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 #10991  by amyjared
 Tue Dec 12, 2006 12:57 pm
The Shape I'm In by The Band

G C G C
Go out yonder, peace in the valley
G C G C
Come downtown, have to rumble in the alley
D C G
Oh, you don't know the shape I'm in

Has anybody seen my lady
This living alone will drive me crazy
Oh, you don't know the shape I'm in

C Dm Em Dm
I'm gonna go down by the wa - ter
C Dm Em Dm
But I ain't gonna jump in, no, no
C Dm Em Dm
I'll just be looking for my mak - er
F D
And I hear that that's where she's been? Oh!

Out of nine lives, I spent seven
Now, how in the world do you get to Heaven
Oh, you don't know the shape I'm in

I just spent 60 days in the jailhouse
For the crime of having no dough
Now here I am back out on the street
For the crime of having nowhere to go

Save your neck or save your brother
Looks like it's one or the other
Oh, you don't know the shape I'm in

Now two young kids might start a ruckus
You know they feel you trying to shuck us
Oh, you don't know the shape I'm in

This song is fun to play. It's got that G>C thing like in Bertha, but with a different rhythm. I play the chorus with D instead of Dm when I'm playing it in open position, but I play it with Dm when I'm using the bar chords. Now, if only someone could tab the intro. [/code]
Well, once again, I can't figure out how to use the code to set up the chords above the correct spot. I apologize. It's like this:

(G)Go out yonder,(C)(G) peace in the valley(C)(G)
(D)Oh, you don't know the shape (C)I'm in(G)

and:

(C)I'm gonna go down(Dm) by the (Em)wa -(Dm)ter
(C)But I ain't gonna (Dm)jump in,(Em) no, (Dm)no

 #10997  by strumminsix
 Tue Dec 12, 2006 2:17 pm
Awesome thank you!!!

 #11001  by hesgone95
 Tue Dec 12, 2006 2:46 pm
One of my fave Band tunes, thanks amyjared!