The Late Great Johnny Ace Chords & Lyrics Artist:

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Abmaj chord D7 chord Abmaj7 chord G chord G7 chord C chord F/C chord C7 chord F chord Bb7 chord Am7 chord Dm chord E chord A7sus2 chord Fmaj7 chord Dm7 chord Gsus4 chord Gadd9 chord C over G chord F/G chord Bb/G chord Cm/G chord Cb/G chord Gbdim7 chord F7 chord Bb9 chord Ebmaj7 chord Bb7-9 chord
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How To Play

CHORDS
          E-A-D-G-B-e
Abmaj7    4-x-5-5-4-x
D7        x-5-4-5-3-x
F/C       x-3-x-2-1-1
A7sus2    x-0-2-0-0-0
Gsus4     3-x-0-0-1-x
G *       3-x-0-0-0-x
Gadd9     3-x-0-2-x-x
 
C/G       3-x-2-0-1-x
G7 *      3-x-3-0-3-x
F/G       3-x-3-2-1-x
Bb/G      3-x-0-3-3-1
Cm/G      3-x-5-5-4-x
C*/G      3-x-5-5-5-x
Cb/G      3-x-4-4-4-x
Bb/G      3-x-3-3-3-x
Gbdim7    2-x-1-2-1-x
Bb9       x-1-0-1-1-1
Ebmaj7    x-x-1-3-3-3
Bb7-9     x-1-0-1-0-x
 
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INTRO
| Abmaj | D7 | Abmaj | D7 |
| Abmaj | D7 | Abmaj | D7 |
 
VERSE 1
Abmaj7           D7
 I was reading a magazine
Abmaj7                      D7
Thinking of a rock and roll song
    Abmaj7            D7
The year was nineteen fifty-six
      G                        G7
And I hadn't been playing that long
       C        F/C    C   C7
When a man came on the radio
    F               Bb7  Am7
And this is what he said
          Dm               E
He said I hate to break it to his fans
    A7sus2        Fmaj7            [ Am7 ]
But Johnny Ace is dead, yeah, yeah, yeah
 
INTERLUDE
| Am7 | Dm7 | Gsus4 G * Gadd9 G *|
 
VERSE 2
        Abmaj7               D7
Well, I really wasn't such a Johnny Ace fan
      Abmaj7           D7
But I felt bad alI the same
     Abmaj7            D7
So I sent away for his photograph
      G              G7
And I waited till it came
        C       F/C      C    C7
It came all the way from Texas
       F              Bb7  Am7
With a sad and simple face
         Dm               E
And they signed it on the bottom
         A7sus2            Fmaj7            [ Am7 ]
From the Late Great Johnny Ace, yeah, yeah, yeah
 
INTERLUDE
| Am7 | Dm7 | Gsus4 G * Gadd9 G *|
 
[Middle 8]
| C/G G7 *| C/G F/G | C/G G7 *| C/G F/G |
| C/G G7 *| C/G F/G | C/G G7 *| C/G F/G |
| C/G G7 *| C/G F/G | C/G G7 *| C/G F/G |
| C/G G7 *| C/G F/G | C/G G7 *| C/G F/G |
 
           C/G  G7 *   C/G
It was the year of The Beatles
F/G        C/G         G7 *   C/G  F/G
It was the year of The Stones
       C/G G7 * C/G F/G | C/G G7 *| C/G F/G | C/G G7 *| C/G F/G |
It was nineteen sixty - four
      C/G  G7 *    Bb/G
I was li - ving in London
Cm/G     C*/G Cb/G     Bb/G    | Gbdim7 |2/4 F7 |4/4 G7 |
With the girl from the summer before
 
           C/G  G7 *   C/G
It was the year of The Beatles
F/G        C/G         G7 *   C/G  F/G
It was the year of The Stones
  C/G  G7 *  C/G F/G | C/G G7 *| C/G F/G | C/G G7 *| C/G F/G |
A year after J.  F.  K.
        C/G     G7 *Bb/G Cm/G
We were staying up  all  night
    C*/G   Cb/G Bb/G G | F | Bb9 {
And giving the  days a-way
        Ebmaj7    Abmaj7   Ebmaj7   Bb7-9     [ Abmaj7 ]
And the music was flowing amazingly blowing my way
 
INTERLUDE
| Abmaj | D7 | Abmaj | D7 |
| Abmaj | D7 | Abmaj | D7 |
 
VERSE 3
     Abmaj7        D7
On a cold December evening
      Abmaj7                        D7
I was walking through the Christmas tide
       Abmaj7               D7
When a stranger came up and asked me
       G                     G7
If I'd heard John Lennon had died
        C      F/C     C       C7
And the two of us went to this bar
       F                   Bb7  Am7
And we stayed to close the place
    Dm            E
And every song we played
            A7sus2            Fmaj7            [ Am7 ]
Was for The Late Great Johnny Ace, yeah, yeah, yeah
 
INTERLUDE
| Am7 | Dm7 | Gsus4 G * Gadd9 G *|
 
[Coda]

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