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Chuck Berry Chords

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Chuck Berry by The Toasters
Tabbed by: willemdekam
Email: willemdekam@gmail.com
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Standard Tuning
Ska strumming except for the the last time "You can keep dancing..." 

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Forty years ago there was a Jumpin' Jazz Jamaica scene 
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They could hear these tunes drifting down from New Orleans 
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They put the two together in a thing they called Ska 
D			   A			          D	
And sent it off to England in the back of Laurel Aiken's car 

D				D
It was 1964 and the rhythm just wouldn't stop, 
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People banging on the door to hear "My boy Lollipop" 
D					    G
Then the 70's came and with it the 2 Tone scene...
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People shakin' their heads at the rudies on the record machine 

D				D
Now the 90's are here with the new bands bringin' it to you 
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Skins and rudies-and even some punk rock, too!
D                                                           G
But the boys are still playing and the music is coming out live! 
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Down at your jukebox, dancing on a Saturday night! 

*piano solo same as verse*

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In their eyes where does Chuck Berry fit? 
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Well he influences the Ska, that's the long and the short of it 
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He played his guitar and they heard it on the radio 
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And the rest is history, just as everybody knows... 

D                                    D
Forty years ago there was a Jumpin' Jazz Jamaica scene 
D                                                    A
You can check them rudies dancing at the record machine 
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The style is timeless, with Fred Perry and Doc Marten boots... 
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You can keep dancing, just as long as you remember your roots
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You can keep rocking, just as long as you remember your roots
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You can keep dancing, just as long as you remember your roots
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SkaJon wrote on November 3 2008, 05:48 pm

Very nice tab! Sounds right to my ears. Would have been great to have included the noodley bits in the beginning of the song but hey good job.

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