Chords for "One Of The Survivors"
Date: April 12, 1997 2:41 PM From: Jim Smart One Of The Survivors Written by Raymond Douglas Davies Chords Defibulated by Bob Gill and Jim Smart, (by request) Sung by Johnny Thunder and Chorus on Preservation I intro: DDDD A (repeat 3 times, holding a bass thoughout, then build A chord) A G See Johnny Thunder sitting on his motorbike D A Riding along the highway, A G Rock and Roll songs from the nineteen-fifties D A Buzzing around in his brain. A G Johnny Thunder he's one of the original D A bebop generation A G And he's got no time for complicated music D A or too much sophistication. D (bass walks down-C#-B-) A He's one of the survivors, D (bass walks down-C#-B-) A The motorbike riders. D (bass walks down-C#-B-) A You ought to see Johnny Thunder B (riff: hammer on and off the Eb while holding the B note) D (bass walks down-C#-B-) A riding down the highway D (bass walks down-C#-B-) A One of the rock and roll survivors, D (bass walks down-C#-B-) A Twelve bars flowing through his brain. D (bass walks down-C#-B-) A He digs Jerry Lee Lewis, Dion and The Belmonts, B (riff: hammer on and off the Eb while holding the B note) And Johnny & The Hurricanes. 2nd verse and chorus: He plays Hound Dog, Oh Boy, and Great Balls of Fire And Boppin' At The High School Hop. And he's got no time for phonies or posers 'Cos they don't know how to reel and rock. and he plays Little Egypt and Ooh Poo Pah Doo, And he plays Poison Ivy and Blue Suede Shoes, The Hollywood Argyles, Danny & The Juniors, Dion & The Belmonts, Johnny & The Hurricanes. He's one of the survivors, The boppers and the jivers, Yeah and he rocks all day. B (riff: this time switch to triple meter rhythm) Johnny & The Hurricanes, Johnny & The Hurricanes. D C A G-G-A- Got my freedom riding along on the freeway. D I ride a hundred miles an hour but C A G F G I don't mess up my D.A. A (long jam based around this chord) Rock, rock, rock, rock, rock 'n' roll. You can't stop rock 'n' rollin' music play. (repeat last two lines) (Dave Davies sings VERY VERY high:) Feel those vibrations flow in my brain. Got my freedom riding down the highway, Keeps me sane, feel alive, I'm one of the survivors. (spoken) Feel all right. First gear, second gear, third gear, fourth gear, all right. (bob writes: I stay on A until I want to go back for the last verse, which is signalled by a short drop to G before it starts.) 3rd verse and chorus: Old Johnny Thunder looks a little overweight, And his sideburns are turning grey. But he still likes to bebop, boogie and jive To his worn out seventy-eights. Johnny Thunder. He's alright. He's one of the survivors, Twelve bars flowing through his brain, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dion & The Belmonts, Johnny & The Hurricanes, Johnny & The Hurricanes. Note: I met a nice second grade teacher at Ray davies solo show on April 6th, 1997. She said she prints out all these chord charts and enjoys them a lot. She requested another chord chart, and I think it was this one. And I don't remember her name! I was too star struck, I guess. Anyway, this chord posting is dedicated to her. And thanks to bob Gill as well. Jim Smart Kinks Preservation Society Honolulu, hawaii ********************$$$$$$$$$$^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Art is in the eyes, ears and minds of the beholder. Stormy Monday ********************$$$$$$$$$$$^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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