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Transcribed by: asf0@comcast.net  Alice Franceschini
Date:  September 9, 1997 RE-aligned February 7, 2003
Subject: Chain Gang  by The Pretenders
Written by:
Note: If you know the lyrics better than I do I sure would
like hearing from you.

          CHAIN GANG      The Pretenders   

D  A  G

D           A         G              D              A        G
I found a picture of you  woo oooh   I  project my world at night
    D                A                            G          
To  a  place in the past  We've been passed cast out of   wooo oooh
D    A                  G                 Em                 A         Em A Em A
Now we're back in the fight   whoo  Ahh   We're back on the train Hey
                      A                 D      A D A D
Who ah whoo   oooh   Back on the chain gang
D               A           G                D
Circumstances beyond our control  wooo ohh  with the fool on the T. V. 
         A             G    D                         A          G    
And the news of the world   Got in the house like a pigeon from hell  wooo oooh
D                  A                        G        
Threw sand in our eyes  and descended like flies   who ah who ah  
Em                      A         Em A Em A
Who put us back on the train Hey  who ah woo  Oh  who ah who ah  
A             D         A D A  D
Back on the chain gang

lead D A G G 

      A7       Dm      A7                       Dm 
The powers that be    forces us to live like we do 
    A            Dm           A7                       Dm   Dm/Dm-f      A7+d/A
 Bring me to my knees when I see what they've done to you
Dm        A7                    Dm    A7                    Dm
Well I'll die as I stand here today knowing that deep in my heart
A7                        Dm      A7              A   E B A B
Their fortune to ruin one day     for making  us part
E                      B     A        E                      B          A   
I found a picture of  you  ooooh    those were the happiest days of my life
E                    B               A      
Like a break in the battle was your part  woo oooh  
         E       B              A   
in the wretched life a  lonely heart
                     A           B                   B                 E   B E B
woo oooh  Now we're back on the train  who ah whoo  back on the chain gang