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The Red Telephone Chords

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                          "The Red Telephone"
                              (Arthur Lee)


        Cmaj7   Am   G   F#7       F  F#
        / / / /  / / / /  / / / /  / / / /

[Verse 1]

        C            Am  G  F#7
        Sitting on a hillside
                          F F#   D
        Watching all the people die
              G         C             E     A
        I'll feel much better on the other side
                    Am       G  F#7   F  F#
        I'll bum a ride

Verse 2/3:

        I believe in magic
        Why, because it is so quick
        I don't need power when I'm hypnotized
                    Am    G
        Look in my eyes
        F#7                  F  F#
        What are you seeing (I see...)
        How do you feel?
           G         C             E       A
        I feel real phony when my name is Phil
                     Am      G  F#7   F   F#
        Or was that Bill?


        BbaddE [xx8760]   AaddB [xx7657]     [2X]
        /  /  /  /        /  /  /  /

        BbaddE       AaddB
        Life goes on here
        BbaddE    AaddB
        Day after day
        E           Fmaj7
        I don't know if I am living or if I'm
        C           E
        Supposed to be
        D                        C
        Sometimes my life is so eerie
        And if you think I'm happy
        C    G/B    A
        Paint me (white)

        BbaddE    AaddB        [2X]
        / / / /    / / / /

        I've been here once
        I've been here twice
        I don't know if the third's the fourth or if
        The fifth's the fix
        Sometimes I deal with numbers
        And if you wanna count me
        Count me out

[Verse 4]

        I don't need the time of day
        Anytime with me's OK
        I just don't want you using up my time
        'Cause that's not right


        [repeat 3X:]
        Am                A
        / / / /  / / / /  / / / /  / / / /

        [repeat 3X:]
        They're locking them up today
        They're throwing away the key
        I wonder who it'll be tomorrow, you or me?

        We're all normal and we want our freedom
        Freedom... freedom... freedom... freedom
        Am                                A
        Freedom... freedom... freedom... freedom

        [continue with Am-A progression to fade]

        (spoken:) Alla God's chilluns gotta have dere freedom

-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers
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kiss08 125 Jul 12, 2010 11:53 PM

great tab thanks

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matthewdommett 10 Sep 06, 2016 01:06 PM

I think the backing vocals say "I'll thumb a ride" instead of bum a ride, but everything else is perfect. Thanks

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stewy22 10 May 13, 2017 03:57 PM

Nice one! Spot on!

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