E] For two long years my head hurt bad So a A doctor checked me an he shook his head He said B7 I'm sorry to tell you But your body's outlived your brain E He said I know this doctor in New York, son And he'll A fix you right up with a brand new one So the B7 head doctor met me When I stepped down off of the train. E E He said we had this bank robber killed last night His A body's shot but his brain's alright I'll B7 give you a transplant, boy And you'll be OK E I got my new brain in and I was feelin' great I went A right back to Nashville with no headache But something B7 strange happened When I walked in the bank one day. EStandard guitar tuning:EADGBENo capo
ChorusI said A stick 'em up ever'body I'm robbin' this place Drop E all of your money in my guitar case Don't A nobody move and don't nobody reach for that B7 door A E lady said, why you're Johnny Cash I said A no ma'am, I'm the Manhattan Flash And I B7 am the best bank robber in New York. E E Now the other night Roy Acuff called me He said A John I'd like for you to do the Opry So I B7 went out on the stage, but I couldn't sing E I got into a half a verse of 'I Walk The Line' And A something snapped in this head of mine I yelled B7 stick 'em up - Give me your money, your watches and rings. E Change to F: F B♭ C7 F Well, I called New York and talked to that brain quack And said B♭ Doc I gotta have my old brain back He said I'm C7 sorry there, Mr. Cash, but I can't do that F He said I put your brain in a chicken last monday He's B♭ singing your songs and makin' lots of money And I got him C7 signed to a ten-year recording contract.F F Now friends if you see me walkin' down the street Remember B♭ what you see ain't necessarily me And if I C7 try to hold you up, don't pay me no mind F But when you got ten bucks that you can blow You oughta B♭ catch that Johnny Chicken show He's doin' C7 fairs and concert dates All up and down the line. F I said B♭ stick 'em up ever'body I'm robbin' this place Drop F all of your money in my guitar case Don't B♭ nobody move and don't nobody reach for that door C7 A F lady said, why you're Johnny Cash I said B♭ no ma'am, I'm the Manhattan Flash And I C7 am the best bank robber in New York. F TALK: Well, I don't pay any income tax... You don't pay tax on money you steal... You oughta catch that Johnny Chicken show... Chicken In Black! hmmmmmmmm!