Back In The USSR

Words & Music:

John Lennon & Paul McCartney


This is fully tabbed in the November 2009 issue of Guitar Edge.


E  E7


A7                         D7          C                      D7

Flew in from Miami Beach, B. O. A. C.  Didn't get to bed last night

A7                           D7          C                     D7

On the way the paper bag was on my knee; man, I had a dreadful flight.



                      A7  C7                           D7

I'm back in the U.S.S.R.  You don't know how lucky you are, boy.

[n.c.]            A7   D7  Eb7  E7

Back in the U.S.S.R.


Been away so long I hardly knew the place.

Gee, it's good to be back home.

Leave it till tomorrow to unpack my case.

Honey, disconnect the phone.



                      A7  C7                           D7     E7

I'm back in the U.S.S.R.  You don't know how lucky you are, boy.

Abadd9          Gadd9                                 A7  B7

Back in the U.S., back in the U.S., back in the U.S.S.R.



C7   C#7  D

Well, the Ukraine girls really knock me out,


They leave the West behind.

    D7     C#7           C7       B7

And Moscow girls make me sing and shout;

     E7                           D7          A  D7  Eb7  E7

That Georgia's always on my mi-mi-mi-mi-mi-mi-mind!       [Oh, come on!]



    A                                                   D

B |-15-------15--15-------15--15-------15--15-------15--15------15------15-----|

G |-17b(19)-(19)-17b(19)-(19)-17b(19)-(19)-17b(19)-(19)-17b(19)-17b(19)-17b(19)|


    C                               D       A                 D

B |---------15--15b(17)b15----------------------------------------------------|

G |-17--17------------------17--14--14-----15-b(19)17-b(19)17-b(19)17-b(19)17-|


    C                                D

B |---------15--15b(17)b15--------------|

G |-17--17------------------17--14--14--|






Oh, show me 'round the snow-peaked mountains way down south.

Take me to your daddy's farm.

Let me hear your balalaikas ringing out.

Come and keep your comrade warm.




[out on A7]

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