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"BACK ON THE CHAIN GANG" by The Pretenders thepretenders.com
Words and music by Chrissie Hynde 1982
Transcribed by T-rev www.t-rev.net

Dadd9  A4  G6/B
D2   A4                     Em  Gmaj9/B  Gadd9
   I found a picture of you,    oh
   It hijacked my world that night
   To a place in the past we've been cast out of
   Oh, Now we're back in the fight

Em                   A
   We're back on the train, hey
   Oh, Back On The Chain Gang         D2  A

   A circumstance beyond our control, oh
   The phone, the TV and the news of the world
   Got in the house like a pigeon from hell, oh
   Threw sand in our eyes and descended like flies

   Put us back on the train, hey
   Oh
   Back on the chain gang

Dm     A
   The powers that be
   That force us to live like we do
   Bring me to my knees
   When I see what they've done to you

Dm  D2 Dm     A+ A

   But I'll die as I stand here today
   Knowing that deep in my heart
   They'll fall to ruin one day
   For making us part

E2   B4                    F#m  A2  B4
   I found a picture of you, oh
   Those were the happiest days of my life
   Like a break in the battle was your part, oh
   In the wretched life of a lonely heart

F#m                      B4
   Now we're back on the train, hey
   Oh, back on the chain gang         E2  B4

x00770 Dadd9
x00650 A4
x20030 G6/B

Transcribed 2018-04-28 by T-rev
More tab available at www.t-rev.net

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"BACK ON THE CHAIN GANG" by The Pretenders thepretenders.com
Words and music by Chrissie Hynde 1982
Transcribed by T-rev www.t-rev.net
Transposed from original key of D to A

A2  E4  D6/F#
A2   E4                     Bm  Dmaj9/F#  Dadd9
   I found a picture of you,    oh
   It hijacked my world that night
   To a place in the past we've been cast out of
   Oh, Now we're back in the fight

Bm                   E
   We're back on the train, hey
   Oh, Back On The Chain Gang         A2  E

   A circumstance beyond our control, oh
   The phone, the TV and the news of the world
   Got in the house like a pigeon from hell, oh
   Threw sand in our eyes and descended like flies

   Put us back on the train, hey
   Oh
   Back on the chain gang

Am     E
   The powers that be
   That force us to live like we do
   Bring me to my knees
   When I see what they've done to you

   But I'll die as I stand here today
   Knowing that deep in my heart
   They'll fall to ruin one day
   For making us part

B2   F#4                   C#m  E  F#
   I found a picture of you, oh
   Those were the happiest days of my life
   Like a break in the battle was your part, oh
   In the wretched life of a lonely heart

C#m                      F#
   Now we're back on the train, hey
   Oh, back on the chain gang         B2  F#

x07600 Add9
006400 E4
200200 D6/F#

Transcribed 2018-04-28 by T-rev
More tab available at www.t-rev.net

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