Lyrics/chords to "Dead Man Walkin'"

Dead Man Walkin'

(Ian Hunter)

Notation:
Lines starting with & indicate music
A letter indicates guitar chord;
A letter with a slash and another letter indicates a
guitar chord with a different bass note
eg Am/F#=Am chord with F# bass
intro
&E E E E
&E F#m D B/Eb
&E F#m D B/Eb
&E F#m
I've been here before
& D
This is where my fingers
& B/Eb
slipped into yours
& E
This is where I trembled
& F#m
when you touched mine
& D
This is where the seeds we planted long ago
& B/Eb E
grew up to tell us we're too old to know
& F#m
I've been here before
& D B/Eb E
This is where the novelty starts wearing off, wearing off, wearing o-off
& F#m
And all the world's a stage
& D B/Eb E
It's just that I ain't on it any more, any more
& F#m D B/Eb
This ain't Eastend-ers, this ain't Eastend-ers, this ain't Eastend-ers
& E It's the real th-ing
& F#m
What am I supposed to do now?
& D B/Eb
Crawl down the hole of monotony, monotony, monotony, monotony
& A
The silence is deafening
& Dm/F
The phone never rings
& B A B
Won't somebody help me 'cause I feel like I'm drowning
& A B
If I should sink
& A B
If I should swim
& A
It doesn't really matter anymore
&B C
Dead man walking
& G/B C
I've been meaning to tell you for oh so long
Oh baby you got it right
& G/B A B
and I got it wro-o-ong
& E
Now I know what ageism means
& A
You gotta try a little harder
& C E F#m D B/Eb
You gotta be a little stronger-er
&E F#m D B/Eb
&E F#/m
I've been here before
& D/A B/Eb
This is where nothing happens anymore, anymore, anymore
& E
Someone elses rage
& F#m
Someone elses pain
& D/A
Someone elses ego
& B/Eb
You will believe
& E
You will believe
& F#m D/A B/Eb
This ain't Eastend-ers, this ain't Eastend-ers, this ain't Eastend-ers
& E
It's the real th-ing
& F#m
Oh what am I supposed to do now?
& D/A B/Eb
Sink to the bottom of obscurity, obscurity, obscurity, obscurity
& A
It's a foregone conclusion
& Dm/A
A fait accompli
& B
It's all taken care of
& A B
You don't have to worry
& A B
If I should lose
& A B
If I should win
& A
It doesn't really matter anymore
&B A F#m D B/Eb
Dead man walking, yeah!
&A F#/m D B/Eb
it's the real thing
&A F#/m D B/Eb
&A F#/m D B/Eb
alright!

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Transcribed by Greg Luker

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