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Jimmy Reed chords

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Em G               C   B             Em  G              C      B
I, stole the train out of your dream now you're full of bitter themes
Em       G      C       B          Em        G      C      B
standing by the fruit machines you showed me what ambition means.

Em                   G       C                 B
you're a highly paid actress struggling to get work as a waitress,
Em                    G      C         B
you ran away from the circus to go to school,
Em           G   C        B  
this ripe tomato that you call your brain 
     Em      G       C     B
is beginning, to get on my nerves again

   A                Em
Oh David, you said, sometimes life gets complicated
    A                             B
the telephone sweet telephone the kind of talk I've always hated
Em A         Em A         Em A         Em A  
yeah, I said yeah, I said yeah, I said yeah
G              A           Em A   Em A 
baby you don't have to go, yeah, yeah yeah yeah
    G             A          Em A    Em A 
cos Jimmy Reed he told you so

Em              G              C         B
I would like to die tonight without any feelings of guilt,
Em     G          C       B
no use cryin over all the milk I've spilled,
   Em             G    C               B    Em         G      C       B
on bedrooms floors, behind closed doors, on silk tight ladies bellies
       Em                G                   C                     B
well I called about your hair your legs your eyes your mouth your skin
    Em              G               C                         B
and I got drunk and fell asleep and dreamed of all the places you had been,
Em    G        C   B          Em G     C       B    
every dream ended in violence,    the rest is silence

A                Em
David, you said, my mouth is sweet as pink ice cream
A               B
David you said, I will get you in my dreams
   Em A         Em A         Em A  Em A 
oh yeah, I said yeah, I said yeah? yeah?
G              A           Em A    Em A 
baby you don't have to go, yeah
G             A            Em A     Em A  
Jimmy Reed he told you so, yeah

(short solo)

          Em       G          C          B
Well it's raining, squirrels, hedgehogs, pigs and moths
    Em   G             C     B
and I am in my bedroom worshiping fake gods
Em   G                 C                B
Gene Simmons tongue it keeps the world turning
    Em                    G                   C           B
you stalk my liver with a volcanic quiver, my pancreas is burning

A                Em  
David, you said I live my life like birthday cake
A                         B
every year another layer, every year a new mistake
Em A         Em A         Em A         Em A 
yeah, I said yeah, I said yeah, I said yayayayayeah oh
G              A           Em A  Em A 
baby you don't have to go, yeah, yeah
G                     A            Em A   Em A 
ya know Jimmy Reed he told you so, yeah

    Em                     G                C             B
Your swimming trunks, your cigarettes, your dusty Spanish castanets
     Em                G                     C                   B
your childish brothers childish threats, the (______?) microwave cooking.
   Em                  G                   C                 B
It took you a month to learn my name now I wish you would forget it
        Em                   G                         C              B
all the stuff you said would mess up my head but don't worry I do not let it.

A               Em
David you said, sometimes I feel like I lost a bet,
A                                                    B
when boys blow kisses at my (___? __? ________?), it burns my soul like a cigarette, 
   Em A         Em A         Em A             Em A 
oh yeah! I said yeah, I said yayayayayayayeaheyeahyeah
G              A           Em A         Em A 
baby you don't have to go, yeah, I said yeah
G                     A            Em A   Em A 
ya know Jimmy Reed he told you so, yeah, yeah
G                 A           Em A           Em A 
oh baby you don't have to go, no no no no no no no no no no no
G                  A      Em A    Em A    
Jimmy Reed he told you so
Em A       Em Em Em Em Em Em Em Em Em


[It sounds like he uses bar chords for all of this (most obvious is the beginning and ending barred Em starting 
on the 7th fret of the A string), but that is up to you, along with any other little intricacies.]

in fact these are the assumed bars he may and or does use:
   Em  G   C   B   A   maybe: B#/Ab
[--7---3---3---2---5------------1-
[--6---3---5---4---5------------3-
[--9---4---5---4---6------------3-
[--9---5---5---4---7------------3-
[--7---5---3---2---7------------1-
[-(0)--3---x---x---5------------x-

now on the B#/Ab, I personally use the standard finger placement for the A chord when I play this song, so that
between the end of the verse and the beginning of the chorus I throw the B#/Ab in there between the B and the A,
and do that little walk-down.  I believe he does that in the song at least a time or two.
Anyway, you can definitely tell that that barred Em is how the song begins and ends.
I hope this was helpful for anyone, enjoy, I love this song.

            
            
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