Murray Head - Say it ain't so, Joe

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Intro

D  Am Em  C  G

Chorus - 0:12

D                      Am
Say it ain't so Joe, say it ain't so.
Em                                          C              G
That's not what I wanna hear Joe, ain't I got a right to know
D                      Am
Say it ain't so Joe, say it ain't so
Em                                            C                G
I'm sure they're telling us lies Joe. Please tell us it ain't so.

Verse 1

     D
They told us that our hero has played his trump card;
   Am
He doesn't know how to go on.
      Em
We're clinging to his charm and determined smile
        C                  G
But the good ol' days have gone.

Break

D  Am Em  C  G

Verse 2

    D
The image and the Empire may be falling apart
                     Am
The money has gotten scarce
Em
 One man's word held the country together
        C                G
But the truth is getting fierce.

Chorus

D                             Am
Say it ain't so Joe, please, say it ain't so
Em                                           C           G
We pinned our hopes on you Joe and they're, ruining our show.

Break

D  Am Em  C  G

Break

Bm7  F#m               Em                     A
Ooh babies, don't you think; we're gonna get burned?
Bm7  F#m               Em                     Am
Ooh babies, don't you think; we're gonna get burned?
                C                       Am
We're gonna get turned, we're gonna get learned,
                     C
Yes, we're gonna get turned.
C                Am                      C
We're gonna get burned, we're gonna get learned,
                     Am
Yes, we're gonna get burned.
                C                       Am
We're gonna get burned, we're gonna get learned,
                     C                       Am
Yes, we're gonna get turned, we're gonna get burned.

Chorus - 2:45

D                     Am
Say it ain't so Joe, say it ain't so
Em                                         C              G
That's not what I wanna hear Joe, ain't I, got a right to know?
D                    Am
Say it ain't so Joe, say it ain't so
Em                                           C                G
I'm sure they're telling us lies Joe. Please tell us it ain't so.

Verse 3 - 3:12

     D
They told us that our hero has played his trump card
   Am
He doesn't know how to go on
      Em
We're clinging to his charm and determined smile
        C                  G
But the good ol' days have gone

Chorus

D                            Am
Say it ain't so Joe, please, say it ain't so.
Em                                          C           G
We pinned our hopes on you Joe and they're, ruining our show.

Verse 4 - 3:36

    D
The image and the Empire may be falling apart;
                     Am
The money has gotten scarce
Em
One man's word held the country together
        C                G
But the truth is getting fierce

Chorus - 3:52

D                            Am
Say it ain't so Joe, please, say it ain't so
Em                                        C              G
That's not what I wanna hear Joe, ain't I got a right to know?
D                             Am
Say it ain't so Joe, please, say it ain't so
Em                                           C                G
I'm sure they're telling us lies Joe. Please tell us it ain't so.

Outtro - 4:17

D  Am Em  C  G
Ooh
That's not what I wanna hear Joe, ain't I got a right to know?

Notes

  • Key: D
  • In the original song, there is a change of key from D to E after the break. That's absent here
  • Its sung with a thin voice, not a loud voice!

With change of key after break

Intro

D  Am Em  C  G

Chorus - 0:12

D                      Am
Say it ain't so Joe, say it ain't so.
Em                                          C              G
That's not what I wanna hear Joe, ain't I got a right to know
D                      Am
Say it ain't so Joe, say it ain't so
Em                                            C                G
I'm sure they're telling us lies Joe. Please tell us it ain't so.

Verse 1

     D
They told us that our hero has played his trump card;
   Am
He doesn't know how to go on.
      Em
We're clinging to his charm and determined smile
        C                  G
But the good ol' days have gone.

Break

D  Am Em  C  G

Verse 2

    D
The image and the Empire may be falling apart
                     Am
The money has gotten scarce
Em
 One man's word held the country together
        C                G
But the truth is getting fierce.

Chorus

D                             Am
Say it ain't so Joe, please, say it ain't so
Em                                           C           G
We pinned our hopes on you Joe and they're, ruining our show.

Break

D  Am Em  C  G

Break

Bm7  F#m               Em                     A
Ooh babies, don't you think; we're gonna get burned?
Bm7  F#m               Em                     Am
Ooh babies, don't you think; we're gonna get burned?
                C                       Am
We're gonna get turned, we're gonna get learned,
                     C
Yes, we're gonna get turned.
C                Am                      C
We're gonna get burned, we're gonna get learned,
                     Am
Yes, we're gonna get burned.
                C                       Am
We're gonna get burned, we're gonna get learned,
                     C                       Am
Yes, we're gonna get turned, we're gonna get burned.

Chorus - 2:45

E                     Bm
Say it ain't so Joe, say it ain't so
F#m                                         D              A
That's not what I wanna hear Joe, ain't I, got a right to know?
E                     Bm
Say it ain't so Joe, say it ain't so
F#m                                           D                A
I'm sure they're telling us lies Joe. Please tell us it ain't so.

Verse 3 - 3:12

     E
They told us that our hero has played his trump card
   Bm
He doesn't know how to go on
      F#m
We're clinging to his charm and determined smile
        D                  A
But the good ol' days have gone

Chorus

E                             Bm
Say it ain't so Joe, please, say it ain't so.
F#m                                          D           A
We pinned our hopes on you Joe and they're, ruining our show.

Verse 4 - 3:36

    E
The image and the Empire may be falling apart;
                     Bm
The money has gotten scarce
F#m
One man's word held the country together
        D                A
But the truth is getting fierce

Chorus - 3:52

E                             Bm
Say it ain't so Joe, please, say it ain't so
F#m                                         D              A
That's not what I wanna hear Joe, ain't I got a right to know?
E                             Bm
Say it ain't so Joe, please, say it ain't so
F#m                                           D                A
I'm sure they're telling us lies Joe. Please tell us it ain't so.

Outtro - 4:17

E  Bm, F#m  D  A
Ooh
That's not what I wanna hear Joe, ain't I got a right to know?

Bronnen