Artist: The Beatles
Song:   Happiness Is A Warm Gun
Album:  The Beatles [The White Album] (1968)
Tempo:  4|4 & 6|4
Style:  Tri-segmented Ballad
Tuning: Standard

Am7:    X02010
Am6:    X02212
Em9:    020002
Em:     022000
Dm6:    XX0201
Am*     XXX210
A7:     X02020
C:      X32010
Am:     X02210
F:      133211
G:      320033
Am/C:   X32210
F/C:    X33211
G/B:    X20033
Fm/C:   X33111

Am7         Am6             Em9   Em
She's not a girl who misses much,
Am7         Am6             Em9   Em
Do do do do do do do do, oh yeah.
She's well acquainted with the touch of the velvet hand,
Like a lizard on a window pane.
The man in the crowd with the multicoloured mirrors,
On his hobnail boots.
Lying with his eyes while his hands are busy,
Working overtime.
A soap impression of his wife which he ate,
And donated to the National Trust.

|A7 |A7 |C  |Am |

I need a fix cos I'm going down,
Down to the bits that I left uptown.
C                    Am
I need a fix cos I'm going down

A7              C
Mother Superior jump the gun,
A7              G7
Mother Superior jump the gun.

C    Am        F    G
Happiness is a warm gun (Happiness bang, bang, shoot, shoot,
C    Am        F    G
Happiness is a warm gun, mama (Happiness bang, bang, shoot, shoot).
C       Am      F     G
When I hold you in my arms (Oo-oo oh yeah),
C       Am    F         G
And I feel my finger on your trigger (Oo-oo oh yeah).
C      Am     F         G
I know no one can do me no harm (Oo-oo oh yeah),
C       Am/C          F/C       G/B
Because happiness is a warm gun, mama (Happiness bang, bang, shoot, shoot).
C    Am        F             G
Happiness is a warm gun. Yes it is (Happiness bang, bang, shoot, shoot),
Fm/C           NC
Happiness is a warm'. Yes it is, gun (Happiness bang, bang, shoot, shoot).

C     Am             F                   G                                    C
Well, don't you know happiness is a warm gun, mama? (Happiness is a warm gun, yeah).


1. John got the idea to this title from headline in a gun magazine, which read
"Happiness Is Warm Gun In Your Hand." The song itself was really three unfinished song
ideas put
together, and it was a complicated and long process to get it recorded.  It worked out
in the end though, after 70 takes, thanks to a joint team effort from all four members.
2. The title carries sexual connotations, of course, the kind that would typically amuse
John. The BBC even banned the song for this reason.  The lyrics have some odd
references to real people and places, "Mother Superior," for example, was one of John's
nicknames for Yoko Ono.
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