Tom Paxton - Johhny Got A Gun Chords

 
         
         
         
         
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No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo

Bm

A

G

G

A

Bm

JBmohnny's mum and dad both woArked long hours, they worGked on the weekAends too Bm JBmohnny was eleven, but they haAd no notion of what JohGnny was goinAg throuBmgh JAohnny got pushed and JoDhnny got robbed and it madAe him feel chicken to run D F BBmig kids picked on JoAhnny every day, so JohGnny went and got Ahim a gun Bm <repeat intro=""> Johnny got a gun, he didn't bring it home, he covered it with rags and dirt. On his way to school he looked both ways, then he hid it under his shirt. Johnny was afraid of going to school, there was always trouble in the hall. Fights in the boys' room, guns in the lockers and little kids bouncing off the walls.

Chorus

JoDhnny was afraid of dyinAg young EvGerybody he knewF had a gun SoBm Johnny got a gun and eGvery little thiAng looked cool.Bm <repeat intro="" and="" then="" between="" each="" verse="" chorus=""> First time Johnny flashed his gun everybody backed off fast. Everybody treated him differently then. Johnny felt safe at last. Johnny had a gun and everybody knew and everybody left him alone. Till he bumped a kid who was coming down the stairs and the kid had a gun of his own. The kid pushed Johnny, Johnny went down and the kid had something to say. Pulled his gun, Johnny shot first and he blew the other kid away The police came and took away the gun, said he wouldn't need a gun any more Took him to the station, sat him in a chair And his feet didn't reach the floor.

Chorus

Johnny had a hearing plead self defence, prosecutor said "No way." Judge said "you're eleven, but you're killing like a man and it's gonna be a long, long stay" Johnny's mum and dad still work long hours and knock on the unit door Sit with Johnny in the visitor's room and his feet don't reach the floor.

Chorus

AndG his feet dAon't reach thBme floor.