Nutbush City Limits chords by Tina Turner


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Nutbush City Limits | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

||: A A6 A A6 A | A7 A6 A A6 A :|| x3
| C | C | G | G |
||: A A6 A A6 A | A7 A6 A A6 A :||

Verse 1

||: A A6 A A6 A | A7 A6 A A6 A :|| x4
A church house, gin house. A school house, outhouse.
On Highway Number Nineteen. The people keep the city clean.
| C | C | G | G |
They call it Nutbush, oh, Nutbush.
||: A A6 A A6 A | A7 A6 A A6 A :||
Call it Nutbush city limits.

Verse 2

||: A A6 A A6 A | A7 A6 A A6 A :|| x4
Twenty-five was the speed limit. Motorcycle not allowed in it.
You go to store on Fridays. You go to church on Sundays.
| C | C | G | G |
They call it Nutbush, that little ol’ town, oh, Nutbush.
||: A A6 A A6 A | A7 A6 A A6 A :||
They call it Nutbush city limits.

Verse 3

||: A A6 A A6 A | A7 A6 A A6 A :|| x4
You go to field on weekdays. And have a picnic on Labor Day.
You go to town on Saturdays. But go to church ev’ry Sunday.
| C | C | G | G |
They call it Nutbush, oh, Nutbush.
||: A A6 A A6 A | A7 A6 A A6 A :||
They call it Nutbush city limits.

Solo

||: A A6 A A6 A | A7 A6 A A6 A :|| x4
| C | C | G | G |
||: A A6 A A6 A | A7 A6 A A6 A :||

Verse 4

||: A A6 A A6 A | A7 A6 A A6 A :||
No whiskey for sale. You get caught, no bail.
Saltpork and molasses. Is all you get in jail.
| C | C | G | G |
They call it Nutbush, oh, Nutbush.
||: A A6 A A6 A | A7 A6 A A6 A :||
Yeah, they call it Nutbush city. Nutbush city limits

Outro

||: A A6 A A6 A | A7 A6 A A6 A :||
Little old town in Tennessee.
It’s called a quiet, little old community.
A one-horse town. You have to watch what you’re puttin’ down.
In old Nutbush. They call it Nutbush.


Nutbush City Limits chords and progression (lesson preview)

Nutbush City Limits analysis + TAB

Should you play along with the original recording, you might find it nicer to tune up a few Hz to around 444. My free online guitar tuner can help you with this.

The chords are the same throughout with only a few small tweaks. The main riff uses the extensions 6 and dom7, to find out exactly how you’ll need TAB.

Once you’ve got that down, just reading the chords like this will be enough:

||: A A6 A A6 A | A7 A6 A A6 A :|| x4

Apart from this riff, you go to C which is a bIIIx chord, and G which is a bVIIx. You could also see this as being chords I and V from the key of Am, which means we have a modal interchange.

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Nutbush City Limit is a great encore for the working band!

Tina Turner mainly sang covers but in the case of Nutbush City Limits, she actually wrote it.

Released in 1973 as a single off the album of the same name by Ike and Tina Turner, it charted in the top 20 in over ten countries.

In 1990, she rereleased it as a solo artist on the album Simply the Best (1991) as well as a single with The Best as a B-side.

This album, by the way, is an incredible representation of Tina Turner’s impressive catalogue, you’ll also find What’s Love Got to Do with It, I Can’t Stand the Rain, Let’s Stay Together, Private Dancer, We Don’t Need Another Hero, River Deep – Mountain High, Steamy Windows, It Takes Two, and Addicted To Love. No wonder it sold 7 million copies!

I’ve found that Nutbush City Limits is an excellent alternative to Proud Mary as an Encore for a Motown/Soul band.


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