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Alice Cooper Chord Tablature: The Ballad Of Dwight Fry

The Ballad Of Dwight Fry

Words and music by
From the album Love It To Death (1971)
Transcribed by patla@pobox.dec.com

"Mommy, where's daddy? He's been gone for so long. Do you think he'll ever come 
home?"

Intro 2X E G D C

E              G              D                  C
I was gone for fourteen days, I could have been  gone for more;
E                G              D                C
Held up in intensive care ward, Lying on the     floor.
E              G              D                  C  
I was gone for all those days,But I was not all a-lone;
E                     G             D            C      C-riff
I made friends with a lot of peo-ple  in the danger zone

C        D        E             C        D       E
See my  lone-ly life un-fold    I see it ev-ry   day
C        D    E       A         C        D       E
See my only mind ex-plode,    since I've gone a-way

E              G              D                  C

E                    G            D               C
I think I lost some weight there, And I'm sure I need some rest;
E              G              D                   C
Sleeping don't come very easy  In a straight white vest.
E                    G                D                     C
Sure like to see that little children, She's only four years old ole
E                     G               D                  C     C-riff
I'd give her back all her play things even even the one I stole

C        D        E             C        D       E
See my  lone-ly life un-fold     I see it ev-ry  day
C        D    E       A         C        D       E
See my  lone-ly mind ex-plode,    when I've gone in-sane

Interlude 3X E G D C

E              G              D                  C
  (I wanna get out of here,         I've  wanna  get out of here.)
E              G              D                  C
  (I gotta get out of here,         I've  got to get out of here.)
E              G              D                  C
  (I gotta get out of here,         I've  got to get out of here.)

C        D        E             C        D        E
See my  lone-ly life un-fold     I see it ev-ry   day
C        D    E       A         C        D       E
See my  lone-ly mind ex-plode,    blow up in my face

Interlude 3X E G D C
E                   G             D               C      
I grabbed my hat I got my coat  I ran into the street 
E                   G               D                     C
I saw a man that was chok-ing there   I guess he couldn't breathe
E                         G              D                  C   
Said to my-self, this is ver-y strange,  I'm glad it wasn't me;
E                   G               D                     C
But now I hear those sirens call-ing  And so I am not     free 
(I didn't want to be)
(I didn't want to be)
(I didn't want to be)

C        D        E             C        D        E
See my  lone-ly life un-fold      
C        D    E       A         C        D       E
See my lone-ly mind ex-plode,    blow up in my face

Ending in "E"


Alternative version by Jeff Gower

Ending of "Second Coming" leads into these piano chords:
A - A/G# - A/G - D
Bb ("mommy") - A - F - G - Asus2 - F - G - Asus2
Chords: F - G - A - B - C - D - E - G - D - C -

Verse 1:
E - G - D - C - E - G - D - C - E - G - D - C - E - G - D - C

Chorus:
C - D - E - C - D - E - C - D - (E-D-B-A) - C - D - E

Verse 2:
E - G - D - C - E - G - D - C - E - G - D - C - E - G - D - C

Repeat chorus, then just keep up the E-G-D-C chord sequence
throughout the solo and the "I wanna get outa here" lyrics
Repeat chorus and E-G-D-C sequence

Verse 3:
E - G - D - C - E - G - D - C - E - G - D - C - E - G - D - C

Repeat chorus and C-D-E sequence