Instant Karma (John Lennon)


 Instant Karma's gonna get you, gonna knock you right on the head.
 You better get yourself together, pretty soon gonna be dead.
 What in the world you thinking of, laughing in the face of love.
 What on earth you trying to do, it's up to you, yeah you.

Instant Karma's gonna get you, gonna look you right in the face.
You better get yourself together, darling, join the human race.
How in the world you gonna see, laughing at fools like me.
Who on earth d'you think you are, a superstar? Well, alright you are.

Well we all shine on, like the moon and the stars and the sun.
Well we all shine on, everyone, come on.

Instant Karma's gonna get you, gonna knock you off your feet.
Better recognise your brothers, everyone you meet.
Why in the world are we here, surely not to live in pain and fear.
Why on earth are you there, when you're everywhere, come and get your share.



The above is solely MY INTERPRETATION of this great song, in a format aimed at learning guitarists.
No attempt has been made to copy or reproduce the artist's or publisher's sheet music for the song,
if such exists.

It can be used for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. To play the song as it should be played, you should
purchase the official sheetmusic for the song. You should also purchase and listen to the song to learn
the rhythm and timing of the song - this is essential if you wish to play the song with any degree of accuracy


A Am Bm C D E Em F F#m G
variations - click chord images
Transpose chords:
Cool service:
View: Size:
A  A  A
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • Currently 2.3/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
click stars to rate
Chordie recommends:
Get acoustic guitar lessons and electric guitar lessons at
Login to add this song to your songbook
Support the artist
Preview/buy this song
MSN Music
Why this non-profit ad?

login to add comments/video/corrections