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/ The Verve / Urban Hymns (1997) / The Drugs Don't Work guitar tab

THE DRUGS DON'T WORK
Transcribed by: Thomas Poynton 

Intro:   C  |  Am  |Em  |  Fmaj7  |  G  |  C

    C          Am
Verse 1: All this talk of getting old is getting me down my lord
     Em             Fmaj7        G        C
    Like a cat in a bag waiting to drown, this time I`m coming down
      C                                        Am
Verse 2: And I hope your thinking of me as you laid down on your side
     Em    Fmaj7
    Now the drugs don`t work, they just make you worse
      G                  C
    But I know I`ll see your face again            (repeat last 2 lines)
      C                                           Am
Verse 3: But I know I`m on a losing streak as I passed down by your street
      Em                          Fmaj7
    And if you wanna show, then just let me know
    G            C
    And I`ll sing in your ear again
   Am          Em                      Fmaj7
    Now the drugs don`t work, they just make you worse
      G                  C
    But I know I`ll see your face again

Chorus:
   Fmaj7                              Am               Em
    `Cos baby-oooh (sha-la-la-la-la)-if heaven falls, I`m comin` too
        Fmaj7               Am                   Em
    Just like you said-“You leave my life, I`m better off dead”

(Repeat Verse 1)
   Am  Em    Fmaj7
    Now the drugs don`t work, they just make you worse
      G                  C
    But I know I`ll see your face again

(Repeat Chorus)

    And if you wanna show, then just let me know

    And I`ll sing in your ear again

    Now the drugs don`t work they just make you worse

    But I know I`ll see your face again

Ad lib:  Yeah I know I`ll see your face again

    Never comin` down no more oh lord

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Song: The drugs don't work (Radio Edit)
Group: The Verve
Album: Urban Hymns

This is the second single of the Verve's album Urban Hymns. The song is really easy to play. Nice chord progression. The Verve have been around
since 1989 but all of a sudden they have become commercially popular.
Yet their music has always stayed quite similar and their classic work
is often their oldest stuff. So if you like this and their newer music
try out old music like "a northen soul" and "a storm in heaven".


Chords used:

C  alternates between X32013 and X32003 (uses second version to got to Am)
Am alternates between X02210 and X02200 (uses second version to got to Em)
Em 022000
F  (Barre chord) 133211
G  320033

NB C somtimes drops from X32013 to 30013 (But you can figure out where!)

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Intro:

C Am Em F G C


Verse 1

C
All this talk of gettin' old
                Am
it's gettin' me down my love
                Em
like a cat in a bag
           F   G
waiting to drown
G             C
this time I'm coming down


Verse 2

C
and I hope you're thinking of me
                Am
as you lay down on your side
                    Em
now the drugs don't work
                   F   
they just make you worse
      G                  C
but I know I'll see your face again
                    Em
now the drugs don't work
                   F
they just make you worse
      G                  C
but I know I'll see your face again


Verse 3

C
But I know I'm on a losing streak
                    Am
cause I passed down my old street
                 Em
and if you wanna show 
                 F
then just let me know 
         G            C
and I'll sing in your ear again
                    Em
now the drugs don't work
                   F
they just make you worse
      G                  C
but I know I'll see your face again



Chorus

           F     Em
cause baby ooohhhh
          Am               G
if heaven calls I'm coming too
              F  Em
Just like you said
             Am                 G
you leave my life I'm better of dead.


Verse 4

C
All this talk of gettin' old
                Am
it's gettin' me down my love
                Em
like a cat in a bag
           F   G
waiting to drown
G             C
this time I'm coming down
                    Em
now the drugs don't work
                   F
they just make you worse
      G                  C
but I know I'll see your face again


Chorus

           F     Em
cause baby ooohhhh
          Am               G
if heaven calls I'm coming too
              F  Em
Just like you said
             Am                 G
you leave my life I'm better of dead.



Verse 5

                 Em
but if you wanna show 
                 F
then just let me know 
         G            C
and I'll sing in your ear again
                    Em
now the drugs don't work
                   F
they just make you worse
      G                  C
but I know I'll see your face again


Middle 8

C
yeah I know I'll see your face again
C
yeah I know I'll see your face again
C
yeah I know I'll see your face again
C
yeah I know I'll see your face again


(Fade out)
C
Never coming down, 
C
I'm never coming down 
C
no more no more no more no more no more



(Original Demo Lyrics) 
(Note "drug make ME worse" - pre-commercial/sanitized version)

All this talk of growin' old
is gettin' me down my love
like a cat in a bag
waiting to drown
I know I'm coming down

and I hope you're thinking of me
as you lay down inside
now the drugs don't work
they just make me worse
but I know I'll see your face again

cause baby ooohhhh
if heaven calls I'm coming too
and baby ooohhhh
if heaven calls I'm with you

But I know I'm on a losing streak
I passed down my old street
and if you wanna stop 
then give me a shout 
and I'll come running down
you know I will
But the drugs don't work
they just make me worse
and I know I'll see your face again

cause baby ooohhhh
if heaven calls I'm coming too
cause baby ooohhhh
if heaven calls I'm coming too
Just like you said
I'm better dead, when I ain't got you
Just like you said
I'm better dead, when I ain't got you

but if you wanna show 
then just let me know 
and I'll sing in your ear again
but the drugs don't work
they just make me worse
but I know I'll see your face again

like a cat in a bag
waiting to drown
I know I'm coming down
now the drugs don't work
they just make me worse
and I know I'll see your face again
----------------------------------------------
Chorded by Ross Howard (Auckland, New Zealand)


The Verve albums
1997 Urban Hymns
1995 A Northern Soul
1993 A Storm in Heaven
Urban Hymns tabs
01Bitter Sweet Symphony tabbass tab
02Sonnet tabbass tab
03The Rolling People tabbass tab
04The Drugs Don't Work tabbass tab
05Catching The Butterfly tabbass tab
06Neon Wilderness tabbass tab
07Space And Time tabbass tab
08Weeping Willow tabbass tab
09Lucky Man tabbass tab
10One Day tabbass tab
11This Time tabbass tab
12Velvet Morning tabbass tab
13Come On tabbass tab

 

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