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Lightnin Strikes  Lou Christie



        (guitar voicings: Db: xx[11]1099   Fm: xx[11]0098   Eb: xx8886)

Verse 1:

        [Eb]Listen to me, baby, you got to under[Db/Eb]stand [Fm/Eb]
        [Eb]You're old enough to know the makings of a[Db/Eb] man  [Fm/Eb]
        [Eb]Listen to me, baby, it's hard to settle [Db/Eb]down  [Fm/Eb]
        [Eb]Am I asking too much for you to stick ar[Db/Eb]ound  [Fm/Eb]

Refrain 1:

        E[C]very boy wants a g[Dm]irl
        He can t[G7]rust to the v[C]ery end
        [C]Baby, that's [Dm]you
        Won't you w[G7]ait   b[C]ut 'til then

        When [C]I see lips beggin' to be kissed (Stop!)
        I can't stop (Stop!)  [C7]I can't stop myself
(Stop! Stop!)

Chorus 1:

        [Fm7]Lightnin's striking a[Gm7]gain    [C7]
        [Fm7]Lightnin's striking a[Gm7]gain    [C7]

Verse 2:

Nature's takin' over my one-track mind
Believe it or not, you're in my heart all the time
All the girls are sayin' that you'll end up a fool
For the time being, baby, live by the rules

Refrain 2:

When I settle down
I want one baby on my mind
Forgive and forget
And I'll make up for all lost time

If she's put together fine and she's readin' my mind (Stop!)
I can't stop (Stop!) I can't stop myself
(Stop! Stop!)

Chorus 2:

Lightnin's striking again
Lightnin's striking again and again and again and again

Guitar solo:


Eb Db/Eb Fm/Eb (3X)
(repeat chorus 1)

Refrain 3:

There's a chapel in the pines
Waiting for us around the bend
Picture in your mind
Love forever, but 'til then

If she gives me a sign that she wants to make time (Stop!)
I can't stop (Stop!) I can't stop myself
(Stop! Stop!)

(repeat chorus 2)

Coda (repeat to fade):

        [Fm7]Lightnin's striking ag[Gm7]ain and again and ag[C7]ain and again

-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers

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