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Elvis Presley - Guitar Man (Chord)
Album: Great Country Songs (2003)
Submitter: DougieLove (4) on 7/6/03 4 comments
Month Views: 22 | Total Views: 14,822
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Elvis Presley
Guitar Man

Key of C#
4/4 Time

Intro:

E  - -  -  -  -  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  - - -  -
B  8s9  9  9  9  - 8s9  9  9  9  - 8s9  9  9  9- - 8 8  7  6
G  9s10 10 10 10 - 9s10 10 10 10 - 9s10 10 10 10- –9 9  8  6
D  - -  -  -  -  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A  - -  -  -  -  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E  - -  -  -  -  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

               C#7
Well I quit my job down at the car wash

I left my momma a goodbye note

By sundown I’d left Kingston

With my guitar under my coat
              F#7
I hitch-hiked all the way down to Memphis

Got a room at the Y.M.C.A.
        C#7
For the next three weeks I went a hauntin’ them night clubs

Lookin’ for a place a play
       G#7
Well I thought my pickin’ would set ‘em on fire
    F#7(hold)                      C#7
But nobody wanted to hire a guitar man


E - - -  -  -  -  - - - - - - -
B – 8s9  9  9  9  - 8  8  7  6 
G – 9s10 10 10 10 – 9  9  6  6 
D - - -  -  -  -  - - - - - - -
A - - -  -  -  -  - - - - - - - 
E - - -  -  -  -  - - - - - - - 


                    C#7
Well I nearly ‘bout starved to death down in Memphis

I run outta money and luck

So I bummed me a ride down to Macon, Georgia

On a overloaded poultry truck
             F#7
I thumbed on down to Panama City

Started pickin’ out some of them all-night bars
C#7
Hopin’ I could make myself a dollar

Makin’ music on my guitar
          G#7
I got the same old story at them all night piers
      F#7(hold)
There ain’t no room around here for a guitar man


*spoken* We don’t need no guitar man, son


     F#7
So I slept in the hobo jungles

I bummed a thousand miles of track
      C#7
Til I found myself in Mobile, Alabama

In a club they call “Big Jack’s”
         F#7
A little four piece band was jammin’

So I took my guitar and I sat in
  D#7
I showed ‘em what a band would sound like
       G#7
with a swingin’ little guitar man


*spoken* Show ‘em son

Solo

C#7 / / /  F#7 / / /  C#7 / / /  C#7

C#7 / / /  C#7 / / /  F#7 / / /  C#7 / / /
G#7 / F#7 /  C#7 / / /  C#7 F#7 G7 G#7


                      C#7
So if you ever take a trip down to the ocean

Find yourself down around Mobile

Well make it out to a club called “Jack’s”

If you got a little time to kill
     F#7
Just follow that crowd of people

You’ll wind up out on his dance floor
C#7
Diggin’ the finest little five piece group

Up and down the Gulf of Mexico
    G#7
And guess who’s leadin’ that five piece band
F#7(hold)
Wouldn’t you know it’s that swingin’ little guitar man

C#7  /  /  /    F#7  /  /  /    C#7  /  /  /    C#7
      Yeah   Yeah            guitarman

Jam on the C#7 til fade out...
 
 Comments (click here to add a non-facebook comment)
Put a capo on 1 and take out the sharps in the chords...
Great song!
-lmofle | 7/6/2003
Yeah, but Scotty Moore played the chords higher up on the neck,
so a capo doesn't affect the chords in those positions...
plus I'd rather show what the actual chords are,
that way you can play it in any position you want
(capo 1, capo 4, etc...) and it's all correct.
-DougieLove | 7/6/2003
im not sure but in the 68 special i think he plays it in e a and b7
-Terminator | 7/21/2004
the song is in D G A7
-Terminator | 3/3/2005
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