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                              Back in the U.S.S.R
                               (Lennon/McCartney)
                                  The Beatles
                              The "White Album" (1968)


E  E7  


 A                          D
Flew in from Miami Beach B. O. A. C.
 C                       D
Didn't get to bed last night
A                            D
On the way the paperback was on my knee
 C                      D
Man I had a dreadful flight


                      A
I'm back in the U.S.S.R.
C                             D
You don't know how lucky you are boy
                  A    D  Eb E
Back in the U.S.S.R.


 A                          D
Been away so long I hardly knew the place
 C                         D
Gee it's good to be back home
  A                          D
Leave it till tomorrow to unpack my case
  C                    D
Honey disconnect the phone


                      A
I'm back in the U.S.S.R.
C                             D
You don't know how lucky you are boy
Gadd9                 
Back in the U.S.

Back in the U.S.
               A
Back in the U.S.S.R.

            D
Well the Ukraine girls really knock me out
       A
They leave the West behind
       D   D/C#          D/C       D/B
And Moscow girls make me sing and shout
       E                         D             A     D  Eb E
That Geogia's always on my mi mi mi mi mi mi mind         [Oh come on!]


[solo]
  A                                                   D

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  C                               D       A                 D
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|-17--17------------------17--14--14-----15-b(19)17-b(19)17-b(19)17-b(19)17-|
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  C                                D
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|---------15--15b(17)b15--------------|
|-17--17------------------17--14--14--|
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                      A
I'm back in the U.S.S.R.
 C                            D
You don't know how lucky you are boy
                  A 
Back in the U.S.S.R.



            D
Well the Ukraine girls really knock me out
       A
They leave the West behind
       D   D/C#          D/C       D/B
And Moscow girls make me sing and shout
       E                         D             A     D  Eb E
That Geogia's always on my mi mi mi mi mi mi mind


     A                                         D
Oh, show me 'round your snow-peaked mountains way down south
 C                       D
Take me to your daddy's farm
 A                              D
Let me hear your balalaikais ringing out
 C                          D
Come and keep your comrade warm


                      A
I'm back in the U.S.S.R.
 C                            D
You don't know how lucky you are boy
                  A   D Eb E   A
Back in the U.S.S.R.



	Gadd9
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Another Version:
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BACK IN THE USSR
The Beatles
 
riff:
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|---------------------------7--5-------------
|--------------7--5---------------8--5-------
|-7--5---------------8--5--------------------
|-------8--5---------------------------------
 
A                          D          C                      D
Flew in from Miami Beach B.O.A.C., didn't get to bed last night
   A                       D               C                   D
On the way a paper bag was on my knee, man I had a dreadful flight
 
CHORUS
D                    A    (or play riff starting here, going over next line)
I'm back in the USSR
C                                D
 You don't know how lucky you are, boy
D                 A          D   Eb   E
 Back in the USSR
-------------------------------------------------
2
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D/E             G/E
Back in the US, back in the US, back in the USSR
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BRIDGE
A                        D
                Well the Ukraine girls really knock me out	
     A
They leave the west behind
    D      F#m/C#        Am/C           B7
And Moscow girls make me sing and shout
     E7                           D7                     A
That Georgia's always on my-mi-mi-mi-mi-mi-mi-mi-mi-mind
 
 
Been away so long I hardly knew the place,
Gee it's good to be back home
Leave it till tomorrow to unpack my case,
Honey disconnect the phone
 
 
Show me round your snow peaked mountains way down south,
take me to your daddy's farm
Let me hear you balalaikas ringing out,
come and keep your comrade warm
 
 
Eb xx5343
F#m/C# x44111
B7 x21202
D/E 000232
G/E 020003
 
 

            
            
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cubkid05 10 Jan 10, 2009 01:56 PM

THe solo is good, chords are right, but the riff isn;t right. its much higher than that

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R8:31b 1,731 Mar 23, 2009 03:56 PM

its lacking a lot

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any1canplay 10 Jun 17, 2012 07:13 PM

good but in the first verse its 'paperbag' not paperback

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