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Ball and Chain - Janis Joplin

F#m B2 F#m   B2 F#m
C#7  C7 B2   F#m  B2 C#7
F#m                                     B2                           F#m
  Sittin' down by my window, honey, lookin' out at the rain
 B2                                                                  F#m
   Sittin' down by my window, baby, lookin' out at the rain
C#7                                                   C#7    C7
  Somethin' came along, grabbed a hold of me
B2                     A7     G#7       F#m    B2 C#7
  And it felt just like a ball and chain

                 F#m stacatto                                  B2   (no chord)
And I say, oh, whoa, whoa, now hon', tell me why,
                                                                        F#m
why does every single little tiny thing I hold on go wrong?
                 B2 stacatto
And I say, oh, whoa, whoa, now babe, tell me why,
                F#m
why does everything, everything?
    C#7                                    C#7     C7 B2
Hey, hear you gone today, I wanted to love you
                                                                             F#m    B2 C#7
Honey, I just wanted to hold you, I said, for so long


Love's got a hold on me, baby, feels just like a ball and chain
Now love's just draggin' me down, baby, feels like a ball and chain
I hope there's someone out there who could tell me
Why the man I love wanna leave me in so much pain?

And I say, oh, whoa, whoa, now hon', tell me why,
now tell-me tell-me tell-me tell-me, tell-me tell-me why, yeah
And I say, oh, whoa, whoa, whoa, when I ask you,
When I need to know why, c'mon tell me why, hey hey hey,
Hear you've gone today, I wanted to love you
And hold you till the day I die

And I say oh, whoa, whoa, no honey
it ain't fair, daddy it ain't fair what you do,
I see what you're doin' to me and you know it ain't fair
And I say oh, whoa whoa now baby
it ain't fair, now, now, now, what you do
I said hon' it ain't fair what,
hon' it ain't fair what you do
Oh, hear you gone today and all I ever wanted to do
Was to love you

*Solo*   (repeat verse)

Sittin' down by my window, lookin' at the rain
Sittin' down by my window, lookin' at the rain, see the rain
Somethin' came along, grabbed a hold of me
And it felt like a ball and chain

And I say oh, whoa whoa, now baby this can't be, no this can't be in vain,
and I say no no no no no no no no, whoa!
And I say whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa
now now now now now now now now now no no not in vain
Hey, hope there is someone that could tell me
                    C#7   (no chord)
hon', tell me why,
hon', tell me why love is like
 just like a ball
 just like a ball
 baaaaaaalllll
 oh daddy, daddy, daddy, daddy, daddy, daddy, daddy, daddy
 and a-chain
F#m flourish
  Yeah!...


Artist name: Janis Joplin

Last updated on May 31, 2012 with 450 views

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