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Date: Sat, 20 Jan 1996 04:51:29 -0600
From: cts@mail.utexas.edu (chris)
Date: 12 Mar 1993 14:23:06 -0700 (MST)
From: Paul Zimmerman 
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2004 02:09:16 -0700 (PDT)
From: Ted Hermary 
Subject: b/beatles/back_in_the_ussr.crd

Differences from the versions already archived:

- adds chords to intro
- adds chords to bridge
- indicates chords played as rock-n-roll shuffles (5ths)
- adds chord markers for chorus riffs in Paul Zimmerman's version.  If memory serves me correctly, these riffs are correct.  Kudos to him for getting the bridge chords right!

Have a blast playing this!

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BACK IN THE USSR
(Lennon/McCartney)
>From _The Beatles_ (a.k.a. "The White Albumn", 1968)
 
INTRO:

E    Esus2    Esus7    E7

VERSE 1:
 
A5                   D5      C5                 D5
Flew ...           B.O.A.C.  Didn't ...         night
    A5               D5              C5                  D5
All the way ...      on ...          Man ...             flight

CHORUS:
                  A 
I'm ...     U.S.S.R.
C                         D
 You ...                  are
D(stop)            A         [D - Eb - E sliding run]
 Back ...    U.S.S.R.


VERSE #2 [same chords as first]


CHORUS #2
                  (A)
I'm ...     U.S.S.R.
(C)                      (D)
 You ...                  are
D/E(stop)    G/E(stop) G/E(stop)        A [bridge chord run]
Back in ...  back ...  back ....  U.S.S.R.


BRIDGE:
A5 - B5 - C5 - C#5 -    D5
               Well the Ukraine ...
     A5
They leave ...         
A5 - B5 - C5 - C#5  - D      F#m/C#      Am/C        B7
                 And  Moscow girls ...   sing ...    shout
    E7                           D7                     A     B7-E7
And Georgia's ...                mi ...                 mind         Oh...


LEAD VERSE [same chords as sung ones]


CHORUS #3:

                 (A)
I'm ...     U.S.S.R.
(C)                      (D)
 You ...                  are
D(stop)            A   [begin bridge run]
 Back ...    U.S.S.R.
 
REPEAT BRIDGE

VERSE 3 [same chords]

CHORUS #4:

                 (A)
I'm ...     U.S.S.R.
(C)                      (D)
 You ...                  are
D(stop)            A   B7-E7
 Back ...    U.S.S.R.

EXTRO:

A5 shuffle to fade

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Chord forms:

INTRO

	E7  Esus2 Esus7  E7
e |--0----0-----0-----0----
B |--0----0-----3-----3---- 
G |--1----2-----2-----1----
D |--0----0-----0-----2----
A |--2----2-----2-----2----
E |--0----0-----0-----0----

VERSE:
	A5        D5        C5
e |------------------------------
B |------------------------------
G |-----------7h9p7------5h7p5--- standard r'n'r shuffle
D |--7h9p7----7----------5------- 
A |--7--------5----------3-------
E |--5---------------------------

CHORUS
Common core:
    (A)          (C)           (D)
e |------------|-------------|---------------
B |------------|-------------|---------------
G |------------|-------------|--7--5---------
D |------------|--7--5-------|--------8--5---
A |-7--5-------|--------8--5-|---------------
E |-------8--5-|-------------|---------------

[I recall that the piano plays the chords, guitar the riffs]

Various chorus endings:

     Chorus #1    Chorus #2     Chorus #4
	D - Eb -E    D/E   G/E     B7 - E7
e |--5-s-6-s-7----5-----3-------2--s-7---------
B |--7-s-8-s-9----7-----3-------0--s-0---------
G |--7-s-8-s-9----7-----4-------2--s-7---------
D |--7-s-8-s-9----7-----5-------1--s-6---------
A |--5-s-6-s-7----5-----5-------2--s-7---------
E |---------------0-----0-------x----0---------

#2 chords are played as quickly muted shots.  #4 chords are the same as the end of the bridge piece.  Speaking of which....

BRIDGE:

    A5 B5 C5 C#5  D5      A5
e |-------------------------------
B |-------------------------------
G |-2--4--5--6----7h9p7---2h4p2--- repeat first part of run, then
D |-2--4--5--6----7-------2-------
A |-0--2--3--4----5-------0-------
E |-------------------------------

    D  F#m/C#  Am/C   B7   E7     D7      B7    E7
e |-2---2------0------2----0-0----2p0h2---2--s--7--
B |-3---2------1------0----0-3----1-------0--s--0--
G |-2---2------2------2----1-1----2-------2--s--7--
D |-0---4------2------1----0-0----0-------1--s--6--
A |-----4------3------2----2-2------------2--s--7--
E |------------------------0-0---------------------

It's possible that the D5 and A5 are walked up/down one more fret (to 10th and 5th).


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