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Chicken In Black ukulele

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Chicken In Black

Recorded in Key of A w change to Bb 
 
CAPO: 5th FRET KEY: A PLAY: E: E A B7 
 
INTRO: E A B7 E 
E For two long years my head hurt bad 
So a A doctor checked me an he shook his head 
He said B7 I'm sorry to tell you 
But your body's outlived your brain E 
He said I know this doctor in New York, son 
And he'll A fix you right up with a brand new one 
So the B7 head doctor met me 
When I stepped down off of the train. E  
 
E He said we had this bank robber killed last night 
His A body's shot but his brain's alright 
I'll B7 give you a transplant, boy 
And you'll be OK E 
I got my new brain in and I was feelin' great 
I went A right back to Nashville with no headache 
But something B7 strange happened 
When I walked in the bank one day. E  
 
CHORUS 
I said A stick 'em up ever'body I'm robbin' this place 
Drop E all of your money in my guitar case 
Don't A nobody move and don't nobody reach for that B7 door 
A E lady said, why you're Johnny Cash 
I said A no ma'am, I'm the Manhattan Flash 
And I B7 am the best bank robber in New York. E 
 
E Now the other night Roy Acuff called me 
He said A John I'd like for you to do the Opry 
So I B7 went out on the stage, but I couldn't sing E  
I got into a half a verse of 'I Walk The Line' 
And A something snapped in this head of mine 
I yelled B7 stick 'em up - 
Give me your money, your watches and rings. E  
 
Change to F: F Bb C7 
 
F Well, I called New York and talked to that brain quack 
And said Bb Doc I gotta have my old brain back 
He said I'm C7 sorry there, Mr. Cash, but I can't do that F  
He said I put your brain in a chicken last monday 
He's Bb singing your songs and makin' lots of money 
And I got him C7 signed to a ten-year recording contract.{F}  
 
F Now friends if you see me walkin' down the street 
Remember Bb what you see ain't necessarily me 
And if I C7 try to hold you up, don't pay me no mind F  
But when you got ten bucks that you can blow 
You oughta Bb catch that Johnny Chicken show 
He's doin' C7 fairs and concert dates 
All up and down the line. F 
 
I said Bb stick 'em up ever'body I'm robbin' this place 
Drop F all of your money in my guitar case 
Don't Bb nobody move and don't nobody reach for that door C7  
A F lady said, why you're Johnny Cash 
I said Bb no ma'am, I'm the Manhattan Flash 
And I C7 am the best bank robber in New York. F 
 
TAG: TALK: 
Well, I don't pay any income tax... 
You don't pay tax on money you steal... 
You oughta catch that Johnny Chicken show... 
Chicken In Black! hmmmmmmmm! 
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