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Song:    Back In The U.S.S.R.
Artist:  The Beatles
Album:   The Beatles (The White Album), 1968
URL:     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHD5nd3QLTg
         http://www.beatlesbible.com/songs/back-in-the-ussr/
Tempo:   4|4
Tuning:  Standard

Chords:
         EADGBe
E7       020100
A        X02220
D        XX0232
C        X32010
D7       XX0212
A7       X02020
Dmaj7/C# X40212    
D7/C     X30212
B7       X21202


INTRO:
|Jet Noise  |E7  |E7  |E7  |


VERSE 1:
    A                        D
Oh, flew in from Miami Beach B.O.A.C.,
C                 D           A
Didn't get to bed last night.
                             D     
On the way the paper bag was on my knee,
C                    D       A
Man I had a dreadful flight.


CHORUS 1:
    D                 A  B7  E7
I'm back in the U.S.S.R.,
C                            D
You don't know how lucky you are boy.
(D)               A    A7
Back in the U.S.S.R.. (Yeah)


VERSE 2:
A                          D
Been away so long I hardly knew the place,
C                        D     A
Gee it's good to be back home.
                            D
Leave it till tomorrow to unpack my case,
C                    D
Honey disconnect the phone.


CHORUS 2:
(D)                   A  B7  E7
I'm back in the U.S.S.R.,
C                            D       (Hand Clap)
You don't know how lucky you are boy. 
N.C.
Back in the U.S.,

Back in the U.S..
(D)               A  A7
Back in the U.S.S.R..


BRIDGE 1:
         D7
Well the Ukraine girls really knock me out,
      A                    A7
They leave the West behind.
    D      Dmaj7/C#      D7/C           B7
And Moscow girls make me sing and shout,
     E7                  D7                      A
That Georgia's always on my, my, my, my, my, my, mind.


INSTRUMENTAL:
A
Oh come on!…
D 
Ho yeah!.
C
Ho yeah!,
D
Ho ho yeah!.
(D)
Yeah yeah!.


CHORUS 3:
(D)                        A  B7  E7
Yeah I'm back in the U.S.S.R.,
C                                D
You don't know how lucky you are boys.
(D)               A  A7
Back in the U.S.S.R..


BRIDGE 2:
         D7
Well the Ukraine girls really knock me out,
      A                    A7
They leave the West behind.
    D      Dmaj7/C#      D7/C           B7
And Moscow girls make me sing and shout,
     E7                  D7                      A
That Georgia's always on my, my, my, my, my, my, mind.


VERSE 3:
    A                                         D
Oh, show me around your snow-peaked mountains way down south,
C                       D
Take me to your daddy's farm.
A                            D
Let me hear your balalaika's ringing out,
C                          D
Come and keep your comrade warm.


CHORUS 4:
(D)                   A  B7  E7
I'm back in the U.S.S.R..
C                                D
Hey you don't know how lucky you are boys,
(D)               A  A7  
Back in the U.S.S.R.


CODA:
    B7               E7
Oh, let me tell you, honey,
 A
I’m back!                  (Shouting)
 A                         
|Wuh -—- |——— | 
 A
|Wuh -—- |——— |——— |——— |

|Jet Noise  | (Fade)


[End]


NOTES:
1. “…I was sitting at the breakfast table and McCartney came down with his acoustic guitar and 
he was playing Back In The USSR, and I told him that what you ought to do is talk about the girls 
all around Russia, the Ukraine and Georgia. He was plenty creative not to need any lyrical help 
from me but I gave him the idea for that little section... I think it was light-hearted and humorous 
of them to do a take on the Beach Boys. …” - Mike Love, ‘Many Years From Now’, 
Barry Miles.”  http://www.beatlesbible.com/songs/back-in-the-ussr/
2.  Unusually, the drums on ‘Back In The USSR’ were recorded mainly by McCartney, with contributions 
from Lennon and Harrison, after Ringo Starr had temporarily walked out of the group.  According to 
Barry Miles, Starr left when McCartney criticised him for messing up a tom-tom fill. With the 
atmosphere in the studio already often tense, the altercation was enough for the normally amenable 
Starr to reach his limit. He left London and spent a fortnight on Peter Sellers' yacht in the 
Mediterranean.  http://www.beatlesbible.com/songs/back-in-the-ussr/

            
            
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delb0y1967 3,614 Nov 20, 2015 06:23 AM

Great tab and interesting NOTES section too :)

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rikigo 3,290 Nov 20, 2015 11:07 AM

Tx Del, it's a thoroughly interesting song, for having been composed in the Maharishi's ashram in Rishikesh, India! :-E https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles_in_India

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