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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: rkh2@ukc.ac.uk

Artist:			John Wesley Harding

Title:			THE PEOPLE'S DRUG      from "The Name Above The Title"
			~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


      G		      D			Em
	Got a stupid job, but it's pin money.
      G			     D		      Em
	I've got a brand new car but I can't drive.
      G		     D			   Em
	I've got a sweetheart, I call her Honey,
      G		 D	    Em
	And I've also got a wife.
	 F	C	  D
	People say that they're depressed
	      F	     C		    D
	But they go out and they're so well dressed
	      G		      D			  Em
	Now, what is it that makes them feel that way?
	 F	  C	D
	Can't get it in no drug store,
	    F	    C	     D
	No man's an island, that's for sure
	       Am		 G
	And it,  looks like the world's just
	    C		      D
	Run out of things to say, so now..


      G		 D		      Em
	Give me some of the people's drug.		\
      G		 D		      Em		 \
	Give me some of the people's drug.		  \
	    F	  C	    D				  ]
	Whatever makes you feel that good,		  ]
	      F	      C	     D				   >  C H O R U S
	I'll take it like I know I should, so		  ]
      G		 D		    C  Cmaj7  Am   D	  ]
	Give me some of the people, people's drug, wo-oah /
      G		 D		      F	  C    F  C  D	 /
	Give me some of the people's drug, drug		/


	 G		D	    Em
	Pick me up and take me to a movie.
      G			       D	    Em
	Give me an ending that I can understand.
      G			   D			Em
	Sell me a rocking soundtrack, make it groovy.
      G			   D		  Em
	Give me backstage passes for the band.
	 F	C	D
	People always whine, whine, whine,
	     F	     C	     D
	Shut up and pay the fine, fine, fine.
      G		    D		  Em
	What's the difference anyway,
		F      C	D
	Between being safe and being rad
		 F	  C	   D
	When the big joke is we've all been had?
     Am			  G		  C	 D
	You don't get to read the news in USA Today.  You know that!

       { C H O R U S }

	... People's Guitar!

       { G U I T A R   S O L O }


      G		    D		     Em
	God it's a wacky race we're running,
      G		 D		 Em
	I must atone for all my sins.
      G		      D			  Em
	God grant me some of what you're giving,
      G				D		   Em
	I hope you don't need needles, don't need pins.
	      F	       C	 D
	I'll pay prescription - where's the bill?
	     F	      C	    D
	I thought it was a bitter pill!  (Ha-Ha)
      G		   D		 Em
	What's it matter what I feel?
	 F	  C	  D
	Take the dog and take the wife;
	 F		C      D
	Show me how to lead a better life.
     Am		       G		     C		 D
	The price you people pay, well it's gotta be a steal.  All right


      G		 D		      Em
	Give me some of the people's drug.
      G		 D		      Em
	Give me some of the people's drug.
	    F	  C	    D
	Whatever makes you feel that good,
	      F	      C	     D
	I'll take it like I know I should, so
      G		 D		    C  Cmaj7  Am   D
	Give me some of the people, people's drug, wo-oah
      G		 D		    C  Cmaj7  Am   D
	Give me some of the people, people's drug, wo-oah
      G		 D		      F	  C    F C     F  C   F	         C D G
	Give me some of the people's drug, drug,  drug,  drug. All right!


			- - -   T H E   E N D   - - -

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Notes:
~~~~~

1)	The last line of every verse has the chord sequence Am G C D.  You
	may like to try adding a G to some of these (Am & C in particular)
	using your little finger on the 3rd fret of the e-treble string.

2)	Watch that rhythm.  The strum rhythm changes a few times during the
	verse. Learn it from the album.

3)	If you're new to barre chords (like F) keep practicing.  You need to
	be fairly swift in changing from F to C in this song.  Sometimes,
	depending on the song, you can get away with replacing F with D minor,
	but I don't think so here.  If you have trouble try adjusting your
	thumb and wrist positions.  It's easier barring on higher frets and
	much easier on a small-necked guitar than a wide-necked one.

4)	The chorus sounds fantastic with judicious use of harmony singing in
	the chorus.  I've recorded this song, then re-recorded tape-to-tape,
	adding harmony and it added so much depth to the recording.  Take a
	lead from Wes himself, who sings the harmony part in the penultimate
	line of the song.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Chords:
~~~~~~~

      G chord			     D chord

 e||---|---|-o-|  G        e||---|-o-|-----|  F#
 B||---|---|---|  B        B||---|---|-o---|  D
 G||---|---|---|  G        G||---|-o-|-----|  A
 D||---|---|---|  D        D||---|---|-----|  D
 A||---|-o-|---|  B        A||---|---|-----|  A
 E||---|---|-o-|  G        E||---|-x-|-----|  either use thumb on 2nd fret
						 or don't play bass-E string


      Em chord			     F chord
							This is a barre-chord
 e||---|---|---|  E        e||-+-|---|-----|  F    Use your index finger
 B||---|---|---|  B        B||-+-|---|-----|  C    to hold down the first
 G||---|---|---|  G        G||-+-|-o-|-----|  A    fret of all strings,
 D||---|-o-|---|  E        D||-+-|---|-o---|  F    middle for G-string,
 A||---|-o-|---|  B        A||-+-|---|-o---|  C    ring for A, little for
 E||---|---|---|  E        E||-+-|---|-----|  F    D-string. (See note 3)

      C chord			   Cmaj7 chord

 e||---|---|---|  E        e||---|---|-----|  E
 B||-o-|---|---|  C        B||---|---|-----|  B
 G||---|---|---|  G        G||---|---|-----|  G
 D||---|-o-|---|  E        D||---|-o-|-----|  E
 A||---|---|-o-|  C        A||---|---|-o---|  C
 E||---|---|---|  E        E||---|---|-----|  E

      Am chord
 e||---|---|-----|  E
 B||-o-|---|-----|  C
 G||---|-o-|-----|  A
 D||---|-o-|-----|  E
 A||---|---|-----|  A
 E||---|---|-----|  E


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