Chords for "A Gallon Of Gas"

Date: March 16, 1999 3:40 AM
From: Thomas Huber


A Gallon Of Gas 
Written by: Ray Davies 
Published by: Davray Music Ltd. 


Intro riff: |G Bb C Bb G|GGGG|   



G                                                      Intro Riff
I've been waiting for years to buy a brand new cadillac 
G                                                     
But now that I've got one I want to send it right back 
C                                             G                                                  
I can't afford the gas to fill my luxury limousine 
         D                           C          G    
But even if I had the dough no one's got no gasoline 

Intro Riff

G                                                           Intro Riff
I went to my local dealer to see if he could set me straight 
G                                                      
He said there's a little gas going but I'd have to wait 
                    C                                        C
But he offered some red hot speed and some really high grade hash 
      D                      C                      G
But a gallon of gas can't be purchased anywhere for any amount of cash 


G
I can score you some coke and some grade one grass
                             
But I can't get a gallon of gas 
              C              
I've got some downers some speed all the drugs that you need 
      G
But I can't get a gallon of gas 
        D
There's no more left to buy or sell 
        C
There's no more oil left in the well 
D                        C
A gallon of gas can't be purchased anywhere 
G
For any amount of cash 



two extra verses from long version: 
I love your body-work, but you're really no use 
How can I drive you when I got no juice? 
Because it's stuck in neutral and my engine's got no speed 
And the highways are deserted 
and the air smells unnaturally clean. 

It's got power-assisted overdrive and carpets on the floor, 
but it's parked out front just like a dead dinosaur. 
And I'll be paying off the bank for 45 years or more. 
It should go 100 miles an hour, 
but it's never moved away from my door. 




G
Who needs a car and a seven-forty-seven 

When you can't buy a gallon of gas 
C
Who needs a highway, an airport or a jet 
         G
When you can't get a gallon of gas 
        D
There's no more left to buy or sell
        C 
There's no more oil left in the well
  D                         C
A gallon of gas can't be purchased anywhere 
    G
For any amount of cash 

You can't buy a gallon of gas 


Date: November 3, 2004 From: Ellen Botelho and Nicolina Botelho My daughter is getting into rock/blues in music, and also takes private keyboard lessons. What better band to get her into the Blues, than our favorite, right? So, after playing "A Gallon of Gas" on the CD, and then printing the chords from here, for my daughter (age 13, one year playing keyboards) found an error in Thomas Huber's version of the Intro riff. Thomas has G Bb C Bb G|GGGG, and Nicolina and I distinctly heard the riff as: G C G Bb G|GGGG. What do you think? Ellen
Date: December 18, 2007 From: Ron Zucker Nicolina is definitely right. That's called the "I'm a Man" riff, since, played in A instead of G, it's the basis for Muddy Waters' great song. Thanks for all your work!


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