Shotgun chords by George Ezra


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Shotgun | Chords + Lyrics (no capo)


Intro

| F | Bb | Dm7 | C |

Verse 1

| F | Bb | Dm7 | C |
Homegrown alligator, see you later gotta hit the road, gotta hit the road.
| F | Bb | Dm7 | C |
Something changed in the atmosphere architecture unfamiliar, I could get used to this.

Bridge 1

| F | Bb | Dm7 | C |
Time flies by in the yellow and green stick around and you’ll see what I mean.
| F | Bb | Dm7 | C N.C |
There’s a mountaintop that I’m dreaming of, if you need me you know where I’ll be.

Chorus 1

||: F (F6) | Bb (Bbadd9) | Dm7 (Dmadd9) | C :||
I’ll be riding shotgun underneath the hot sun, feeling like a someone (someone).
I’ll be riding shotgun underneath the hot sun, feeling like a someone.

Verse 2

| F | Bb | Dm7 | C |
We’re south of the Equator, navigator, gotta hit the road, gotta hit the road.
| F | Bb | Dm7 | C |
Deep sea diving ’round the clock, bikini bottoms, lager tops, I could get used to this.

Bridge 2

| F | Bb | Dm7 | C |
Time flies by in the yellow and green stick around and you’ll see what I mean.
| F | Bb | Dm7 | C N.C |
There’s a mountaintop that I’m dreaming of, if you need me you know where I’ll be.

Chorus 2

||: F (F6) | Bb (Bbadd9) | Dm7 (Dmadd9) | C :||
I’ll be riding shotgun underneath the hot sun, feeling like a someone (someone).
I’ll be riding shotgun underneath the hot sun, feeling like a someone.

Middle 8

| F (F6) | Bb |
We got two in the front (hey). Two in the back (hey).
| Dm7 (Dmadd9) | C |
Sailing along and we don’t look back (back, back).

Instrumental

| F | Bb | Dm7 | C |

Bridge 3 (acapella)

| N.C | N.C | N.C | N.C |
Time flies by in the yellow and green, stick around and you’ll see what I mean.
| N.C | N.C | N.C | N.C |
There’s a mountaintop that I’m dreaming of, if you need me you know where I’ll be.

Chorus 3

| F | Bb | Dm7 | C |
I’ll be riding shotgun underneath the hot sun, feeling like a someone (someone).
| F | Bb | Dm7 | C |
I’ll be riding shotgun underneath the hot sun, feeling like a someone.
| F (F6) | Bb (Bbadd9) | Dm7 (Dmadd9) | C |
I’ll be riding shotgun underneath the hot sun, feeling like a someone (someone).
| F (F6) | Bb (Bbadd9) | Dm7 (Dmadd9) | C |
I’ll be riding shotgun underneath the hot sun, feeling like a someone, a someone, a someone, someone.

Outro

||: F (F6) | Bb (Bbadd9) | Dm7 (Dmadd9) | C :|| to fade



Shotgun | Chords + Lyrics (capo 3)


Intro

| D5 | G | Bm7 | A |

Verse 1

| D5 | G | Bm7 | A |
Homegrown alligator, see you later gotta hit the road, gotta hit the road.
| D5 | G | Bm7 | A |
Something changed in the atmosphere architecture unfamiliar, I could get used to this.

Bridge 1

| D5 | G | Bm7 | A |
Time flies by in the yellow and green stick around and you’ll see what I mean.
| D5 | G | Bm7 | A N.C |
There’s a mountaintop that I’m dreaming of, if you need me you know where I’ll be.

Chorus 1

||: D (D6) | G (Gadd9) | Bm7 (Bmadd9) | A :||
I’ll be riding shotgun underneath the hot sun, feeling like a someone (someone).
I’ll be riding shotgun underneath the hot sun, feeling like a someone.

Verse 2

| D5 | G | Bm7 | A |
We’re south of the Equator, navigator, gotta hit the road, gotta hit the road.
| D5 | G | Bm7 | A |
Deep sea diving ’round the clock, bikini bottoms, lager tops, I could get used to this.

Bridge 2

| D5 | G | Bm7 | A |
Time flies by in the yellow and green stick around and you’ll see what I mean.
| D5 | G | Bm7 | A N.C |
There’s a mountaintop that I’m dreaming of, if you need me you know where I’ll be.

Chorus 2

||: D (D6) | G (Gadd9) | Bm7 (Bmadd9) | A :||
I’ll be riding shotgun underneath the hot sun, feeling like a someone (someone).
I’ll be riding shotgun underneath the hot sun, feeling like a someone.

Middle 8

| D (D6) | G |
We got two in the front (hey). Two in the back (hey).
| Bm7 (Bmadd9) | A |
Sailing along and we don’t look back (back, back).

Instrumental

| D5 | G | Bm7 | A |

Bridge 3 (acapella)

| N.C | N.C | N.C | N.C |
Time flies by in the yellow and green, stick around and you’ll see what I mean.
| N.C | N.C | N.C | N.C |
There’s a mountaintop that I’m dreaming of, if you need me you know where I’ll be.

Chorus 3

| D5 | G | Bm7 | A |
I’ll be riding shotgun underneath the hot sun, feeling like a someone (someone).
| D5 | G | Bm7 | A |
I’ll be riding shotgun underneath the hot sun, feeling like a someone.
| D (D6) | G (Gadd9) | Bm7 (Bmadd9) | A |
I’ll be riding shotgun underneath the hot sun, feeling like a someone (someone).
| D (D6) | G (Gadd9) | Bm7 (Bmadd9) | A |
I’ll be riding shotgun underneath the hot sun, feeling like a someone, a someone, a someone, someone.

Outro

||: D (D6) | G (Gadd9) | Bm7 (Bmadd9) | A :|| to fade



Shotgun Chords: Learn the progressions!


Shotgun guitar lesson with TAB T

In the music video at the top of this page, you can clearly see how Ezra plays a baritone guitar, using a capo, thinking in the key of G.

The chords he plays are:

||: G5 | Cadd9 | Em7 | D :||

He does this on a baritone guitar tuned B – E – A – D – F# – B, fitting a capo on fret 3, what we hear is:

||: F5 | Bbadd9 | Dm7 | C :||

Compare these chords to Talking About A Revolution and Wonderwall.

You may now be thinking: Why haven’t you written those chords above with the lyrics?

The answer is, that the other instruments play an F, not an F5, a Bb, not a Bbadd9 and what George plays is very low in the mix.

If you’re playing Shotgun in a band, you need to add a part that doesn’t get in the way of the main instrument, the bass. As there are only four chords, I’m sure you can come up with something, use these chords:

||: F | Bb | Dm7 | C :||

Try to not get in the way of the bass line!

If you play Shotgun on your own using just an acoustic guitar, you need to take inspiration from what the bass is doing, rhythmically, and harmonically!

Above you saw Shotgun’s chords as if in the key of D as well, indicating that you should put a capo on fret 3 to get to F.

This way you can get back to George’s power chord for chord I, and include the bass rhythm and extensions, here’s TAB for such a part (members get the full story).

Shotgun chords and TAB idea 3

Here’s a link to the complete lesson (members only): Shotgun – Guitar lesson with TAB.

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Shotgun’s success and legacy

Shotgun is a single from George Ezra’s second album, Staying at Tamara’s. It was an international success, reaching #1 in 8 countries.

As it was released in 2018, we are past sales figures having any real meaning; instead, streaming numbers are a better indication of a tune’s popularity.

With that in mind, we can see how, 6 years later, the video has had 78 million views on YouTube (it’s a great video!), and on Spotify, it’s been played 889 million times.

Ezra is no one-hit-wonder; his 2013 single Budapest has done even better than Shotgun, although it isn’t played by bands and solo performers as much. Other big tunes from Ezra include Paradise and Green Green Grass.

If you’re in a U.K.-based party band or a solo performer, Shotgun is an easy win as it always seems to go down well with the crowd.

One of the main reasons bands pick it up so often may be down to the fact that, as there are only four chords, it’s really easy to add to the repertoire!



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