Watching The Wheels chords & lyrics

by John Lennon

Watching The Wheels was written by John Lennon. The song was recorded in 1980 and released March 13, 1981 in the US, and March 27, 1981 in the UK from the album Double Fantasy.

Music: Key of C Major in 4/4 time at 84 bpm (♩)
Chords: C, F, G, G/F, Dm, Dm7, Dm7/C, Am, Am/G, D7/F#, Fm, Ab
John Lennon

Watching The Wheels by John Lennon

Intro: 4/4  
   |    C   |    F    |    C   |    F   | 

 C                         F                   C    
1. People say I'm cra-zy___    Do-in' what I'm do-in'
               C                             F                  C    
   Well, they give me all kinds of warn-ings___ To save me from ru-in
    F              Dm                    G   
   When I say that I'm o-kay, well they look at me kind-a strange
    F                 Dm                  G
   Sure-ly you're not hap-py now, you no lon-ger play the game

 C                     F                C    
2. People say I'm lazy___ Dream-ing my life a-way
               C                           F            C    
   Well, they give me all kinds of ad-vice___ de-signed to en-ligh-ten me
           F                 Dm                     G   
   When I tell them that I'm do-ing fine watch-ing sha-dows on the wall
  F                   Dm                        G
   Don't you miss the big time, boy. You're no lon-ger on the ball

       F          G                            C                  Dm     F
Chorus: I'm just sit-ting here watch-ing the wheels go round and round
                   Am                Dm7    Dm7/C
        I real-ly love to watch them roll
       G           G/F            Am        Am/G  | D7/F#  |
        No lon-ger ri-ding on the mer-ry-go-round
       F       Fm             |  C   |  F  |  C  |  F  | 
        I just had to let it go

    C                             F              C    
3. Ahhh, people ask me quest-ions___ Lost in con-fu-sion
            C                            F           C    
   Well, I tell them there's no prob-lem___ only sol-u-tions
               F                          Dm            G   
   Well they shake their heads and they looked at me as if I've lost my mind
       F                  Dm                G
   I told them there's no hur-ry, I'm just sit-ting here do-ing time

       F          G                            C                  Dm     F
Chorus: I'm just sit-ting here watch-ing the wheels go round and round
                   Am                Dm7    Dm7/C
        I real-ly love to watch them roll
       G           G/F            Am        Am/G  | D7/F#  |
        No lon-ger ri-ding on the mer-ry-go-round
       F       Fm              C  -  D7/F# 
        I just had to let it go
       F       Fm            C  -  D7/F#  
        I just had to let it go                   (hold)
       F       Ab             |24 C     |44  C      |
        I just had to___ let it   go...         (adlib)   
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C Major

Red numbers: Finger positions/notes played
A column of 1's: Barre 1st finger over marked strings
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string
T: Thumb

Right-Handed Guitarist
           C                  F                 Dm                 G
    e|---|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|---|---|-4-|
    B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|---|---|-3-|     B|---|---|---|
    G|---|---|---|     G|-1-|-2-|---|     G|---|-2-|---|     G|---|---|---|
    D|---|-3-|---|     D|-1-|---|-4-|     D|---|---|---|     D|---|---|---|
    A|---|---|-4-|     A|-1-|---|-3-|     A|---|---|---|x    A|---|-2-|---|
    E|---|---|---|x    E|-1-|---|---|     E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|-3-|
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3

          Am                 Fm                 Dm7                G/F
    e|---|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|---|---|-4-|
    B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|---|---|---|
    G|---|-3-|---|     G|-1-|---|---|     G|---|-2-|---|     G|---|---|---|
    D|---|-2-|---|     D|-1-|---|-4-|     D|---|---|---|     D|---|---|---|
    A|---|---|---|     A|-1-|---|-3-|     A|---|---|---|x    A|---|-2-|---|
    E|---|---|---|x    E|-1-|---|---|     E|---|---|---|x    E|-1-|---|---|
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3 

         Am/G               D7/F#              Dm7/C               Ab
    e|---|---|---|     e|---|-3-|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|
    B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|
    G|---|-3-|---|     G|---|-2-|---|     G|---|-2-|---|     G|-1-|-2-|---|
    D|---|-2-|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|-1-|---|-4-|
    A|---|---|---|     A|---|---|---|     A|---|---|-3-|     A|-1-|---|-3-|
    E|---|---|-4-|     E|---|-T-|---|     E|---|---|---|x    E|-1-|---|---|
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          4   5   6 



Left-Handed Guitarist 
          C                  F                 Dm                  G
    |---|---|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |-4-|---|---|e
    |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |-3-|---|---|B     |---|---|---|B
    |---|---|---|G     |---|-2-|-1-|G     |---|-2-|---|G     |---|---|---|G
    |---|-2-|---|D     |-4-|---|-1-|D     |---|---|---|D     |---|---|---|D
    |-3-|---|---|A     |-3-|---|-1-|A    x|---|---|---|A     |---|-2-|---|A
   x|---|---|---|E     |---|---|-1-|E    x|---|---|---|E     |-3-|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1
      
         Am                 Fm                 Dm7                G/F
    |---|---|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |-4-|---|---|e
    |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|---|B
    |---|-3-|---|G     |---|---|-1-|G     |---|-2-|---|G     |---|---|---|G
    |---|-2-|---|D     |-4-|---|-1-|D     |---|---|---|D     |---|---|---|D
    |---|---|---|A     |-3-|---|-1-|A    x|---|---|---|A     |---|-2-|---|A
   x|---|---|---|E     |---|---|-1-|E    x|---|---|---|E     |---|---|-1-|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1  Frets
      
        Am/G               D7/F#              Dm7/C               Ab
    |---|---|---|e     |---|-3-|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e
    |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B
    |---|-3-|---|G     |---|-2-|---|G     |---|-2-|---|G     |---|-2-|-1-|G
    |---|-2-|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |-4-|---|-1-|D
    |---|---|---|A     |---|---|---|A     |-3-|---|---|A     |-3-|---|-1-|A
    |-4-|---|---|E     |---|-T-|---|E    x|---|---|---|E     |---|---|-1-|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          6   5   4  Frets
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