Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.

Cold Turkey chords

version 3
version 3

Whole song

Interactive

1,693 views 24 this week
no commentswrite comment
1 2 3 4 5
x 5
add to favorites
×
Save as Personal and add changes to this tab that will be seen only by you. Learn more ›
×
You can save this tab as Personal to edit and correct it or add notes. All changes will be seen only by you. Learn more »
launch autoscroll
font size
0
reset
transpose
0
reset
simplify chords
display chords
guitar tuner
backing track
0:00
0:00
edit
Autoscroll
slow
fast
+/-
esc
set tempo
stop
Author
Difficulty
Strumming
There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
Song:    Cold Turkey
Album:   Shaved Fish, 1975
URL:     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiMBm5URiZI;
         https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaved_Fish
Tempo:   4|4
Method:  Distorted and wailing riffs over barred rhythms
Tuning:  Standard

Chords:
         EADGBe
D7       557575
Am7      575555
Am       577555
C        X35553
D        X58885
D6       X24232


INTRO:
|D7   Am7^D7^Am|D7   Am7^D7^Am|(The end-of-line flourish is played D-U-D|D-U|D-U)

Riff 1:(Distorted, repeatedly played over the verse end-of-line flourishes)
e||--------------------|
B||--------------------|
G||--------------------|
D||--7^7^7-7--5--------|
A||-------------7-5-7--|
E||--------------------|


VERSE 1:
N.C.                 D7   Am7^D7^Am
Temperature's rising,
N.C.          D7   Am7^D7^Am
Fever is high.
N.C.                D7   Am7^D7^Am
Can't see no future,
N.C.             D7   Am7^D7^Am
Can't see no sky.


VERSE 2:
N.C.                 D7   Am7^D7^Am
My feet are so heavy,
N.C.          D7   Am7^D7^Am
So is my head.
N.C.                D7   Am7^D7^Am
I wish I was a baby,
N.C.              D7   Am7^D7^Am
I wish I was dead.


CHORUS 1:
Am   C          D       N.C.      A7  D Am D7
Cold turkey has got me, on the run.


VERSE 3:
N.C.              D7   Am7^D7^Am
My body is aching,
N.C.              D7   Am7^D7^Am
Goose-pimple bone.
N.C.              D7   Am7^D7^Am
Can't see no body,
N.C.           D7   Am7^D7^Am
Leave me alone.


VERSE 4:
N.C.                  D7   Am7^D7^Am
My eyes are wide open,
N.C.               D7   Am7^D7^Am
Can't get to sleep,
N.C.                  D7   Am7^D7^Am
One thing I'm sure of,
N.C.                      D7   Am7^D7^Am
I'm in at the deep freeze.


CHORUS 2:
Am   C          D      N.C.      A7  D Am D7
Cold turkey has got me on the run.


INSTRUMENTAL: (Distorted Lead over)
|(D7)   Am7^D7^Am|(D7)   Am7^D7^Am|
|(D7)   Am7^D7^Am|(D7)   Am7^D7^Am|
|(D7)   Am7^D7^Am|(D7)   Am7^D7^Am|
|(D7)   Am7^D7^Am|(D7)   Am7^D7^Am|


CHORUS 3
Am   C          D      N.C.      A7  D Am D7
Cold turkey has got me on the run.


VERSE 5:
N.C.             D7   Am7^D7^Am
Thirty-six hours,
N.C.            D7   Am7^D7^Am
Rolling in pain.
N.C.               D7   Am7^D7^Am
Praying to someone,
N.C.          D7   Am7^D7^Am
Free me again.


VERSE 6:
N.C.                  D7   Am7^D7^Am
Oh I'll be a good boy,
N.C.                D7   Am7^D7^Am
Please make me well.
N.C.                   D7   Am7^D7^Am
I promise you anything,
N.C.                    D7   Am7^D7^Am
Get me out of this hell.


CHORUS 3:
Am   C          D      N.C.       A7  D Am D7
Cold turkey has got me on the run,
D   Am  D6     Am7^D7^Am
Oh, oh, oh, oh.


BRIDGE 1:
|D7   Am7^D7^Am|D7   Am7^D7^Am|
Oh, oh, oh, oh.


REPRISE:(Ad-libbed)  x5
|(D7)   Am7^D7^Am|(D7)   Am7^D7^Am|
Oh, oh, oh, oh.
|(D7)   Am7^D7^Am|(D7)   Am7^D7^Am|
Oh, oh, oh, oh.
|(D7)   Am7^D7^Am|(D7)   Am7^D7^Am|
Oh, oh, oh, oh.
|(D7)   Am7^D7^Am|(D7)   Am7^D7^Am|
Ah, ah, ah, ah.

CODA:(To fade)
|(D7)   Am7^D7^Am|(D7)   Am7^D7^Am|
Oh, no, no, no,
|(D7)   Am7^D7^Am|(D7)   Am7^D7^Am|
No!


[End]


NOTES:
1.  A variation of the above song can be found in the 'John Lennon Live at NYC' video made in 2010, 
from footage shot in 1970.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8GOIsmzVkI
2.  "Cold Turkey is self-explanatory. It was banned again all over the American radio, so it never got off 
the ground. They were thinking I was promoting heroin, but instead... ...I'm not preaching about 'em. 
I'm just saying a drug is a drug, you know. Why we take them is important, not who's selling it to whom 
on the corner." 
- John Lennon, 1980, 'All We Are Saying', David Sheff.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/people/john-lennon/songs/cold-turkey/




            
            
Suggest correction
Creating personal tab
Creating personal tab
You can edit any tab online and save it as your Personal.

You can edit, replace or remove any tab part or add personal notes – all changes will be seen only by you.

Personal tabs can be accessed anytime from any device, even offline.
Learn more »
comments
print report bad tab
guest
You may want to rate the tab now too:
select rating
Wanna post a correction for this tab? Suggest correction