------------------------
G--------0--2-2--2-2--2-2-0-0--0-0--0-0--2-2--2-2--0-2-4----
D--2--3-----------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------
   C                            F     G     C     F     G     C
e----------------------------------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------------------------------
G----------------------------------------------------------------
D--2---2-2--2-2-2-2--2-2-----2--3--2--0-----------3--2--0--------
A----------------------------------------2--3--------------2--3--
E----------------------------------------------------------------

 F                       C
Leave me to die in the wreckage
    F                        G
As soon as it burns I’ll be gone
           C
I’m goin’ back to Sentimental Johnny (what for?)
    F      G      C
To take in all I can (what for?)
    F      G      C
To take in all I can (ONCE MORE!!!)


(Repeat intro)


Verse 2:

Well it was back in good ole ‘57
When Johnny met Elvis in Memphis
Rockin’ on sun, where it all begun
A story yet to end

And by this time we’re drinkin’ up a fever
And in me, he has a true believer
If only I could, just for one word
To live it all again

(Repeat Chorus)

Bridge:

 F                                 C
Rio, why don’t ya meet me down in Rio...  again
         F                         C
Down in Rio, the carnival it never ends
         F                                  C
Down in Rio, we’ll find a perfect world in Rio...  again
         D                                     G
Down in Rio, where the women still love their men


(Repeat intro)

Accordion solo: (play once, then repeat with verse 3)

e-----------3---------------------------3-1----------
B-------1-4---4-3-3h4p3p1-1---------1-4-----4-3------
G--1--0------------------------1--0------------------
D----------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------

e------1-4-3-----1--------7-4-3-1---------
B--0-3-------4-3---4-3------------4-3-1---
G-----------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------

e--4-4-4-4-3-------------1-1-1-1-3-4-3---3-4-4-4-3h4p3----3-3-3-1-----
B------------6-4h6p4-3---------------------------------6----------4-3-
G---------------------------------------------------------------------
D---------------------------------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                        into 2nd solo
e--3-3-3-1------------3-4-4-4-3-1---3-3-3-1-----3-3-3-1-------------
B----------4-3-1------------------4---------4-3---------4-3---------
G-------------------------------------------------------------------
D-------------------------------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------


Verse 3:

Well Johnny, it’s two in the mornin’
Don’t you think it’s time we should go?
Back to our millions of records we love
Back to our sad little homes

That was the last that I saw him
Never, no never no more
I wonder if Jesus came to redeem him
Save poor Johnny’s ole soul

I wonder if Jesus came to redeem him
Save poor Johnny’s ole soul

Second accordion solo:

e------4---3-----------4---3----------------------------
B--1-----------4---1-----------4--1-3---0-----------1---
G-------------------------------------------0-------0---
D-----------------------------------------------1---2---
A-----------------------------------------------1---3---
E---------------------------------------------------3---


(Repeat intro)

(Repeat chorus)

Shout:

C
ONCE...  MORE!!!


End on a massive, crashing C chord.  My name is Doctor Pi (aka Erik) and
you can reach me at timoteo59@hotmail.com with any questions.  Thanks.
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DoctorPi 131 wrote on September 18 2003, 12:00 am

Like I said on all my other tabs' comments, this tab is out of line because I typed it in Lucida Console font. Copy and past it to a Word file, then put it into Lucida Console and it should look much better.
- Erik

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Phoenix364 10 wrote on November 22 2005, 03:36 am

Great tab. nice work on the intro and accordion part. Have you heard the Spanish version?

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